Daily Archives: May 11, 2019

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel northeast of St. Paul, Alaska

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medically evacuated a fisherman approximately 50-miles northeast of St. Paul, Friday. Coast Guard District 17 command center watchstanders received the initial notification from Health Force Partners reporting a 51-year-old male, aboard the fishing vessel Araho, suffered a leg injury when he was stacking fish pans and a storage crate fell on him. >click to read<17:17

Rules around fishing licences, cabinet ministers ‘frustrating’ for PC MLA

PC MLA Sidney MacEwen said he watched nine of his colleagues sworn in as cabinet ministers in Georgetown yesterday with mixed emotions. MacEwen believes he and fellow PC MLA Colin LaVie faced an unfair — though perhaps not insurmountable — obstacle barring their way from cabinet: the two are fishermen. P.E.I.’s Conflict of Interest Act requires cabinet ministers put their business holdings in a blind trust. MacEwen said he spoke to P.E.I.’s conflict of interest commissioner and was told he would be in compliance if he put the corporation under which he owns his lobster licence into a blind trust. The problem, MacEwen said, is with DFO’s owner-operator policy, which dictates the person who owns a fishing licence has to be the one who fishes under it. >click to read<12:13

UPDATED: Lobster vessel runs aground on Shelburne County coastline, recovered.

The lobster fishing vessel Norwegian Nightmare sustained minimal damage after going aground on the Charlesville coastline around 4 a.m. on May 10 while on its way in from the fishing grounds. The mishap occurred just a few kilometers from the vessel’s home port of Lower East Pubnico. T&T Ocean Rescue was tasked with removing the vessel from its rocky berth. “We pumped the fuel out, put floatation underneath,,, >Photo’s, click to read<

2 San Diego Fishermen Benefit From U.S. Bid to Boost Domestic Seafood Market

The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration issued permits to two San Diego fishermen to test an expansion of the domestic seafood industry, a state fishery organization announced Friday. According to the California Pelagic Fisheries Association, the permit allows David Haworth and John Gibbs to test longline fishing equipment 50 miles or more off the coasts of California and Oregon. Both fishermen, who operate separate ships, will also be joined by a fishing observer approved by the federal government. >click to read< >click to read<10:39

National Fish & Seafood ceases operations

National Fish & Seafood, the East Gloucester seafood processor which has been stung by a slew of criminal prosecutions involving its upper management and the bankruptcy of its majority owner, abruptly shuttered operations Friday afternoon. “Unfortunately, despite great strides we made in improving operating performance, National Fish just had too many legacy issues that prevented us from consummating a sale,” Todd Provost, National Fish president, said in a release that went out after 3:30 p.m. Friday. >click to read<09:28

May 11-1908: Marconi sends messages 1,700 miles to sea from Cape Cod

On this day, the New York Times reported in 1908 that the Marconi station in Wellfleet was sending wireless messages to vessels at sea as far offshore as 1,700 miles. In 1900, Marconi set up a high-powered transmitting station at Poldhu, on the English Coast at Cornwall. In 1901, Marconi built a wireless station at Signal Hill, Newfoundland and on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. >click to read<>click to read more<08:36