National Fisherman

National Fisherman - March 2008

0308

What's in the hold should tip the scales, not your boat

Based on U.S. Coast Guard reports.

Vessel stability must be a concern at all times and during all operations, particularly if you have not had your vessel assessed or tested and you don't have a stability book or stability instructions for your vessel. The best way to understand the limits of your vessel is to be trained in stability, and if possible, get training specific to your vessel.

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Pacific Salmon

Record prices may not do the trick; fishery still reeling from '02 die-off

Coming off of a catastrophic 2006 season, West Coast salmon trollers last year hoped that age classes associated with the 2002, '03 and '04 brood stocks would show up in fisheries with abundance.

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Don't fast-track farms

Years ago, when a nuclear power plant was first proposed for the New Hampshire seacoast, the party line was that electricity would be so cheap, "we don't know how we're going to meter it."

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At the top of his game

A Nova Scotia fisherman designs himself a double-decker of a lobster boat

By Carla Allen

Trucks slow to a crawl and a steady flow of men climb out to have a gander at the Papa Russ, Curtis Rodgerson's new double-decker lobster boat tied up at the Sandford (Yarmouth County) wharf in Nova Scotia.

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Northeast

Lobster boat takes passengers; rebuilding is affordable option

The day after Christmas, SW Boatworks in Lamoine, Maine, launched a 40-footer in nearby Northeast Harbor. The Lucky Catch was an RP Boat Shop hull that SW Boatworks finished off for Tom Martin who runs Lucky Catch Cruises in Portland.

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 10/7/14

In this episode, National Fisherman Publisher Jerry Fraser talks about the 1929 dragger Vandal.

National Fisherman Live: 9/23/14

In this episode:

'Injection' plan to save fall run salmon
Proposed fishing rule to protect seabirds
Council, White House talk monument expansion
Louisiana shrimpers hurt by price drop
Maine and New Hampshire fish numbers down

 

Inside the Industry

NOAA and its fellow Natural Resource Damage Assessment trustees in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have announced the signing of a formal Record of Decision to implement a gulf restoration plan. The 44 projects, totaling an estimated $627 million, will restore barrier islands, shorelines, dunes, underwater grasses and oyster beds.

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The Golden Gate Salmon Association will host its 4th Annual Marin County Dinner at Marin Catholic High School, 675 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Kentfield on Friday, Oct 10, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.

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