Daily Archives: April 27, 2019

This! A Cajun protest for genuine Louisiana seafood- WATCH!

Dean Blanchard is a well known shrimper from Grand Isle. He paid a visit to the State Capitol on Wednesday. He wants the House to HB 335. It would mandate that restaurants display signage disclosing whether their crawfish or shrimp came from a country outside the United States. “What we have here is the restaurants are really committing fraud on their customers,” Blanchard said in the Health and Welfare Committee meeting. “Look on the wall, there’s pictures of shrimp boats, pictures of our Cajun culture. I’m required to label everything I put out. The store is required to label everything they sell you. Why isn’t the restaurant required to,,, >Video, Click to watch< 16:06

‘He died trying to provide for us’: Day of Mourning a sombre reminder of workplace safety

For Michelle D’Entremont, there’s a clear defining moment in her life: the day her father died. “It’s weird. I feel like there’s a life before the accident and there’s a life after,” she said. “I feel like a completely different person.” D’Entremont’s father Lewis was killed nearly 15 years ago when he fell off a boat while fishing for herring off Pubnico, N.S., where the family lived. At the time, D’Entremont was a university student in Halifax. While she knew a fisherman’s life was difficult, she never imagined her “strong and powerful” father was ever at risk. >Video’s, click to read<14:13

Malpeque Harbour channel plugged; fishermen remaining tied up as dredge works at site

When P.E.I.’s lobster fleet heads out for setting day on Monday, their fellow captains in Malpeque Harbour might be left watching from the wharf.
An unprecedented amount of sand has moved in over the winter to choke off the narrow channel that gives the small harbour on P.E.I.’s north shore access to the Gulf of St. Lawrence. A dredger is on site and working to get the passage open but, with setting day tentatively set for April 29, fishermen who use the wharf are worried – and frustrated. >click to read<13:24

Working Waterfront – One of last SC commercial fishing hubs could close. Land trust seeks funds to save it.

Larry Mcclellan can look from the porch of his century old farmhouse out across Jeremy Creek where the shrimp boats rock under their hanging nets. Mcclellan captains one of the boats there and his son captains another. The creek, which leads to the rich Bulls Bay shellfish waters, is his livelihood and his life. The hub of it all, where the boats are moored, is the Carolina Seafood dock. That’s how integral Carolina Seafood owner Rutledge Leland’s business is to McClellanville, the modest fishing village north of Charleston. >click to read<12:44

David MacKay – Strait to the source, a fisherman’s view of B.C.’s herring fishery

The herring fishery “war” in B.C., as referred to in a previous publication in the Tyee, began with a petition and has since devolved into a fight that pits conservationists against fishermen. This fight does nothing but create space between these two sides that blocks any opportunity for reasoned dialogue or conversation. Ian Gill’s article last month only serves to bolster this narrative. By painting conservationists as saints and fishermen as villains, you dehumanize the people and communities whose livelihoods, and indeed lives, have been built on responsible stewardship of our coast. >click to read<10:37

Alaska – Study reveals changes in Commercial Fisheries over three decades

Anne Beaudreau is an associate professor of fisheries, at University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences based out of Juneau.
She and other researchers have conducted a study compiling 30 years of commercial fisheries catch and revenue data to find how participation in fisheries in Alaska have decreased, and specialization has increased.,,, “Beaudreau said people are fishing for fewer species and with fewer permit types than they were three decades ago. She also explained the quota program that was implemented in the mid- 90’s. >click to read<09:27