Daily Archives: October 7, 2021

Commercial Fisherman/Lobsterman Scott Allan Sullivan of Brunswick, Maine, has passed away

Scott Allan Sullivan, 51, died Monday Oct. 4, 2021 at Mid Coast Hospital. He was born Sept. 25, 1970 in Key West, Fla., a son of Donald and Patricia Mynahan Sullivan. After spending many years together, he married Rosemary (Rose) Dewey on Sept. 30, 2017. Scott worked his entire life on the water as a fisherman and lobsterman, splitting the seasons between David Labbe and Lucky Oppedisano. He loved to hunt and every November brought his family together to hunt the woods that he hunted all his life with his father and brothers. He was the creator and self proclaimed “president” of “Team Die 2 Hunt” for which he regularly was awarded the largest buck at the end of each deer season. >click to read< 18:07

California oil spill shuts down fishing industry

Commercial fishermen like Seth Dubois are locked inside Dana Point and Newport Beach Harbors where boats cannot enter or exit on what was supposed to be the first day of lobster season. Josh Hernandez started fishing a couple of years ago. His future is tied up in slip fees, insurance and so much more during this crucial time. “I got a thousand dollars worth of bait here,” Hernandez said. “I put ten thousand dollars into the boat. And I’ve got credit cards and a two-year-old at home.” The owner of the Linda Faye, Ivar Southern, is leaving his boat docked and going to Oregon for now. Video, >click to read< 14:21

Prince Edward Island fall lobster season sees record prices

The fall lobster season, off the southern and western shores of P.E.I., closes this weekend, and it’s been a good one. Catches were about average, said Charlie McGeoghegan, chair of Lobster P.E.I. “The big change would be the price per pound. The last five weeks or so, it’s been pretty steady at about $8.60 and $9.60, canners and markets respectively,” said McGeoghegan. Those are record highs, he said. >click to read< 13:11

MP to work alongside fishermen aboard Brixham’s newest trawler

The first new beam trawler built in a generation at Brixham is heading out to sea this weekend with a new recruit. MP Anthony Mangnall will be finding out what life is like for fishermen. The 35.2m F/V Georgina of Ladram has been hailed as a “a symbol of confidence” for Brixham and was the first new-build beam trawler in around 30 years. The MP’s South Devon constituency includes the thriving fishing port and he will set off from Brixham to spend the weekend alongside the crew who work a watch pattern of six hours on, six hours off. “Having spent two years talking about the work of the Brixham, Dartmouth, Salcombe fishermen, I thought it was about time I witnessed first-hand the hard work that goes into catching our world-class fish.  >click to read< 10:34

Lawyers Line Up to Smash Atlantic Coast Offshore Wind Farm Projects

Big spending Joe Biden wants to squander untold $billions of taxpayer’s hard-earned on wind power, including thousands of turbines to be planted across the pristine and productive fisheries situated off the New England and mid-Atlantic coasts. Fishermen are, quite rightly, already up in arms, determined to prevent the mindless destruction of the marine environment and, with it, their livelihoods. It’s an outrage, to be sure. And Atlantic coast fishermen are not alone in their sense of fury. David Stevenson takes a look at a lawsuit being pursued by pro-environment and pro-community residents from Nantucket against one of Biden’s threatened monstrosities. >click to read< 09:32

Brown requests federal disaster relief for Oregon’s commercial salmon industry

The governor submitted the formal aid request Monday to the U.S. Department of Commerce. In her letter Brown said the economic return from commercial salmon fishing along most of the coast since 2018 has been less than one-third of what it was in prior years. This continuing trend, she said in the letter, is having severe effects on already distressed rural communities and businesses that depend on salmon. >click to read< 08:58

‘Deadliest Catch’ boats bring Bering Sea whiskey to Seattle

“We just put it right up in the bow and let the boat do the rest of the work,” said Captain Josh Harris of the F/V Cornelia Marie. “The hardest part about the whiskey is not getting into it after a bad day of fishing,” laughed Captain Casey McManus, also of the Cornelia Marie. Barrels of whiskey from Fremont Mischief Distillery ride along in these fishing boats. “It turns out the barrels of whiskey need to be rolled once a month to get the flavor of the barrels in the whiskey. Well on a boat you don’t have to roll it Fremont Mischief co-owner Mike Sherlock was a commercial fisherman before he started making spirits so the causes his company supports all have ties to the sea. The profits from Storm Tossed Rye sales have gone to The Sea Scouts, and the Seattle Fisherman’s Memorial Video, >click to read< 07:47