Daily Archives: August 5, 2020

Coast Guard Medevacs injured Fisherman about 150 miles offshore from Yaquina Bay, Oregon.

The Coast Guard medevaced an injured fisherman Tuesday from a 63-foot commercial fishing boat operating about 150 miles offshore from Yaquina Bay, Oregon. Rescued was Nathanial Miller, 24. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay received a call for help Tuesday at about 1:30 p.m. from a person using a satellite phone aboard the fishing boat Piky. After the distress was relayed from the station to watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend, Oregon, a Coast Guard flight surgeon deemed it necessary to medevac Miller and transport him to a higher level of medical care as soon as possible. >click to read< 13:15

Athearn Marine Agency Boat of the Week: 49′ Marine Mgt Lobster/Scalloper, Detroit Johnson & Towers twin 671N, Permits are available

To review specifications, information and 16 photos, >click here< To see all the boats in this series, >click here<12:06

Three Commercial Fishermen rescued from life raft off the NSW south coast

Three men have been rescued after their fishing trawler took on water and sank off the NSW South Coast today. About 7.30am, emergency services were called to Bass Point, Shellharbour, following reports a boat was sinking. The 22-metre commercial fishing trawler came into trouble when it hit rough seas about 15 nautical miles east of Bass Point. Emergency rescue crews had arrived within an hour from the time the men sent out an emergency signal. All three were found to be suffering mild hypothermia but were otherwise unharmed. >Video, click to read< 11:22

8 Day Southeast Trolling Shutdown to Start Friday

Southeast Alaska’s commercial troll salmon fishery will close for eight days, starting Thursday, due to low abundance of coho salmon, state Fish and Game officials announced today. The fishery will reopen August 15, they said. “The point of the closure is to try to move fish to the inside,” said ADFG Commercial Troll Management Biologist Grant Hagerman. “They’re not being exploited, they’re passing through the fishery… You’ve got this eight-day closure based on the below average (coho) catch rates and below average returns.” Hagerman said coho catches were low in all six trolling areas. >click to read< 10:07

Popular Fisherman’s Wharf boat finds new home to sell fresh fish

The fisherman who built a following over the last three years by selling directly from his boat at Fisherman’s Wharf is moving his operation to the Port of Redwood City, a deepwater harbor jutting into the bay in the middle of Silicon Valley. There, Giuseppe Pennisi will also sell fish and chips and cioppino made with his freshly caught seafood out of a food truck called Pioneer Seafoods.,,, He took out a loan of $200,000 to buy the food truck trailer and to move the business. “I felt that I have maybe 10 more years left of my fishing career and I did not want to change my life,” >click to read< 08:28

#PebbleMine: Donald Trump Jr. tweets opposition to Pebble Mine

Donald Trump Jr. tweeted opposition Tuesday to a massive copper and gold mining project in Alaska that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in the final stages of deciding whether to permit. Trump Jr. commented on and retweeted a message from Nick Ayers, former chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence. Ayers had posted: “Like millions of conservationists and sportsmen, I am hoping @realDonaldTrump will direct @EPA to block the Pebble mine in Bristol Bay. A Canadian company will unnecessarily mine the USA’s greatest fishery at a severe cost. This should be stopped and I believe @POTUS will do so!” >click to read< 06:24