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Fishing in winter: Captains talk risk vs. reward

Fishing in winter. It’s a weather game, and it isn’t an easy guess as to when and how conditions will change, and what a crew might suddenly be up against. So say two commercial fishing boat captains working out of Stage Harbor and now on the hunt for monkfish some 100 miles south of Chatham – an area near Atlantis Canyon, considered Southern New England territory. Nick Muto owns the Dawn T, Greg Connors the Constance Sea.These southern trips are 36 hours – a 12-hour ride there, 12 hours of work, and a 12-hour ride home. >click to read< 14:50

New England’s Wild Fish Oil – Skate liver oil could boost fishing industry

Two engineers showed up at the Chatham Fish Pier a few winters ago and struck up a conversation with some fishermen who were unloading their catch. Steve Daly and Bill Hannabach asked for some of the fish because they were doing research for a new business venture. The fishermen obliged and the men took home totes with a variety of species. “You have two rubes from out of town. They could have easily said get out of here,” said Daly with a grin. “They didn’t know what we were doing. We could have been making fertilizer, we could have been making pottery.” This week Daly and Hannabach were once again at a Cape Cod dock, this time at Saquatucket Harbor in Harwich, with some of the same fishermen they had met when they first began experimenting with everything from monkfish to dogfish. But now they had with them the results of their foray into the fishing industry, their first product, MassOMEGA: New England’s Wild Fish Oil, set to be launched today and almost totally made from winter skate brought in by local fishermen. continue reading the story here 17:42