Daily Archives: December 3, 2020

Southwestern N.S. lobster season start still delayed again by winds on Dec. 3 and 4th

Just over an hour before boats in LFA 34 were to leave their wharves for the start of the season on Thursday came word that the wind has delayed the opening of the lobster season yet again. And later in the day the situation had still not changed. Heading into Thursday evening there was still no opening set for the season which, under good weather conditions, would have opened on Nov. 30. An emergency conference call took place at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, Dec. 3, given a change in the weather from Wednesday’s forecast. The season was supposed to open at 9 a.m. >click to read< 19:27

Mayday Distress Call Audio: Coast Guard warns against false distress calls after suspected hoax

Over several minutes the caller described the vessel and crew’s situation in detail,,, Communication then ceased as Coast Guard rescue crews from Rockland and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, launched to search for the vessel and potential survivors. “Our Coast Guard rescue crews thrive on taking risks for the sake of helping others in distress on the water,” said Capt. Brian LeFebvre, commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector Northern New  Click to listen!England. “Hoax distress calls – like the one we received this morning – unnecessarily put our rescue crews at risk, drain resources, and may limit our ability to respond to actual emergencies. Today’s hoax is particularly offensive given the loss of 4 fishermen aboard the F/V Emmy Rose just last week. We will use all available resources to identify and hold the responsible individual accountable.” >Audio, click to read the report< 18:01

Mayday call likely a hoax, search off Maine coast suspended

The Coast Guard said it has called off its search for three fishermen in the water off the Maine coast because the mayday call was likely a hoax. The mayday call said a 42-foot fishing boat was taking on water off the coast of Spruce Head in Knox County and the three crew members were putting on survival suits before going into the water. No name of the vessel was given in the mayday call. (no EPIRB alert) >click to read< 14:31

6 people missing, homes destroyed in southeast Alaska landslide – Coast Guard Responding

Six people were missing after a mudslide measuring an estimated two football fields across slammed into a neighborhood in the southeast Alaska community of Haines, Alaska State Troopers said Wednesday. An effort to fly search and rescue teams in a helicopter from Juneau was pushed back to Thursday morning, troopers said. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was launched from Sitka to assist, and the Coast Guard cutters Liberty and Anacapa have been ordered to make preparations to sail to Haines to provide additional support. >click to read< 13:52

Big Fish Bernt Bodal’s Divorce Was Finalized in July 2020 – Does He Have a New Wife Already?

Season 15 of The Real Housewives of Orange County features tenured cast members like Kelly Dodd and Shannon Storms Beador and new faces like Elizabeth Lyn Vargas. On the Season 15 premiere of RHOC, she revealed that her now-ex-husband not only cheated on her, but he also had a baby.  So, who is Bernt Bodal‘s new wife and baby mama?  Bernt served as the CEO of American Seafoods Group for an impressive 21 years. He was a deckhand on a fishing boat when he and his parents first came to the U.S., as per Seattle Business Magazine, after which he was promoted to the role of a captain. >click to read< 10:21

NAFTA 2.0 – US wind project delay pushes approval to Biden era

As part of his clean energy strategy, incoming president Joe Biden wants the US to install tens of thousands of wind turbines,,, Vineyard Wind is a joint venture of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Avangrid, a US subsidiary of Spain’s Iberdrola.,,, Vineyard Wind said its choice of GE meant “a historic American company will play a vital role in the development of the first commercial-scale offshore wind power in the US”. GE’s Haliade-X turbines, the world’s most powerful, are manufactured in France. >click to read< 08:53 Imported components for the renewed service economy!

Emergency Petition! Awaiting Court-Ordered Help, Enviro’s Want Ban on Some Lobster Traps, pushing newer ropeless traps

“We filed this petition because it is an emergency situation,” Kristen Monsell, oceans legal director at the Center for Biological Diversity,,, Monsell and colleagues brought a lawsuit against the federal government in 2018, challenging how it has managed lobster fishing and arguing for better right whale protections. In April, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ordered the National Marine Fisheries Service to issue new regulations by the end of May of 2021. In the interim, the petitioners say it’s necessary to ban vertical lines. That could happen without banning lobster fishing outright, since newer, ropeless traps don’t pose the same risks to the whales. >click to read< 07:12

Emergency Petition Seeks to Protect Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales From Fishing Gear>click to read<

Today, the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund, along with our coalition partners,,, >click to read<