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SW Boatworks: A full stable of Beals Island designs

By Brian Robbins LAMOINE, ME – The year was 2008. The economy was soft. Lobster prices were down. It seemed that the last thing anybody was thinking about was having a new boat built. So what did Stewart Workman, owner of SW Boatworks (who up to that point had been a custom finisher of other …

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Tselikis departs Maine Coast, to head-up ME Lobster Dealers Association full time

YORK, ME – Maine Coast, a live lobster wholesaler headquartered here, announced recently that Annie Tselikis – the company’s marketing manager – left at the end of January to become the full time executive director of the Maine Lobster Dealers Association (MLDA). During her two-year tenure at Maine Coast, Tselikis was concurrently working part time …

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A visit with Osmond Beal: Corned Hake & ginger cake

by Brian Robbins  BEALS ISLAND, ME – The thermometer was struggling to get above zero – and who knew what it was with the wind chill. It was a Saturday, the end of a week that reminded you of what winters in Maine used to be: cold with plenty of snow. You ought to ask …

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CFN Shakedown Cruise: John’s Bay 47

Welcome to another CFN Shakedown Cruise. Periodically, we will focus on a new launch and dig a little deeper into what went into the project – whether it be a new model or a hull well known to the New England commercial market.  What we hope to do is provide insight and information our readers …

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Truly one of a kind

Whether you’re talking about multi-talented NJ fisherman Bruce Klawunn or his 50’ C Rae, the term applies By Brian Robbins KEYPORT, NJ – I’m not a betting man, but if I was, I’d wager that you’d be stumped trying to guess the pedigree of New Jersey lobsterman Bruce Klawunn’s 50’ C Rae. Even if you’d been …

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A visit with New England Marine Engineering’s Paul Nosworthy 

I was a good hour into my conversation with New England Marine Engineering (NEME) founder/owner Paul Nosworthy when I realized something: We hadn’t even reached the point in the story when NEME comes into the picture (1979). In fact, we hadn’t talked much about freezers or icemakers; we hadn’t gotten into heating or cooling systems; we …

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Wayne Hamilton: “Believe in what you’re doing”

by Brian Robbins SEARSPORT, ME – There are two really good reasons to include a feature on Wayne Hamilton in this issue of Commercial Fisheries News. First, his Searsport, Maine-based Hamilton Marine is celebrating its 40th birthday. And second, this is the annual Boat Building Focus of CFN … and if you’ve had a boat …

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As retirement looms, John Bullard reflects on his years at the helm of GARFO; challenges and accomplishments

  As NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO) administrator John Bullard nears retirement in early January, he sat down with CFN’s Joyce Rowley recently for this candid interview reflecting on many of the challenges and accomplishments he faced during his tenure.  —Editor GLOUCESTER, MA – When John Bullard stepped into the role of …

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Dan Staples:  Feeling stronger every day

We’ve used these pages in the past to pay tribute to folks – sometimes knowing they might read the words themselves; other times (too often, it seems) in memory of them. This month we wanted to do a follow-up on a story from back in the spring of this year … and bring you the …

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ASMFC presents Hart Award to Paul Diodati; elects James Gilmore as chair

NORFOLK, VA – The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) presented Paul J. Diodati, former director of the Massachusetts Div. of Marine Fisheries (MA DMF), the Captain David H. Hart Award – its most prestigious annual award – at the commission’s recent annual meeting here. At the same meeting, ASMFC member states thanked Douglas Grout …

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