National Fisherman

National Fisherman - June 2014

NF June Cover

Bulletproof tow-skiff

Builder modernizes traditional Chesapeake design to minimize maintenance

By Larry Chowning

Pound-net fishermen in Chesapeake Bay build and work their nets much the same way George Snediker did in 1870, when the Gravesend, N.J., fisherman introduced the netting to the Chesapeake region.

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ATY North

Drought is over at Maine boatshop; lobster boat racer doubles his power

It's been several years since the Red Baron from Holland's Boat Shop in Belfast, Maine, has idled up to the starting line of a Maine lobster boat race. This summer was going to be different; Glenn Holland had planned on bringing the Baron into the shop to prepare the 32 footer for the 2014 racing season, but it was not to be.

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Gulf/South Atlantic Yellowfin

Winter's over, but market's still cold for fleet battered by imports, weather

The long, hard winter of 2013-14 is finally over, but the previously thriving yellowfin tuna market has turned cold.

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Caution: shifting gear

From U.S. Coast Guard reports

One May afternoon, an 81-foot steel shrimp trawler began preparing for a first set off the Florida Panhandle around 2 p.m.

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 12/16/14

In this episode, Bruce Buls, WorkBoat's technical editor, interviews Long Island lobsterman John Aldridge, who survived for 12 hours after falling overboard in the dead of night. Aldridge was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Pacific Marine Expo, which took place Nov. 19-21 in Seattle.

Inside the Industry

NOAA, in consultation with the Department of the Interior, has appointed 10 new members to the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The 20-member committee is composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience who advise the departments of commerce and the interior on ways to strengthen and connect the nation's MPA programs. The new members join the 10 continuing members appointed in 2012.

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Fishermen in Western Australia captured astonishing footage this week as a five-meter-long great white shark tried to steal their catch, ramming into the side of their boat.
 
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