Category Archive: December ’17

Editorial: Don’t miss – A pair of revealing, enlightening profiles in this issue

You may think you know Wayne Hamilton. But the truth is, the quiet man behind the Hamilton Marine supply store powerhouse – currently celebrating 40 years in business – is fiercely private and certainly not given to self-aggrandizement. Which makes Brian Robbins’ profile in this issue all the more interesting and revealing. Wayne sat down …

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CFN Shakedown Cruise: Wayne Beal 46 

Welcome to another CFN Shakedown Cruise. Periodically, we will focus on a new launch and dig a little deeper into what went into the project – whether it be a new model or a hull well known to the New England commercial market.  What we hope to do is provide insight and information our readers …

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Wayne Hamilton: “Believe in what you’re doing”

by Brian Robbins SEARSPORT, ME – There are two really good reasons to include a feature on Wayne Hamilton in this issue of Commercial Fisheries News. First, his Searsport, Maine-based Hamilton Marine is celebrating its 40th birthday. And second, this is the annual Boat Building Focus of CFN … and if you’ve had a boat …

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As retirement looms, John Bullard reflects on his years at the helm of GARFO; challenges and accomplishments

  As NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO) administrator John Bullard nears retirement in early January, he sat down with CFN’s Joyce Rowley recently for this candid interview reflecting on many of the challenges and accomplishments he faced during his tenure.  —Editor GLOUCESTER, MA – When John Bullard stepped into the role of …

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ASMFC’s Atlantic Menhaden Board adopts AMD3

LINTHICUM, MD – On Nov. 14, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Atlantic Menhaden Management Board approved Amendment 3 to the Atlantic Menhaden Interstate Fishery Management Plan. AMD 3 was initiated in 2016 to address menhaden’s role as forage fish through use of ecological reference points (ERPs). However, until the Biological ERP Workgroup completes …

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Region’s ports rank highly in NOAA’s “Fisheries of the US” report

SILVER SPRINGS, MD – NOAA’s annual Fisheries of the United States 2016 report released last month shows stable national fisheries in both volume and value, with several ports in the region ranked highly. Overall, the US landed 9.6 billion pounds of fish at a total value of $5.3 billion. “Our nation’s fisheries, landings, and aquaculture …

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FISH-SAFE: Reflections on East Coast fishing fatalities, 2010-2014

For some, the end of the year is a time to remember those we have lost.  For others, this is a time to reflect on what the lives of lost family and friends meant to us, and what they contributed to family and community. In this season of short days, many of us will be …

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