LEDs are finally getting their time to shine after being dialed in correctly for Pacific Northwest fisheries.
Boats & Gear
Maine’s lobster boat racing season ended the weekend of Aug. 19 and 20 with races first in Long Island and the next day in Portland.
A former Gulf of Mexico shrimp boat is reborn as Swaggy B and fitted for Mid-Atlantic scallop and mixed trawl fisheries.
Two friends from Hoonah, Alaska, met up Thursday, Aug. 17, in nearby Pelican, a small Southeast port, for some dinner and drinks. Soon after they ordered they learned that their boat was on fire at the docks.
After the 194-foot Bering Sea trawler Araho installs 14 electric winches, will U.S. boats run with the European trend? Norwegian designers seem to think so.
Unfortunately for the commercial fishing industry, their share of the accidents in the National Transportation Safety Board’s 2016 Safer Seas Digest is greater than previous years.
The Wild Wild West (West 28 with a 1,050-hp Isotta) continued her dominance at the lobster boat races in Friendship, Maine.
Strongback Metal Boats is taking its boatbuilding business back to Bellingham, Wash., where Pat Pitsch and his son, Rory, started the shop in 2008.
The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a ruling in the 2016 sinking of the Boston-based trawler Lydia & Maya.
Omega Shipyard has completed conversion work on two state-of-the-art menhaden steamers, the Windmill Point and Cockrell Creek.