Archive for March, 2011

So I got nothing to say…get off my back.

March 28, 2011

Thursday marks the end of our 2010 groundfish season…I’ll get back on track then.


Honest mistake?

March 28, 2011

Sexual harassment

March 24, 2011

We’ve all heard about the unfortunate incident this past summer with the female observer and the tongue in the ear.  Admittedly, fishermen may be at a slight disadvantage when it comes to keeping up with sexual harassment protocol.  The following video should help.  Enjoy.  Oh, yeah.  Parental discretion is…eh.

Old School Management

March 22, 2011

International Fisheries Exhibition, London circa 1883:

“Fishermen, as a class, are exceedingly unobservant of anything about fish which is not absolutely forced upon them by their daily avocations.” –Thomas Henry Huxley

The evolution of pre-conceived notions on the part of fisheries management seems slow in coming.

Welcome to the club, Benjamin.

March 22, 2011

Jesus these things are little…and delicate.  What were you thinking, Evan?  You don’t hand your newborn to some dude with a mesh cap and plaid flannel.  All I do is drop things.  I mean, congratulations to both you and Sarah, but try being a little more responsible.


March 20, 2011

So my dreams and I generally have a pretty good relationship: aside from perhaps some anxiety or a little pressure in my nether-regions, I forget them immediately.  I’m fine with that.

After a couple of weeks of long days  on the boat I find that I start to remember every little detail in my dreams.  A stark reminder of just how screwed up I might be.

Consequently, anyone looking to go dragging on Chebaco lake should stay just shy of a fathom in the pump house cove.  The yellow perch were thick.  You might also want to replace your cod end with a milk crate.

Irreparable damage.

March 15, 2011

I would like to hear one comment from NOAA and the powers that be about the future of commercial fisheries in the northeast.  Permit banks desperate to get their hands on any available quota have inflated the cost of allocation to the point that no one fisherman could dream of starting a business for less than a million dollars…and even then would most likely have to depend on leasing allocation to make a years work for himself.  As the current generation of fishermen find ways to make sector management work for them, they do so with the feeling that they can sell out at any time for ten times what they bought in for.  It will not be the next generation of young fishermen doing the buying.  NOAA seems to avoid this topic.  Sure, they talk about how regulations should be put in place to prevent monopolies…too late.  It seems that if their plans work, the fish will rebound while the diversity of the fleet will be demolished.  Sure, the politicians talk about increasing allocation and there are lawsuits underway as we speak, but is there a way to reverse this?  Someone help me out here.

This picture has nothing to do with any of this.

no big whup.

March 15, 2011

I’m not nervous at all that the dates 3/10/11 + 9/11/01 = 12/21/12.  If the Mayans were so smart, they would have predicted the end of their own existence, however many hundreds of years ago it was, and avoided it.

On a more serious note, best of luck Japan.  I’ve never been very good at these types of things, but I hope you get well soon.

March 13, 2011


who wants a kiss?

March 10, 2011