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Guest Column – Health Insurance

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Health insurance for all:  A new era begins The Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as ObamaCare, requires most Americans to obtain health insurance by Jan. 1 or pay a tax penalty.  It’s set to go online on Oct 1.  Most people, especially the many fishermen and their families who don’t already have health insurance, …

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Surf Clams

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Goody Hallet outfitted as a clam boat.
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Goody Hallet:  Nolan’s dream made real PROVINCETOWN, MA – Large, new-to-the-area fishing vessels are seldom seen around any port on Cape Cod these days.  So, the arrival of Scott and Max Nolan’s 80′ Goody Hallet at the town dock in Provincetown earlier this year was big news on the waterfront. The father and son duo …

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Titan successfully fishing the Grand Banks

The 111' Titan was refitted with upgraded freezer equipment to ready the dragger for Grand Banks fishing.
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NEW BEDFORD, MA – After a hiatus of almost 20 years, a New England vessel is back on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland.  Carlos Rafael’s freezer-equipped, New Bedford-based 111′ groundfish trawler Titan has been making trips to the fabled distant water fishing grounds since last year. Although US-flagged vessels have a long history of working …

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Geir Monsen – Ardent industry advocate, Seafreeze co-founder

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI – As the fishing industry got good news on river herring, it lost one of its strongest advocates.  Geir Monsen, vice-president and co-founder of Davisville, RI-based Seafreeze Ltd., died unexpectedly on July 27 at the age of 62. On Aug. 9, the National Marine Fisheries Service issued a finding that alewife and …

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First-ever offshore wind energy lease sale scheduled for July 31

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WASHINGTON, DC – The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will conduct the first-ever Outer Continental Shelf competitive lease sale for renewable energy developers on July 31. The agency will offer to the highest bidders a total of 164,750 acres of ocean bottom within the Rhode Island/Massachusetts wind energy area (WEA) located 9.2 nautical …

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Lobster Market Report – July 2013

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Canadian catches swamp market; prices suffer “There are too many lobsters being caught,” a Boston dealer said of the June lobster market.  “It happens every spring.” A Massachusetts exporter agreed, saying of Canadian landings, “It is a glut and it is increasing.” A Maine buyer said Cape Breton, the Magdalene Islands, Newfoundland, Eastern Nova Scotia, …

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Paul Shuman: Innovative net designer revolutionized Northeast trawl fishery

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by Joyce Rowley CHARLESTOWN, RI – The fishing industry lost an important contributor to its history with the unexpected death in March of net designer and innovator Paul Shuman. Shuman Trawl nets, distinctively made from green poly twine, were a mainstay for New England and Mid- Atlantic fishermen from 1976 on. “What an impact he …

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Gloucester summit: Huge potential to diversify working waterfront

GLOUCESTER, MA – Nearly 150 people – fishermen, fish processors, maritime scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and others – concerned about the future of Gloucester’s working waterfront gathered at Cruiseport Gloucester on Feb. 7 for the city’s second annual maritime innovation summit. City Mayor Carolyn Kirk set the tone for the conference, which took place on the …

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AOLA: 20 years and still going strong

BEDFORD, NH – Now starting its 21st year, Atlantic Offshore Lobstermen’s Association (AOLA) has much to show for its efforts in advocacy and research and its cooperative approach to problem solving. From the beginning, the Bedfordbased nonprofit organization has been the primary voice for offshore lobstermen fishing in Lobster Conservation Management Area 3 (LCMA 3), …

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The SW Boatworks crew shows off their SHARP banner.

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SHOP TALK SW Boatworks of Lamoine, ME recently was recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as an approved member of the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). To quote from a letter OSHA presented to SW Boatworks owner Stewart Workman, “This recognition represents your successful participation in a comprehensive onsite consultation …

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