Daily Archives: June 2, 2020

Cornwall fisherman rescues baby deer being chased by seal a mile out at sea

A Cornish fisherman has been called a hero after rescuing a baby deer from a hungry seal off Cornwall. The roe deer – which is thought to have fallen off the cliffs near Porthleven – was rescued from a mile out to sea where fishermen Jeremy Richards spotted the unusual sighting from his boat as he sailed around the coast from Gunwalloe.  Jeremy, who is a member of Porthleven Fishermen and Boat Owners’ Association, then pulled the scared dear – which was being chased by a seal – into his boat and took it back to shore. photo’s, video, >click to read< 19:41

Cape Breton lobster fishermen struggle – ‘This is the first year I had to tell my fishermen I couldn’t move their product,’

There is a lack of demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the price for lobster has dropped to $4.25 a pound. In some areas, buyers are restricting the amount they purchase from fishermen. Marlene Brogan, the manager of Ballast Grounds Fisheries, a lobster buyer in North Sydney, said they’ve had to tell fishermen they can’t buy their catch some days. “We’ve been in business 21 years and this is the first year I had to tell my fishermen I couldn’t move their product,” said Brogan. She said there have been many days the fishermen at their wharf haven’t gone out to fish. >click to read< 14:19

British fishermen should be able to double their catch in UK waters under new deal with EU

The intervention has come as fishing rights look set to dominate the fourth round of talks on a post-Brexit trade deal with the EU. The country’s fishermen’s federations said they backed the UK Government’s uncompromising stance in ruling out any extension to the transition period, which ends in December, saying any further delay to leaving the hated Common Fisheries Policy[CFP] would only prolong the uncertainty that the sector had suffered since the 2016 EU referendum.  >click to read< 12:48

 Boris fires back at EU’s ‘wishful thinking’ amid fears UK ready to surrender on fishing – Boris Johnson’s official spokesman stepped in amid reports of a potential compromise agreement over future access to the UK’s territorial waters. Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, has signalled he is ready to give ground on his “maximalist” position that calls for the same level of access to UK waters as in the Common Fisheries Policy. The Frenchman could agree to a Norway-style fisheries treaty, with annual negotiations on quota shares and access,,, >click to read<

Skipper of ‘Deadliest Catch’ Boat Describes Daring 2019 Coast Guard Rescue

After the Scandies Rose, a fishing vessel from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, went down Dec. 31, 2019, in the Bering Sea in 50-plus mile per hour winds, 20-foot waves and freezing spray, the U.S. Coast Guard searched five hours for the ship’s life raft, ultimately rescuing two of the seven crew members. An upcoming episode of the Discovery Channel reality show “Deadliest Catch” will feature new footage of the Coast Guard’s rapid response to the life-or-death emergency. According to survivors of the Scandies Rose, only about 10 minutes passed between being roused from sleep and having to hit the chilly water. >click to read< , these are the posts we entered, regarding the tragedy, >click to read< 10:48

Provincetown’s Blessing of Fleet to be private event in response to Coronavirus

“The Festival, the Pier Corporation, Harbormaster, Fishermen and St. Peter’s parish are working together to arrange a psalm private blessing of the boats,” festival organizers said in a statement. The change was in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and the bishop of the Fall River Diocese likely will be on the water in a boat to give the blessing. There won’t be the big party that people are used to, MacMillan Pier manager Doug Boulanger said. “There’ll be nothing really to see,” he said. This quiet period is a good opportunity to pause and honor the past and remember the crews lost at sea, as well as pray for safe voyages of the town’s commercial fishing fleet. >click to read< 09:16