Category Archive: August 2013

Safe Boat – Smart Boat: Electrical systems – Batteries, cables, safety

by Fred Mattera – Batteries are an integral power source on fishing vessels.  They provide power to the vast majority of our pilothouse electronics and are a power source for alarms and startup and shutdown systems for main engines and gensets. Be sure to install batteries so they are capable of withstanding vessel roll, pitch, …

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Guest Column – Offshore wind: A perspective from BOEM

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As recently reported by Commercial Fisheries News, several fisheries representatives were invited to visit the Thanet offshore wind facility in England to speak with regulators and fishermen about issues regarding offshore wind development (see CFN May 2013).  The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) applauds such opportunities for engagement, as they provide valuable insight to …

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Guest Column – Cable projects: Bringing wind energy to shore

One often-overlooked aspect of offshore wind energy development is how the energy will be brought onshore.  Transmission cables carrying the energy created by offshore wind turbines must cross the ocean, make landfall – often in working waterfront areas – and connect to land-based power stations. As much as offshore wind development may affect your operations …

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Changing Ocean

Water temperature, ocean patterns altering fish behavior, distribution MYSTIC, CT – Back in April when the New England Fishery Management Council was gathered here, member David Goethel of New Hampshire described the groundfish fleet’s downward slide in the following fashion. In the 1990s, he said, “We had an overcapacity issue with groundfish, and we dealt with …

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Shrimp section charts path for 2013-2014

Shrimp section charts path for 2013-2014 PORTLAND, ME – The northern shrimp resource will receive extra attention this year as it undergoes a “benchmark” stock assessment on top of its annual assessment update. The Northern Shrimp Section of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) discussed the timetable for both assessments during a June 13 …

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Lobster Market Report – August 2013

Shedders dominate, price drops on spotty catches The July lobster market reflected the arrival of shedders as the dominant grade of lobster.  This year, though, the shedders did so in a spotty, patchy way rather than in an overwhelming glut, as they did last year.  In fact, some dealers thought this year’s shedder volume was …

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Bluefin fishery picks up again

Bluefin fishery picks up again; schools of big giants raise new questions HARWICH, MA – Following a several-week lull, the bluefin fishery was picking up in mid-July with schools of giants being reported off Maine, in Cape Cod Bay, off Chatham, and on Georges Bank. Stick boats had finally caught a break with the weather and …

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New endline-reduction proposal

New endline-reduction proposal centers on seasonally closed areas, trap trawl measures GLOUCESTER, MA – On July 16, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMF) published its long-anticipated proposal to further protect endangered whales by reducing the number of endlines in the water. Comments will be accepted through Sept. 16 and public hearings will be held in August …

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Engine Directory 2013

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Get the latest info from all the participating engine manufacturers for your marine power.

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