National Fisherman

National Fisherman - August 2010



Gearing up for an emergency

From U.S. Coast Guard reports

You shouldn't depend on a good Samaritan boat being nearby, but it's always a welcome sight in an emergency.

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Gulf/South Atlantic flounder

Assessments leading quotas upward, downside is economy's effect on price

Economic conditions continue to drag on flounder prices — with no real signs of improvement for the short term — while summer flounder quotas have begun to increase, reflecting improved stock assessments.

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Wanted: battalions

April 26, 1986. We were all looking down our noses at the Soviet Union as Chernobyl's radioactive plume billowed over Europe and forced evacuation in parts of Belarus, Ukraine and Russia.

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The fight of their lives

Nothing — not even hurricanes — could have prepared Louisiana's fishing communities for a disaster of these proportions

By John DeSantis

On a bright Sunday in June, 59-year-old Linwood Dupre of Terrebonne, Parish, La., spent $500 for fuel and ice when he learned of a new opening of some inshore waters nearby.

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Lobsterman gets 40-footer; builder done with finishing

Running hard on her sea trial, the 40-foot Obsession pegged out at 27 knots, with the 700-hp Caterpillar C12 running up to 2,300 rpm. The 40' x 14' 10" lobster boat is owned by Lance Ciomei, a 23-year-old lobsterman from Stonington, Maine, who had been fishing out of a 32-foot Mitchell Cove. The Obsession is the latest lobster boat to come out of H&H Marine in Steuben, Maine.

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Inside the Industry

The Northeast Fisheries Science Center has announced that Dr. Jon Hare has been selected to serve as the permanent science and research director effective Oct. 31.

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It’s no secret that fraud is a problem in the seafood industry. Oceana repeatedly touts a mislabeling epidemic. While their method has been criticized, the perception of rampant fraud  has been established.

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