National Fisherman


National Fisherman - January 2014

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NF Jan14 CoverYour cameras capture America's fishing vessel crews in our annual photographic salute.

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You are the warriors

William McCloskey Jr.'s new novel is a prequel to "Highliners." An excerpt from "Warriors" that begins on page 26 is a fictionalized account of the early days in Alaska's Bering Sea king crab fishery.

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Northeast

42-footer has plenty of horsepower; fire doesn't beat down Maine yard

The first week in October, H&H Marine in Steuben, Maine, delivered an Osmond 42 to Garrett Steele, who will be lobstering with the Stormi Gayle — named after his fiancée — out of Stonington, Maine.

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Northeast lobster

Landings keep rising, sinking prices; Northeast fleet faces uncertain future

Maine's lobster landings continue to surge, but dock prices declined again in 2013. The state moved toward an aggressive new $3 million marketing campaign to brand Maine lobster in both live and processed forms.

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Calm under pressure

From U.S. Coast Guard reports

Late one February evening, the seven-man crew of a 106-foot steel trawler was making a last tow 60 miles off the New Jersey coast in deteriorating weather conditions. The skipper decided to haul his gear and ride out the weather.

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Inside the Industry

(Bloomberg) — Millions of dead fish stretched out over 200 kilometers of central Vietnamese beaches are posing the biggest test so far for the new government.

The Communist administration led by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has been criticized on social media for a lack of transparency and slow response, with thousands protesting Sunday in major cities and provincial areas.

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The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association released their board of directors election results last week.

The BBRSDA’s member-elected volunteer board provides financial and policy guidance for the association and oversees its management. Through their service, BBRSDA board members help determine the future of one of the world’s most dynamic commercial fisheries.

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