Think about the coldest, worst day of the winter. The day when you bundle up, hurry to the car in the driveway, crank up the heat and take pictures of your in-dash thermometer to send to your friends up north as you drive to work.
Now think about the fact that, by the time you're sipping coffee at your desk, Stephen English and the vast majority of the local commercial fishermen have already been on the water fishing for close to two hours.
There are no off days in commercial fishing. Every day is a chance to make money and that means every day is a workday. Regardless of the weather, sea conditions or time of year.
English and about 35 others make up the Port Salerno Commercial Fishing Dock Authority, the lone remaining fish house in the once thriving fishing village of Port Salerno. They are the sole source for fresh seafood coming from that area and it is a responsibility they take seriously.
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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.
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.