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More than 15 fishing boats rush to aid P.E.I. lobster fisherman whose boat caught fire 3 km offshore

fishing-boat-fireAbout 15-20 fishing boats rushed to the aid of a fellow lobster fisherman when his boat caught on fire Saturday morning about three kilometres off the northeast coast of P.E.I.  Joey Hennessey had just left North Lake Harbour on his boat The Lady Jenalee when a fire started in the motor and worked its way to the back of the boat, said fellow fisherman Jeff MacNeill, one of the fisherman who came to Hennessey’s aid. “There were probably 15 or 20 different vessels that rushed right to him,” MacNeill said. Additional images, Read the rest here 17:57

Video – P.E.I. lobster fisherman takes GoPro underwater

eric-creedEric Creed has spent much of his life on the Atlantic, but thanks to a new camera he’s captured a glimpse of what lies beneath. The 25-year-old from Montague, P.E.I., got a GoPro camera last summer while working as a lobster fisherman with his dad. He rigged up a cage for the camera from a wire lobster trap, hit record and dropped it about 30 to 40 feet below the boat off the shore of Grahams Pond in eastern P.E.I. “It was pretty amazing to see. My biggest goal was to see a lobster in its natural habitat and that’s what we were able to see,” he said. Various video’s click here  11:30

PEI: Labour shortage cause of lobster quotas, says processor group

863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2You understand the chronic labour shortage our industry is facing. So now that the daily landings have become as large as they are it’s making it difficult to process lobsters throughout the region.” King, who speaks for eight P.E.I. processors, said they could use 400 employees at those plants right now. One plant in particular in the eastern region, is operating at 55 per cent capacity.  Read more here 10:06