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Maine builder feeds the ‘tuna fever’

2/22/2023 - By www.nationalfisherman.com [caption id="attachment_44796" align="alignnone" width="512"] 512px-Big_Dipper_(boat)_01 via Wikimedia Commons[/caption] Wesmac Custom Boats in Surry, Maine, has been building a lot of boats over the past year, and many of them are tuna boats. “The guys, they all got tuna fever,” says Wesmac’s owner, Steve Wessel. One of the tuna… SEE MORE
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Fleet xpress helps future-proof fishing operations

2/20/2023 - By www.nationalfisherman.com [caption id="attachment_44783" align="alignnone" width="512"] Fishing Vessel by Mike Baird, CC BY 2.0[/caption] Seamless global coverage through Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress keeps fishing vessels connected in even the most remote locations while allowing operators to access and make provisions for the many benefits of digitalisation. Robust satellite communications are critical… SEE MORE
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Enabling a New Generation of Maritime Services to Meet the Demands for Connectivity at Sea for Fishing Vessels

2/19/2023 - By nationalfisherman.com [caption id="attachment_44775" align="alignnone" width="512"] Employees_working_on_fishing_boat_working_with_tribal_partners via Wikimedia Commons[/caption] Historically, the equipping of seagoing vessels with communications capabilities has been, first and foremost, about safety. Without a doubt, marineitime safety remains a high priority, as a range of statutes requires most ships to have some onboard communication. For fishing… SEE MORE
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Bycatch Reduction Week

8/24/2022 - By NOAA. Bycatch—the catch of non-target species—is a complex, global issue that threatens the sustainability of our fishing communities, economies, and ocean ecosystems. Learn how we work to develop, test, and adopt gears that reduce bycatch in U.S. fisheries. Join us for Bycatch Reduction Week, August 22–26, 2022, as we… SEE MORE
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Maritime Administration Issues Small Shipyard Grants

8/8/2022 - By Ashto.org. The Maritime Administration, known as MARAD, recently issued $19.6 million in grants to 24 small shipyards in 19 states via its Small Shipyard Grant Program. “Small businesses are the lifeblood of the American economy, and small shipyards play a critical role in America’s maritime industry, helping us get… SEE MORE