Daily Archives: July 10, 2022

F/V Grace Marie: ‘They knew what to do and they saved their lives’

Seven fishermen are home safe in Gloucester after their fishing vessel sank about 92 miles east of Gloucester. The crew of the trawler F/V Grace Marie were rescued by the good Samaritan gillnetter F/V Dawn T. after their boat began taking on water Friday night. The Grace Marie issued a mayday around 10 p.m. saying the boat was experiencing rapid flooding, according to Coast Guard Petty Officer Ryan Noel. The Coast Guard put out an urgent marine information broadcast, asking any vessels nearby to answer the Grace Marie’s mayday. F/V Dawn T answered the call, according to the Coast Guard, and was able to bring all seven crewmen aboard and ferry them home. There were no injuries reported, Noel said. The crew arrived back in Gloucester around 1 p.m. Saturday, he said. >click to read< 18:00

30 years after the moratorium, what have we really learned about cod and science?

“Although the industry has many problems, a shortage of fish is not one of them,” confidently pronounced the 1982 report of the Task Force on Atlantic Fisheries, which is commonly called the Kirby report. But a shortage of fish, as we now know, would become an insurmountable problem a decade later —so much so that on July 2, 1992, the federal government shuttered the commercial Northern cod fishery, once Canada’s largest fishery. So where have these vast learnings taken us 25 to 30 years on? Fisheries management remains highly dependent on modelling. >click to read< 17:28

Meet Teddy, the St. Andrews Hermit

He was here before the condos, before the all-you-can-eat crab legs and long before Thomas Drive was ever mentioned in a country song. He could walk the white sands, fish the emerald, green waters and never had to worry about traffic. Even though Panama City Beach was yet to have a name, he was one of the first residents with the beach all to himself. His name was Teddy. And he was a hermit. Teddy Tollefsen wasn’t always a hermit, but he was always a fisherman. He was born in 1882 in Trondheim, Norway. He left home at 14 to sail the seas and first came to America in 1906 after fishing waters around the world. Tired of working for others, Teddy began fishing for himself, first settling in Pensacola before moving on to St. Andrews where he hoped to try his luck fishing for red snapper. In 1929, the Bahamas Hurricane made an unwanted visit to Panama City and changed Teddy’s life forever. photos, >click to read< 15:59

Training for new recruits needs to be extended says Seafish.

Simon Potten, Head of Safety and Training, discusses how local engagement and more training could be the key to making the fishing industry safer. During Maritime Safety Week (4-8 July) which was a great platform for raising national awareness of safety in the commercial fishing industry. We have been supporting Maritime Safety Week since it was started by the Department for Transport in 2018. In those five years there have been 23 deaths on commercial fishing vessels in the UK. Unfortunately, most of them came in 2021 when we tragically lost 10 fishermen. The worst year in over a decade for lives lost. Which is why I think Maritime Safety Week is more important this year than ever before. So, what can we do to make the fishing industry safer? >click to continue< 12:13

Euronor Continues Fleet Renewal

The last remaining deep-sea fishing company in Boulogne, Euronor has invested nearly €14 million in the renewal of its fleet by buying and converting former Faroese Lerkur (Built 1999) and Rokur (Built 2000). The two vessels of 38 metres were both built at the Karstensen shipyard in Denmark. Its conversion complete, Fisher Bank (ex-Lerkur) started its first fishing trip on 1st June. ‘We have already completed two trips and it is promising. The fish are of good quality and things are going well,’ said Eurnor managing director Bruno Leduc. The conversion of the second vessel, Otter Bank (ex-Rokur), was a few weeks behind, and it was expected to be complete at the end of June. photos, >click to read< 09:15

Good Samaritan vessel rescues 7 fishermen from Gloucester’s F/V Grace Marie

Seven fishermen were rescued by a good Samaritan fishing vessel after their vessel began taking on water Friday night. The crew of the Gloucester-based vessel Grace Marie issued a mayday around 10 p.m., saying the boat was taking on water and experiencing rapid flooding, according to Coast Guard Petty Officer Ryan Noel. The 65-foot fishing boat was about 80 nautical miles east of Gloucester. The Dawn T answered the call, according to the Coast Guard, and was able to bring all seven crewmen aboard and ferry them home. >click to read< photos@ Marine Traffic 07:32