Daily Archives: December 20, 2013

Local shrimper Rocky Magwood not sure if the Coast Guard will take his boat, F/V Lady Eva – Fundraiser set

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Rocky Magwood says he has to wade through federal red tape before he can get back on his boat and work to salvage it.  Read [email protected]  22:31

Fundraiser set for owner of sunken shrimp boat – Read [email protected]  22:37

I post this with regret – Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman east of Cape Ann

uscg-logoBOSTON — The Coast Guard has suspended the active search at 10:42 a.m. Friday, pending further developments, for a fisherman who went overboard from the fishing vessel Lydia & Maya approximately 32 miles southeast of Cape Ann, Mass., Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston received a report at approximately 12:30 p.m. Thursday, from the 71-foot fishing vessel Lydia & Maya, homeported in Boston, stating that a 47-year-old male crewmember had gone overboard and they were unable to find him. Read [email protected]   14:49

Editorial: Fishery talks show fatal flaw in (regional fishery management) council credibility

gdt iconBut the council system has an absolutely fatal flaw – and it is one that took center stage again just this week. Despite all the input, all the debate, and yes, even emphatic votes by the council’s members — including John Bullard, who serves as NOAA Northeast regional administrators and heads up fishery regulation from Maine to the Carolinas from his office in Gloucester’s Blackburn Industrial Park — if Bullard and NOAA decree that a council-approved policy will not go forward, it’s dead in the water. [email protected]  02:20

MSC certifies the scallop fishing industry in the United States as sustainable. Not all are impressed

sct logoThe certification will allow the 14 member companies of the American Scallop Association to be able to display, for a fee, the blue MSC label on scallops from this fishery and to continue to sell to global customers who require proof of sustainability, according to an association news release. Maine scalloper Togue Brawn, who had brought a formal complaint to the MSC that was dismissed, issued a statement Thursday saying, “I am very disappointed that the Marine Stewardship Council would certify a fishery that contains no real measures to prevent overfishing in the Northern Gulf of Maine. This decision deals a significant blow to the integrity and validity of the MSC eco-label.” [email protected]  02:12