Category Archive: Product News

Product News: Friendship Trap’s GorillaWood runners

FRIENDSHIP, ME – Friendship Trap Company (FTC) refers to its new GorillaWood trap runners as being made from “the toughest species in the jungle.” FTC did extensive research to find the best junglewood to use in tough marine environments – and the result bears the GorillaWood name. Its high silica content makes it naturally resistant …

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Product News: N-Viro scallop dredge

PEMBROKE, ME – Now available in the US, N-Viro Dredge is a Scottish-born and patented product that harvests scallops from the seabed using spring tines rather than cutting bars. These tines allow non-targeted species or juvenile stocks to pass under the dredge and not end up in the bag or belly to be crushed or …

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Product News: ProtectPak recyclable packaging

GARDNER, MA – An interesting innovation in seafood packaging is now available: fluted polypropylene boxes manufactured by ProtectPak. These boxes were developed by longtime packaging people in response to both shippers and seafood end users.  Both groups were disappointed by the lack of innovation in available packaging and the fact that nearly all of the …

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Product News: Guy Cotten foul weather gear joins fight against breast cancer

NEW BEDFORD, MA – Guy Cotten USA has recently signed a marketing agreement with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) to help promote the fight against breast cancer.  Guy Cotten will donate 5% of US sales of their popular rain gear, fleece wear, and boots to BCRF. The company will also create a whole new …

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Cape Fish – two anniversaries and a prodigal son returns

Any small business could learn a thing or two from Cape Fishermen’s Supply in Chatham, MA.  For instance … 1. Work hard; be honest; have fun. Cape Fish has been doing just that for 40 years, since original owner Billy Nichols and his wife Nancy opened the shop in 1976.  Billy brought a commercial fishing …

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CME set to roll in New Bedford, Apr. 27-28; Plenty of interest for fishermen, boat owners

  NEW BEDFORD, MA – With show time rapidly approaching for this year’s upcoming Commercial Marine Expo (CME), event organizers have announced additional details of interest to attendees. The CME, set for Apr. 27-28 on the State Pier in the heart of New Bedford’s revitalized working waterfront, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the show’s …

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Rhode Island Engine: evolving with the fleet

NARRAGANSETT, RI – “You know, I’ve resisted doing anything like this for a long time,” says Jay Gallup in his big ol’ Rhode Island-accented voice. The “this” Jay’s referring to is an interview: talking about his family’s business, Rhode Island Engine (RIE).  But after discussing it with his brother David (the two are co-owners of …

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CFN’s Annual Marine Diesel Engine Directory

Your comprehensive resource for the latest marine diesel engine specs from: Caterpillar Inc., Cummins Engine Co., Deere Power Systems, Hyundai Marine, FNM, FPT Diesel Engines, MAN Marine Diesels, Moteurs Baudouin, Marine Diesel U.S.A, Mitsubishi Engine, MTU America, Scania Marine Engines, Steyr Motors , Volvo Penta of the Americas, Yanmar Marine USA Corp., each with distributor and dealer listings, parts and service providers and more!!       To get this full story and read …

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Product News – May 2015

Furuno offering rebate plan on radars, fish finders, chart plotter combo units CAMAS, WA – Just in time for spring fishing and outfitting, Furuno is offering fishermen a unique Spring Break Rebate offer this year. If picking up a new radar, fish finder, or GPS chart plotter combo unit is in your plans, you can now …

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Product News – Grundéns developing specialty line of oilskins designed for women who fish commercially

POULSBO, WA – Grundéns, a leading producer of foul weather gear since 1926, has announced that it is developing a new line of oilskins for professional fishing women. These products will be made using Grundéns’ proven PVC materials and durable construction, yet will be specially tailored to provide the fit, comfort, and performance women need …

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