National Fisherman

KETCHIKAN - The City of Ketchikan's new drive-down float at Bar Harbor has seen steady use since opening on June 17.
 
"It's been busy down there," said city Port and Harbors Director Steve Corporon.
 
That certainly was evident on Wednesday afternoon, when boats lining the sturdy float included a seiner, a gillnetter and a commercial diving vessel.
 
A crew member of the gillnetter Njord was busy cleaning brailer bags as crew members of the seiner Quetzal walked the 48-feet by 120-feet float to head up the drive-down ramp.
 
"It's really nice," said Quetzal skipper Steve Good when asked about the new facility, "It's a very nice change - a nice addition to the town."
 
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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.

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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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