Category Archive: October ’13

SAFE BOAT – SMART BOAT — Inspection, maintenance: Follow a schedule

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by Fred Mattera –

It is the responsibility of the captain and crew to inspect and maintain all vessel systems constantly.  For me, a checklist … Read the rest

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Guest Column – Coping with wind farms through ‘best practices,’ mitigation, planning – John Williamson

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williamson-SHIn the global picture, offshore wind power is an increasing part of the energy mix in Europe, China, and Japan.  The world leader in offshore Read the rest

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Industry pans draft bluefin Amendment 7

GLOUCESTER, MA – Many of the principal people involved in the bluefin tuna and swordfish fisheries got their first detailed explanation of draft Amendment 7 … Read the rest

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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 Read the rest

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Surf Clams

The 80'x22'x12'
Goody Hallet outfitted as a clam boat.
(Steven Kennedy photo)

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, … Read the rest

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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.
(Steven Kennedy photo)

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 … Read the rest

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Lobsters – Prices, data, collaborative

Processor demand pushes boat price increase 

LMR_sd-SHTwelve days before Labor Day lobster catches in certain parts of the coast had dropped off.  Processors in the … Read the rest

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EDITORIAL – Work, goodwill yield relief for gillnetters

In a welcome turn of events, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is proposing to eliminate the consequence closure strategy it implemented in 2010 as … Read the rest

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Working Waterfront Festival to showcase industry

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NEW BEDFORD, MA – The Working Waterfront Festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a retrospective look at how commercial fishing and … Read the rest

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New Boat – Lindsay’s Turn

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Lindsays_Turn

 

Builder: SW Boatworks, Lamoine, ME

Finisher: Simmons Boatworks, Friendship, ME

Owner: Rex Benner, Friendship, ME

 

 

Dimensions: 44′x17’6″

Designer: Calvin Beal Jr., Beals … Read the rest

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