Daily Archives: October 18, 2015

Coast Guard Cutter Albacore assists disabled fishing vessel off Monomoy

uscg-logoWatchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England notified the 1st Coast Guard District Command Center late Thursday afternoon stating a 41-foot commercial fishing vessel, Angel Fish, was disabled with three people aboard. Angel Fish was reported to be disabled due to a main diesel engine failure. Unable to hail any vessels in the area to assist, the Coast Guard Cutter Albacore was diverted from patrol to help. Read the rest here 21:01

Fleet separation, trade deal big election issues for Cape Breton fishermen

The fishery is one of the largest sectors in the Cape Breton economy, and while there are several issues of concern to fishermen in the federal election, none of them has made a big splash during the campaign. No one is sure why that is, but lobster fisherman Kevin Squires of Big Bras d’Or, president of Local 6 of the Maritime Fishermen’s Union, said those issues should be getting more attention. “Look around Cape Breton,” Squires said Sunday. “Look at our employment history and our employment prospects and look at what part of our economy,,, Read the rest here 18:31

Rhode Island Fishermen’s Alliance Weekly Update, OCT 19, 2015

rifa2The Rhode Island Fishermen’s Alliance is dedicated to its mission of continuing to help create sustainable fisheries without putting licensed fishermen out of business.” Read the update here To read all the updates, click here 12:50

‘Deadliest Catch’ cast member has Vilonia ties – Shares his story of turning his life from drugs

14815254 dan borovina recoveryFlashing his boyish smile, 29-year-old Dan Borovina of Washington said he is used to living on the edge but it is not the place where he has found his greatest adventure. He is a who has worked calamari in Southern California, sardines in Oregon, herring off Kodiak and salmon in the southeast of Alaska. However, Borovina said, his greatest adventure is ongoing and the one that he is most proud of and loves to share with others has to do with his turning his life from drugs. Read the rest here! Inspiring.

Searchers find sunken vessel off Canterbury coast as three crew feared dead

Searchers believe they have found a fishing trawler that sunk off the Canterbury coast with three men on board. All are presumed drowned. Underwater scanning equipment pinpointed the missing FV Jubilee a short distance from where the crew made a distress call early Sunday, Ocean Fisheries boss Andrew Stark said at 8.15pm. It was the first sign of the 16-metre vessel after its three-man crew got into trouble and told authorities at 4.30am they intended to get into a life raft. Read the rest here 10:58

Last West Coast lumber schooner nears final steps to 13-year restoration

ca thayer restoration san fransiscoExactly 120 years ago a Danish man living near Eureka built the schooner C.A. Thayer, one of hundreds of ships used to fuel the growth of California’s cities by delivering lumber from the vast forests of the Northwest. After being out of use for nearly 60 years the Thayer — the last of its kind — is now making a comeback to prepare it for sailing again on the San Francisco Bay. In the next to last phase of its $14 million-plus restoration, the Thayer was towed Thursday from its national maritime park dock in San Francisco to an Alameda ship yard for installation of,,, Read the rest here 10:06

RECONSIDERATION PETITION – Petition urges reopener of Exxon spill claim decision

1989 grounding of the oil tanker Exxon ValdezTwo biologists with extensive experience in the Prince William Sound region are asking the state of Alaska and federal government to retain their option to make a claim by June 2016 against Exxon for the 1989 oil spill disaster. The announcement from Kate McLaughlin, president and executive director of Prince William Soundkeeper, and Rick Steiner, of Oasis Earth, on Oct. 17, came in the wake of a decision by the state and federal governments to drop their claim for further damages from Exxon. Read the rest here 09:42

Snakehead scare: Fishing for answers

todd-murphy-snakehead-jpg-20150815Snakeheads, invasive fish originally from Asia, are breeding machines that can grow to be very long and wipe out local species. They were first discovered 13 years ago in a Crofton pond, where someone had likely dumped them.In an effort to stop them from spreading, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources sprayed chemicals in the pond to kill them off. Two years later, sightings of snakeheads surfaced in the Potomac watershed in Maryland and Virginia. “These have major, major teeth,” Masters said as she gawked at the fish on Norman’s tray. Read the rest here 09:10