Category: November ’15

EDITORIAL: Time to rediscover the spirit of Fish Expo

When the trade show now known as Commercial Marine Expo (CME) returns to New Bedford next spring, organizers are planning an event reminiscent of the old Fish Expo gatherings. Next year marks the 50th anniversary of Fish Expo, which in its heyday was the commerical fishing industry’s huge annual gathering, national in scope, alternating between …

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CFN Shakedown Cruise: Osmond 42 “Extra Wide”

by Brian Robbins JONESPORT, ME – The fact of the matter is, Shane Farris didn’t start out thinking about building a new lobster boat – he was simply pondering how to get a little more room out of the boat he already had. Shane had experimented with a 3’ extension mounted on the transom of …

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Lobster Market Report – November 2015

Fall landings slow, but boat prices soar; summer ‘15 ends strong for happy fishermen all along the coast The week before the reporting week for this issue’s Lobster Market Report, a northeaster made fishing nonexistent in most places in New England. Depending on the area, the storm ran its course for from three days to …

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New England council adds ASM relief measures to Framework 55

PLYMOUTH, MA – At its Sept. 29-Oct. 1 meeting here, the New England Fisheries Management Council added alternatives to Framework Adjustment 55 to the Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) to include enforcement, adding a new sector, and to make the at-sea monitoring program more efficient and cost effective. Changes in federal policy on …

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Light’s Fiberglass: New location and plenty to do

There was a time when a trip down to Cranberry Point in Corea, ME would put you right in the middle of some serious boat building activity, between the Young Brothers and Light’s Fiberglass. These days, SW Boatworks in Lamoine is the source if you’re looking for a Young Brothers hull … and the YB …

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New Bedford Working Waterfront Festival 2015

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NOAA Navigator – November 2015

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