Category Archive: February ’14

Safe Boat – Smart Boat: PFDs, grappling with fishing’s ‘safety culture’

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by Fred Mattera – 

During safety training sessions in December and January each year, I break out the “Cold Water Boot Camp USA” DVD.  It’s … Read the rest

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EDITORIAL – Disaster aid secured: Now, how to spend it

A rare political thaw in January led to an encouraging turn of events as Congress managed to put aside seemingly intractable differences to agree on a … Read the rest

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Yellowtail flounder possession ban in pipeline for limited-access scallopers

DANVERS, MA – In the near future, limited-access scallopers may be prohibited from keeping any yellowtail flounder at all if a new measure in Framework … Read the rest

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Maine scallop success leads to early closures; lobster marketing progresses

HALLOWELL, ME – At press time, Maine scallopers were having to come to grips with the realities of the state’s commitment to rebuild the resource … Read the rest

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39th Maine forum highlights include visit from ‘Deadliest Catch’ captain

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ROCKPORT, ME – Anyone who’s a fan of the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” reality series might want to make an extra effort to arrive early … Read the rest

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Block Island Wind Farm sets precedent for bringing fishermen to the table

The hatched area to the south of Block Island shows the area designated as suitable for offshore wind development by Rhode Island’s Ocean Special Area Management Plan.  The circles in the area represent the five turbines of the Block Island Wind Farm.  Power from the farm will come ashore at New Shoreham and then be transferred to the Block Island Transmission System cable, which connects the island to the mainland, coming ashore at Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett.
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POINT JUDITH, RI – Offshore wind farm proposals are advancing in Maine, New Jersey, Virginia, and elsewhere, but the 30-megawatt, five-turbine Block Island Wind Farm, Read the rest

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NOAA FISHERIES NAVIGATOR – February 2014

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Insert to the February 2014 Commercial Fisheries News (Click Page to Download)

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Maine Line — Dirigo II – New addition to Maine’s Marine Patrol fleet

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Mother Nature must’ve liked the looks of the new Maine Marine Patrol vessel Dirigo II.  The old gal saw fit to warm things up in … Read the rest

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