Daily Archives: June 24, 2021

DFO seized and released hundreds of short lobster from a First Nations vessel in Cape Breton

DFO said enforcement officers inspected a vessel Tuesday night in St. Peters canal operating under a communal food, social and ceremonial licence. The lobsters were released that night. Noel d’Entremont, acting director of conservation and protection in the Maritimes region, said no charges have been laid, but an investigation is continuing. A portion of the incident was captured on video and posted to social media showing lobsters being tossed back in the water by DFO officers. The FSC licence being fished was for a Cape Breton band, which DFO declined to identify. >click to read< 17:07

French and Jersey fishermen must talk

STOP – arrêt! It is time for the Jersey and French fishermen to sort out their problems for themselves. It is no use their relying on the parliamentary dignities of Paris and London, nor the statesmen of Jersey or Normandie – they do not understand your problems because they are not fishermen. For the past 20 or so years you have fished together under the agreement of the Bay of Granville. You worked this out together and you can do it again. >click to read< 14:17 From Denise Waller

Louis Harlow Nielsen June 25, 1930 – June 14, 2021 Oceanside, Ca.

Louis Harlow Nielsen was born at home during a dust storm on June 25th, 1930 in Manson Ia. Louis Nielsen began his life during the Great Depression. When he was two years old, the family moved to New Hampshire They settled in Portsmouth where Lou spent his early boyhood in a tribe of rag-a-muffins now known as the “Puddledock Kids.” After Lou’s father left, it became necessary for the children to find work, so seven year-old Lou got a job delivering newspapers. Fortunately the young boy found a job working for the Marconi family. Babe Marconi hired the nine year-old Lou, as a lobster lad to help out on his boat, but it was Babe’s wife Rose, who made certain the boy received a good breakfast every morning before setting out to sea.  >click to read< 12:33

Blessing the Fleet. A tradition that still has meaning in this town

This weekend is the Portuguese Festival and the Blessing of the Fleet. I have written before about the historical importance of the Portuguese in Provincetown, and there is an aspect of their character that still defines this town. The Blessing, too, is an artifact of a centuries-old tradition. It has been going on for decades here in town, but, where once dozens of draggers lined up to pass the wharf and be blessed, now there is a much smaller number, along with lobster boats, charter fishing and whale-watch boats,,, >click to read< 11:25

UPDATED: The mystery of the lost-and-found ‘Perfect Storm’ photo album – “Don’t come back to my bar.”

After three days missing, The Crow’s Nest, the Gloucester bar featured in the 2000 movie “The Perfect Storm”, has had its photo album honoring the film and those who died on the original Andrea Gail returned. “We are thrilled to have our photo album back! It was sent overnight from Georgia,”. An anonymous note accompanied the album. The photo album, which went missing from the neighborhood bar on Sunday, featured photos of not only the actors in the film, but the original crew aboard the vessel who died. >click to read< 09:41

Stolen photo album that documents ‘The Perfect Storm’ filming returned to owners – Maryanne Shatford and her husband, Gregg Sousa, have their memories on display at their Gloucester bar, the Crow’s Nest. Among their most prized possessions was a photo album with pictures of Hollywood stars George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and the other actors in the film. “Don’t come back to my bar. But I’m glad we got it back,” Sousa said. >click to read<

Fishing protest: ‘This isn’t about fishermen; this is about every single citizen of the State’

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, dozens of fishing boats cruised quietly up the river Liffey in a kind of stealth assault on the capital. The silence would not last long.,,, Children held placards demanding their futures be protected; fishermen wore baseball hats insisting being allowed catch 15 per cent was not enough, a reference to the proportion of fish available to them in Irish waters. Patrick Murphy, chief executive of the Irish South and West Fish Producers Organisation,“The Irish people have to understand this isn’t about fishermen; this is about every single citizen of the State,” photos, video, >click to read< 08:39

Green Appeasement? To gain from those they would deceive? Fishermen and tax-paying workers will lose.

Is the SNP government trying to appease the Green Party by attempting to enhance their own environmental credentials and profit from selling or renting off the Scottish seabed to the highest bidding wind farm developer; who appear to depend on our taxes providing subsidies for their profits Oh, what a tangled web could they weave, to gain from those they would deceive? In order for the SNP government and the developers to gain, someone else must lose. The losers possibly being every tax-paying worker in the country, plus the fishermen who will lose the seabed they depend on for a living; where they work in some of the most inhospitable and dangerous working environments in the world, the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean. >click to read< 07:33