Daily Archives: June 19, 2019

Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting June 19-25, 2019 in San Diego – Listen Live.

The Pacific Fishery Management Council and its advisory bodies will meet June 19-25, 2019 in San Diego, California, at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego – Mission Valley 7450 Hazard Center Drive San Diego, CA 92108. Agenda and Meeting Notice, >click here to read<>Listen to the meeting live >click to listen<, Enter the Webinar ID: 634-645-459 Please enter your email address (required). Visit Pacific Fishery Management Council >click<21:46

Sedan overboard! Here’s how cars wound up sunk off the Washington coast

Out where the water is a thousand feet deep, an old wooden fishing boat was slowly dragging its net along the sea bed. It was trawling for Dover sole, flatfish about the size of dinner plates. “There’s only a couple of spots in the area that are that deep, and we have lots of really giant Dover within there,” said Makah tribal fisherman Larry Buzzell of Neah Bay, Washington, on his way back from a more recent fishing trip.,,, “But as we pulled the net up, we saw a fender and a license plate and a crushed car, stuck in the mouth of the net,” he said. >click to read<20:27

Commercial fishing crews in B.C. now required to wear life-jackets on deck

The organization that oversees worker safety in British Columbia is taking steps to reduce risks faced by commercial fishing crews. WorkSafeBC says all crew members on the deck of a fishing vessel must now wear a life-jacket or personal flotation device. Until the amendment took effect June 3, workers on commercial fishing boats were only required to wear a life-jacket when working under conditions that involved a risk of drowning.,,, The updated regulation stems from Transportation Safety Board recommendations made after the fatal capsizing of the fishing vessel Caledonian near Tofino in September 2015. Three of the four crewmen died and the lone survivor was the only one wearing a life-jacket. >click to read<16:35

‘Just Enjoy The Moment’: NJ Fishermen Thrilled By Close Encounter With Great White

A group of fishermen off the Jersey Shore coast had a close encounter with a great white shark that suddenly appeared Monday. The five Toms River fishermen were about 30 miles from the shore and nearing the end of a 13-hour day at sea, but the sight of a shark certainly woke them up. It was roughly 18-feet long, about 3,000 pounds and hungry.“When you’re out there in a boat like that with a fish that big, you feel very small,” Video, >click to read<15:54

Athearn Marine Agency Boat of the Week: 38′ Northern Bay Lobster/Tuna, 6 Cylinder Iveco,

Specifications, information and 8 photos >click here< To see all the boats in this series, >click here<13:43

The Bass Harbor Lobster Boat Races are happening this Sunday!

Nearly $15,000 worth of prizes will be given away at the Bass Harbor Lobster Boat Races this Sunday, June 23, with bait topping the list again. More than 100 buckets of pigs’ hide bait has been donated for the event. The town’s ninth annual races will begin right around 10 a.m., according to organizer Wayne ‘Cooly’ Rich. “Just about everybody’s going to get one of those — maybe two,” he said. Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the harbormaster’s office on the town wharf in Bernard and will end at 9 a.m. A pancake breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. on the town wharf. “click to read<12:51

Belfast Conflict Waves A ‘Red Flag’ For Dutch Firm Looking To Add A Third Fish Farm In Maine

The Dutch entrepreneur who would like to build a land-based yellowtail fish farm somewhere in Maine said that the relentless opposition that some have shown to Nordic Aquafarms’ proposed Belfast salmon farm has made him proceed here with caution. Ohad Maiman of Kingfish Zeeland said in a phone interview last week that company officials believe they have found two viable sites on the Maine coast after reviewing 22. But he does not want to identify those communities yet in hopes of avoiding the same kind of response that Nordic, a Norwegian-based company that is working to build a $500 million facility, has grappled with since announcing its plans in January 2018. >click to read<11:13

Jarrett Bay unveils new boat lift

Local and state officials joined Jarrett Bay Boatworks management and team members for a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 11 for all who aided in the purchase and operation of the new 300T Marine Travelift.  A grant from MARAD helped support the purchase of the 300-ton Marine Travelift, which is a first for a North Carolina shipyard. This new equipment was recently put into service and is already fostering economic growth for the coastal Carolina region, according to Jarrett Bay. >click to read<10:02

Stability monitor enhances vessel safey.

Developed by Hook Marine Ltd, the Scottish-based safety engineering company, the SeaWise real-time stability monitor, has been specially designed for the protection and survival of small vessels, in particular fishing boats. With accident statistics showing that the majority of fishermen are lost when a vessel capsizes or founders,,, The system monitors any loss of stability through this continuous roll measurement and features a simple traffic light display which gives a green light during normal operation, an amber light when stability is decreasing, and a red warning when there is real danger of capsize. >click to read<09:04

FISH-NL asks Ottawa to review quota-sharing arrangements of adjacent stocks – A Letter to Fisheries Minister Wilkinson

“There should be no difference between the fish and oil off our shores in terms of who the principle beneficiary must be — Newfoundland and Labrador,” says Ryan Cleary, President of FISH-NL. “That’s not the case with species like turbot, halibut, snow crab and scallops, which is unacceptable.” “Newfoundland and Labrador is slowly losing access to the fish off its shores, which, if not stopped and reversed, will be lethal to the culture and way of life.” In a letter Tuesday to federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister John Wilkinson, Cleary noted that Canada only holds 15 per cent of the turbot quota on the entire Grand Banks, with the remaining 85 per cent held by counties like the European Union, Japan, and Russia. >click to read<08:32