National Fisherman


National Fisherman - January 2010

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Shifting gears

Sometimes a disastrous trip to sea is bad from the beginning. But there are those normal fishing trips to known fishing grounds under normal weather conditions that quickly become game-changing life events.

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NORTHEAST LOBSTER

Industry expects council to take the bait, now exploring marketing ideas

A year after the economic meltdown, the Dow Jones uphill trudge to 10,000 points in October and optimistic talk of a pending economic recovery lit no fires in Down East Maine.

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Sea stories

In the 1960s, when I started hanging around Perkins Cove, everybody had a compass, but not everybody used one.

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Northeast

Upkeep is part of the deal; where to go for a wider boat

Jake Wiscott says, "My father has always said to me to maintain a boat is a lifetime job in itself." Wiscott is engineer and deckhand on the 95-foot steel scalloper Susan L, which in early November was hauled out at the Dorchester Shipyard in Dorchester, N.J. His father, David Wiscott, skippers the boat and is part owner.

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Inside the Industry

(Bloomberg) — After fighting for more than two years to avoid paying almost $1 billion in oil spill damages to Gulf Coast shrimpers, oystermen and seafood processors it claimed didn’t exist, BP Plc has thrown in the towel.

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(Bloomberg) — Millions of dead fish stretched out over 200 kilometers of central Vietnamese beaches are posing the biggest test so far for the new government.

The Communist administration led by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has been criticized on social media for a lack of transparency and slow response, with thousands protesting Sunday in major cities and provincial areas.

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