Daily Archives: August 30, 2022

RCMP divers take over search for teen who fell overboard from fishing boat

RCMP divers have begun looking for Justin Landry, the 15-year-old boy who fell out of a fishing boat off Pointe-Sapin on Monday. On Tuesday afternoon RCMP said Landry is considered a missing person and police are in contact with his family. The RCMP took over the search after the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Halifax said the rescue mission was unsuccessful. On Monday, a Royal Canadian Air Force helicopter, two Canadian Coast Guard boats, four conservation boats and one Transport Canada airplane were used in the search. About 20 fishermen also helped in the search. >click to read< 15:26

Boothville Man Cited For Commercial Fishing Violations in Plaquemines Parish

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited a Boothville man for alleged commercial fishing violations in Plaquemines Parish on Aug. 23. Agents cited Webley L. Bourgeois, 47, for taking commercial fish without a commercial license and taking commercial fish without a gear license.  Bourgeois had his licenses revoked in March of 2021 due to unpaid taxes. In 2022, Bourgeois sold a total of 51,891 pounds of shrimp, and 6,223 pounds of sheepshead all taken without the required commercial fishing license and gear license.  All sales were obtained by trip tickets Bourgeois filed with LDWF. >click to read< 13:27

Golden boasts about going against Biden in ad celebrating him ‘cracking’ the President while breaking lobster shells

A moderate House Democrat fighting to keep his seat in a right-leaning district criticized President Joe Biden in a new midterm election ad released over the weekend. Rep. Jared Golden, who represents Maine’s heavily rural 2nd Congressional District, boasted about taking on the Democrat commander-in-chief’s agenda in a 30-second video. He lists off accomplishments via a voiceover while the lawmaker cracks open and devours lobsters in a nod to his state’s most iconic industry. ‘Last year, I cracked Biden’s aggressive spending agenda,’ Golden boasts while tearing a meaty lobster claw. Video, photos, >click to read< 09:44

Ship strike probably killed whale off California coast

A humpback whale that washed ashore in the San Francisco Bay Area over the weekend probably was killed by a collision with a ship, researchers said. A necropsy determined that the female adult whale had “injuries consistent with a ship strike,” including extensive bruising to the chest area along with a fractured vertebra, and her skull was dislocated from her spinal column, according to a statement from The Marine Mammal Center. Except for those injuries, the whale was in excellent condition, with ample fat and blubber reserves, the center said. >click to read< 08:46

Atlantic Canada makes strides to decarbonize commercial marine vessels

Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, with federal government support, are currently investigating opportunities to electrify certain classes of vessels in an effort to help decarbonize the marine transportation sector. Next spring, the Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association (PEIFA) is planning to launch a pilot project to test different energy-efficient vessel propulsion systems, such as electric, hybrid or alternative fuels, for nine of the PEIFA’s inshore lobster fishing vessels. With combined funding of $3 million provided by both the federal and provincial governments, distributed through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund, the PEIFA is at the preliminary stages of developing the pilot. >click to read< 07:49