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F/V FINLANDER II
The F/V Finlander II is a 47-foot LeBlanc Novi ("Novi" is a nickname for a boat built in Nova Scotia).
Originally built for dragging, we converted this vessel into a jig boat by removing all nets and net reels, and installing rod holders and Icelandic-style DNG automatic jig machines. This is part of an ongoing project in collaboration with other like-minded fishermen around the country, in an effort to reduce our ecological impact while harvesting the highest quality hook-and-line caught fish. We pride ourselves in the Finlander II project as it allows us to be more responsible harvesters of the marine resource and have less impact to the seafloor.
Finlander II is also outfitted for scallop fishing and is used to scallop off the northern coast of Massachusetts from December through April each year.