Tag Archives: FISHING

Human Trafficking and IUU Fishing Act

A new bill called the Human Trafficking and IUU Fishing Act (H.R.6834) has been introduced in response to two issues that are plaguing our globe: the growing prevalence of human trafficking and forcing those persons to fish illegally thus abusing … Continue reading

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Murder on Fishing Vessel, Crewmember in Custody

Photo by Marc Piché courtesy of Shipspotter.com One crewmember is dead, a second wounded, and a third has been arrested after a brutal attack aboard the F/V CAPT BILLY HAVER, an 82-foot fishing trawler based in Virginia. 27-year-old Franklin Freddy … Continue reading

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OREGON FISHING BOAT MT TAMGAS CAPSIZES – FOUR CREWMEN SAVED

  Four crewmen were rescued from a life raft Sunday night after the F/V MT Tamgas capsized 12 miles off the Oregon Coast.  The captain of the MT Tamgas radio issued a mayday call reporting his vessel was capsizing and … Continue reading

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FATE OF STATE OF THE ART ALASKA FISHING VESSEL BUILT BY FISHERMEN’S FINEST REMAINS UNDECIDED

Fishermen Finest choose to build their new 265-foot catcher processor in local American Shipyard, Dakota Creek. The 265-foot vessel carried a price tag of 75 million dollars and the vessel was the newest and largest catcher processor to be built … Continue reading

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Tracking Global Fishing: Satellite Maps

As the world’s demand for seafood continues to rise, new methods for tracking global commercial fishing activities are imperative. In a groundbreaking study published in the journal Science, some extraordinary data are showing how fishing vessels are covering the world’s … Continue reading

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