Daily Archives: February 20, 2013

Capsized boat still afloat. Talk of a father and fishermen hiring a dive team to investigate and retrieve – video

fishing vessel miss allyFather wants search for missing N.S. fishermen to resume

 The father of one of the fishermen believed to have perished after their boat overturned off the coast of Nova Scotia in a storm is asking rescue teams not to give up their search for the five missing men. 6:47 PM ET Watch video

Community of missing N.S. fishermen ‘broken’ – ‘It’s been really tough’

Residents of a southwestern Nova Scotia community where five young fishermen were lost at sea are “broken” as they deal with the news that the search has been called off, said a Baptist pastor.Please Come Home

“I was with one of the family members last evening when that news came and of course, they’re broken and in very much pain,” said Phil Williams, pastor of the Calvary United Baptist Church in Lower Woods Harbour.

“As one old fisherman told me yesterday — who has been through times like these himself — he said with tears running down his cheeks, ‘We will get through this.'” Sadly, read more

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near St. Paul, Alaska

uscg logoANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed to St. Paul Island medevaced a fisherman with circulatory complications from a fishing vessel 60 miles southwest of the island Tuesday. Read more

How much worm digging is too much worm digging for a clam flat?

Proposed state legislation would close some clam flats to worm diggers when clam digging is suspended for conservation reasons. Video here

Tribes, cable groups protest plan for tidal-power project

The tribes are concerned the turbines will interfere with fishing; cable interests say lines in the area could be damaged. The first draft of the study concluded the turbines would not interfere with tribal fishing in part because “the size of the project would be very small relative to the fishing area. There is no current use of the project site as a commercial salmon fishery.” Read more

California fishermen in 2012 caught most Chinook salmon since 2005

The 2012 king salmon commercial fishing season was the best in California in nearly a decade, according to a new report that also offers hope for good trolling in 2013. Read more

BP agreement could cut oil spill fines

bp projectsafeBP has won an agreement from the Justice Department that there will be no penalties on the barrels of crude oil the company was able to recapture during the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill, effectively cutting the company’s potential Clean Water Act fines by as much as $900 million, or even up to $3.5 billion. Read more

EPA official quits amid e-mail scrutiny

A senior Environmental Protection Agency official overseeing states in the West and Great Plains resigned Friday, amid intense congressional scrutiny over how EPA appointees have used personal e-mail addresses to conduct official business. Former EPA administrator Lisa P. Jackson had come under scrutiny for sending e-mails under the alias Richard Windsor, an account she named after her family dog. Now members of Congress are probing why acting EPA administrator Bob Perciasepe sent an e-mail to agency colleagues regarding hydraulic fracking from a personal account. Read more

Japan-based bank to back Cape Wind

Cape Wind is poised to take another step in securing the financial underpinnings for its proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm. The company will tap the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ as the lead bank in securing debt for the project, Cape Wind President Jim Gordon said at a renewable power finance conference last week in New York.   Read more

Senator Warren hears the fears of a community poised to lose it all, the fishing community

An airing of grievances and an airing of fears rained down on U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren Tuesday in her first meeting with the fishing community since she took office last month. The grievances were those of business people, descendants of the nation’s earliest industry, who in one form of another had made their way harvesting the sea, but now find themselves trapped by government edicts and policy said to be posing as biology, according to Vito Giacalone, the local port’s best known and connected leader. Read more