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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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 12/16/14

In this episode, Bruce Buls, WorkBoat's technical editor, interviews Long Island lobsterman John Aldridge, who survived for 12 hours after falling overboard in the dead of night. Aldridge was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Pacific Marine Expo, which took place Nov. 19-21 in Seattle.

Inside the Industry

NOAA, in consultation with the Department of the Interior, has appointed 10 new members to the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The 20-member committee is composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience who advise the departments of commerce and the interior on ways to strengthen and connect the nation's MPA programs. The new members join the 10 continuing members appointed in 2012.

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Fishermen in Western Australia captured astonishing footage this week as a five-meter-long great white shark tried to steal their catch, ramming into the side of their boat.
 
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