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Report released about Shea Heights fishermen’s tragedy

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) released its report Monday about the sinking of the 22-foot open boat Pop’s Pride and the loss of four Shea Heights fishermen in September 2016. The findings have confirmed what many in the tight-knit St. John’s community have believed since the accident — the fishermen went out that morning in questionable weather conditions; the way the cod stewardship fishery was set up caused fishermen to take risks in order to land their weekly quotas; and small fishing vessels do not have sufficient communication and safety equipment onboard. The four Shea Heights fishermen, including three generations of the Walsh family — Eugene, Keith and Keith Jr. — and close friend Billy Humby, were lost after their boat overturned off the coast of Cape Spear. click here to read the story 20:16

Report on FY2012 performanc​e of the NE groundfish fleet released

nmfs_logoNOAA Fisheries NMFS today released the third annual report on the economic performance of the vessels active in the Northeast groundfish fishery in fishing year 2012. Although landing and revenue figures for these vessels have been public since September, this report provides additional analysis. For a copy of report click  1.usa.gov/LL5Cep<http://1.usa.gov/LL5Cep>. 11:38