Daily Archives: March 16, 2018

North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for March 16, 2018

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The Dying Art of Fishing for Shrimp on Horseback

Dominique Vandendriessche has shrimp fishing in his blood. Now in his twenties, Vandendriessche lives and works on the Belgian coast, in the small town of Oostduinkerke, where he is one of the last fishermen alive who catches shrimp from the back of a horse. As a little boy, he says, he accompanied his parents to the shore and watched as his father, Johan, made his way into the waves on the back of a towering Belgian draft horse. Now, Vandendriessche is carrying on the family profession, accompanied by his horse, Jim. >click to read<20:36

EDF tells NOAA Get multiple buyers for Carlos Rafaels assets, more monitoring

Jim Kendall chuckled as he attempted to grasp the words to describe a letter crafted by Environmental Defense Fund, which it sent to NOAA.,,, The letter pitches two strategies to NOAA in handling the permits and punishment linked to Rafael,,, EDF suggests that NOAA should require multiple buyers of Rafael’s assets and require monitoring of his vessels while also establishing funding for the monitoring. >click to read< 18:41

Aging coast guard ships stuck in refits put crucial Georges Bank fisheries survey at risk

Once again, Canada’s fleet of coast guard vessels is showing its age. A federal fisheries science survey on Georges Bank is delayed this winter because the Canadian Coast Guard vessel normally tasked with the job is out of commission on an extended refit, CBC News has learned. And a second coast guard ship expected to take over the job is also unavailable because it, too, is undergoing a refit that had to be extended. The five-week Department of Fisheries and Oceans survey off southern Nova Scotia usually starts mid-February aboard the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Alfred Needler, but the 36-year-old vessel is high and dry these days in a St. John’s shipyard. >click to read< 09:40

Derelict dragger makes waves in town

The rusty 42-foot dragger, Artemis, arrived in the harbor in July and even nor’easter Riley couldn’t quite get rid of it. The Artemis, a red-hulled, defunct fishing vessel, broke free from a town mooring near MacMillan Pier at about 9 a.m. on Friday, March 2, at the start of the storm. Hurricane force winds and thrashing waves pushed the dragger westward until it lodged itself onto the rocks of the West End Breakwater. The boat, owned by John Christiansen of Yarmouth, had not been actively used for commercial fishing recently, and was stripped of all gear and fuel. (she’s still there!) >click to read< 09:00