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May 2015

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CFN Shakedown Cruise: Wesmac “Super 46”

by Brian Robbins Welcome to the debut of a new CFN feature, 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 Engl...


Scoping sessions on squid fishery capacity favor no action now, further discussion on latent permits

NEW BEDFORD, MA – Recent Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council squid capacity scoping session played to small crowds but with a consistent reaction: no action was the preferred alternative by the commercial fishermen in attendance. The counc...


SAFE-BOAT SMART-BOAT: Time to grasp an understanding of new USCG safety requirements

In this month’s column, and a second installment to come in our next issue, I want to address the implementation of new requirements for commercial fishing vessels established by the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 and the Coast Guard and Mar...


EDITORIAL: Barbs and bouquets – Some folks get it right, others have no clue

From the newly-established Commercial Fisheries News (CFN) “awards desk” this month, a couple of well-deserved bouquets. First, to Laura Orleans and the board of the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center Inc. (FHC). Orleans’ name may alread...


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, ...


New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center announces summer programs; search for permanent home

NEW BEDFORD, MA – The story and history of New Bedford’s culturally rich and diverse fishing community is now being shared through the efforts of a newly established non-profit organization, the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center Inc. (FHC). ...


NOAA Fisheries Navigator - May 2015

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New Boat: Black Pearl

 Builder: SW Boatworks, Lamoine, ME  Owner: Phil Black, Blue Hill, ME   Dimensions: 36’x13’9” Designer: Calvin Beal Jr., Beals Island, ME Fishery: Lobster Hull: Solid fiberglass Top: Molded unit; foam cored Power: QS...


 

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