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Paul Molyneaux is the Boats & Gear editor for National Fisherman.
A new reporter on the fisheries beat, Will Sennott of the New Bedford Light, and ProPublica, wrote an investigative report on foreign ownership of American fisheries rights. Tony Luong photo.
Foreigners Back in U.S. Waters
Afloat again after a massive rebuild the Western Flyer, once a highline sardine seiner, will become a research and education vessel as part of the Western Flyer Foundation. Port Townsend Shipwrights photo.
Return of the Western Flyer
Longliners at dock in Iceland. Nations strive to manage fisheries resources sustainably, but most with the exception of the U.S. and Canada still pay more to subsidize capacity than resource management. Paul Molyneaux photo.
Cutting fisheries subsidies
Many eVTR apps, like Deckhand Pro, work on Apple products, but other developers are opening the door to Android phones and tablets. Chad Lowenberg photo.
Captains and vessel owners are climbing the learning curve of electronic vessel trip reporting
At the 2020 Maine Fishermen’s Forum, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, talks trade and other issues with leaders of the Maine Lobstermen’s Association, Patrice McCarron and Kristan Porter. Paul Molyneaux photo.
Collins pushes for China trade action on lobsters
Kyle Grant, center, lands a bluefin at the 2018 Bluefin Blowout in Gloucester, Mass. Grant’s fish dressed out at 630-pounds and earned him second place. He is glad to see it back after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. F/V Battlewagon photo.
Bluefin Blowout is back
One of two vessels for the same owner in the north of Brittany, this 40-foot by 16-foot hull is designed for scalloping and pot fishing, powered by a 500-hp Scania DI13, it is expected to make 17 knots when heading out with fuel and bait. Pantocaréne phot
The beak bow design from France promises improved efficiency and safety
Local Catch Network members Kirk Hardcastle, right, and Marsh Skeele grill up sablefish collars and coho salmon for a dinner at the 2019 Seafood Summit in Portland, Ore. Andrea Tomlinson photo.
Casting the net for local seafood
The Shenanegan as it arrived back at Giddings Boatworks in Charleston, Oregon in 2019. Giddings sponsoned and lengthened the boat in 2007, and added a bulbous bow more than a decade later. Harry Allen photo.
The rebuild of the F/V Shenanegan took fourteen years, but it was worth the wait
Commercial fishermen can burn as much as 10,000 calories a day, especially in the short intense Bristol Bay sockeye season. Feeding them well makes for a happy boat. Trey Zimmerman photo.
The Norsap chairs that IMTRA have caught on with captains who spend long hours in at the helm. The Norsap chairs feature replaceable cushions and many options for customizing. Image Credit: IMTRA
March 22, 2023
New Bedford based IMTRA is a one-stop-shop for boatbuilders for new builds or retrofits
Salmon and herb quiches. Photo from LaDonna Gundersen
March 21, 2023
Recipes for the Boat: Mini Salmon and Herb Quiches
A MSHS field crew technician taking precise measurements inside the crankcase on one of the big engines the company overhauls. MSHS has built a reputation on keeping hard working engines functioning smoothly. MSHS photo via Instagram.
March 20, 2023
The spa for engines
Cutting and sorting a large set of haddock on the F/V Midnight Sun Gloucester, Mass.
March 20, 2023
U.S. Department of Agriculture purchases $28 million from East Coast seafood companies
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