Daily Archives: August 19, 2022

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

The town of Delcambre held its annual shrimp festival after nearly a two-year hiatus. This will be Delcambre’s 70th year hosting shrimp festival. Now the fall shrimp season began Monday off Louisiana’s coast. Though many in Delcambre are excited, they can finally feast on the pounds and pounds of shrimp that make its way through Delcambre for this festival. The event also helps celebrate the town’s shrimp industry, which employs many residents. In 1950 the first shrimp festival was held in Delcambre and has been a staple for the community ever since. >click to read< 18:16

Encouraging signs there will be plenty of ‘Brixham gold’ around

Traditionally, the summer is a quieter period for fishing and many boats will undertake their annual refits. These are now nearly all complete, and all the industry is gearing up for the busy season which will start in four to six weeks. The start of the busy period also coincides with the start of the cuttlefish season and this year there are encouraging signs that there is going to be plenty of ‘Brixham gold’ around. The cuttle is a particularly important fishery for Brixham as we can have somewhere in the region of £10,000,000 in total for a year across all the fishing vessels. >click to read< 14:33

After the storm: Survivor recounts Pelican Bay storm 50 years later

David Alan Shinkle vividly remembers the day he lost his grandfather. It was 50 years ago, on Aug. 16, 1972 – a day that would change the course of his life. It was the day a tragic storm took the lives of 13 fishermen in Pelican Bay. Shinkle, like many young men and women, had the pleasure of spending summers with his grandparents. He remembers beachcombing, shooting guns and just doing the things that young boys do. When he was a teenager, he started fishing with his grandfather Clayton Dooley. Dooley was captain of the “Dixie Lee,” a 35-foot diesel-powered trawler based out of Brookings. When he and his grandfather left the Brookings boat basin early the morning of the storm, the skies were overcast and it was lightly raining. 2 photos, >click to read< 12:08

FFAW-Unifor election ‘democratic farce’: SEA-NL

Seaward Enterprises Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (SEA-NL) calls the election process followed by the FFAW-Unifor to select a new secretary-treasurer a democratic farce, with thousands of members blocked from taking part in the vote. “The FFAW election is an attack on democracy in terms of a free, open, and transparent election given the absolute corruption of what should be the union’s prized democratic process,” says Merv Wiseman, a member of SEA-NL’s executive board with extensive experience in organizational governance. “The broader public should be concerned anytime we see democratic rights and freedoms usurped,” he added. >click to continue reading< 11:11

Bycatch stirs debate at fisheries roundtable

Hosted at Kenai Peninsula College by the Kenai River Sportfishing Association, the three-hour event brought together a who’s-who lineup of fisheries and policy experts from Alaska. That lineup included Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Doug Vincent-Lang, who said Bering Sea trawling is not responsible for Alaska’s declining chinook salmon runs. The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act defines bycatch as fish harvested in a fishery that are not sold or kept for personal use. The phrase is sometimes used generally to refer to the capture of fish that are not being targeted by a specific fishery that are discarded. >click to read< 09:59

Saturday service to remember those lost at sea

The annual Fishermen’s Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Gloucester Fisherman’s Memorial on Stacey Boulevard. Joe Parisi, a member of the Fishermen’s Memorial Service committee who will serve as the master of ceremonies, said the keynote speaker this year will be Peter Sinagra, the son of Capt. Carlo Sinagra, owner of the fishing vessel F/V Alligator, which was lost at sea in the fall of 1978. On Thursday, Sept. 28, 1978, Canadian and U.S. Coast Guard planes searched from Gloucester to Nova Scotia for the 52-foot Gloucester fishing vessel after the Alligator and its crew of three were reported overdue and failed to return as scheduled from what was to be a two-day trip to Seal Island, Nova Scotia. >click to read< 07:50