National Fisherman's Melissa Wood shares her stories as a writer and editor covering the U.S. fishing industry.
Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Longlines pay off
Longlining for swordfish began during a research trip the year before when scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod chartered the 76-foot dragger Cap’n Bill III to check on bluefin tuna activity using experimental longlines.
Skipper Henry Klimm was more interested in the swords (previously caught at the surface by harpoons) landed during the research. “No better trip of swordfish has ever been landed by an American vessel,” reported National Fisherman after he loaded his deck (shown) with a haul of 366 swordfish after one particularly rewarding trip.
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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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