National Fisherman

National Fisherman - October 2012

October 2012

 

Legacy isn't built in a day

Virginia boatbuilding brothers pay tribute to a long oystering tradition

By Larry Chowning

In 2006 David and Mark Moore started building an oyster boat. This July — six years later — the 30-foot Legacy went into the water at Deep Creek Landing in Newport News, Va.

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True colors

This week I was pondering what makes me ineffective at playing politics (don’t ask). And though the answer seemed so obvious (my face can’t lie), it made me realize two things about the U.S. commercial fishing industry:

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ATY NORTHEAST

Fla. fisherman gets Maine boat;
'Tunamania' has wedding angle

At the end of July, General Marine in Biddeford, Maine, pulled a 26' x 9' 6" hull out of its mold for Florida swordfisherman Jackson Coate.

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ALASKA & PACIFIC KING CRAB

Fleet hopes royal prices will keep the fishery flush despite a declining catch

A strong yen, fleet and processor consolidation, and prospects of a smaller total allowable catch could drive ex-vessel prices for red king crab north of $10 per pound when the Bristol Bay season kicks off in October.

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Under the wire

From U.S. Coast Guard reports

One clear mid-October day, a skipper and his crewman prepared to go squid fishing off Southern California. Fishermen in this nighttime fishery use high-powered lights to attract the nocturnal squid. The crewman had noticed one of the lights was malfunctioning and decided to work on it once they arrived at the fishing grounds, approximately 6 miles offshore.

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AUG 10-11
Sitka Seafood Festival
Sitka, Alaska
Contact: sitkaseafoodfestival@gmail.com
or call Alicia @ (928) 607-4845
www.sitkaseafoodfestival.org

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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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