Daily Archives: October 17, 2019

‘Family man’ fatally struck by car in United States, was dedicated to helping hundreds of fishermen around the island

Michael (Mike) Craine died six days after his 68th birthday while on holiday with his wife Lynn in Williamsburg, Virginia. Both he and his wife were crossing the road when he was hit on Tuesday last week (October 8). Mrs. Craine, ’Since he’s been retired we’ve been travelling together and have been all around the world, including Australia, New Zealand and Newfoundland.’,,, Over the years he had written articles for and supplied photos to Commercial Fishing Magazine, Fishing News and until his death he was a monthly contributor to magazine The Skipper – based in Ireland – where he reported on fishing activity around the island. >click to read< 23:16

Drowned Fisherman’s Mom: ‘I Want To Know What Happened To My Son’

Services have been set for the young commercial fisherman who died Monday off the coast of Montauk. Justin Charles Zinno, 26, of Narragansett, Rhode Island, passed away unexpectedly on, October 14, his obituary said. Born in South Kingstown, he was the loving son of Karen Darke and Charles Zinno and his wife Emmeline (Westcott) Zinno. Justin was a hardworking commercial fisherman working beside his father and brother his whole life, his family said. Please >click here for services details, and the rest of the story< In lieu of flowers donations in Justin’s name may be made to the Pt. Judith Fisherman’s Scholarship Fund, PO Box 386, Narragansett, RI, 02882.

Louisiana’s Seafood Future Releases 2019 Findings Report on Fishing Industry and Coastal Change

The resulting outreach effort, Louisiana’s Seafood Future (LSF), sought to highlight innovative strategies created by seafood industry members as they confront a changing coast. LSF’s 2019 report distills ideas from crabbers, shrimpers, finfishermen, oyster fishermen, dock workers and processors—people at the heart of Louisiana’s seafood economy and culture. Overall, people who provided ideas to LSF said they wanted to stay in the seafood industry, even as they worried about future trends and wanted more information about what to expect. >click to read< 18:01

An opinion letter from Barnacle Bill: New Bedford Number One Fishing Port In America…..Oh How Far You Have Fallen

It is no secret that New Bedford is not the fishing port it once was. If it retains it’s title as the number one fishing port in 2019 then that just goes to show how bad things have gotten in the fishing industry as a whole. There is one thing that is certain the amount of money that is actually going to the people who catch the fish is at an all time low. Between quota lease and falling crew shares due to increased costs in the difficult environment the workers are getting less and the boat owners and fish lords are getting more. >click to read<  16:45

Congressman Elijah Cummings Has Died at 68

Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a longtime advocate for civil rights and a leader in the Democratic caucus who led multiple investigations into President Trump as chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, has died. Mr. Cummings died early Thursday at Gilchrist Hospice Care, a Johns Hopkins affiliate, due to complications from longstanding health challenges, according to a statement from his office. He was 68. Word of Mr. Cummings’s death drew condolences from Democratic and Republican lawmakers Thursday morning. >click to read<  14:35

Already the most dangerous profession, drug and alcohol use an increasing problem on fishing boats

One of Canada’s largest and most lucrative fisheries appears to be facing a growing drug problem, with sources saying drugs ranging from cannabis to cocaine have become increasingly commonplace on fishing boats off Nova Scotia’s southwest coast.,,, “Drugs and alcohol are a big issue,” said Stewart Franck, former head of the Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia. “It adds another dimension to the level of risk.” >click to read< 12:09

Fishing industry welcomes move, Emera forced to bury a third of Maritime Link’s submarine cable

Halifax-based energy conglomerate Emera buried 59 kilometres of electrical cables beneath the ocean floor between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland this past summer to protect the Maritime Link from “substantially increased” bottom fishing the company did not see coming. Completed in 2017, the $1.5-billion Maritime Link was built to carry electricity generated from the Muskrat Falls hydro project in Labrador into Nova Scotia and on to New England. The company is responding to an unforeseen explosion in the population of redfish in the Gulf of St. Lawrence,,, >click to read< 10:48

North Carolina: Proposal to regulate coastal fishing draws strong differences of opinion

A proposed coastal fishing regulation designed to protect species is drawing sharp differences of opinion from some of those affected. Some think the measure is necessary to prevent continued loss of important fish species. Others think the measure won’t work as intended and could prove catastrophic for coastal fishing industries. >click to read< 09:43

Whale Deaths and Ship Strikes: The casualty of a global problem

A humpback whale was recently spotted in the River Thames near London. This unusual sighting sparked national media interest, similar to “Benny” the beluga who also called the river home for several weeks last year. However, while Benny eventually left the Thames and headed home to the Arctic, the humpback whale was not so lucky. Ironically, despite the human-interest factor, the whale died as a result of human impact. In doing so, it had the dubious honor of being the first humpback whale known to have died in UK waters from being hit by a vessel. >click to read< 08:41