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ON THE COVER: The trawler Virginia Marise of Point Judith, R.I., navigates Deepwater Wind’s Block Island array. Photo by Deepwater Wind
NATIONAL FISHERMAN • JULY 2018 • VOL. 99, NO. 3
24 WITH THE WIND
8 NORTHERN LIGHTS
As the government leases more seafloor to wind power companies, fishermen see their livelihood being swept away.
28 MENHADEN MOVES
Frances Leach, the new leader of the United Fishermen of Alaska, talks about the organization and its vision. » 24
10 DOCK TALK
Omega Protein’s newest menhaden steamer launched in April and is set to be a force in the Gulf of Mexico.
With an EU ban against Inuitkilled seal products established, the industry wants consumers to choose for themselves.
32 LOOK NO FURTHER Your search for a new fishfinder will be over after reading our guide to latest models and breakthroughs.
FISHING BACK WHEN
12 CONSEQUENCES 14 AROUND THE COASTS
34 AROUND THE YARDS 43 hull used for a lobster boat; Bowpicker yard keeps steady; Deadrise tells a family legacy
18 CREW SHOT 22 MARKET REPORTS » 28
38 PRODUCT ROUNDUP Tiny Wi-Fi hotspot will keep you connected; iconic boot gets a stylish makeover
Trawling for shrimp in Pass Christian, Miss. p. 48
40 CLASSIFIED 47 ADVERTISER’S INDEX Table of Contents:
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