Daily Archives: July 1, 2019


The rain held off for a glorious Fiesta Sunday with family and friends processing through downtown, from Saint Peter’s Square to the Saint Peter’s Club. Viva San Pietro! >click to view dozens of photo’s!<  by Kim Smith 21:52

A ‘volcano’ of oil is flowing in the gulf. This ex-fisherman is trying to contain it.

Timmy Couvillion first saw the oil plume at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico more than two months ago, but the memory still makes his skin crawl. His small marine construction company had been hired by the U.S. Coast Guard for its biggest job in years: containing the longest offshore spill in American history. To prepare for the work, his crew dropped a submersible robot 450 feet below the ocean surface to view the source of the pollution through its cyclops eye. The pictures it sent back were chilling. A hole as wide as a basketball court had opened on the sea floor and thousands of gallons of Louisiana sweet crude gushed through,,, >click to read< 19:50

Today – July 1 – is the last day to comment on the plans to build the Pebble Mine near Bristol Bay. It takes only minutes to do so.

The link below is from Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay and provides a suggested comment: Please take a minute to send the Army Corps the message that we do not want the Pebble Mine. The link below goes directly to the US Army Corps of Engineers: Comments can be made here on the plans for the Pebble Mine. >click to read/comment< 19:25

Like a visit from Santa Claws: Lobster Enthusiast Realizes Dream to Catch One

Over her 93 years — and counting — Bunny Mishkin has eaten countless lobsters. It’s her favorite food. She finally decided it was time to catch one. As part of the “Living the Dream” program at Solstice Senior Independent Living in Groton, where residents get to realize long-held wishes, Mishkin went to sea Saturday in the waters off Stonington aboard the working fishing boat Restless belonging to Eddie and Lisa Emery. With Mishkin’s son and daughter, Mitchell and Bonnie Mishkin, and two young cousins along, the boat set off on a sultry afternoon that turned much more refreshing over open water. >click to read< 17:57

Vote these people out. US Extends Offshore Wind Tax Credit

The Offshore Wind Incentives for New Development Act introduced by Senators Markey (D-MA), Whitehouse (D-RI), and Congressman Jim Langevin (RI-02), as well as the Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act introduced by Senators Carper (D-DE) and Collins (R-ME) would extend the federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) at 30 percent of the project’s total value for six years and eight years respectively. >click to read<  14:55

Coast Guard, others searching for a fisherman in the water in Nushagak Bay, Alaska

The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water in Nushagak Bay, Monday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and C-130 Hercules aircraft crew from Air Station Kodiak are searching for a male crew member from the commercial fishing vessel Pail Rider who went overboard at approximately 3 a.m. The man was not wearing a life jacket, but was wearing orange pants and bib. The crew aboard the Pail Rider fired flares and other vessels arrived on scene to assist with the search. Approximately 10 good Samaritan fishing vessels are on scene assisting with the search. >click to read< 13:18

Workshop aims to get more women to fish

Women make up just a quarter of the fishing licenses that the department sells each year. Around the country, only about 34 percent of people who participate in any kind of fishing are women, according to a report published in 2018 by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation.,,, David said the department holds the workshop about twice a year, though she wished they could do it every weekend.,,, 43 photo’s, >click to read< 12:09

North Carolina House Bill 483 – Tough fishing regulations aim for real change

A bill making its way through the N.C. General Assembly could have anglers in eastern North Carolina remembering 2019 as a year of change, whether they like it or not. House Bill 483, the Let them Spawn act, places strict limits on the catch of six severely overfished species popular among commercial and recreational fishers: southern flounder, spot, Atlantic croaker, striped mullet, southern kingfish (sea mullet) and bluefish. >click to read< 11:14

Cape Pond invests in new ice maker, and into the future of the Gloucester fishing fleet.

Tip No. 1 in the universal handy-dandy fix-it guide is avoid major repairs during the fortnight stretch of St. Peter’s Fiesta and Fourth of July. Especially if it involves a huge crane and your business is in the heart of The Fort neighborhood. Too late.,,, “It’s an insane time of year to do this, but we spent the better part of two months trying to fix the old system,” said Scott Memhard, the veritable face of Cape Pond Ice all these years, who now partners with his son Larry and Rick Kohn in the business. “But we see this as an investment in the future of the Gloucester fishing fleet.” >click to read< 09:15