“Fatigue continues to be a major problem in the commercial fishing fleet,” Capt. Bruce Jones, Commander Sector Columbia River

GRAYS HARBOR, Wash. — The U.S. Coast Guard, working closely with the Washington Department of Ecology, safely coordinated the refloating of the 44-foot fishing vessel Adrianna, which went aground approximately one-half mile south of the entrance to Grays Harbor, Wash., Friday morning. It was reported by the vessel master that a “crew member fell asleep at the wheel.” [email protected]n  11:29

One Response to “Fatigue continues to be a major problem in the commercial fishing fleet,” Capt. Bruce Jones, Commander Sector Columbia River

  1. Dick Grachek says:

    “Fatigue continues to be a major problem in the commercial fishing fleet,”

    No, Really? Is this a GEICO commercial? Because everybody knows that. Everybody that’s ever been fishing, that is.

    “But did you know…? That there are superfluous fishing regulations that contribute to fatigue and unnecessary risk taking?

    Leasing allocation for a specific groundfish species and “pushing hard” when you normally (i.e. before catch shares)might not if there was the flexibility to catch and land what happened to be plentiful that trip instead of taking risks to find that ONE species that you gambeled the allocation money on, is one example.

    Or how about floating around outside the demarcation line in all kinds of North Atlantic winter weather in order to “run out the clock” before you can land your 5 days worth of Monkfish that you caught in one and a half days.

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