Daily Archives: January 10, 2020

Four Washington Dams Again on Chopping Block

Farmers, fishermen and environmentalists sparred Thursday over a proposal to breach four dams on the Snake River to prevent extinction of salmon born there. The time could be ripe for the proposal long favored by environmentalists, with requirements under decades-running litigation dovetailing with measures called for by a state task force bent on saving endangered killer whales. The government is preparing to take an official position in February on whether breaching the four dams is necessary.  >click to read< 20:31

BASE withdraws its bid to buy Carlos Rafael’s boats

An attempt to gain control of a large portion of Carlos Rafael’s fleet by the local seafood auction has been withdrawn after a fight over the vessels made its way to court.,, The fight is an important one as New Bedford is trying to keep the fishing and scallop boats, as well as their federal permits, in the city. Though both entities have pledged to do that, Blue Harvest would consolidate ownership and BASE has said it would resell the boats to individual owners. >click to read< 16:12

North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for January10, 2020. We extend our condolences to the Gibbs, Davis, and Douglas Families

NCFA would like to extend our condolences to the Gibbs family as well as the families of Keyron Davis and Sammy Douglas for their loss, (as a result of the sinking of F/V Papa’s Girl). Our prayers are for peace and comfort during your time of sorrow. photo, (F.G)., Gibbs, the Captain of the fishing vessel, Papa’s Girl.   Legislative updates, Bill updates, Calendar, >Click here to read the Weekly Update<, to read all the updates >click here<, for older updates listed as NCFA, >click to read< 14:44

F/V Papa’s Girl: A Fundraiser for Family Assistance and help for Ben Poe’s medical expences

F/V Papa’s Girl sank Tuesday night costing 3 members their lives and a 4th extensive medical bills. In the wake of this tragedy, we are trying to help the families raise money to cover funeral costs and medical bills. Commercial fishermen often times do not carry insurance despite the obvious risks due to excessive insurance costs. Please help us gather as much as we can to assist the families of Captain FG Gibbs, Sammy Douglas and Breezy as well as help Ben Poe with medical expenses. All contributions will be split between the families. Anything you can do would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you in advance! >please click here to donate< 11:12

Lobstermen throw cold water on Maine state plan to protect whales

Fishermen in the heart of Maine’s $485 million lobster industry don’t like a state proposal to protect endangered right whales from buoy lines, arguing that it forces them to give up too much to fix a problem they aren’t causing.About 75 people packed a local lobster board meeting in Deer Isle on Thursday night to vent about the plan, which they argue is overly complicated, puts them in danger and is unlikely to help the species it is trying to save. >click to read< 09:40

NOAA says days-old North Atlantic right whale already injured by propeller

North Atlantic right whale researchers were thrilled to find out a fourth calf had been spotted this year. But the excitement disappeared after learning the newborn, estimated to be only days old, has been injured, according to NOAA. The American agency said in a statement Thursday the injuries “were consistent with the propeller of a vessel.” >click to read< 09:12

Scotland: Safety changes pledge after concerns over deaths involving alcohol while in port

SCOTTISH sea fish industry managers have pledged to make changes over its safety advice after it emerged alcohol has been a contributory factor in two in three in-port fishing deaths. Marine Accident Investigation Board (MAIB) concerns surfaced as an investigation found that the skipper of a Fraserburgh-registered boat died when he fell through a wheelhouse hatch after three hours drinking in the pub. >click to read< 08:28

Product of USA??? President and Chief Executive sentenced, fined for mislabeling crab meat

Officials say Phillip Carawan sold foreign crabmeat that his company, Capt. Neill’s Seafood Inc., labeled as Blue Club from the United States.,, According to their plea agreements, the company and its owner admitted to repacking more than $4 million of crab meat from South America and Asia as jumbo domestically harvested blue crab. Most of the meat was sold to wholesale membership clubs, but officials say some was sold directly to retailers. >click to read< 07:32