Daily Archives: September 10, 2022

Despite Crisis, Argentinian Yard Delivers Three Artisanal Boats

Astillero Vanoli Aloncar, a shipyard based in the Argentinian port of Necochea that resumed operations a couple of years ago after a long period of inactivity, is about to launch three new boats, despite the country’s economic challenges. The three new boats have a 9.90-metre length, which is the maximum length for artisanal boats in Rawson. Don Matute and Nuestra Señora de Itatí 2 have exactly the same design. Natanael has a few differences in the arrangement of the wheelhouse and has an open bow section. Photos, >click to read< 18:37

Atlantic Canada snow crab sales slowed to a crawl in 2022 according to latest export data

In 2021 crab fishing crews landed just over 39,000 metric tonnes. With an average price of $7.36 per pound the landed value that season was $623 million. There were expectations that N.L. harvesters might land a billion dollars’ worth of crab in 2022, thanks to record high prices of $7.60 at the start of the season, and DFO’s decision to increase the overall quota by 32 percent. However, global financial uncertainty precipitated by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the end of virus economic stimulus packages in the United States and rising interest rates, lead to consumers scratching high priced seafood from their grocery lists. Just over a month into the season snow crab prices plummeted. >click to read< 12:37

Well known Maine lobsterman Jason Joyce was featured on the Rob Schmitt Show.

Rob Schmitt Tonight locks in all the late-breaking stories that matter to you and delivers the up-to-the-minute news you need to hear before turning in. Last night’s program featured well known Maine lobsterman Jason Joyce who brought up many issues from the Seawatch “Red List”, to offshore wind farms and the North Atlantic Right Whale situation. Thank you Jason and thank you Rob Schmitt. >click to watch the video<, and key to around 43:30 to watch the interview. 11:46

Lawmakers issue strong rebuke after con group adds lobster to ‘red list’

Seafood Watch, a conservation organization based at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, this week put North Atlantic lobster on its “red list” of seafood to avoid, as a hope to protect endangered species like the North Atlantic right whale. Since the announcement, lawmakers from both states, Maine and Massachusetts, have issued a strong rebuke against the conservation organization, coming to the defense of an industry they say is unfairly being targeted. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine., held a press conference with Maine’s Governor Janet Mills and joined a statement cosigned by Maine’s entire congressional delegation, calling the “red list” designation “reckless” and “irresponsible.” “Massachusetts Lobstermen know this issue, care about this issue, and have remained committed to doing their part despite regulations that entail major sacrifices by the industry,” Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass. Video, >click to read< 09:50

Moderate livelihood treaty right at centre of fishery trial in Nova Scotia

A trial involving three Mi’kmaw fishermen who say they were exercising their treaty right to fish for a living when they were charged with fishery offences is currently underway in Digby, N.S. James Nevin, 38, Logan Pierro-Howe, 24, and Leon Knockwood, 27, from the Sipekne’katik First Nation are each charged with four counts of violating the Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licenses Regulations and the Atlantic Fishery Regulations under the Fisheries Act. They’re accused of fishing and catching lobster without authorization as well as possessing lobster traps that either had unauthorized tags or no tags on them. >click to read< 08:10