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FEBRUARY 2017

Incorporating

I N F O R M E D F I S H E R M E N • P R O F I TA B L E F I S H E R I E S • S U S TA I N A B L E F I S H

A new Dawn

Chris Van Peer launches the trawler Noyo Dawn before handing over the reins to his California shop

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THE IRON IS HOT

Diesel Directory gets you tiered up

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CONTENTS

COVER: The 66-foot Noyo Dawn, a multispecies trawler, is the 33rd boat built by Chris Van Peer in Fort Bragg, Calif. Paul House photo.

NATIONAL FISHERMAN • FEBRUARY 2017 • VOL. 97, NO. 10

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Features/ Boats&Gear

On Deck

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Northern Lights

Expanding and supporting Alaska’s maritime apprenticeship programs

Cover

A new dawn

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The Estes family’s new 66-foot multispecies trawler is the last built by Chris Van Peer.

Moment of youth In loving memory of a father who introduced a young woman to the fishing life

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Iron levels

The latest diesels that meet Tier IV emissions requirements.

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Go with the flow

Using fuel monitoring systems for your best results.

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2 Editor’s Log 4 Fishing Back When 6 Mail Buoy/Eileen Sobeck 8 Fo’c’sle Library 10 Consequences 12 Around the Coasts 20 Market Reports

Horsepower heroes Our annual diesel guide: • Engine management tips • Directory of diesel specs • Manufacturer news

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Last Set Tonging for oysters in Biloxi, Miss. p. 52

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Around the Yards

READER SERVICES Classified

Maine yard focused on fiberglass; Outfitting an old netter at PME; 24-hour engine swap in the bay

Advertiser’s Index

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Table of Contents page 22: Paul House photo page 26: MAN Diesel photo page 38: Fashion Blacksmith photo

Product Roundup

Rope for late-night emergencies; Flotation case with safety storage

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