Daily Archives: December 13, 2021

American Challenger: Salvage of grounded fishing vessel delayed – again.

The junked American Challenger vessel has listed more sharply in the months since it ran aground off the northern Marin coast, littering the shore with debris. And now officials have determined that the decommissioned fishing vessel is unsafe even for contract crews to board the vessel to weatherproof it for winter. “We’re on the verge of getting this thing removed from there,” Kinsey said, “and I just think as painfully slow and seemingly endless as the bureaucratic reviews have been, the good news is everyone has gotten to the place of, ‘Yeah, we’re going to get this thing out of here.’ Photo’s, video, >click to read<  Search results for American Challenger, >click to read< 15:47

French minister says, We still want a ‘few dozen’ more fishing licences

France has received 93% of the fishing licences it requested but wants Britain to issue a few dozen more, It comes after the UK and Jersey Governments on Saturday granted further licences to French fishing boats in an apparent attempt to resolve the long-running dispute over their post-Brexit rights to trawl British waters, and as technical talks over several more vessels continue. “We still have a few dozen to obtain, around 60. We are looking at every file that remains. We will not let down any of these fishermen.” >click to read< 14:36

Veteran harvester speaks on the joys, challenges of fisheries

Theresa Peterson decided to take a chance getting a job at a seafood cannery in Alaska for the summer. She figured that because she hates the cold, she would never go back again. That first summer she ended up in Homer, where she fell in love with the wilderness beauty of Kachemak Bay. She decided working the slime line in a cold, noisy metal building on the Homer spit was not for her. She got work on a shrimp boast trawling in Kachemak Bay and realized she had found a beautiful wilderness where she could make a living. “Little did I know I just made a career choice,” >click to read< 10:59

The ‘Lobster Trap’, Part II – Protests and Prayers

When she heard the news, in the middle of her shift selling tickets at the ferry terminal, Cathy Watt broke down in tears. The U.S. government had just ordered the unprecedented closure of a 1,000 square-mile swath of ocean off Maine’s coast to traditional lobster fishing for four months a year, starting in October. It was a crushing consequence of climate change: Warming oceans have hastened an endangered whale’s journey to the brink of extinction, and now Maine fishermen would pay the price. photos, video, part II of a series, >click to read< 09:49  ‘The Lobster Trap’ >click to read<

Come Rain and High Water – People will drive for hours, brave a deluge for a John’s Bay Boat Company launch

Some people go to the opera. In South Bristol, Maine, people go to a John’s Bay Boat launch. John’s Bay Boat Company owner Peter Kass has been building his traditional plank-on-frame lobster boats from a waterfront property in South Bristol, Maine, for nearly 40 years.,, Inside the bay, where until recently F/V Twilight II had filled the shed to within inches of the doors, tables were covered with donuts and coffee, but also Kahlua, Prosecco, Bloody Marys, bourbon, rum, Champagne, and all kinds of other things. The fruit salad was basically untouched. photos, happy people, >click to read< 08:15