Tag Archives: F/V Rimrack

Fresh and Local: Community seafood program lure customers with fresh catch

The return of warm weather is sending commercial fishing boats back out into the ocean and re-awakening the growing local seafood movement, which seeks to help small fishermen, just as the local food movement has helped small farms. “Fishermen are facing many problems and this isn’t the only answer, but it helps,” said Erik Chapman, acting director of the N.H. Sea Grant program at the University of New Hampshire and a cofounder of LocalCatch.org, which coordinates hundreds of direct-to-consumer seafood operations around the world.,, This year, N.H. Community Seafood is adding some fish caught commercially on rod and reel as well as those caught by nets used by commercial dayboats, and is incorporating some oysters and lobsters along with groundfish species such as cod, haddock and flounder, plus less-known species such as hake and dogfish (which is sometimes called cape shark to increase its consumer appeal).  click here to read the story 18:09

Mammoth tooth possibly found in NH local waters

RYE — A local fisherman landed a mammoth catch this week — literally. Mike Anderson was fishing for scallops on the F/V Rimrack out of Rye Harbor on Tuesday. When he winched up the scallop dredge that trawls behind the boat to catch the bottom-feeding mollusk, he noticed something strange mixed in with the scallop shells and rocks. “We knew right off it was a tooth because it has a nerve at the top,” he said. “I want to get a tusk. That would be something,” Read more