Yard launches its 66th wooden boat; fisherman sticks with what he likes
By Michael Crowley
Peter Kass launched his 66th wooden boat at John's Bay Boat Co. in South Bristol, Maine. There were a few skiffs in the beginning, but most of the 66 have been lobster boats — with a few lobster yachts thrown in.
Young man with a plan
At age 11, Tyler Bourg has his Louisiana shrimping life mapped out
By John DeSantis
When playing with his Lego collection or Wii video game system, catching outfield flies in a baseball uniform or rapping along with Lil John tunes he's playing on his iPod, Tyler Bourg acts like a lot of other 11-year-olds.
Sinking at the stern
From U.S. Coast Guard reports
The skipper/owner of a 46-foot scallop boat and his two-man crew were dredging just south of Cape Cod in Nantucket Sound one summer afternoon when the weather rapidly deteriorated. Facing 20-knot winds and 4- to 6-foot waves with an occasional 7-footer rolling in from astern, they hauled in the gear and made for home.
Gulf/South Atlantic Summer Flounder
North Carolina summer flounder harvesters still face logistical challenges despite recovery
by Hoyt Childers
In terms of biology, summer flounder surely rates nine out of 10. NMFS declared summer flounder rebuilt in 2010, and a 2013 benchmark stock assessment found fishing mortality was well below maximum limits with the spawning biomass "just below" the target of 137.55 million pounds.
National Fisherman Live: 7/17/14
In this episode, National Fisherman's Boats & Gear Editor Michael Crowley talks with Mike Hillers about the Simrad PX Multisensor.
National Fisherman Live: 7/8/14
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