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Catching Tuna and Hanging On for the Ride

Julia Cumes for The New York Times

Dave Lamoureux fishes for bluefin tuna from his kayak in Massachusetts.

By CHARLES McGRATH

Published: November 22, 2009

YARMOUTH, Mass. — Dave Lamoureux’s kayak, named Fortitude, must be the only one in Massachusetts registered as a motor vessel. That’s because a powerboat registration is required to get a permit to fish for tuna here.

Apparently, it never occurred to the authorities that someone might be crazy enough to want to catch a bluefin while sitting in what amounts to a floating plastic chair and enjoying what Melville called a “Nantucket sleigh ride.”

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/11/23 at 06:06

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