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October 2013

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October 2013

SAFE BOAT - SMART BOAT — Inspection, maintenance: Follow a schedule
by Fred Mattera – It is the responsibility of the captain and crew to inspect and maintain all vessel systems constantly.  For me, a checklist was my means of tracking the maintenance schedule, so I’ve made one here to get you started. Sin...

Guest Column – Coping with wind farms through ‘best practices,’ mitigation, planning - John Williamson
In the global picture, offshore wind power is an increasing part of the energy mix in Europe, China, and Japan.  The world leader in offshore wind production, the United Kingdom (UK), which includes England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, ha...

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 to the Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan during ...

Guest Column - Health Insurance
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 Jan. 1 or pay a tax penalty.  It’s set to go online on Oct 1.  Most people, especial...

Surf Clams
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, the arrival of Scott and Max Nolan’s 80' Goody Hallet at the town dock in Provinc...

Titan successfully fishing the Grand Banks
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 freezer-equipped, New Bedford-based 111' groundfish trawler Titan has been making trips to the fabled distant ...

Lobsters - Prices, data, collaborative
Processor demand pushes boat price increase  Twelve days before Labor Day lobster catches in certain parts of the coast had dropped off.  Processors in the US and Canada needed product.  The result:  the boat price jumped 10 cents/lb for new s...

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 an incentive for gillnetters to use pingers to keep harbor porpoise out of their gear. T...

Working Waterfront Festival to showcase industry
NEW BEDFORD, MA – The Working Waterfront Festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a retrospective look at how commercial fishing and fishing communities have changed over the past decade. Scheduled to take place Sept. 28-...

New Boat - Lindsay's 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 Island, ME Fishery: Lobster Hull: Soli...


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