Only you can prevent vessel fires
From U.S. Coast Guard reports.
More than 20 percent of fishing boats lost from 1992 to 2007 traced the cause to a fire, making fire the second leading cause for sinking. More than 70 percent of those fires started in the engine room or machinery spaces (which is, of course, a great place to find fuel and ignition sources).
Bushel of bait still a big-ticket item for lobstermen in the Gulf of Maine
Even in this economy lobstermen shouldn't expect herring prices in 2009 to fall below a newly established floor in the lower $20s per bushel, between the downsized quota for the nearshore Gulf of Maine and various restrictions.
Roe, roe, roe your boat down in Tennessee
Paddlefish harvesters work to sustain their "egg fish" fishery in the Volunteer State
By Robert Fritchey
Cold, gray, and wet, the late-November afternoon seemed ideal for hunting ducks. Instead, Allen Fine and Dale Roberson were laying out paddlefish nets in eastern Tennessee's Chickamauga Lake.
Business is brisk in Beal hulls; wooden boat gets decked out
At the end of the first week in March, the Maine Fishermen's Forum was being held in Rockport. It's an annual gathering of the state's fishery tribes from Eastport to Kittery, along with Maine boatbuilders and equipment dealers from as far away as the West Coast.
Callifornia crabbing: Here's a fun video shot on the decks of the Majestik while catching Dungeness crab off the coast of northern California.
The United Fishermen of Alaska, a statewide commercial fishing industry trade association representing 36 member organizations, announces the election of Jerry McCune of Cordova District Fishermen United as president.
NMFS has announced two senior leadership changes that the agency says align with changes it is making to its West Coast operations.