Category Archive: February ’13

Safe Boat – Smart Boat: Using flares – Safe handling, firing, training

by Fred Mattera –

I am often asked what to do with old, expired flares or if I want them.  Actually, I do take and use … Read the rest

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End of an era: Viking leaves Martha’s Vineyard

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MENEMSHA, MA – With the sale of Viking, a 40′ fishing boat that has plied the waters off Martha’s Vineyard for three generations, the island’s … Read the rest

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NE council scales back scallop access-area trips, possession limits for 2013 in Framework 24

NEWPORT, RI – Scallopers will be making fewer access-area trips during the 2013 fishing year but will receive roughly the same number of open-area days-at-sea.… Read the rest

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Hundreds turn out for meetings on Maine lobster industry’s future

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YARMOUTH, ME – Large crowds of lobster industry people flocked to meetings in January for what the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) billed as … Read the rest

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Dogfish research reveals migration surprises

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SOUTH KINGSTON, RI – It’s been a long-held belief that spiny dogfish migrate south for the winter and return to New England each spring, so … Read the rest

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Northern shrimp test tows ‘disappointing’

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WEST BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME – Shrimp fishermen up and down the Maine and New Hampshire coastlines – and possibly a few from Massachusetts – were … Read the rest

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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 … Read the rest

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Scallopers: Check those turtle dredges!

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GLOUCESTER, MA – In early January, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) put out a notice alerting scallopers that enforcement officials have found turtle deflector … Read the rest

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Using flares: Safe handling, firing, training

I am often asked what to do with old, expired flares or if I want them. Actually, I do take and use them to conduct … Read the rest

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