Daily Archives: January 17, 2021

Cork TD criticizes ‘shocking’ Brexit deal as value of fishing rights loss revised

A new study of the fishing rights subject to Britain’s trade deal with the European Union (EU) published by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has contradicted the Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue. When the Brexit trade deal was announced on Christmas Eve, Mr McConalogue said the fishing rights going to UK fishermen would cost €35m per year. However,,, Independent TD Michael Collins has said this agreement is not fair and described the Brexit trade deal as a “shocking deal” for Irish fishermen. “[French] President Macron has come out and was one of the first to praise the deal of course for his own fishermen but sadly it was a shocking deal for Irish fishermen. >click to read< 16:02

Testing Concepts for Floating Offshore Solar Panels

A unique test is getting underway exploring the potential of floating offshore solar panels as the latest contributor in the search for new renewable energy sources.  Norwegian energy company Equinor, which has already expanded into offshore wind, is collaborating with a developmental energy company, Moss Maritime, to test the solar technology including in the harsh Norwegian environment. “We have been working on this concept for the past three years, most recently through our partnership with Equinor,” >click to read< 13:01

F/V Chief William Saulis: Commercial fishing vessel located upright after month-long search

One month and one day since it was lost at sea, the Chief William Saulis scallop dragger has been found. The RCMP says the fishing vessel was located underwater more than two kilometres from the shore of Delaps Cove, Annapolis County. The vessel, the RCMP said, was upright. Because of the depth of where the vessel is – which is greater than 60 metres and exceeds the maximum depth for the RCMP Underwater Recovery Teams (URT) – the RCMP says the next steps to search the inside of the vessel are to be determined. >click to read<, to be updated. 09:50

Del Norte Fishermen Experiencing A Disappointing Start To Dungeness Crab Season

Though his was one of the first boats to pull up at Citizens Dock after fishermen pulled their pots on Saturday, Kurt Ivison didn’t have much,,, Kept from plying their trade initially due to poor quality crab and later because of a price dispute with seafood processors, Del Norte County fishermen, and others on the North Coast, set their pots at 8 a.m. Thursday. According to LCZ Unloaders employee Kevin Wilson, fishermen had a “gentleman’s agreement” to start bringing in their catch at 8 a.m. Saturday. Wilson and his coworker Justin Green noted that everything was going at a slower pace, rough weather earlier in the week might have contributed to the lack of crab coming in. >click to read< 08:44

Scots fisherman who spent almost £1m on new boat told he can’t export his catch

A fisherman who spent almost £1million on a new boat has told how he can’t export his catch due to Brexit delays. Alistair Roberts spent two years having the trawler, named Guide Them, built to add to his River Clyde fleet, which catches scallops and prawns to sell in Europe. But the 64-year-old says three weeks after the vessel went to sea, export hold-ups caused by post-Brexit regulations mean he can’t get his produce out of the UK. >click to read< 08:05

‘It scared me’: Olmito man shares story of dramatic rescue from shrimp boat off South Padre Island

An Olmito man is sharing his story after the Coast Guard rescued him and three others near the jetties at Boca Chica on Monday. Felipe Hernandez says he feels lucky to be alive. “The sea is incredible,” Hernandez said in Spanish. “It gives, but it takes.” A four-person crew had been taking advantage of the shrimping over the last few weeks. On Monday as they were heading back, they ran into dangerously high seas and a monster wave crashed into them. video, >click to read< , Coast Guard rescues 2 people from vessel taking on water near South Padre Island>click to read< 07:10