Daily Archives: July 2, 2022

Cabo Virgenes Adds to its Fleet

One of the leading companies in the fishery for Argentine red shrimp, Cabo Vírgenes, is about to take delivery of a new trawler built at Astillero Río Paraná Sur, as the company continues to invest in capacity and innovative technology. Astillero Río Paraná Sur, located near Paraná River in the city of Lima, launched the new F/V Atón on 6th May ahead of final fitting out. This is part of the growth of Cabo Vírgenes, which has acquired seven fishing vessels since 2019, including two built for the company by Astillero Contessi. These two represented milestones, as F/V Luca Santino was the first Argentinian fishing vessel with a liquid ice system on board when it was delivered in 2019 and the 25-metreEspartano, delivered in 2020, is the first fishing vessel built in Argentina with an inverted bow. Photos, details, >click to read< 19:22

F/V Susan Rose: Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman

The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing fisherman who went overboard on Friday morning. According to a post on social media, the USCG said they, along with local agencies “have suspended the search for the fisherman from the F/V Susan Rose pending further developments.” Around 1:30 a.m. Friday, crew members of the commercial fishing vessel, F/V Susan Rose noticed one person wasn’t on board, according to Petty Officer Ryan Noel. >click to read< 16:32

The United States Coast Guard Northeast announced it has suspended its search for a fisherman who went overboard off the coast of Massachusetts Friday. The agency tweeted Saturday around 1:20 p.m. that the search for the fisherman who went overboard Friday morning from the 77-foot Susan Rose vessel, which is out of Point Judith in Rhode Island, has been suspended pending further developments. >Video, click to read/view< 16:32

Western Flyer sails again

The Western Flyer left for Seattle after seven years of intense restoration and rebuilding in Port Townsend, but she will make a detour on the way to her final destination for one last visit to the town that returned her to the ocean. The boat, known most famously as the vessel writer John Steinbeck and marine biologist Ed Ricketts chartered for a research trip to the Sea of Cortez in 1940, had been in Port Townsend undergoing restoration since 2015. On Wednesday, the Western Flyer embarked on stage two of its rehab when it was towed to Snow & Company boat builders in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. There, over the course of the next four or five months, it’ll get a new engine, rigging, hydraulics and mechanical systems. >click to read< 12:14

US Coast Guard continues search for overboard fisherman off the coast of Massachusetts

The search for a fisherman who went overboard off the coast of Massachusetts continues. The United States Coast Guard Northeast shared an update on Twitter around 9:20 p.m. Friday stating that crews would continue the search overnight for the fisherman who went overboard Friday morning from the 77-foot Susan Rose vessel, which is out of Point Judith in Rhode Island. The person is believed to be in the area of Noman’s Island, which is about three miles south of Martha’s Vineyard and New Bedford, officials said. >click to read< 10:04

30 years after N.L. cod moratorium – the wins are few and losses are many

John Williams wishes he could say the cod moratorium of 1992 feels like it was yesterday. But after losing his livelihood and reinventing himself a few times over, he’s felt every one of the past 30 years. Williams was one of about 30,000 people put out of work when the federal government brought an end to the northern cod fishery on July 2, 1992. It’s a date that still stirs up feelings from a solemn and desperate chapter in Newfoundland and Labrador’s history. “It was a pretty sad time to know that you weren’t going to go fishing anymore,” Williams said. “At the time I had three kids, and they had to be fed, go to school, and be clothed. It was tough.” It doesn’t help Williams that he’s constantly reminded of his small role in history — being the person who prompted former Fisheries Minister John Crosbie to utter some of his most famous words. Video, photos, >click to read< 08:38

Today Marks 30th Anniversary of Cod MoratoriumGus Etchegary spent his working life in the fishery and has been an outspoken advocate for the industry. He believes a big contributing factor keeping stocks low is seal predation, which wasn’t a problem when stocks were healthy. He says when the resource was huge there was little impact because replacement levels overcame any pressure put on the stocks by seal predation. >click to read< 09:40