Daily Archives: September 24, 2019

Listuguj Mi’kmaq plan to sell lobster without commercial licence from DFO, Ottawa monitoring situation closely

The Listuguj Mi’kmaq government says Fisheries and Oceans Canada refused to grant the First Nation a commercial licence for the fall lobster fishery in the arm of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, located between New Brunswick and Quebec.,,, members took to the waters Monday without a commercial licence and will be “regulated by the community’s own law and fishing plan,” according to a statement. The Listuguj Mi’kmaq government, which signed a Framework Agreement on Reconciliation and the Fisheries with Ottawa last November, remains committed to negotiating a long-term arrangement, said Chief Darcy Gray. “But we cannot be made to wait indefinitely,,, >click to read<  20:03

Forced sell-off of ‘Codfather’ assets begins

The sale of Carlos Rafael’s 11 scallop boats and their related permits signals the beginning of his forced divestment from U.S. fisheries. The federal government is making the imprisoned Rafael sell his fishing assets as part of a settlement. An attorney for Charles Quinn and his son Michael Quinn tells The Associated Press the duo’s buying seven of the scallop boats and selling one.  >click to read<  17:17

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Mobilizes for Ocean Survey Activities, Announces Kevin Wark as New Liaison to the Fishing Community

Atlantic Shores announces the launch of ocean survey operations today within the Atlantic Shores lease area,,, The Atlantic Shores team held a tour of the 300-foot Geosea vessel to coincide with the launch, showcasing state-of-the-art capabilities aboard the ship.,, Coinciding with the launch of survey operations, Atlantic Shores also announces Kevin Wark as its Fisheries Liaison Officer to help better communicate and collaborate with the recreational and commercial fishing industries as the project progresses.  >click to read<  16:13

Acclaimed cinematographer in critical condition after motorcycle crash

Doug Stanley, a father of three and Emmy-award-winning cinematographer, is in critical condition after he was hit head-on by a drunk driver while riding his motorcycle Sept. 9 in Auburn. Son Jett, who was a passenger on the motorcycle, was knocked unconscious and suffered a hairline fracture in his foot. While Stanley is best known for his work on “Deadliest Catch,” the Auburn resident is also a pillar of the community donating his time to help salmon restoration in the American River and speaking at local events. >click to read<  12:07

Doug Stanley: Father of 3 in Critical Condition>click to donate if you can!<

Fylde coast team nets Canadian success with revolutionary lobster pots

A Fylde coast firm has landed an international deal in its bid to revolutionise the world of lobster fishing. Bob Norburn and Steve Simpkin are re-thinking the traditional wood lobster pots used to catch the crustaceans, making the traps more environmentally friendly and safer for fishermen. And now they have secured a patent for the design and signed a contract with a firm in Canada. >click to read<  11:07

Quebec First Nation challenging commercial lobster fishing limits

An Indigenous band in eastern Quebec is challenging the limits of its commercial fishing licence, saying the federal government should allow its members to sell lobster caught during its fall fishery in the Bay of Chaleur. The Mi’kmaq community of Listuguj, located near Cambellton, N.B., has the right to fish for lobster in the fall, but the catch can’t be sold because it’s supposed to be part of a sustainable food fishery — not a commercial enterprise. >click to read<  10:21

Beer and Boats! Historic fishing smack to deliver Green Jack beer to popular festival

Excelsior – Lowestoft’s historic fishing smack – will head to the popular Harwich Shanty Festival next month with a special delivery. For the iconic 1921 Lowestoft-built vessel has joined forces with the Green Jack Brewery – the multi-award winning traditional real ale brewery based in Lowestoft – to deliver beer as part of a special cargo run. >click to read<  10:02

Appeal begins over seabed mining for ironsands off Taranaki coast

An attempt to restore consent for seabed mining of ironsands off the Taranaki coast, has begun in the Court of Appeal. But the appeal by Trans-Tasman Resources is fiercely opposed by environmental and fishing groups, and local iwi, some of them with their own cross-appeals before the court in a three-day hearing that began on Tuesday. In the High Court in 2018 a judge found the original consent may have adopted a wrong management tool, in an area that legally had to be protected from pollution by regulating or prohibiting the discharge of harmful substances. >click to read<