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The F/V Akutan’s sad, failed season in Bristol Bay

Fiasco. Disaster. Nightmare. These are words used by those involved with the floating processor Akutan to describe a fishing season gone terribly wrong. The Akutan, owned by Klawock Oceanside, Inc., was supposed to custom process up to 100,000 pounds of Bristol Bay salmon a day for a small fleet of fishermen under the banner Bristol Bay Seafoods, LLC. After July 25, it was bound for the Kuskokwim to give local fishermen their only salmon market.,,, “We’re in peril,” Captain Steve Lecklitner said Saturday. “We know we cannot stay in this river. It’s breaking down our systems. The owners have basically abandoned the vessel. The mortgage holders and the lenders have not established contact. I’m trying to get parts for our generator, and as soon as that’s done, it’s our intention to move the vessel to Dutch Harbor.” click here to read the story 08:16

Billionaire crony corporatist schemes – Financing “green” companies and enviro groups, getting richer off taxpayers and consumers

wind farmShady cash from Vladimir Putin’s Russian energy oligarchs and other rich donors is being laundered through Bermuda-based lawyers and middlemen to “green” pressure groups, lobbyists and spinmeisters – to promote “green energy” schemes that bring billions of dollars from government agencies (and thus from us taxpayers and consumers) to a cabal of billionaires and crony companies. At the epicenter are hedge fund millionaire Nathaniel Simons, his wife Laura and their secretive Sea Change Foundation. “Investors” become even wealthier, as billions of dollars are transferred annually to environmentalists, scientists, politicians, bureaucrats and crony-corporatists in Renewable Energy & Climate Crisis, Inc. The alleged “urgency” of replacing fossil fuels with “eco-friendly renewable energy” (to prevent catastrophic manmade climate change) drives and excuses operations that define or barely skirt “corrupt practices.” The arrangements are too convoluted to explain in one article. Even the US Senate’s “Billionaires’ Club” report, Environmental Policy Alliance’s “From Russia with Love” study, and articles by investigative journalists like Ron Arnold and Lachlan Markay (here, here and here) barely scratch the surface. Washington is out of control. The IRS targeting conservative groups, Clinton Foundation and national security scandals, FBI pseudo-investigations and whitewashing, bureaucrats imposing $1.9 trillion in economy-crushing regulations that ruin families and communities – with virtually no perpetrators ever held accountable. Read the essay here 16:12

Center for Food Safety lawsuit challenge’s NOAA’s push for aquaculture in offshore U.S. waters

Center for Food Safety has filed a new lawsuit challenging the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) new federal regulations permitting, for the first time, industrial aquaculture offshore in U.S. federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico. The plaintiff coalition CFS is representing in the case make up a broad array of significant interests in the Gulf of Mexico, including commercial, economic, recreational, and conservation groups. Read the rest here 09:09

Little Compton fisherman awarded $2.6 million for arm injury

A Superior Court jury awarded a Little Compton fisherman and his wife about $2.6 million with interest after the fisherman lost his right forearm when it got caught in a winch in April 2013. The Newport County jury awarded $1.88 million plus $554,600 interest to and $200,000, plus $59,000, to his wife, Debra L. Lambert, following a two-week trial earlier this month before Judge Walter Stone, court records show. The Lamberts sued N. Parascandolo & Sons, Inc., and H.N. Wilcox Fishing Inc. in March 2014, alleging that they failed to safely,,, Read the rest here 16:38

Maine Certified Sustainable Lobster Association, Inc., enters Gulf of Maine lobster fishery for MSC Certification

This assessment is in parallel with a separate assessment of the fishery that led to MSC certification in 2013. The founding members of the client group are Cozy Harbor Seafood, Inc., Craig’s All Natural, LLC, East Coast Seafood, Inc., Garbo Lobster Co., Inc., Inland Seafood, Inc., Mazzetta Company, LLC, and Orion Seafood International, Inc.  Read the rest here 13:50

Judge agrees to short extension in Steller sea lion case

A federal district court judge agreed to allow extra time in the lawsuit over the National Marine Fisheries Service environmental impact statement about Steller sea lion protections in the Aleutian Islands. Read [email protected]  11:48

Walton Family Foundation Dumped $91.4 Million Into Greenwashing in 2012: Walmarting the Rivers and Oceans

smiley fishermanWalmart has been in the headlines in recent weeks after the retailer announced plans to keep its stores open this Thanksgiving, forcing Walmart employees to cancel many of their holiday plans. Walmart, the country’s largest retailer and employer, makes more than $17 billion in profits annually, so it has a lot of money to dump into “environmental” groups that serve its agenda of privatization of the public trust. The wealth of the Walton family totals over $144.7 billion – equal to that of 42% of Americans. must read [email protected]  17:22

Douglas Island Pink and Chum, Inc. which operates the Juneau Macaulay Hatchery funds new endowment for student research

The endowment is in memory of hatchery founder Ladd Macaulay. [email protected]

Settlement reached over alleged flaws in Fairbanks fish hatchery

FAIRBANKS — The state has reached a settlement with the designer of the Fairbanks Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery for alleged flaws in the building’s design. continued @ Fairbanks Daily News

Eastern Shipbuilding to build 194 ft fishing vessel for O’Hara Corporation of Rockland, ME

OHara-press-release-700APRIL 5, 2013 — Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., Panama City, FL, has signed a contract with O’Hara Corporation of Rockland, ME, covering construction and delivery of a 194 ft (59.13 m) freezer stern trawler fishing vessel built to a Skipsteknisk, AS, Aalesund, Norway, ST 115 design with a highly efficient hull shape that reduces hull resistance and increases fuel efficiency. It will be built to DNV class +1A1, Stern Trawler, E0 Notation for hull and DNV ICE 1B. Read [email protected]

The Fishing for Energy Partnership Awards Grant Funding to Reduce the Impacts of Derelict Fishing Gear and Marine Debris

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire – Mar 21, 2013) –  Fishing for Energy, the public-private partnership aimed at reducing the adverse effects of derelict fishing gear (gear that is lost in the marine environment) and marine debris, today awarded four grants through the Fishing for Energy Fund. continue