National Fisherman

National Fisherman - January 2015

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Focal points

By Jessica Hathaway

One of the ongoing disputes in my house is whether or not a real seafood chowder can have corn in it. I grew up in the South, and my family is from the heartland, so corn has a ubiquitous presence in my comfort foods and consequently is a normal addition to nearly any recipe and in any application in my book. My husband, a dyed-in-the-wool Mainer, says corn in the chowder is fine — so long as you’re making corn chowder. After I read Roger Fitzgerald’s In Search of the Simple Life column for this issue, I could not wait to tell my husband that a bona fide Alaska fisherman proudly adds corn as the surprise ingredient in his P-cod chowder.


Model citizens

By You, Our Readers

15jan NF FEATspreadAmerica’s fishing vessel crews smile for the camera in our annual photographic salute.

Seven full pages of imagery, including our Last Set page, for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!



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in our JANUARY issue.

00 ATYicon NorthEastR.I. boatshop moves to Point Judith;
a full calendar at Maine finishing shop

By Michael Crowley

At the beginning of August, Harborside Boat Repair moved from Wakefield to Point Judith, R.I. “We moved down the pond 4 miles, and now we are right in the middle of the fleet,” says Harborside Boat Repair’s Rich Fuka. “Everybody,” he adds, “has been real receptive.”


Northeast LOBSTER

Prices hit best level since recession,
thanks to cool spring, Asian demand

By Kirk Moore

Northeast lobster fishermen saw the best price surge since the Great Recession of 2008 in the latter part of 2014, driven by buyers — including export demand from China — and odd weather and water temperatures that reduced supplies.


Take a load off

The skipper of a 72-foot steel seiner and his three-man crew were fishing one of his favorite spots off the Washington coast; by 3:30 p.m. that September day, they had approximately 40 tons of sardines in the holds.


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.


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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