Longliner concept hooked state agency for $2 million in 1980s

seabank longlinerI cannot remember which Rockland city councilor it was. In exasperation, he said, “All you have to do is to show up with a suit and shiny shoes and you can get money out of anyone in Maine.” A Harvard degree never hurts. Snelling Brainard was one of those. The Harvard-educated investor developed a concept that was going to revolutionize national, then international fishing. His SeaBank Corporation formed in 1986 was to develop “longliners,” a Scandinavian concept which would replace the traditional dragger nets with a 30-mile-long,,, Read the rest here 09:26

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