National Fisherman


National Fisherman - November 2010

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Is it medevac time?

From U.S. Coast Guard reports

Many trips go by without serious incident. However, when an event calls for professional medical attention, it may be in the skipper's hands to request a medical evacuation.

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Gulf/South Atlantic Oysters

Resource expected to 'bounce back,' but the question is, will the industry?

Following the worst oil spill in U.S. history, roughly half of Louisiana's oyster grounds were not under oil-related closure in mid-August, while the other major Gulf of Mexico oyster-producing regions were anticipating more or less normal seasons.

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Mr. Smith's mission

We have an enduring and loyal readership, so this may not be news to some of you, but I feel it's appropriate to put it out there in National Fisherman's 50th anniversary issue.

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Northeast

Builder's 45-footer is popular; boat races raise money for MS

One sure measure of success among fishermen is when they buy a lot of something you are building. By that standard, Provincial Boat and Marine in Kensington, Prince Edward Island, has a winner with its 44' 11" x 14' 6" hull, which is referred to as a 45-footer.

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Inside the Industry

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced last week the sixth round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to foster innovations that support sustainable fisheries in the United States. 

The goal of the Fisheries Innovation Fund is to sustain fishermen and fishing communities while simultaneously rebuilding fish stocks.

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Alaskan Leader Fisheries will give Inmarsat’s new high-speed broadband maritime communications service, Fleet Xpress, a try on the 150-foot longline cod catcher/processor Alaskan Leader.

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