Daily Archives: November 9, 2018

A single Snow crab fetches record $24,000 at Japan auction

TOTTORI – A single snow crab fetched a record ¥2 million (S$24,188) in the season’s first auction to be held at a port in Tottori Prefecture, on Wednesday. Snow crabs are a prized winter treat in Japan. The previous record for the prefecture was ¥1.3 million, set in 2016, according to the Tottori fisheries department. An official of the prefectural government said the bid for the premium snow crab must be the highest ever in the country. >click to read<21:10

Clock ticking on Bay of Fundy tidal turbine removal

Meanwhile fishermen who work along the Minas Passage want the turbine out of the water. – OpenHydro Technologies Canada Ltd. has a month to find someone who wants to pay to lift a broken 1,300-tonne turbine out of the Minas Passage. Once the stay of proceedings granted Wednesday by Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Michael Wood expires in December, OpenHydro’s creditors can swoop in. They won’t find much – according to court filings the company only has two major assets. >click to read<16:42

North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for November 2, 2018

>Click here to read the Weekly Update<, to read all the updates >click here<, for older updates listed as NCFA >click here<15:10

Fishermen ask for more time to study wind impact

Fishermen, fish processors and others warned on Thursday that fishing grounds will be lost with the construction of Vineyard Wind,,, “We have this huge area we’re going to develop, and obviously we’ve got a pretty close timeline,” said Ed Barrett, a commercial fisherman from the South Shore. “How are you ever going to even come close to figuring out an impact? … I have zero faith in that.” >click to read<13:32

Make Sealing Great Again. Canada’s seal industry is more than fur

Sunny San Francisco banning fur is unfortunate. It’s a decision based on emotion over logic. But Canadians, especially Newfoundlanders, don’t have the luxury of banning warmth, fisheries and jobs. I am a proud member of Canada’s seal industry, and I ask for your objectivity before passing judgment. I don’t blame you for thinking the way you do. It’s fashionable to support emotion over logic. >click to read<09:19

WorkSafeBC launches campaign to address fishing-industry safety

“Drowning is the leading cause of death among B.C. fishermen…WorkSafeBC is raising awareness about the importance of wearing life-saving personal flotation devices (PFDs) in the fishing industry,” said a WorkSafeBC press release. The organization’s statistics show that there were 26 work-related deaths in the commercial fishing industry between 2007 and 2017 in B.C., and among those, 16 were drownings. To raise awareness, a new video, Turning the Tide: PFDs in the Fishing Industry, was published by WorkSafeBC, which recounts two stories about commercial fishing workers who lost their lives at sea, and a story about a guide who nearly drowned. Video, >click to read<08:39

Port Graham man fakes death, runs up $384K rescue tab with Coast Guard

U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Gleason sentenced 35-year-old Ryan Riley Meganack, aka: “Unga” to serve two-and-a-half years in prison with 15 months to be served consecutively to state sentence. He pleaded guilty to false distress and felon in possession of a firearm, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney for Alaska Bryan Schroder’s office. The long-time commercial fisherman and boat captain was scheduled to plead guilty to sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman in December 2016, the release said. Video >click to read<06:43