Daily Archives: November 10, 2020

Indictment: Fisherman stabbed crewmate in neck, wound patched with Krazy Glue

While on a commercial fishing boat 200 miles offshore, crew member Justin Warren stabbed another fisherman in the neck, causing a wound initially treated onboard with Krazy Glue, according to federal court records.  Warren, 43, of Rockland, Maine, was a crew mate on the Portsmouth-based F/V Angela Michelle when the stabbing is alleged to have occurred and is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon “within the special maritime jurisdiction.” >click to read< 16:08

U.S. Coast Guard rescues seven in two missions off the Georgia coast – Video

The Coast Guard rescued seven people in two separate search and rescue cases Tuesday off the Georgia coast.  In the first rescue, three people were hoisted from a life raft about 60 miles east of Tybee Island,,, In the second rescue, a separate Air Station Savannah Dolphin aircrew hoisted four survivors at 5:18 a.m. after the fishing vessel, Jimmy & Charlie, began taking on water near Egg Island.  >Video, click to read< 15:13

South Australian reforms (catch shares) to put two-thirds of local commercial fishers out of business

A petition to address “loopholes” in the South Australian Government’s Marine Scalefish Fishery reforms has been launched by stakeholders who believe the changes will render the majority of local commercial fishers unviable. With just four days until the Government’s licence buyback scheme finishes, the Marine Fishers Association (MFA) has warned licences are at risk of being bought up by corporate traders,, “Unless loopholes are addressed, over two-thirds of our local commercial fishers will be unable to remain in business and South Australia risks losing its local fishing industry forever,” the MFA said. “This has already happened in other industry species; offshore and interstate investors already control over 65 percent of our rock lobster industry.” >click to read< 13:40

Lobster fishing must remain in season – ‘The federal government has allowed a regulatory system with unconstitutional provisions’

Wayne Easter, the P.E.I. MP who chaired the federal fisheries committee looking at moderate livelihood fisheries 21 years ago, says there are still questions to be resolved, but fishing out of season shouldn’t be one of them. In two decisions in 1999, known as Marshall I and Marshall II, the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed that Indigenous people have historic treaty rights to moderate livelihood fisheries. Easter’s committee was asked to examine the implications and made 28 recommendations. The current federal fisheries committee has begun another review. >click to read< 10:42

The last original Fisherman of Leigh has died at the age of 93

Ken Dolby was born in Leigh in 1927, and fished in his boat Britannia 2, LO199 for the greater part of his life. He was a member of a well-established fishing family of the same name, which has plied their trade in the Thames waters from Leigh for over 300 years. Wendy Noakes, his daughter, explains: “Our first known relative was Samuel Dolby, born in Leigh in 1797, and records show his son, Samuel born in 1821 was also a fisherman.” After that, each generation of Dolbys fished, leading to Ken’s father’s Alfred Moore Dolby, who was born in a cottage behind what was the original Bell Hotel. Ken Dolby was born in 22 Leigh Ville Grove, and started out on the boats with his father when he was 14. >click to read< 10:04

Behind the scenes with Seattle’s crab experts

It’s king crab season in the Bering Sea. That means around 300 people, including many from Fishermen’s Terminal in Seattle, the home port to the North Pacific Fishing Fleet, fly into Dutch Harbor, Alaska, for the harvest. And when king crab season is over, many of these fishermen and women switch to bairdi crab and snow crab. Which means they’ll be busy for four to five months and there will be a lot more crab on the market. As the executive director of Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers, a nonprofit trade association that represents the crab industry, Jamie Goen knows a lot about the work that brings crab from the bottom of the sea to our tables. >click to read< 09:19

Offshore Wind Industry Cheers Biden Win

Trade groups representing the United States’ offshore wind sector are hailing the election of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States as significant to further growing the nation’s offshore wind capacity. Biden’s climate action plan calls for a 100% clean energy economy and net-zero emissions by 2050. This would means a renewed focus on renewable energy, including offshore wind, as the United States is likely to rejoin the Paris Agreement on climate change. Under the Biden Administration, it is expected that offshore wind will experience substantial growth from projects, supply chain development, and job creation, according to The Business Network for Offshore Wind, a non-profit that works to promote the offshore wind supply chain in the U.S. >click to read< 07:51