Daily Archives: December 15, 2019

The little known United States and Canadian border war

For the past 116 years, a disputed passageway off the Alaskan coast has spurred a war between the two neighbouring countries. Though the US and Canada have the longest undefended border in the world, Dixon Entrance is one of four long-running border disputes between the friendly neighbours. The roots of the quarrel date back to the 18th Century; a time when the colonising stakeholders in the Alaskan Panhandle region (the narrow strip of mountains, fjords and channel islands bordering modern British Columbia) were England and Russia, followed by the US. >click to read< 17:37

Dungeness crab fleet readies for opener as weather hampers season start for some

A monthlong delay in the opening of the Dungeness season will conclude this weekend, allowing the commercial fleet to get out on the water and start pulling in traps on Sunday.,,, many small-boat captains in the North Bay plan to wait even longer for ocean conditions to calm, so it’s safer to deploy their heavy fishing equipment. “It’s day by day,” veteran Bodega Bay fisherman Tony Anello said. 17 Photos, >click to read< 15:20

North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for December 13, 2019

Legislative updates, Bill updates, Calendar, >Click here to read the Weekly Update<, to read all the updates >click here<, for older updates listed as NCFA, >click to read< 14:43

Leaving the CFP ‘more urgent’ than ever

Leaving the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is ‘more urgent now than ever’, according to an isles fishing representative. Simon Collins, head of Shetland Fishermen’s Association (SFA), has reacted strongly to the news that there will be a 50% cut in North Sea cod quotas next year. The agreement between Norway and the EU follows three rounds of fisheries talks in Brussels,,, >click to read< 13:09

Enjoying seafood is a Pensacola tradition, but how did it begin?

Since harvesting creatures with fins and shells has long been with us it may make a bit of sense to periodically look at some highlights, ventures that seemingly evade the printed pages. One such story made local news print in the 1840s. It was in that decade that a number of venturesome fishermen out of New England believed that they had overcome one of their seasonal problems. Wintertime angling in the stormy Atlantic was hazardous, and often bitter cold, thus a few crews began to experiment, trading information they’d received about how plentiful snapper and grouper were in the Gulf. >click to read<  11:47

We posted marine monument article that wasn’t exactly true, and we need to set the record straight.

Its not that the article wasn’t exactly true, but the date on the article wasn’t exactly correct, It was an AP dated 12/14/2019! When someone in a discussion thread brought up she thought it was fake, we decided to re-read the article, just to be sure, and this morning the link, nor the site we found it at are not online. It was troubling, because we strive to deliver accurate information. >click to read< 09:22

10-year-old raises over KSh 339k for charity that helped find his lost fisherman dad

When his father went missing overboard from a fishing boat in April 2016, Keiran was hopeful the coast guards and a team of volunteers would find him. However, the 10-year-old’s hopes were dashed after hours turned into days, weeks and eventually months before his father Craig Reid’s body was found. He then decided to raise thousands of pounds for the charity that had teamed up with the coast guards to look for Reid >click to read< 07:18

Video: Coast Guard medevacs injured Canadian fisherman 50 miles off Washington coast

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound in Seattle received the medevac request from the captain of the 110-foot fishing vessel Ocean Pearl at about 1 p.m. The watchstanders then directed the launch of the aircrew. The aircrew arrived on scene at 2:14 p.m. and conducted the hoist. The aircrew transferred patient care to EMS at 3:23 p.m. >click to read< 06:54