Tag Archives: Newfoundland’s Placentia Bay

Calls for rule changes after fishermen deaths

Residents and local officials are calling for changes to federal fishing rules after the deaths of three crab fishermen in Newfoundland’s Placentia Bay. Calvin Peach, the provincial government member for the region, said Thursday federal restrictions meant the fishermen wound up in a seven-metre, open speedboat for a second crab quota rather than the longliner they had nearby. Peach said Kenneth Hickey, 48, had caught his wife’s quota Monday using her 13-metre longliner but under the rules had to use a different vessel Tuesday to get his own quota. Read the rest here 11:47

2nd body recovered, 3rd fisherman still missing in Newfoundland’s Placentia Bay

Three fishermen were reported overdue Tuesday evening, according to a person involved in the search. The body of one of the men was located early Wednesday morning, while the second body was recovered hours later. A family member of one of the men told CBC News they were fishing for crab. The men left Southern Harbour on Sunday on a longliner, which they anchored at Davis Cove. Around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, the three went by speedboat to check fishing pots and were expected back mid-afternoon. Read the rest here 11:45