Daily Archives: October 4, 2021

‘Environmental Justice’ To Be Part Of NH Offshore Wind Farm Projects – Environmental Justice means NO!

As the Commission To Study Offshore Wind and Port Development approaches a deadline for submitting recommendations to the governor and the legislature, questions about the role of fishermen and others who may be impacted by the project continue to arise. During the commission’s Sept. 27 meeting at the Pease International Tradeport, Erik Anderson, representing the N.H. Commercial Fishermen’s Association, pressed Mark Sanborn, assistant commissioner of the Department of Environmental Services, about worries that wind towers might disrupt the livelihoods of New Hampshire fishermen. “If we ever move forward with offshore wind in the Gulf of Maine, there will be a representative of the commercial fishermen from the New Hampshire side, I promise you,” Sanborn assured him. >click to read< 16:49

Museum to host book signing in Gold Beach

“With Barely Two Nickels to Rub Together” is a straight forward American story, both interesting and instructive, it is neither simple nor complex. The reader will recognize people in their own lives who have persevered through personal struggles, using quantity and quality of effort., creativity and common sense to strive for goals. The story begins with Ed Freeman’s birthright family trials and tribulations that began in 1833,,  In 1939, on a freezing cold night young Ed Freeman escaped a forced family arrangement,,, Thirty years later, Ed Freeman and his son Dugie embarked on an adventure that would build the largest aluminum commercial fishing boats constructed in the United States at that time. >click to read< 14:47

Parts of UK fishing industry feel ‘stabbed in the back’ by Brexit deal

One of the major selling points of Brexit was that it would limit access to foreign trawlers and increase quotas for the UK industry. In the end, only minor changes took place, phased in over five years. Skipper Paul Corin voted for Brexit. Now he feels betrayed and has had to sell his family-owned trawler to keep the business alive. “The exports improved after Brexit with a lot of hard work from people, but the increase in quota that we were promised just didn’t materialize. This was a family boat, but we had to sell to a bigger company. We just didn’t have enough quota to keep the vessel running and make a profit,” Corin explained. “I think we were all stabbed in the back, we were promised lots of stuff and it hasn’t materialized and it’s not going to materialize,”,,, video, >click to read< 13:00

Commercial Fisherman Michael “Mikie” Devlin of California has passed away

Michael “Mikie” Devlin was born to Joan Warde and Harry Devlin on May 26, 1959 in San Diego, California. In 1972, Michael & his family moved from San Juan Capistrano, CA to Trinidad, CA. Michael discovered that the commercial fishing community offered an economic opportunity and a chance to be on the ocean as well as a camaraderie that lasted his entire adult life. Michael fished for Dungeness crab, Salmon, Albacore tuna, black cod and shrimp. He also had a 19-year career working with geologists performing salmon stream restoration. Michael later moved to the Ft. Bragg/Mendocino area to fish salmon & black cod for the remainder of his life. >click to read< 10:16

Everything We Know About the Southern California Oil Spill Right Now

Here’s what we know so far. The Coast Guard received an initial report of an oil sheen off the coast of Newport Beach Saturday at approximately 9:10 a.m. The size of the spill was initially reported to be 13 square miles.,, Here’s where it gets a little interesting… The location of the spill, 3 miles off Newport Beach and Huntington Beach, also happens to be just south of where there were more than 82 ships anchored and awaiting to enter the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as of Friday, according to the Marine Exchange of Southern California. >click to read< 08:36

Inquest into 2004 French fishing boat disaster opens in London

A coroner’s inquest opened in London this morning into the mysterious sinking of a French fishing trawler 17 years ago,,,  On the 15 janvier 2004, F/V Bugaled Breizh (child of Brittany) sunk F/V Bugaled Breizh (child of Brittany), in the south west of England. “Come quickly, I’m sinking,” were the last words the captain said on his radio, in a bid to attract the help of another fishing boat which was located a few minutes away. By the time the other fishing boat arrived on the scene, the Bugaled Breizh had sunk with all five crew members on board,,, two main theories exist. One points to a fishing accident, with the boat being pulled down by its nets which got caught on something, or that of a submarine which got caught up in the boat’s cables and dragged the boat under. >click to read< 07:41