Daily Archives: January 4, 2022

Gloucester Fisherman Robert W. Noonan has passed away

Robert W. Noonan age 70 was born on August 27th, 1951 in Salem, Ma. He passed away December 29th peacefully at Brigham and Women’s Hospital with his daughters by his side. He was the oldest son of the late William and Dorothy Noonan of Gloucester. Mr. Bob was a local fisherman and spent years aboard the Anne Rowe, The Odessa, The Explorer II and many other vessels. His time at sea led him to be a vivacious reader. Bob was an amazing storyteller, who turned what he saw at sea, at home and at play into short stories to leave for his family. His own story is one we were all blessed to have shared. >click to read< 15:03

Fire guts commercial fishing boat but spares injury

A man escaped injury in a boat fire last week in the Ilwaco marina. The F/V Tlingit Princess was billowing smoke from the cabin as authorities descended on the scene early Sunday afternoon at the Port of Ilwaco. Owner Earl Soule was the lone occupant on board at the time of the fire and was able to safely evacuate. “Everything I’ve got is in there,” Soule said as he watched the Ilwaco Fire Department douse flames flickering through the cabin windows. photos, >click to read< A GoFundMe campaign has been established. – Help Earl Soule rebuild after the fire – Please, donate if of you can and help them meet their goal. >click here< 14:46

Safeguarding the Outer Banks’ commercial fishing heritage by supporting the livelihoods of local fishermen

Dare County has released a video titled, “Dare County’s Commercial Fishing Industry: Safeguarding the Community’s Longstanding Heritage by Supporting the Livelihoods of Local Fishermen,” as part of the county’s ongoing effort to inform members of the public as well as state and national legislators about the impact that increased regulation is having on the those who work within the commercial fishing industry. >Video, click to read< 10:11

‘A force’: Former N.L. and federal cabinet minister John Efford has passed away

Former federal and provincial cabinet minister John Efford is being remembered as “true icon” of Newfoundland and Labrador politics. He died Sunday at the age of 77. Efford was born in 1944 in the small fishing community of Port de Grave. He became the provincial Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture in 1996, four years after a moratorium on cod fishing in the province led to widespread economic collapse and despair, particularly in rural areas. Efford was a fisherman himself and, as minister, he fought hard for the industry’s recovery. >click to read< 08:52

SEA-NL: Standing Fish Price Setting Panel

SEA-NL says an immediate priority for the 2022 inshore fishery is for the province to amend its fish price-setting system to address a weakness that cost harvesters untold millions of dollars in last year’s snow crab fishery alone. “Inshore harvesters were not paid a fair-market return from their snow crab sales in 2021 because a provincial government regulation stood in the way,” says Ryan Cleary, SEA-NL’s interim Executive Director. “The regulation must be amended before the start of the 2022 season, or what little faith that exists in the price-setting system will be gone altogether.”>click to read< 08:05