Daily Archives: June 16, 2021

Where do you even begin to respond to the answer given this question in Parliament?

This is not, “taking back control”. The level of understanding displayed in this response is telling. Just how seriously is the threat of these hugely powerful and game-changing fishing vessels being taken by the MMO and the Government on behalf of off and inshore UK fishermen?  Question: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs, whether his Department is aware of the fishing method of fly shooting in UK waters, whether his Department has made an assessment of the environmental impacts of fly shooting; and if his Department will make an assessment of the compatibility of fly shooting with the Government’s ambition to protect 30 percent of UK waters by 2030. >click to read< 22;30

Irish Fishing fleet could be ‘slashed’ because of Brexit,

Ireland’s fishing fleet is likely to be slashed because of Brexit, an interim Government report on the impact of Brexit on the fishing industry has concluded. The cuts will, the Government hopes, ensure those left in the industry can survive on a “sustainable” footing. While measures being discussed include a temporary voluntary cessation scheme for fishers, other measures include cutting the number of vessels in the fleet altogether. >click to read< 18:55

Jasmine. The First New Beamer for Belgium in 20 Years

The new beamer’s skipper is Diego Vandierendock who, like the owner and other crew members, comes from Knokke-Heist. After the christening, he took Jasmine to the Bristol Channel to go fish for sole, and after a twelve day-day trip the first catch was trucked back to the Oostende auction on 11th June. Built for owner Dany Vlietinck, whose son Jens sails as engineer, Jasmine Z-483 has been built at the Padmos yard in Stellendam to a new design with relatively high bulwarks to maintain the ship’s line and to maintain crew safety. >photos, click to read< 15:23

‘Deadliest Catch’ Pays Tribute to Late Crew Member Nick McGlashan

Crab fisherman Nick McGlashan died last December of a drug overdose at just 33 years old. McGlashan had been a regular part of the Discovery Channel reality series since joining in 2013 and news of his passing sent shockwaves throughout the crew. Cameras captured the moment when McGlashan’s crewmates learned of the tragic news.,, After digesting the news, Wichrowski organized a special tribute to his late friend on the water, with every boat from the show in attendance, as well as McGlashan’s family. >video, click to read< 13:15

Herring Fishermen lose challenge to rule requiring at-sea monitors

A federal judge in Washington D.C. on Tuesday denied the bid of New Jersey-based herring fishermen who sued the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) last year to block a new regulation that will require them to pay for third-party “at-sea monitors” who will survey by-catch. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled that the agency had not acted in violation of the MSA,,, About half-a-dozen small fishing vessel operators, including the Loper Bright Enterprise, brought the lawsuit last year. >click to read< 11:57

Athearn Marine Agency Boat of the Week: 65′ Gladding Hearn Offshore Lobster Boat, 385HP Cummins, Fed Lobster Permit-Area 3

To review specifications, information, and 37 photos>click here< , To see all the boats in this series >click here<11:21

The smart New Jersey residents fighting the state’s irresponsible wind farm plan

Tricia Conte, the founder of Save Our Shoreline, is dead set against the wind farm. “I was initially concerned about the view,” she said. “And then the more research I did I realized there were greater issues than the view.” She said, “In other areas where there has been green energy installed, California, Germany and Denmark, there was significant increases in the cost of electricity.” Doug O’Malley, director of Environment New Jersey, said initially there will be a cost increase but “we have to take the long view on offshore wind, and it’s a huge opportunity for our state’s economy and it’s the only way we’re going to be able to fight climate change.” >click to read< 09:40

Fisheries and Oceans Canada held Lobster Science Partnership Roundtable

On June 15, Fisheries and Oceans Canada held a Lobster Science Partnership Roundtable to discuss important lobster science questions and research priorities. Thank you to the more than 40 participants, including Indigenous partners, commercial fishing representatives, other key researchers and Fisheries and Oceans Canada scientists, for their invaluable contribution to the conversation on the work that needs to be done to chart a common course for lobster science. For further information, >click to read< 08:53

Fighting Cancer, Belgium’s newest fishing boat donates first catch to charity

Belgium’s newest addition to the fishing fleet, the Z483 Jasmine, has made its maiden voyage, bringing in a catch of 40kg of sole, which fetched a price of €10,516.30 ($12,740.50). The takings from the first voyage of a new fishing boat for 20 years was donated by owner by owner Dany Vlietinck to the anti-cancer charity Kom op tegen Kanker. Vlietinck’s announcement that the first catch would go to the charity provoked the interest of a lot of buyers, said Emiel Bouckaert, president of the fishers’ federation. >click to read< 07:34