Category Archive: June ’13

Wind farm advice: Accept, engage, negotiate

As part of a mitigation package, energy developers agreed to install fast-flow pumps at the Thanet Fishermen’s Association’s fuel co-op dock and then purchase fuel from the co-op for its service vessels. (Lorelei Stevens photo)

LONDON, ENGLAND – Over the last few years, European fishermen have been forced to grapple with the sudden reality of wind farm construction on their Read the rest

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Safe Boat – Smart Boat: Electrical systems – Vent, ground, protect to prevent onboard fires

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Faulty or compromised electrical systems are a primary source of engine room fires.  These fires are often exceedingly hot, allowing you … Read the rest

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New Bedford breaks ground for terminal to support offshore wind construction

State and congressional officials, led by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, participated in a ceremonial groundbreaking on May 6 for the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal. 
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NEW BEDFORD, MA – State and congressional dignitaries, led by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, participated in a ceremonial groundbreaking on May 6 for the New … Read the rest

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Guest Column – Wind farms: Ecosystem effects differ depending on species, seafloor features

Turbines that are part of the Thanet Offshore Wind Farm off the coast of England.  Given that ocean wind energy is a new industry, the long-term effects of wind farms on the benthic and marine environment are not known. (John Williamson photo)

hallowell-SHAs the siting of ocean wind energy projects continues along the East Coast, many fishermen are left wondering how wind energy development will affect fishing Read the rest

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2012 lobster settlement numbers down throughout the Northeast

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by Rick Wahle

 WALPOLE, ME – In a year that might be remembered as one that brought climate change home to many in the … Read the rest

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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 … Read the rest

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No breaks for the groundfish industry: NMFS institutes crippling cuts for 2013

 GLOUCESTER, MA – The menacing threat that had filled industry members with worry and dread for many months became all too real by the … Read the rest

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Fishing industry rallies to demand aid, MSA flexibility

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 BOSTON, MA – About 300 people, including fishermen and their families from around New England, fish buyers, boat owners, and concerned citizens, attended the … Read the rest

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New England council asks NMFS to modify monkfish emergency action

MYSTIC, CT – The New England Fishery Management Council has asked the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to expeditiously modify its recent monkfish emergency rule … Read the rest

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Two new boats from SW Boatworks

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J-Lynn Zrae is the first of SW Boatworks new Calvin Beal 30s to hit the water.  Designer Beal said SW’s Stewart Workman wanted to know … Read the rest

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