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Sam Pfeifle

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  1. The Hill finds that the lobstermen of Stonington, Maine, aren't exactly psyched to head 100 miles southeast:
  2. Okay, folks, we need to get this forum moving. We can see people stopping into read, but you're not making the jump to create a profile and post! We have to change that. This is a great opportunity for some important discourse on the commercial fishing industry (and some fun!), but it doesn't work without you. So, Grundéns has generally offered up some incentive: Each month for the next three months three lucky profiles will get free Grundéns gear - T-shirts, hats, it's a surprise! - at the end of the month. That's nine winners in three months. Better odds than winning most stuff. And w
  3. To try to encourage folks to dive into our new forum, we've partnered with good friends XtraTuf to create a little contest. Interested? Do you want a pair of these Swingsaw GlacierTrek PRO 15 in Legacy Boots? They're pretty sweet: Well, all you gotta do is post a photo of the boat you'd wear them on in this thread. In the September 8 National Fisherman newsletter, we'll announce the winner and that person will get a pair of boots. Easy-peasy. And, at the end, we'll have some cool boat pictures to boot. Ha. "To boot"! Worked hard on that one. Big thanks to XtraT
  4. Wow, this bananas thing is popping in mainstream media. Or do they just write this story once a year? Ghostbusters!
  5. Nice feature on Jake Bunch, who speaks with San Fran's KALW about fishing during the pandemic:
  6. A 91-year-old Navy vet thinks he's got the solution to pollution: Air-powered (well, battery-powered) engines. Get ready for your next repower.
  7. Here's another perspective on the monument opening: It's bad for commercial fishing, actually.
  8. I guess if the name of your boat is "Chaos" people should give you a wide berth? Full story here.
  9. Politicians in Maine LOVE to hang out with fishermen because they think it makes them look authentic. But here's a photo I never thought I'd see:
  10. Boy, the New York Times sure does like to write about Maine lobster. Wonder how many of them are riding out the pandemic here in Maine? But it's a pretty good look at what landings and prices look like right now. Anecdotally, when I'm out on the water, there are WAY fewer traps out there. Still, I haven't seen any NYT articles about what's going on in any other fisheries...
  11. Good, practical piece here from On the Water: I think there's a balance between 100% effective and likely to be actually used. If people are using these already, they should be encouraged to keep doing so. Masks matter!
  12. Looks like the Right Whale population is in serious danger: This is a big thing for the Maine Lobstermen. Not sure how they're going to meet in the middle on this.
  13. Any of you in Norton Sound and have an idea how things changed so much from the last three years? Sign of things to come? Or just a weird year?
  14. The Guardian takes a good look at whether there's a future for cod fishing in New England. Their answer?
  15. Here's a good attempt by the Bangor Daily News to explain what's going with this Executive Order: If anyone can figure out exactly what's happening, lemme know.
  16. This is pretty heart-breaking. More than $22k has already been raised in a GoFundMe if you'd like to help their family.
  17. I saw this photo and just thought "well, that's a photo you never would have seen in 2019." Post pics here of stuff that you could only see in 2020: Source is the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
  18. Great video from local paper Village Soup here: Never disappoints.
  19. As we're seeing all over the country, Covid is playing havoc with Bella Coola and the opening of the gill net Chinook salmon commercial fishery. Looks like there's supposed to be an update tomorrow:
  20. The new season fired up yesterday - who takes it? Lots of talent out there this season.
  21. Here's an example of one side of the reaction: Here's an example of the other side:
  22. Here in Maine, this is getting a mixed reaction, as many are noting that Trump created the tariffs he's now working to provide a fix for, but it's still likely going to mean money in Mainers' pockets. The lobster people could sure use the help, so no looking a gift horse in the mouth, I guess.
  23. Would love to hear how much of this story on fishermen's superstitions actually rings true. Anyone still scared of bananas?
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