Caribbean Maritime Institute at Palisados Park

THE Fisheries Division of the Ministry of Agriculture is pushing to have fishing licences suspended for five years to allow for the resuscitation of the island’s over-fished reef areas. The five-year interval, according to seamanship instructor Hartnel Murphy, would result in a gradual decrease in the number of fishermen, thereby allowing new stock to breed….

Commercial salmon trollers in Oregon

Commercial salmon trollers in Oregon will be able to catch about 12,000 more chinook salmon than expected this season if they fish at the mouths of 10 Oregon rivers. But that catch would be only a fraction of the number the fishermen would normally take, and it could be expensive to haul them in. “It’s…

Ukrainian fishing vessel crew hunger strike Lyttelton Port

Fishing union throws weight behind hunger strikers The Maritime Union yesterday threw its weight behind a Ukrainian fishing vessel crew on hunger strike in Lyttelton Port. The union’s general secretary Trevor Hanson said the men’s protest for wages they claim is owed to them under New Zealand law is a “symptom of the disease of…

Hundreds expected at Bluff funeral

Hundreds of people are expected to attend a combined funeral in Bluff on Saturday for five people who died when their boat sank in Foveaux Strait a week ago. A funeral for the sixth victim, Ian Haywood, was held earlier this week. The sinking of the 15-metre trawler is New Zealand’s worst maritime disaster in…

Fisherman dies in vessel accident

Fisherman dies in vessel accident The accident happened at the harbour in Lochinver A 52-year-old fisherman has died and another has been injured in an accident aboard a Spanish-registered trawler. Police said a pallet of fish boxes which was being winched from the hold of the MFV Kirrixki at Lochinver came loose and fell on…

Little hope of finding missing fisherman

Little hope of finding missing fisherman Police say they hold little hope of finding a 18 year-old man missing from a trawler off eastern Cape York. Crew mates told detectives they have not seen Matthew John Kinneally since he tried to swim between two boats in Princess Charlotte Bay on Wednesday night. They did not…

Search off Wexford Maggie B

Search off Wexford to continue through weekend A search off the Co Wexford coast for two men missing from the fishing boat, the Maggie B, is to continue through the weekend. The vessel, which previously capsized in 1993, sank off the coast of Co Wexford on Wednesday night. Hundreds of people are now taking part…

Russian trawler crab poaching

Russian trawler Astra detained in Sea of Okhotsk for crab poaching – PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, March 7 (Itar-Tass) – The Sakhalin trawler Astra has been detained in the Sea of Okhotsk for crab poaching, sources from the Northeastern Border Department of the Russian Federal Security Service told on Tuesday. The poacher ship was detected on Monday. When…

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