Category: September ’17

CFN Shakedown Cruise:  Libby 41 

by Brian Robbins 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 …

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Gloucester gathering focuses on marketing local, sustainably caught fish and seafood

  GLOUCESTER, MA – Some 60 people – including fishermen, seafood industry advocates, scientists, marine policy specialists, and government representatives – met at the Gloucester House restaurant here on Aug. 2 to explore new, more collaborative ways to market locally and sustainably caught seafood. Jack Wiggin – director of the University of Massachusetts-Boston’s (UMass-Boston), Urban …

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Much to be learned from info exchanged at recent international lobster conference

  PORTLAND, ME – The so called “theme” of the 11th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management (ICWL) held here this past June might best be described as “An Industry at a Crossroads,” said co-chair Richard Wahle, marine biologist at the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences’ Darling Marine Center. “So …

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Working Waterfront Festival returns to New Bedford Sept. 23

NEW BEDFORD, MA – The Working Waterfront Festival – a free, family friendly celebration of the commercial fishing industry – returns to the working piers of New Bedford on Sept. 23 for a fun-filled and educational one-day event. The Working Waterfront Festival provides a unique opportunity for the public to get a firsthand look at …

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ASMFC’s Lobster Board votes down Addendum XXV

ALEXANDRIA, VA – At its Aug. 2-4 summer meeting, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) American Lobster Management Board voted down Addendum XXV to the American Lobster Fishery Management Plan. In a surprise upset, the board chose not to go forward on the increase in egg production and other management strategies it had considered …

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SAFE-BOAT SMART-BOAT: Abandoning ship Part 2 – Launching the liferaft properly

The following is Part 2 of a multi-part series focused on the decision to abandon ship and then taking the steps necessary to maximize chances for survival and rescue.  Watch for additional parts in this series in subsequent issues.   —Editor Inevitably when I am doing training, during the donning-the-immersion-suit drill, someone will ask: “What …

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Nautical tattoos?  Your chance to show them off

NEW BEDFORD, MA – From Aug. 1 through Sept. 30, the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is running “Nautical Tattoos,” an exhibit of the Working Waterfront Festival 2015’s nautical tattoos contest entrants in its gallery. The exhibit features the photography of Phil Mello, photographer, manager of Burgees Seafood, and chair of the Heritage Center.  The contestants …

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NOAA Fisheries Navigator – September 2017

EXCLUSIVE 4-Page Insert from the September 2017 edition of Commercial Fisheries News > Click page below to download .pdf file (2mb) < NOAA_Navigator-September_2017