Daily Archives: January 18, 2021

Offshore wind project raises questions for lobstermen

A Gulf of Maine offshore wind power initiative Maine Governor Janet Mills rolled out late last year has raised concern in the lobster fishing community,,, Mills has said the Governor’s Energy Office should “work closely with Maine’s commercial fishing industry,,, The Maine Lobstermen’s Association agrees collaboration is necessary. Maine is also taking part in a federally led task force on offshore wind with New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Named the Gulf of Maine Intergovernmental Regional, >click to read< 19:45

This Fishing Life: TV cameras return to Cornwall, Tonight, as the lockdown begins to bite

The beauty of Cornwall and the fishing tales of generations of fishermen are captured in a brand new six-part BBC/OU co-produced series this month. Cornwall: This Fishing Life is back for a new series where the past 12 months have seen the impact of two hugely challenging issues for this far flung  county: Brexit and Covid-19. >click to read< Tonight is the launch of the second series,, As the episode unfolds, restrictions are beginning to ease, and not a moment too soon for the town’s fishermen, most of whom have been tied up for months >click to read< 15:25

Government urged to set up areas off-limits to offshore wind farms

The suggestion was made against the backdrop that a foreign company is reportedly planning a possible offshore wind farm project in waters off northeastern Taiwan. The EnerVest Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of the German InfraVest Group, is said to be attempting to set up a wind farm around the islets of Pengjia, Huaping and Mianhua. The proposal, however, has received objections from local fishermen and governments for fear that doing so could fishermen and governments as the area has long been a traditional fishing ground. >click to read< 12:24

As Commerce Secretary, Raimondo to play key role in offshore wind.

In the selection of Gina Raimondo as the next U.S. Secretary of Commerce, the offshore wind industry would get a champion in Washington. What influence she could bring to bear for the emerging energy sector remains to be seen, but if confirmed to her new position in the Biden cabinet, Raimondo would oversee federal fisheries regulators who have raised some of the concerns about potential negative impacts of erecting what could be many hundreds of wind turbines in the ocean waters off southern New England. >click to read<09:45

F/V Chief William Saulis: Delaps Cove fisherman calls for raising the scallop dragger

“There’s a huge desire here amongst the communities on the bay shore to see the vessel raised, and for a number of reasons,” said Colin Sproul. Sproul, a fifth-generation fisherman, was working out of his family’s boat-building business at the Delaps Cove wharf on Jan. 17 as word started to spread that the missing vessel was located nearby. For just over a month, searchers scouring land, air and the sea scanned the quiet Bay of Fundy fishing communities in and around Annapolis County’s Delaps Cove.,, >click to read< 08:20

Crab Boat Sinks – Coast Guard Rescues Distressed Fishermen

A spokesperson for the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed this evening. that members of the agency “rescued three fisherman” this afternoon near Patricks Point State Park north of Trinidad but said he wasn’t able to provide more information until he had gathered more facts. photos, >click to read<– A crew of commercial crabbing fishermen were rescued by U.S. Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay today after their boat experienced engine failure in turbulent water off the coast of Agate Beach. video, >click to read< 06:58