Daily Archives: July 12, 2021

Generosity Overflows at Fluke for Luke Tournament

Since 2017, the Fluke for Luke fishing tournament has raised money for the college education of Jacob and Sam Gurney, the sons of Luke Gurney, an Island fisherman who died in a fishing accident in 2016. This year, these funds will be put to use when Jacob heads off to the University of Rhode Island in the fall to study marine biology. Luke’s wife Robyn said Jacob wants to use his education to carry on his father’s legacy. >click to read<,To read more about Luke, and the past tournaments, >click here< 21:37

Widow, daughter of crab fisherman sue judge, lawyer for alleged negligence and misrepresentation

A woman and her daughter on the Acadian Peninsula are suing a judge and a lawyer for $13 million for alleged negligence and misrepresentation in handling a family dispute involving the estate of her late husband, a crab fisherman. Rita and Corinne Noël of Lamèque recently filed the lawsuit against New Brunswick Court of Appeal Justice Charles A. LeBlond and Jocelyne Moreau-Bérubé with the New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench in Bathurst. But their legal battle dates back to 2013, when Raymond Noël died.  At the heart of the conflict is his fishing licence and boat, the Régine Diane, according to the court documents. >click to read< 18:30

NIOSH: Work-Related Deaths in Alaska Remain High After 15 Years

NIOSH investigators reviewed work-related deaths from 2004 to 2018 as recorded in the Alaska Occupational Injury Surveillance System, which tracks workplace deaths and injuries, and found 517 work-related deaths had occurred over the 15-year period. Most deaths were among white men working in the commercial fishing industry, with the average age of 42 for fatally injured workers. Commercial fishing is one of the most hazardous occupations in the United States, with a fatality rate 29 times higher than the national average, according to NIOSH. The leading cause of work-related death over the 15 years studied was water vehicle incidents,,, The institute also announced the availability of commercial fishing safety research and training grants. >click to read< 16:15

There is hope! Missing F/V Falling Star crew identified, could be on a 12-man raft and a 12-man skiff

This was the optimistic view of Glenn Tuttle, co-manager of Boatwatch.org, an international network of resources to aid mariners that are missing or overdue, adding that they could be “floating around anywhere”. The missing Hondurans have been identified as Sergio Green Castro, Domingo Peri Suazo, Dilson Omar Suazo, Geraldo Martinez, Jose Victor Calsido, Dayton Sabino Martinez, Geraldo Alvarez Castillo, Jose Marcelo Castro, Edson Alejandro Castillo, Jose Angel Suazo, Claudio Castro, Henry Morales, Leonidas Martinez, Lander Nuñez, and Victor Manuel Castillo, according to Boatwatch.org. The family of the missing people are trying to locate a company in Jamaica that can actually fly out there with a plane that can go out miles over the ocean and carry enough fuel to conduct a proper search,” >click to read< 13:05

Michael Shellenberger: “I’m going to argue that everything we were told about renewable energy is wrong,”

Author and environmental advocate Michael Shellenberger will be the guest speaker Thursday evening at the Ocean City Music Pier. Best-selling author and nationally known environmental advocate Michael Shellenberger scoffs at the notion that ocean wind farms, like the one proposed off the South Jersey coast, are a good source of renewable, green energy. He regards them more as an industrialized threat to the environment, to the commercial fishing industry, to marine life and wildlife. “The big push to industrialize the East Coast will ruin the East Coast. It’s a gross environmental injustice,” he said. Video, >click to read< 11:57

Another ‘red tide’ left 15 tons of dead fish on Tampa Bay’s shore. Experts warn of more destruction

The dead fish have been washing up on the shores of Tampa Bay in West Central Florida since at least early June, thanks to a natural phenomenon known as “red tide”, large “blooms” of toxic algae that spread through the water. They can harm sea creatures and even humans. Since Tropical Storm Elsa swept Florida last week, the problem has become worse, as strong winds pushed scores of lifeless fish onto the shores of St. Petersburg, surrounding residents and visitors in a miasma of rotting death. >click to read< 11:01

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 11, 2021

Messages to the fleet, – Hey Pooh Bear. Did your satin pillowcase arrive OK? Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve checked in. You know that guy from last summer I thought was your brother? But then he turned out not to be your brother? He’s visiting again. I guess he’s a massage therapist, and is back in town for an internship. I’ve been more relaxed lately, so have been keeping busy and bedazzled your Carhartt coveralls and will work on snowmachine bibs next. Is Chartreuse still your favorite color? Miss you! Montana Chick (PS. Tell Matt Hakela that I couldn’t find that pumpkin spice beard oil he likes. Will look for alternative.) The Numbers! >click to read< 09:50

Hope is fading – 15 fishermen heading to Jamaica presumed dead at sea

A multiagency search was still under way late Sunday for the F/V Fallen Star fishing boat that set sail from Honduras but disappeared in the vicinity of the Pedro Cays. Fifteen Honduran fishermen were said to be on board. The boat was reportedly laden with lobster traps. >click to read<– Fifteen Honduran fishermen who were on their way to Jamaica for the lobster fishing season are presumed dead after their boat went missing at sea. The boat, linked to Rainforest Seafoods, has been missing since Friday, law enforcement officials have revealed. >click to read< 08:37