News & Comment for and by the Fishermen of Maine

Click below for great articles from recent issues of Fishermen's Voice:

August 1998   "Give Swordfishermen a Break" & "What's a Red Herring?"
October 1998   "For Cod's Sake!"
January 1999   "Between a Rock and a Hard Place"
March 1999   "Rum on the Rocks"
June 1999   "Dory Story" & "Working for the Man"
July 1999   "Schooner Racing"
August 1999   "Haggling Over Herring"
November 1999   "Corporate Shrimp?" & "Blimp Sinks in U-Boat Hunt"
December 1999   "A Matter of Scale" & "Ancocisco Bay Islands"
January 2000   "Scallop Stocks Down - Scallop Options Up"
February 2000   "Little Fish, Big Future - Ralph Stanley - Wooden Boats"
March 2000   "Dazed At Sea & Droghers, Limers, and Packets"
May 2000   "Mack Point Pollution - Kennebec Ice"
July 2000   "Kittery Naval Shipyard - Droghers, Managing Mussels"
August 2000   "Herring - Swans Island"
September 2000   "ITQ's - Monhegan Island"
January 2001   "Too Little - Sharp Boats"
February 2001   "Signs of the Times - Machias Men"
March 2001   "Lobster or Egg - Bigger Boat"
April 2001   "Walking the plank"
June 2001   "A Recipe For Disaster" & "The Mysterious Short Life of the Traveler III"
September 2001   "Pirates on the Prowl"
October 2001   "Tale of Two Comissions"
November 2001   "Survey Trawl Runs into Snag"
December 2001   "Compromising the Catch"
January 2004   "Herring in a Pickle & Got Salt?"
February 2004   "Will Fairwinds Blow Foul?" & "Blimp Sinks in U-Boat Hunt!!"
March 2004   "Problems and Promises" & "Witch Indians Pray"
April 2004   "Urchins: Too Little Too Late?" & "Made in Maine"
May 2004   "The Politics of Shrimp" & "Hard Knocks"
June 2004   "Goundfishermen Scramble" & "Bruce A. Farrin & Sons"
July 2004   "Amendment 13 Hit From All Sides" & "A Century of Boats"
August 2004   "The Politics of Tuna" & "You Have To Love This work"
September 2004   "Bycatch Blues" & "Stone Age Pickup"
October 2004   "Tuna Barons" & "N By NW"
November 2004   "A Risky Buisness: Safety On The High Seas" &
  "The Great Submarine RescueIn History"
December 2004   "Rough Seas For LNG" & "Farmer Johnson's Cornfield"
January 2005   "The Hidden Cost Of Oil" & "No Place For A Woman"
February 2005   "Untangling The Tsunami" & "Ancocisco Bay Islands"
March 2005   "Lobstering In Margaritaville" & "Down Easters"
April 2005   "Where Have All The Herring Gone?" & "Confederate Ghost Ship"
May 2005   "Sinking Groundline Sunk At NMFS Meeting?" &
  "Sharks: Basking Or Loan"
June 2005   "One Fish — Two Fisheries" & "Bounty — The Power Of Cod"
July 2005   "Manifest Destiny" & "‘Tis The Season"
August 2005   "Sabotaging Science" & "Rum On The Rocks"
September 2005   "Fishing For Oil" & "Mooning Norumbega"
October 2005   "Hurricanes’ Net Loss" & "Life Along The Kennebec"
November 2005   "Linchpin Being Lynched?" & "Maine Maritime Academy"
December 2005   "Lobster: Good News, Bad News" & "Split Bamboo"
January 2006   "Plan Seeks To Reverse Gulf Of Maine Salmmon Decline"
& "One Man's Meat"
February 2006   "Council Boosts Herring Busts Groundfish" & "Bill Crowe: Gone Fishing"
March 2006   "Monhegan Study" & "Bernard Raynes-Fisherman"
April 2006   "Magnuson Magnified" & "Opium Clippers"
May 2006   "Lobstermen's Town Meeting" & "Master Of The Harbor"
June 2006   "Round Table On Groundfish" & "Sit On The Gear"
July 2006   "Political Disasters" & "Resurrection At Jonesport"
August 2006   "Driving Backwards?" & "Right Time, Right Place"
September 2006   "Bluefin Tuna's Future?" & "Where Once Great Ships"
October 2006   "Coalition Strained At Council" & "The Forgotten Hospital Ship Maine"
November 2006   "Lockdown In Framework 42" & "The Yankee Gale of '51"
December 2006   "Mandatory Landings Reports-The Final Debate" & " Rapture Of The Deep"
January 2007   "ICCAT Bluefin Tuna Meeting 2006" & " Granite"
February 2007   "Reporting Voted In" & "New Zealander Earns Way Into Island Life"
March 2007 "Bottom Up Management, Old Concept" & "Monhegan Trap Day"
April 2007   "Future of Dinosaurs" & "Great Idea Thrown Overboard" and more.....
May 2007   "As Magnuson Unfolds - LAPP's and Local Control?"
  & "Sea Bird Bait" and more.....
June 2007   "Fix-up For A Frig-up" & "Japanese Fishing Cooperative Associations:
  An Ancient Form of CBFM"
July 2007   "Area Management Stalled" & "Props"
August 2007   "Lobster Nation" & "Earnest Libby, Jr.: See Other Side"
September 2007   "Rope Burn" & "Feds Indict MLA"
October 2007   "MLA Makes Its Case" & "Glenn Holland And The Red Baron"
November 2007   "Gloves Come Off Over Groundfish" & "Ghosts Kidd Barney"
December 2007   "Bluefin Tuna Slaughter" & "The King’s Broad Arrow – Pine and Tea"
January 2008   "LOBSTER: Now and When" & "The King’s Broad Arrow – Pine and Revolution"
February 2008   "Sectors: From The Trenches" & "Otis Enterprises Marine—Fiberglass is Forever"
March 2008   "West Africa — Who's Next?" & "Boatbuilders Downeast"
April 2008   "Alewife Habitat Vote Draws Crowd" & "Got Salt?"
May 2008   "Sectors Bumped To 2010" & "Moody's Tower"
June 2008   "Founding FIsh" & "Gundalow - The Work Horse of the Rivers"
July 2008   "Groundfish Plunges" & "Last of the Bankers"
August 2008   "Survey Favors Trap Cut" & "Passamaquoddy Power Play"
September 2008   "Race Season Ends, Regs Season Begins" & Hard Knocks"
October 2008   "Groundfish Bottoms Out" & "The Invasion of Belfast - Part I"
November 2008   "Lobster Market Crash" & "Invasion of Belfast - Part II"
December 2008   "Banks Urge Loan Talks" & "New Boat, No Payments"
January 2009   "Tuna Hardball" & "Stone Age Pickup"
February 2009   "Herring Fishermen Seek Flexibility" & "Historic Maine, A Treasure Hunter’s Paradise"
March 2009   "LAPPs & Quotas Draw Fire" & "Need a Bigger Boat?"
April 2009   "Shell Game" & "Maine Steamers"
May 2009   "Herring Trawlers Scrutinized for Groundfish Bycatch" & "Thar She Blows"
June 2009   "Alewives And Harvesters See Strength In Numbers" & "Free Lunch"
July 2009   "New Ground, Or The Abyss?" & "Historic Castine Part 1. Early History"
August 2009   "Lobster Prices Try Industry" & "Historic Castine Part 2. The Revolution and Beyond"
September 2009   "The People's Fish" & "Rolling Stones, Wampanoags, and Stripers Part I: A conversation with Buddy Vanderhoop"
October 2009   "Maine on Leading Edge of Offshore Wind Energy" & "Rolling Stones, Wampanoags, and Stripers Part II: A conversation with Buddy Vanderhoop"
November 2009   "Herring Hits the Wall" & "The Legend of the Witch's Leg"
December 2009   "Catch Shares or Share-Croppers" & "Percy's Heirs"
January 2010   "Bluefin Tuna Get A Break" & "Feds Indict MLA"
February 2010   "Shrimpers Go Topless" & "Ice-Fishing for Pickerel, Easy and Productive"
March 2010   "Costs of Catch Shares" & "Widow's Walks?"
April 2010   "11th Hour Rally For Groundfish" & "Tons of Rope"
May 2010   "Shrinking The Fleet" & "Kineo Flint"
June 2010   "The Fishermen's Dilemma" & "The Mysterious Short Life of the Traveler III"
July 2010   "Over A Barrel" & "The Other Well: Dowsing, Facts and Fables"
August 2010   "Maine Permit Bank Opens" & "The Rockland Breakwater and Lighthouse"
September 2010   "Quotas, Consolidation Pounds N.E. Fleet" & "Adventure, Living Up To Its Name"
October 2010   "Lobster Plant" & "Paul Revere And His Bells"
November 2010   "Scallop Grab Blocked" & "Rail And Snipe: The Other Thanksgiving Birds"
December 2010   "Cod Returns?" & "Winter Fishing"
January 2011   "NOAA Irons Tuna Quota" & "One of a Kind"
February 2011   "Unhappy Holidays For Lobster Shippers" & "Maine Bricks — A Tradition Born Of Necessity"
March 2011   "Groundfishermen Face Economic Disaster" & "Ted Hoskins: Fisherman's Advocate Maine and Belize"
April 2011   "Green Boats, Acid Water" & "Worst U.S. Natural Disaster"
May 2011   "American Lobster in the Asian Century" & "Tidewater Brown Trout"
June 2011   "Looking At Limited Entry Lobster" & "Mooning Norumbega"
July 2011   "Alewives Attract Gulls and Gawkers" & "Eastern Puma – The Mystery Continues"
August 2011   "Now Vertical Lines" & "Lumberman's Legacy – Bean Hole Beans"
September 2011   "Blue Revolution Revisited" & "Medicine Plants: A Legacy Of Maine's Seafaring Past"
October 2011   "Pirate Fishing" & "Sam Houston, Washington's Body Guard"
November 2011   "Council Moves on Fleet Diversity" & "Maine's Dear Herd – Past, Present, Future"
December 2011   "Bait Futures" & "Colonial Pemaquid"
January 2012   "Better Management Eyed for Menhaden" & "The Quilt"
February 2012   "Dramatic Cod Decline Bodes Ill for Fishermen" & "Smelt Camp – A Coastal Maine Tradition"
March 2012   "Severe Impacts on Cod" & "Learning the Ropes"
April 2012   "Local Over Federal Action on Fish Protection" & "Pilley House – Best Little Museum in Maine"
May 2012   "Limited Entry, Young Want In, Seniors Out" & "Kenneth Roberts – Maine's Contribution to American History"
June 2012   "Stocks and Science in System Glitcht" & "Sir Hiram Maxim: Maine Native, Inventor, Knight"
July 2012   "Observers On Herring Fleet Closed Areas Still Open" & "Mackerel Fishing - A Maine Tradition"
August 2012   "Lobster Glut" & "Wonders of the Summer Sky"
September 2012   "Lobster Biologists on Lobster" & "Made in Maine"
October 2012   "Fishery Advocates See Disaster in Groundfish Cuts" & "Try Late-Season Trout Fishing"
November 2012   "Sitting on Armageddon" & "Lay of the Land Key to Successful Deer Hunting"
December 2012   "Lobstering Then and Now" & "History of Belfast"
January 2013   "What's in Store for Maine's Lobster Fishery?" & "A History of Belfast – Part II"
February 2013   "On Lobster Cuts & Mother Nature" & "Rum Runners and the Age of Prohibition"
March 2013   "Wake of the Sacred Cod?" & "The Wreck of The Ship P.R. Hazeltine"
April 2013   "Turning A Profit" & "The Fishing Heritage of Belfast Bay"
May 2013   "Glass Eels: Big Rewards, More Regulations" & "Maine’s Legendary Streamer Flies: Useful Works of Art"
June 2013   "Scallopers Weigh Regs & Access" & "Coastal Maine Places"
July 2013   "11th Hour G’Fish Brawl " & "Maine in the Civil War"
August 2013   "No Glut, No Price, Now What? " & "Bernard Raynes – Fisherman"
September 2013   "Lobstermen Open to Area-Specific Ending Rules " & "Fort Pownall"
October 2013   "Seaweed: More Questions" & "The Penobscot Narrows"
November 2013   "Council Explores Cost-Sharing Mechanism for At-Sea Monitoring" & "Eskers, Glaciers and Maine Beaches"

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