February 7, 2013 | Vol. 39, No. 6

Volunteers needed for energy audits on fishing boats

Volunteers are needed to test drive some new money-saving methods for ‘do it yourself’ energy audits on fishing boats.

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“Just as with a home audit where you try and understand where your energy is going, you can learn how your vessel is consuming energy and find places where it might be wasted or not used as efficiently as possible, and frankly, most fishing vessels are not very energy efficient,” said Terry Johnson, a marine advisor with Alaska Sea Grant in Anchorage.

Johnson is part of a team working on a three year project to find ways to reduce fuel and energy needs by fishin...

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