National Fisherman


Fisherman and filmmaker Jason Crosby is restoring a family heirloom wooden seiner in Port Townsend, Wash. Watch the progress and follow the story of the Genius, featured in National Fisherman's September issue.

Videos

Those were the golden years
Follow Jason Crosby's progress as he restores a wooden seiner built in 1920.

 
Genius 2013
This old boat: Steaming wood and installing new frames.

 
Genius — Beam me up
Attaching new beam ends on the bow of the Genius as another Skansie Shipyard-built boat moves into the neighborhood.

 
Genius — We can become
Scraping, sanding, painting, pounding, tearing, uncovering family artifacts: Things are coming along on the Genius project.

 
More on the Genius Project at www.ageniusproject.com 
 
More of Jason Crosby's fishing films on YouTube

More squid than squid
Shoot to thrill
Catcher cowboys: The 2013 Sitka sac roe herring fishery
Real women, real fishing: In Southeast Alaska aboard the Miss Danica

 

Inside the Industry

NOAA recently published a proposed rule that would implement a traceability plan to help combat IUU fishing. The program would seek to trace the origins of imported seafood by setting up reporting and filing procedures for products entering the U.S.

The traceability program would collect data on harvest, landing, and chain of custody of fish and fish products that have been identified as particularly vulnerable to IUU fishing and fraud.

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The following was released by the Maine Department of Marine Resources on Jan. 22:

The Maine Department of Marine Resources announced an emergency regulation that will support the continued rebuilding effort in Maine’s scallop fishery. The rule, effective January 23, 2016, will close the Muscle Ridge Area near South Thomaston and the Western Penobscot Bay Area.

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