National Fisherman's Melissa Wood shares her stories as a writer and editor covering the U.S. fishing industry.
Wednesday, 25 September 2013
When the 83-foot Explorer was launched in 1963, gas was about 30 cents a gallon. The newest scallop dragger in the New Bedford, Mass., fleet was powered by a 510 h.p. Caterpillar Diesel.
Though average fish prices have also increased, they have not kept up with gas rates, which have risen more than 10 times in 50 years. In comparison, average prices for fish increased sevenfold from a little under 8 cents per pound to 54 cents per pound.
National Fisherman Live for Feb. 27, 2014
PORTSMOUTH, NH - The New Hampshire Fish and Lobster Festival, known locally as Fishtival, invites the community to Portsmouth's Prescott Park each September to honor, celebrate and rediscover the proud tradition of small-scale, local commercial groundfishing in New Hampshire and its valuable contribution to our local food system, local economy and local culture. Now, the mission continues with the announcement of small grants available from the proceeds of the 2013 event.
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