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Fundraising appeal launched to support family of fisherman who died at sea

Joseph Lacaste, 45, was out with the trawler Copious when he fell overboard in the early hours of yesterday (Thursday). Despite rescue attempts from the coastguard and RNLI, he was later confirmed to have died. His friend Robie Johnson set up a fundraiser for the family, She said his family were struggling financially and needed help paying their mortgage.  >click to read<, and >click here<, Help Josephs Family Fundraiser, and please donate if you can. 07:36

 Man dies after falling overboard from fishing boat – A fisherman has died after going overboard from local whitefish trawler Copious 30 miles south east of Sumburgh in the early hours of the morning on Thursday. >click to read<

Son of overboard fisherman John McTaggart vows to keep working at sea to ‘make him proud’

Last night his wife Catherine, 39, and four children Caitlin, 21, Chelsea, 18, Craig, 16, and Carly, 10, paid tribute to the fisherman of 28 years. They said he had just become a grandfather for the first time with the birth of little Kayson in May. Young Craig, who recently celebrated his 16th birthday out at sea with his dad, had only started working in the fishing industry alongside his father in the past few months. But despite the tragedy which has “devastated” his family, the teenager said he will do all he can to follow in his father’s footsteps and continue the family trade of working at sea – and he hopes to do so aboard the Acorn. photos, >click to read< 16:47

Scotland: Deep concern over failure to use PFD’s after fishing industry deaths

A safety warning has been issued to the fishing industry about the mandatory wearing of lifejackets (PFD’s) as concerns grow about deaths caused by not wearing them, despite moves to supply them free to Scottish boats. New figures show that six of the 12 fishermen who have died at sea in 2018 and 2019 were not wearing lifejackets,,  The MAIB has said deaths in the water from those not wearing PFD was of “great concern” and said that “embedding behavioural change” could half the fatality rate in the fishing industry. It comes a year after the end of a scheme to supply PFDs to fishermen on Scottish-registered boats, with the intention of increasing the usage of a flotation garment while working on the open deck. Some 3,500 personal flotation devices (PFDs) were supplied,,, >click to read< 08:55

Honoring a legacy: Commemorative tote honors Maine fishermen who died at sea

When Hayley Brown’s father Captain Joe Nickerson died at sea, she said she was in shock. And while the pain of losing her father is still with her, she’s getting creative to honor his legacy and support the causes he was truly passionate about. Nickerson and his crewmate Chris Pinkham were fishing aboard the boat named after Hayley, the Hayley Ann, off the coast of Portland when it capsized in January., Nickerson was the chairman of the Maine Coast Fisherman’s Association (MCFA), so Hayley teamed up with them and Sea Bags to create totes in memory of her father. All proceeds from the sale of the bags will support MCFA in advocating for Maine’s fishing communities and the next generation of fishermen in Maine. On Father’s Day, the MCFA introduced the totes. >Video, click to read< 18:21

Drowned Fisherman’s Mom: ‘I Want To Know What Happened To My Son’

Services have been set for the young commercial fisherman who died Monday off the coast of Montauk. Justin Charles Zinno, 26, of Narragansett, Rhode Island, passed away unexpectedly on, October 14, his obituary said. Born in South Kingstown, he was the loving son of Karen Darke and Charles Zinno and his wife Emmeline (Westcott) Zinno. Justin was a hardworking commercial fisherman working beside his father and brother his whole life, his family said. Please >click here for services details, and the rest of the story< In lieu of flowers donations in Justin’s name may be made to the Pt. Judith Fisherman’s Scholarship Fund, PO Box 386, Narragansett, RI, 02882.

Family, friends, mourn Scituate lobsterman who died at sea

The clink and clatter of lobster traps on the docks at Lucian Rosseau Memorial Landing stopped for a moment Friday morning as local fishermen gathered to mourn the loss of legend. After 47 years on the sea, Frederick Dauphinee died after a heart attack 10 nautical miles off the coast of Cohasset on Thursday. He was 76. As friends and family swapped stories and shared a few beers, they remembered a hard-working lobsterman with a sense of humor and a love of his family, his boat and the sea. click here to read the story 18:28

Sad news today. Father of three identified as Vinalhaven lobsterman who died at sea

jesus-jesus-24739012-800-600Lobsterman Jeremy Philbrook, 36, was the person who died off Vinalhaven. Philbrook was married to Keeley Philbrook and had three daughters ranging in ages from about 16 years old to younger than one, according to a former high school classmate. Philbrook’s boat, Outnumbered, was taken to Carver’s Harbor. Sadly Read more here  12:57