Daily Archives: January 31, 2020

F/V Pappy’s Pride: Bodies Of 2 Missing Crewmen recovered, and identified

Authorities have recovered two crew member bodies from a capsized fishing boat missing since the boat collided with a tanker in dense fog. The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office said the bodies were recovered from the fishing boat Pappy’s Pride Thursday afternoon. The county medical examiner identified the two as 44-year-old Antonio Robles of Pharr and 56-year-old Raymond Herrera of Texas City. >click to read< 19:57

North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for January 31, 2020

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 here< 17:49

Peconic Bay scallops die-off tied to newly detected parasite

The catastrophic die-off of Peconic Bay scallops in eastern Long Island waters may be tied to a previously undetected parasite that can infect the kidneys of adult and juvenile scallops, state regulators reported Friday. The specific parasitic organism, known as coccidian parasite, was discovered in kidney tissue of all 32 scallops collected and sampled from Shelter Island’s Hay Beach last November, >click to read< 16:28

Wuhan Huanan Seafood Market May Not Be Origin Of Coronavirus That Infected Over 20 Countries

When news of the mysterious coronavirus broke out, all fingers were pointing to Wuhan Huanan Seafood Market as the culprit. However, some studies are showing that the condemned market may not be the source of the virus. Instead, it’s possible that a person was infected outside of the market, but later brought the virus there. >click to read< 14:27

Coast Guard Assists Disabled Fishing Vessel Triple G Near Oregon Inlet

U.S. Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet responded to a report of a vessel offshore that had been experiencing complications with its fuel system on Thursday morning, January 30, at approximately 9:30 a.m. The vessel, which was located an estimated six miles south of the sea buoy, had lost power entirely and could also not retract their outlying gear. Once the Coast Guard boat crew arrived on the scene,, photos, >click to read< 13:24

Despite the late start, California Dungeness Crab season is winding down

“There was a feeling from everyone, I mean all of us — because the season ended early last year, and we had seen a lot of short crabs at that time — that there was going to be a lot of production this time,” said Dick Ogg, vice president of the Bodega Bay Fishermen’s Marketing Association. “There had been evidence that that was probably going to be the case and, as it turned out, there was a few crabs in a very specific area, and because of the pressure that was there, those crabs were harvested quickly, and it impacted our opportunity to stretch out the season.” >click to read< 11:48

Day in the Life: the RNLI volunteer

In 2020, Scotland’s Coasts and Waters will be celebrated with a programme of activity designed to inspire both visitors and locals to explore and experience our unrivalled shores. Each month we’ll shine a light on some of the people who live, work and have a passion for our coasts and waters. We’re starting the year with Wull Wood, 39, an RNLI volunteer who is 2nd Coxswain at Anstruther Lifeboat Station, Fife, and a skipper of a commercial fishing vessel out of Pittenweem. >click to read< 10:00

Coast Guard medevacs F/V Enterprise crew member off Manasquan Inlet

A crew member from the F/V Enterprise, a fishing vessel located 50 miles off the Manasquan Inlet on Thursday afternoon, suffered a medical emergency and needed to be airlifted by the Coast Guard. The Enterprise’s captain had radioed Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay to request a medevac for a crew member who was experiencing severe abdominal pain, the Coast Guard said in a prepared statement. >click to read< 08:19

F/V Pappy’s Pride: Lone survivor of shrimp boat dragged under after tanker collision

The only survivor from a boat crash near Galveston is still fighting to recover. One man was killed and the search continues for two others. Out on the water, Steven Edison felt at home. He’s been in the fishing business for 11 years and he says the only way he survived this incident is a miracle. On the morning of Jan. 14, Edison took a picture. He was leaving on a three-day shrimping run to Key West aboard the Pappy’s Pride along with three other men. But just as they got going, conditions started to change. Video, >click to read< 07:10