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 Mississippi Department of Marine Resour

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Alabama Marine Resources Division

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Alabama State Waters Extended to 9 Miles for Reef Fish Management
by: Capt_Dave
2016-01-05 18:06:40

The Congressional Omnibus Appropriations bill passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Obama on December 18, 2015, includes a provision to extend Alabama’s state waters from 3 miles to 9 miles. The bill includes additional provisions that attempt to address the ongoing Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery mismanagement that has resulted in abbreviated nine and 10-day seasons for private sector recreational anglers the last two years. The red snapper provisions in the bill were authored by Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee Chairman Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.).

Through its Marine Resources Division, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has worked diligently over the last several years with the Alabama congressional delegation and the Alabama State Legislature to enact legislation to improve red snapper management and increase angler access to this valuable fishery resource.

“Red snapper is the most economically important fishery for coastal Alabama. The extension of our state waters from 3 to 9 miles and the third-party stock assessment for red snapper that includes information from artificial reefs should go a long way in changing the dynamic of red snapper management and should lead to more days of fishing opportunities for Alabama anglers,” said Conservation Commissioner N. Gunter Guy, Jr. “Alabama has the best artificial reef system and the best red snapper fishery in the country. I appreciate Senator Shelby’s stalwart efforts on this, and I appreciate the continued work of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Marine Resources Division in keeping this vital issue in the forefront both in Alabama and in Washington.”


 

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Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commiss

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ASMFC Approves Atlantic Menhaden Amendment 2
by: Capt_Dave
2012-12-17 13:46:09

ASMFC Approves Atlantic Menhaden Amendment 2

Baltimore, MD – The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has approved Amendment 2 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden. The Amendment establishes a 170,800 MT total allowable catch (TAC) beginning in 2013 and continuing until completion of, and Board action on, the next benchmark stock assessment, scheduled for 2014. The TAC represents a 20% reduction from the average of landings from 2009-2011 and an approximately 25% reduction from 2011 levels. The Board also adopted new biological reference points for biomass based on maximum spawning potential (MSP), with the goal of increasing abundance, spawning stock biomass, and menhaden availability as a forage species.

“Through the selection of the MSP-based reference points, beginning with adoption of Addendum V in 2011 and continuing today, the Board has made a conscious decision to address the ecosystem services provided by Atlantic menhaden,” stated Board Chair Louis Daniel of North Carolina. “Given the stock is experiencing overfishing and is most likely overfished based on the newly adopted reference points, it was incumbent upon the Board to reduce landings in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of the resource and the fisheries that depend on it.”

The Amendment allocates the TAC on a state-by-state basis based on landings history of the fishery from 2009-2011; allocation will be revisited three years after implementation. Further, it reduces the Chesapeake Bay reduction fishery harvest cap by 20% (this is an adjustment of cap which was in place since 2006). States will be required to close their fisheries when the state-specific portion of the TAC has been reached; any overages must be paid back the following year. The Amendment includes provisions to allow for the transfer of quota between states and a bycatch allowance of 6,000 pounds for non-directed fisheries that are operating after a state TAC has been landed.  The Amendment also establishes requirements for timely reporting and improved biological monitoring.

For more information, please contact Mike Waine, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator, at mwaine@asmfc.org or 703.842.0740.

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Caribbean Fishery Management Council

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CT Depart of Energy and Environmental

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2016 Commercial Fishery Management Plan
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2016-01-12 08:34:38

 2016 Commercial Fishery Management Plan

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Delaware Fish and Wildlife

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation

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St. Johns River blue crab trap closure starts Jan. 16
by: Mel
2016-01-12 11:18:08

 Recreational and commercial blue crab traps in all waters of the St. Johns River system must be removed from the water before Jan. 16, the first day of a 10-day trap closure.

 This closure will give groups authorized by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) the opportunity to identify and retrieve lost and abandoned blue crab traps from the water.

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Greater Atlantic Regional Office

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Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Counci

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NOAA Fisheries Reminds Recreational Fisherman that the Gulf of Mexico Greater Am
by: Dawg
2016-05-21 06:33:36

This is a reminder that the recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish will close in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico on June 1, 2016,12:01 a.m., local time. The recreational seasons for greater amberjack and gray triggerfish close annually from June 1 through July 31. 
 
NOAA Fisheries will review the recreational landings for both species and compare them against their respective annual catch targets to determine if either recreational season will be re-opened on August 1, 2016, at 12:01 a.m., local time, as scheduled. 
 
During the closure:

    Recreational harvest or possession of greater amberjack is prohibited.
    Recreational harvest or possession of gray triggerfish is prohibited.
    The closure applies in both state and federal waters for vessels that have a valid Gulf of Mexico reef fish charter/headboat permit.

This closure is necessary to protect the greater amberjack and gray triggerfish fishery. The greater amberjack and gray triggerfish populations are considered overfished (the population is too low), but are no longer undergoing overfishing (rate of removal is too high).
 
This bulletin provides only a summary of the existing regulations. Full regulations can be found in the Federal Register.

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House of Representatives

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Read this articlePrinter ready versionE-mail to a friend  COAST GUARD AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2015 (RPaff)

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COAST GUARD AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2015
by: RPaff
2016-02-02 09:21:31

(H.R. 1987) to authorize appropriations 

for the Coast Guard for fiscal years 2016 and 2017, and for 
other purposes, having considered the same, report favorably 
thereon with an amendment and recommend that the bill as 
amended do pass.


SEC. 302. SURVIVAL CRAFT.

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Louisiana Department of Wildlife Fish

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Recreational harvest of gag grouper closes January 1st
by: Mel
2016-01-02 10:25:05

 The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) reminds anglers that there is a closed season for the recreational harvest of gag grouper from January 1st through June 30th of each year.

 

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Maine Department of Marine Resources

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Department of Marine Resources NOTICE OF AGENCY RULE-MAKING PROPOSAL
by: RPaff
2016-02-14 08:58:56

AGENCY: Department of Marine Resources

CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Chapter 45.05 Shrimp Season Closure Proposed Regulations

PROPOSED RULE NUMBER:

(Leave blank - Assigned by Secretary of State) 

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Maryland Department of Natural Resources

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Maryland Offers Fishing License Discount for 16-Year-Olds
by: RPaff
2016-02-13 07:49:27

 February 11, 2016

New 16 in 16 Program in Effect through 2016
Now through the end of 2016, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering a half-price incentive to 16-year-old anglers purchasing a fishing license for the first time. In Maryland, anglers under the age of 16 are not required to possess licenses.“Young anglers are the environmental stewards of tomorrow,” Fisheries Service Director Dave Blazer said. “We are launching the 16 in 16 discount program to encourage them to engage and become committed to the future of fishing in Maryland.”

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Massachusetts Department of Fish & Game

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REMINDER ON NEW RULES AFFECTING RECREATIONAL LOBSTER AND CRAB FISHERMEN
by: RPaff
2016-01-25 11:58:14

 For 2016, the Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) has promulgated new regulations affecting recreational fishing for lobster and crab.

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Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council

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Mid-Atlantic Council Solicits Public Input on Blueline Tilefish Management
by: Capt_Dave
2016-03-17 15:18:11

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council is soliciting public input on a draft amendment to address management and conservation of blueline tilefish in the Mid-Atlantic. Four public hearings will be held between March 21 and March 29, 2016. Written comments will be accepted until Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

The draft amendment considers adding blueline tilefish (Caulolatilus microps) as a managed species in the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan, effectively turning that plan into the Golden and Blueline Tilefish Fishery Management Plan. The management measures proposed in the amendment are needed to constrain fishing mortality on the blueline tilefish stock and effectively manage the blueline tilefish fishery in waters off the Mid-Atlantic and Southern New England coasts.

PUBLIC HEARING DOCUMENT

Members of the public are invited to comment on any aspect of the Amendment. Following a review of comments received, the Council will choose preferred management measures and submit the Amendment to the Secretary of Commerce for approval and publication of proposed and final rules, both of which have additional comment periods.

For more information, contact Jason Didden at (302) 526-5254 or jdidden@mafmc.org.
Public Hearing Schedule

There will be four hearings with the following dates/times/locations:

    Monday March 21, 2016, 6 pm.  Dare County Administration Building, Commissioners Meeting Room, 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Manteo, NC 27954; telephone: (252) 475-5700.
    Tuesday March 22, 2016, 7 pm.  Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 3001 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451; telephone: (757) 213-3001.
    Monday, March 28, 2016, 7 pm.  Hilton Suites Oceanfront, 3200 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842; telephone: (410) 289-6444.
    Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 7 pm.  Hilton Garden Inn Lakewood, 1885 Route 70, Lakewood, NJ 08701; telephone (732) 262-5232.

Written Comments

    Written comments will be accepted until Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 11:59 pm. Comments may be sent by any of the following methods:
    Email – jdidden@mafmc.org (Include “Blueline Tilefish Comments” in the subject line)
    Mail – send comments to: Dr. Christopher Moore, Executive Director, MAFMC, 800 North State St., Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901 (Mark the outside of the envelope “Blueline Tilefish Comments”)
    Fax – (302) 674–5399.

These public hearings are accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526-5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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NMFS Solicits Proposals for MAFMC 2013 Research Set-Aside Program
by: Capt_Dave
2012-02-21 19:52:49

NMFS Solicits Proposals for MAFMC 2013 Research Set-Aside Program

 

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced that it is accepting proposals under the Mid-Atlantic Council's Research Set-Aside (RSA) Program for research activities to be conducted in 2013.  Applications must be received by NMFS on or before 5 p.m. EST on April 2, 2012.

 

The Council, in coordination with NMFS and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, may set aside up to 3 percent of the total allowable landings (TAL) in certain Mid-Atlantic fisheries to be used for research endeavors.  The RSA program provides a mechanism to fund research and compensate vessel owners through the sale of fish harvested under the research quota.  Vessels participating in an approved research project may be authorized by the NMFS Northeast Regional Administrator to harvest and land species in excess of any imposed trip limit or during fishery closures.  Landings from such trips are sold to generate funds that help defray the costs associated with the approved research projects. No Federal funds are provided for research under this notification.

 

NMFS is soliciting proposals for research activities concerning the summer flounder, scup, black sea bass, Loligo squid, Illex squid, Atlantic mackerel, butterfish, river herring, bluefish, and tilefish fisheries.  NMFS and the Council will give priority to funding proposals addressing the research needs as follows:

 

2013 Research Priority List

 

 

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National Transportation Safety Board

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CAPTAINS DECISION TO SAIL INTO THE PATH OF A HURRICANE CAUSED THE TALL SHIP BOU
by: Capt_Dave
2014-02-10 18:45:04

CAPTAIN’S DECISION TO SAIL INTO THE PATH OF A HURRICANE CAUSED THE TALL SHIP BOUNTY TO SINK OFF ATLANTIC COAST

February 10, 2014

WASHINGTON – A captain’s “reckless decision to sail into the well-forecasted path of Hurricane Sandy” was the probable cause of the sinking of a ship off the North Carolina coast in October 2012, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released today. The captain and one crewmember died in the accident. Three other crewmembers were seriously injured.

On the evening of October 25, 2012, a day after a closely watched developing storm had reached hurricane strength, the 108-foot-long tall wooden ship, the Bounty, set sail from New London, Conn., for St. Petersburg, Fla., into the forecasted path of Superstorm Sandy. The 52-year-old vessel, a replica of the original 18th Century British Admiralty ship of the same name, was built for MGM Studios for the 1962 movie, “Mutiny on the Bounty.”

Prior to setting off from New London, some of the crewmembers had expressed their concerns to the captain that sailing into a severe storm could put all of them and the ship at risk. The captain assured the crew that the Bounty could handle the rough seas and that the voyage would be a success. Just a month earlier, in an interview with a Maine TV station, the captain said that the Bounty “chased hurricanes,” and by getting close to the eye of the storm, sailors could use hurricane winds to their advantage.

The 16-page report details how a mostly inexperienced crew – some injured from falls, others seasick and fatigued from the constant thrashing of 30-foot seas – struggled for many hours to keep the ships engines running and bilge pumps operating so the seawater filling the vessel would not overtake it.

In the early morning hours of October 29, 2012, about 110 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., the Bounty heeled sharply to the starboard side after taking on more than 10 feet of water in the final hours of a three and a half day voyage that the NTSB said, “should never have been attempted.”

Despite hurricane winds gusting upwards of 100 mph, the U.S. Coast Guard was able to rescue all but two of the Bounty’s 16 crewmembers by hoisting them from the sea into three Jayhawk helicopters in the midst of the storm. The body of one crewmember was found, still in a protective immersion suit, about 10 hours after rescue operations had commenced. The captain was presumed lost at sea; his body was never recovered.

“Although this wooden ship was modeled after an 18th century vessel, the Captain had access to 21st century hurricane modeling tools that predicted the path and severity of Hurricane Sandy,” said NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman. “The Bounty’s crew was put into an extraordinarily hazardous situation through decisions that by any measure didn’t prioritize safety.”

Prior to setting to sea, the Bounty had been in a Maine shipyard for maintenance and repairs, most of which was accomplished by a crew with little experience in such specialized work. One of their tasks was to caulk and reseam a wooden hull, which had known areas of rot, with compounds supplied by the captain, including a silicone sealant marketed for household use.

The entity that owned and operated the ship, HMS Bounty Organization, LLC, did nothing to dissuade the captain from sailing into known severe weather conditions. The NTSB said that such a lack of effective safety oversight by the vessel organization contributed to the sinking.

The entire report is available at http://www.ntsb.gov/doclib/reports/2014/MAB1403.pdf

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NCDENR

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Conditions right for trout cold stun events
by: RPaff
2016-02-13 08:26:34

 MOREHEAD CITY – No cold stun events have been reported for spotted seatrout this year, but conditions are such that one or more could occur in coastal creeks and bays.

Anyone seeing a trout cold stun event should report it to the N.C. Marine Patrol at 1-800-682-2632 or to N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries spotted seatrout biologist Steve Poland at 252-808-8159 or Steve.Poland@ncdenr.gov. A picture is worth a thousand words. If you have one of the cold stun event, send it.
During the winter, spotted seatrout move to deeper, warmer waters in coastal creeks, bays and ocean. Cold stuns occur when there is a sudden drop in water temperature or prolonged periods of cold weather that makes the fish so sluggish that humans can harvest them with their hands.

Many fish may die from the cold. Others fall prey to birds and other predators. Studies suggest that cold stun events can have a significant impact on spotted seatrout populations, however, many cold stunned fish may survive if left alone.

 

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New England Fishery Management Council

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Codfish closed GOM till further notice
by: Capt_Rich
2015-04-14 16:06:44

April 14, 2015
MarineFisheries Advisory

Recreational Gulf of Maine Cod Fishery Closed and

Commercial Gulf of Maine Cod Trip Limit Reduced to 200 Pounds

 

 


 

 

 

The Division of Marine Fisheries (MarineFisheries) has taken emergency action to immediately reduce the commercial and recreational harvest of Gulf of Maine (GOM) cod (322 CMR 6.03):

 

·       Recreational Rule Changes

Until further notice, recreational fishermen (both private and aboard for-hire vessels) may not retain or land any cod taken from the Gulf of Maine Management Area, which includes all state-waters within Cape Cod Bay and Massachusetts Bay north to the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border. Recreational vessels may transit the GOM Management Area with cod legally harvested from outside the GOM Management Area provided all fish and gear are properly stowed and fishing activity is not occurring.

 

·       Commercial Rule Changes

Additionally, MarineFisheries has reduced the commercial trip limit for Gulf of Maine cod from 800 to 200 pounds. This trip limit applies to all state-waters commercial groundfish permit endorsement holders, as well as any federal groundfish permit holder fishing in state-waters.

 

The most recent stock assessment for Gulf of Maine cod has demonstrated that the stock was overfished with over fishing occurring. Spawning stock biomass was determined to be at 3-4% of the target. Due to these severe stock conditions, the National Marine Fisheries Service promulgated emergency regulations in the early winter of 2014 and is set to promulgate additional rules during the spring of 2015 to reduce fishing mortality and protect spawning aggregations. MarineFisheries has taken the above described actions to complement these federal rules for the 2015 fishing year (FY) that runs from May 1, 2015 thru April 30, 2016.

 

DMF will take these emergency regulations to public hearing later this spring. In addition, MarineFisheries will also take comment on final rules to adjust recreational GOM haddock fishing limits and commercial GOM groundfish closures to complement anticipated federal rule changes for FY2015.  A formal announcement of this public hearing is forth coming.

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Candidates Sought for New England Fishery Management Council
by: RPaff
2016-01-25 09:44:25

 DURHAM, N.H. -- The State of New Hampshire has been notified by the National Marine Fisheries Service of vacancies for New Hampshire’s obligatory seat and two at-large seats for the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC). New Hampshire’s obligatory seat is currently held by Ellen Goethel of New Hampshire, who is completing her first term as a Council member.

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by: Capt_Dave
2014-09-17 17:56:41

Warming water temperatures due to climate change could expand the range of many native species of tropical fish, including the invasive and poisonous lionfish, according to a study of 40 species along rocky and artificial reefs off North Carolina by researchers from NOAA and the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

The findings, reported for the first time, were published in the September issue of Marine Ecology Progress Series.

“The results will allow us to better understand how the fish communities might shift under different climate change scenarios and provide the type of environmental data to inform future decisions relating to the management and siting of protected areas,” said Paula Whitfield, a research ecologist at NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and lead author of the study.

The North Carolina reefs lie within the temperate-tropical transition zone, where historically, both temperate and tropical species live, at their respective range limits. However, water temperatures in the zone are becoming more tropical, making it an important place to detect climate changes and its impacts.

The researchers first  made these discoveries during an ecological study of the marine communities on the North Carolina reefs. Findings from this earlier study showed similar shifts of climate change induced shifts in algal populations.

Researchers combined year-round bottom water temperature data with 2006-2010 fish community surveys in water depths from 15 to 150 feet off the coast of North Carolina. The study revealed that the fish community was primarily tropical in the deeper areas surveyed, from 122 to 150 feet, with a winter mean temperature of 21 °C (69.8 °F). However, many of these native tropical fishes, usually abundant in shallow, somewhat cooler reefs, tended to remain in the deeper, warmer water, suggesting that temperature is a main factor in controlling their distribution.

“Globally, fish communities are becoming more tropical as a result of warming temperatures,  as fish move to follow their optimal temperature range.,” said Whitfield. “Along the North Carolina coast, warming water temperatures may allow the expansion of tropical fish species, such as lionfish, into areas that were previously uninhabitable due to cold winter temperatures. The temperature thresholds collected in this study will allow us to detect and to estimate fish community changes related to water temperature.”

“This kind of monitoring data set is quite rare because it combines multi-year quantitative fish density data with continuous bottom water temperature data from the same location,” said Jonathan A. Hare, NOAA Fisheries research oceanographer and a co-author on the study.

Similarly, the distribution of the venomous Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans), a species new to the Atlantic since 2000, was restricted to water depths deeper than 87 feet where the average water temperature was higher than 15.2°C (approximately 59.4 °F). As the more shallow waters warm, lionfish may expand their range, since they seem to be attracted to areas with a warmer  minimum temperature. Although lionfish only arrived in North Carolina in 2000 they were the most common species observed in water depths from 122 to 150 feet in this study.

Since their first sighting off the Florida east coast, in the late 1980s, lionfish have spread throughout the western North Atlantic including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. They are considered a major threat to Atlantic reefs by reducing reef fish recruitment and biomass, and have been implicated in cascading impacts such as decreased coral cover on coral reefs. To date, cold winter bottom temperatures are the only factor found to control their distribution on a large scale.

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NOAA Fisheries hosts public meetings in April to discuss potential skimmer trawl
by: Capt_Dave
2016-03-11 11:01:40

Agency also preparing Environmental Impact Statement
 
NOAA Fisheries is considering new regulations in the shrimp fishery of the southeastern United States based on information indicating sea turtles are vulnerable to capture by skimmer trawls and tow times may not be as effective in reducing bycatch-related mortality as turtle excluder devices. The agency will host five public meetings around the region to discuss and receive input from fishermen and other constituents on alternatives to reduce sea turtle bycatch and mortality.
 
These public meetings are the first stage in a multi-step process required by the National Environmental Policy Act to ensure that Federal agencies evaluate the environmental impacts of major Federal actions. During these meetings, the public is provided with an opportunity to assist us in determining the scope of issues that require analysis. The analysis of issues and the environmental impacts of the proposed actions will be presented in a draft Environmental Impact Statement, which will be made available for public comment. The notice of intent to prepare the draft statement will be published in the Federal Register on March 15, 2016.

Additionally, we prepared a scoping document and a list of frequently asked questions as aids to the public on the upcoming scoping process. These documents are available on the NOAA Fisheries website at:http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/protected_resources/index.html. The scoping document describes the major issues, current management and legal requirements, and identifies potential management measures to reduce interactions, and in particular, lethal interactions, between sea turtles and trawl fisheries.
 
The dates, times, and locations of the five meetings in April are as follows:
 
1.Morehead City, NC -- April 13, 2016, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., Crystal Coast Civic Center, 3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557.

2.Larose, LA -- April 18, 2016, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., Larose Regional Park and Civic Center, 307 East 5th Street, Larose, LA 70373.
 
3.Belle Chasse, LA -- April 19, 2016, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., Belle Chasse Community Center, 8398 Highway 23, Belle Chasse, LA 70037.
 
4.Biloxi, MS -- April 20, 2016, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., Biloxi Visitor's Center, 1050 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, MS 39530.
 
5.Bayou La Batre, AL -- April 21, 2016, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., Bayou La Batre Community Center, 12745 Padgett Switch Road, Bayou La Batre, AL 36509.
 
Scoping comments may also be submitted during a concurrent 45-day comment period. When we publish the draft EIS, it will also have a 45-day public comment period.

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Recreational cobia regulations go into effect Monday
by: Dawg
2016-05-21 06:11:58

MOREHEAD CITY –The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has issued a proclamation consistent with the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission’s decision to impose restrictions on the recreational cobia fishery. On Thursday the commission voted to impose the following restrictions on recreational cobia:

    A 37-inch fork length (measured from the tip of the snout to the fork in the tail) minimum size limit for all recreational fisheries.
    Anglers fishing from private boats may only fish on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays under daily possession limit of two fish per vessel or one fish per person if only one person is on board.
    Those fishing from the shore or shore-based structures (pier or surf) may fish seven days a week with a daily possession limit of one fish per person.
    Those fishing on a for-hire boat (charter or guide) may fish seven days a week with a daily possession limit of four fish per vessel or one fish per person if fewer than four people are on board.
    Those practicing catch-and-release may fish seven days a week.

The commission’s decision was in response to a federal announcement that, because the annual catch limit was exceeded last year, it intends to close the recreational cobia season in federal waters north of the Georgia-Florida border on June 20. In order to remain consistent with the federal fishery management plan, the federal government encouraged states close state waters for recreational cobia season on June 20. The commission did not approve the division’s recommendation to either close state waters on June 20 or select one of eight size and vessel limit combinations already analyzed by federal government that would have resulted in a lengthened season if adopted by both North Carolina and Virginia.

The commission’s decision to impose these additional restrictions is an effort to extend the recreational cobia season in state waters. These new restrictions go into effect on Monday. The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will submit these new restrictions to the federal government and request an expedited review to determine whether these actions will be sufficient to allow the season to be extended in state waters beyond June 20. If the federal government determines that these restrictions are not sufficient to remain consistent with the federal fishery management plan for the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic regions, additional restrictions may be necessary.

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North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commis

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MEETINGS TO DISCUSS FUTURE RED DRUM MANAGEMENT
by: Capt_Dave
2008-03-14 06:04:44

MEETINGS TO DISCUSS FUTURE RED DRUM MANAGEMENT
 
MOREHEAD CITY – A series of meetings will begin next week offering the public an opportunity to discuss future management of North Carolina’s red drum fishery.
 
The five meetings will detail proposals in a draft update to the state’s Red Drum Fishery Management Plan. A fishery management plan makes long-term regulatory recommendations for a fishery.
 
The meetings will be held:
 
Tuesday, March 4                      6 p.m.                         McKimmon Center
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh

Wednesday, March 5                      6 p.m.                   Craven County Agriculture Building
300 Industrial Drive
New Bern

Thursday, March 6                         6:30 p.m.                Hatteras Civic Center
Hwy. 12
Hatteras

Tuesday, March 11                      6:30 p.m.                 Dobo Hall
Room 103
University of North Carolina-Wilmington
Wilmington

Wednesday, April 2              Noon                           Department of Environment and
Natural Resources Regional Office
943 Washington Square Mall
Washington
 
These meetings are being held in conjunction with scheduled advisory committee meetings for the Marine Fisheries Commission.
 
            Since April 2007, an advisory group, consisting of commercial and recreational fishermen, scientists, and N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries staff, has been discussing issues relating to the red drum fishery so as to revise the 2001 fishery management plan. The advisory committee drafted the proposed plan, now going out for public input.
 
           Once the public meetings are complete, the Marine Fisheries Commission will endorse all or portions of the plan, which is then sent to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the General Assembly for review and comment. The draft plan will come back before the Marine Fisheries Commission for any modifications and then the rulemaking process begins. When rulemaking is complete, the commission adopts the final plan and implements any needed rules.
 
           Included in the draft Red Drum Fishery Management Plan are management recommendations for trip and gear limits, educational outreach, environmental concerns and data needs. The public is encouraged to attend these meetings and share their thoughts on the future of the red drum fishery.
 
           Recommended changes to commercial harvest regulations
 
           Continue the current commercial regulations, which are a 250,000-pound annual harvest cap, prohibited possession of fish greater than 27 inches and a seven fish trip limit with a provision requiring that red drum make up no more than 50 percent of the total catch. The director of the Division of Marine Fisheries has authority to modify the trip limit.
 
           Or
 
          Continue the current 250,000-pound annual harvest cap, but increase the trip limit to 10 fish; allow possession of up to three fish while fishing, prior to meeting the 50-percent bycatch provision, so long as the total catch, upon landing, meets the 50-percent bycatch provision
 
          Recommended changes to attendance requirements for small mesh gill nets (smaller than 5-inches stretched mesh)
 
          Lengthen the seasonal attendance requirement for small mesh gill nets (currently May 1 – Oct. 31) to May 1 through Dec. 31 in primary and permanent secondary nursery areas and modified no-trawl areas, within 200 yards of the shoreline in areas north of Core Sound and within 100 yards of the shoreline in Core Sound and waters south.
 
          Or
 
          Require year-round attendance of small mesh gill nets in primary and permanent secondary nursery areas, except for the Albemarle Sound Management Area, Core Sound and waters south; lengthen the seasonal attendance (currently May 1 – Oct. 31) to May 1 – Nov. 31 in primary and permanent secondary nursery areas and modified no-trawl areas in Core Sound and waters south; and lengthen the attendance season to May 1 – Nov. 31 within 200 yards of the shoreline statewide, except for Core Sound and waters south during October and November
 
          Recommended changes to attendance requirements for large mesh gill nets (greater than 5 inches stretched mesh)
 
          Require unattended large mesh gill nets to be set a minimum of 25 yards from shore from June through October.
 
          Or
 
          Require unattended large mesh gill nets to be set parallel from shore and a minimum of 10 feet from shore in all state waters.
 
          Recreational size and bag limits
 
          No changes are recommended to the current recreational slot size and creel limit of one fish per day between 18 inches and 27 inches.
 
          Visit http://www.ncdmf.net/download/RDFMP_revised%20draf_%202-19-08.pdf to view the Red Drum Fishery Management Plan. For more information about red drum management, please contact Lee Paramore by e-mail at lee.paramore@ncmail.net or by calling 252-473-5734

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OSU/NOAA study: Warm-water years are tough on juvenile salmon
by: Mel
2016-01-02 10:30:51

 NEWPORT, Ore. – A new analysis of juvenile Chinook salmon in the Pacific Ocean documents a dramatic difference in their foraging habits and overall health between years of warm water and those when the water is colder.

 

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Virginia Marine Resources Commission to Meet Tuesday, May 24th to Discuss Cobia
by: Dawg
2016-05-21 06:32:24

New Gretna, NJ - The Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) is encouraging all anglers to attend the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) meeting scheduled for 9:30am on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016.  The meeting will be held in the Marine Square Building, 2600 Washington Avenue, 4th Floor, Newport News, VA 23607. Of greatest interest to recreational fishermen is agenda item 13 which will include a public hearing to consider higher size limits, a vessel limit and closed season for the recreational cobia fishery in 2016. 

VMRC is considering revisions to the recreational cobia regulations in response to the NOAA South Eastern Regional Office reporting that both the recreational and total annual catch limits were exceeded in 2015.  The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council choose up hold the recently changes made to the cobia fishery management plan with regards to annual catch limits and accountability measures.  The result, on March 10th NOAA announced through a proposed rule in the federal register that the recreational cobia fishery in federal waters from NY to Georgia will close on June 20th and remain closed through the end of 2016. 

RFA submitted a letter to NOAA Assistant Administrator Sobeck requesting that the agency take emergency action under its legal authority contained in the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to keep the recreation cobia fishery open through the end of the year.  That request has not been acknowledged or honored. 

RFA believes that the pending closure is not warranted and is urging the states from New York to Georgia to keep the recreational cobia fishery open in their respective state waters.  The most recent assessment of the stock contained in Sedar 28 found that the cobia stock is not overfished or experiencing overfishing.  Cobia is an exceptionally resilient and productive species and is in no way in threat of declining or being overfished.  Moreover, the data used to estimate recreational landings lacks the accuracy needed to justify taking such drastic action with an error values ranging from 35% to 70% and close to 100% in the northern states. 

It is imperative that anglers attend the VMRC meeting on Tuesday and demand that the recreational fishery for cobia remain open in state waters even if under more restrictive measures.  RFA Corporate Development Director Gary Caputi will be meeting with Virginia anglers and for-hire operators headed by Capt. Jake Hiles on Monday night and then attending the VMRC meeting on Tuesday morning.

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RI Comm Bassstarts May 29
by: Capt_Rich
2016-05-24 16:25:52



2016 RHODE ISLAND COMMERCIAL GENERAL CATEGORY STRIPED BASS SEASON

OPENS SUNDAY, MAY 29TH, 2016

 

The 2016 RI commercial general category striped bass season opens this Sunday, May 29th, 2016, with the fishery being closed on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the season. The 2016 RI commercial striped bass tags are available at the Department of Environmental Managements Marine Fisheries Office in Jamestown, RI, and DEM’ s Division of Coastal Resources Office in the Port of Galilee, RI, for properly licensed RI seafood dealers.

 

Tags are only available in these offices Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm. Additionally, please note that state offices will be CLOSED on Monday, May 30th, 2016 for Memorial Day.

 

No licensed dealer may purchase a striped bass where the right pectoral fin has been removed (RIMF Regulations, Part 7 – Dealer Regulations). Any licensed dealer who receives commercial striped bass tags is required to submit a tagging report to the Division accounting for each tag received, whether used, broken, or unused. Dealers, who do not supply tagging reports for the tags they have already been issued, or who are not compliant with SAFIS dealer reporting requirements, will not be allowed to receive additional tags. Dealers who do not submit tagging reports accounting for each tag used in 2016, and who do not return unused tags by January 1st, 2017, will not be issued any tags in 2017 (RIMF Regulations, Part XII – Striped Bass).

 

An electronic excel template is available upon request for any dealer who wishes to submit their tagging reports electronically via email. Tagging reports may be submitted directly at Marine Fisheries or Coastal Resources, or via email, mail, or fax. Anyone with questions should contact Marine Fisheries at 401-423-1923
 
 

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Economic Impact Study with regard to real estate values in Carolina Beach
by: Dawg
2016-05-11 13:36:24

Recently, with persistence and hard work by CBIA Board Members, UNC-W approved a grant to benefit the Carolina Beach Inlet Association's request for Professor of Economics Dr. Chris Dumas to gather and study data to compile an Economic Impact Study with regard to real estate values in our community, for having a shallow draft inlet as part of it.

A committee chaired by CBIA Vice-President Jarvis Wise is being formed from CBIA Members to assist in the acquisition of information, data and other materials needed for Dr. Dumas' study.

Any Member interested in serving on this committee is encouraged to volunteer. Please contact Jarvis via email at jarviswise@gmail.com with your interest in being involved.

Thanks in advance to you, for your support of the Carolina Beach Inlet Association, and helping keep such a valuable community asset as our inlet, open for safe navigation.

Carlton Brown

Carolina Beach Inlet Association
Corporate Secretary



Board Members:

Mike Britt, President
Jarvis Wise, Vice-President
Tom Sayres, Treasurer
Carlton Brown, Corp Sec
Kieth Green
Fred Holland
Rob Reeves
Robert Schoonmaker
Annette Winner
Skippy Winner

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SC Department of Natural Resources

SC Department of Natural Resources · Total News: 32 · Total Reads: 31073

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Read this articlePrinter ready versionE-mail to a friend  S.C. Natural Resources Board meets Jan. 6 in Columbia (Mel)
Read this articlePrinter ready versionE-mail to a friend  New South Carolina Saltwater Finfish Regulations (Capt_Tom)
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Read this articlePrinter ready versionE-mail to a friend  DNR Marine Resources director elected vice chair of Atlantic Fisheries group (Dawg)
Read this articlePrinter ready versionE-mail to a friend  DNR biologists complete red drum stocking for 2006 (Dawg)
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S.C. Natural Resources Board meets Jan. 6 in Columbia
by: Mel
2016-01-02 10:11:49

 The S.C. Natural Resources Board, the policy making body of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6 in Room 335 (board room) of the Rembert C. Dennis Building located at 1000 Assembly St. in Columbia.

 

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South Atlantic Fishery Management Counci

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Read this articlePrinter ready versionE-mail to a friend  Commercial Harvest for the Longline Component of Golden Tilefish in South Atlant (Capt_Dave)
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Read this articlePrinter ready versionE-mail to a friend  Recreational Harvest of the Porgy Complex in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on (Capt_Dave)
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Commercial Harvest of Blueline Tilefish in South Atlantic Federal Waters Will Cl
by: Dawg
2016-05-25 14:19:33

Commercial harvest of blueline tilefish in federal waters of the South Atlantic will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) June 1, 2016. The 2016 commercial annual catch limit is 26,766 pounds whole weight. Updated landings data indicate that commercial harvest of blueline tilefish will likely reach the annual catch limit by that date. As a result, commercial harvest will be closed in federal waters of the South Atlantic.
 
The operator of a vessel that has been issued a valid federal commercial permit for snapper-grouper and having blueline tilefish on board must have landed and bartered, traded, or sold such blueline tilefish prior to 12:01 a.m., local time,
June 1, 2016. The prohibition on sale or purchase does not apply to sale or purchase of blueline tilefish that were harvested, landed ashore, and sold prior to 12:01 a.m. (local time) June 1, 2016, and held in cold storage by a dealer or processor.
 
During the closure:

    Sale or purchase of blueline tilefish in or from federal waters in the South Atlantic is prohibited.
    Harvest or possession of blueline tilefish in or from federal waters in the South Atlantic is limited to the recreational bag and possession limits when the recreational sector is open.
    These bag and possession limits apply in the South Atlantic on board a vessel for which a valid federal commercial or charter vessel/headboat permit for South Atlantic snapper grouper has been issued without regard to where such species were harvested, i.e., in state or federal waters.

Note: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council has approved an action in Regulatory Amendment 25 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Regulatory Amendment 25) to increase the 2016 commercial annual catch limit for blueline tilefish from 26,766 pounds whole weight to 87,521 pounds whole weight. The proposed rule is currently under review. If approved, regulations increasing the commercial annual catch limit for blueline tilefish could be implemented later this year, and the commercial fishery would reopen.

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Southeast Regional Office

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Read this articlePrinter ready versionE-mail to a friend  Federal Agencies Announce Availability of Sea Turtle Five-year Status Reviews (Dawg)
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Federal Agencies Announce Availability of Sea Turtle Five-year Status Reviews
by: Dawg
2007-09-03 10:12:54

Federal Agencies Announce Availability of Sea Turtle Five-year Status Reviews


   The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries
   Service (Agencies) jointly announced today the completion and
   availability of six five-year status reviews for federally listed sea
   turtles: Olive ridley sea turtle; Kemp’s ridley sea turtle; Leatherback
   sea turtle; Green sea turtle; Hawksbill sea turtle; and Loggerhead sea
   turtle.

   Both agencies share jurisdiction for federally listed sea turtles and
   jointly conducted the reviews.

   After reviewing all of the best scientific and commercially available
   information and data, the agencies’ biologists recommended that the
   current listing classification for the six sea turtle species remain
   unchanged.

   The past decade has seen many technological advances, a diversity of
   research, and completion of numerous on the ground recovery efforts for
   sea turtles through work done by FWS, NMFS, and dedicated sea turtle
   conservation partners in the U.S and many other countries.  This has
   allowed us to better understand the biology of these six sea turtles and
   in some areas improve protection and conservation measures where they
   are showing improvement.  Refer to each five-year review for examples
   and more information on accomplishments and work that is ongoing or
   still must be undertaken to recover the world's sea turtles.

   The five-year reviews and a list of Frequently Asked Questions are
   available online at
http://www.fws.gov/northflorida or may be requested
   by email to
seaturtles@fws.gov, by fax at 904-232-2404, by mail at U.S.
   Fish and Wildlife Service, Attn: Sea Turtle Five-year Reviews, 6620
   Southpoint Drive South, Suite 310, Jacksonville, FL 32216-0958, or by
   telephone at 904/232-2580.  Please include your name and street mailing
   address in your request. E-mail requests will receive an automated
   response confirming receipt of your request.

   NOAA Fisheries Service is dedicated to protecting and preserving our
   nation’s living marine resources and their habitat through scientific
   research, management and enforcement. NOAA Fisheries Service provides
   effective stewardship of these resources for the benefit of the nation,
   supporting coastal communities that depend upon them, and helping to
   provide safe and healthy seafood to consumers and recreational
   opportunities for the American public. To learn more about NOAA
   Fisheries Service, please visit:
http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov.

   The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal federal agency
   responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife,
   plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American
   people. Visit the Service’s website at
http://www.fws.gov.

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US Corps of Engineers

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Shallow-draft Inlet Meeting
by: Capt_Dave
2012-08-06 01:10:17

Shallow-draft Inlet Meeting

 

The Wilmington District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct a Shallow-draft Inlet Meeting at 2:00 pm on Tuesday August 7, 2012.  The meeting will be held at Pearsall Memorial Presbyterian Church located at 3902 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28403.

 

We will be discussing all project issues for the following five (5) shallow-draft inlets:

 

          1.  Bogue Inlet

          2.  New River Inlet

          3.  New Topsail Inlet

          4.  Carolina Beach Inlet

          5.  Lockwoods Folly Inlet

 

The purpose of the meeting is to inform the users of current project conditions, project funding, and talk about our plans for future work.  This meeting will serve as a forum for navigation beneficiaries to get a better understanding of our dredging program.  Feel free to pass this invite to any project stakeholders that I may have missed. If you have any questions, please give me a call.

Thanks,

 

Bob Keistler

 

 

Robert (Bob) W. Keistler, PE

Project Manager

USACE - Wilmington District

69 Darlington Avenue

Wilmington, NC 28403

 

Telephone:  (910) 251-4709

Email: robert.w.keistler@saw02.usace.army.mil

 

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US Senate

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USCG 11th District

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COAST GUARD RESCUES DISTRESSED SURFERS OFF TRINIDAD
by: RPaff
2016-03-04 10:40:03

 ALAMEDA, Calif. — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued two distressed surfers near Trinidad Saturday afternoon.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay received a call from a person ashore stating his friends needed assistance and were stranded on Camel Rock.
A Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter aircrew was launched from Sector Humboldt Bay and within minutes were on scene at Camel Rock, approximately one-quarter mile offshore. They discovered two distressed surfers needing assistance.

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USCG 13th District

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Read this articlePrinter ready versionE-mail to a friend  COAST GUARD RESCUES 2 NEAR PORT ANGELES, WASH. (RPaff)
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COAST GUARD RESCUES 2 NEAR PORT ANGELES, WASH.
by: RPaff
2016-03-04 10:54:18

 SEATTLE — A Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Port Angeles rescued two people from a 49-foot sailboat beset by weather about one mile east of the New Dungeness Lighthouse, Tuesday afternoon.

A 40-year-old man and 26-year-old woman, both wearing life jackets and reportedly exhibiting signs of seasickness and hypothermia, were transferred to EMS at John Wayne Marina in Port Angeles at about 12:50 p.m.

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USCG 1st Distrist

USCG 1st Distrist · Total News: 21 · Total Reads: 4830

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COAST GUARD WARNS MARINERS OF POWERFUL OFFSHORE STORM
by: RPaff
2016-03-04 09:14:15

 BOSTON — The Coast Guard is warning mariners to take caution over the next 48 hours due to a powerful storm impacting the New England coastline and offshore area.

The National Weather Service is estimating wind gusts as strong as 60 knots and waves as large as 26 feet in some areas.
Coast Guard aircraft are warning all ships in the vicinity of the storm via radio. “This is an extremely powerful storm,” said Lt. James Christy, Air Station Cape Cod's public affairs officer. “We hope mariners heed our warning and avoid these life threatening conditions.”
 
 

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USCG 5th District

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Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 from capsized boat near Oregon Inlet, NC
by: Dawg
2016-05-15 11:31:57

OREGON INLET, N.C. — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued two men Saturday after their boat capsized near Oregon Inlet.



Watchstanders at the Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received notification at approximately 12 p.m. stating a 23-foot boat with two men aboard capsized. A good Samaritan took the two men aboard and was awaiting assistance from the Coast Guard.

A 29-foot Rescue Boat-Small crew and a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water crew from Station Oregon Inlet launched at approximately 12:19 p.m. and arrived on scene at approximately 12:25 p.m. The boat crew transferred the two men to their boat and righted the capsized boat.

The Coast Guard towed the vessel until Sea Tow arrived and took over the tow. The Sea Tow crew towed the boat to Wanchese Harbor where it was trailored.

 

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USCG 7th District

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COAST GUARD REPATRIATES 47 CUBAN MIGRANTS
by: RPaff
2016-03-04 09:45:49

 MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Isaac Mayo has repatriated 47 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Tuesday.


These repatriations are a result of four separate migrant interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. In each instance, the Coast Guard helped secure the U.S. border and prevented these perilous sea voyages from ending in tragedy. The Coast Guard has observed a steady increase in illegal maritime migration attempts from Cuba to the Southeastern U.S. since the U.S. announcement of improved diplomatic relations with Cuba in December 2014, nearly 14 months ago. In the month of February 2016, 269 Cuban migrants have attempted to reach U.S. shores.

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USCG 8th District

USCG 8th District · Total News: 18 · Total Reads: 292

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COAST GUARD RESCUES TWO FROM VESSEL TAKING ON WATER
by: RPaff
2016-03-04 10:15:47

 NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people from a boat taking on water near Lafitte, Louisiana, Thursday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans were notified by Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office of a boat taking on water at 6:30 p.m. Watchstanders directed an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans to the location of the vessel in distress.

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Wreck Data

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KESHENA
by: Dawg
2006-03-09 12:37:29

KESHENA

U.S. TUG BOAT

Propulsion: Fuel/Oil - Electric Motor

Type: Tug - Tender & Recovery

Tonnage: 427 Gross Tons

Length: 147 Feet

Width: 27 Feet

Armament: Unarmed

 

Remarks:

On wednesday July 15th, 1942 convoy KS 520 is attacked by the U-576, the U-boat drives the convoy into a nearby allied minefield after firing and hitting 3 merchant vessels with torpedoes. One of those vessels was the Panamanian freighter J.A. Mowinkel which had sustained both torpedo and mine damage during the assault but remained afloat. Four days later the Keshena and another tug were sent to recover the Mowinkel as quickly as possible. During towing manuevers however the Keshena strikes another mine and sinks just east of Ocracoke. Two crew members are killed by the mine explosion, the rest of the crew consisting of one woman and 14 men are returned to the Ocracoke Coast Guard Station on Sunday the 19th of July.

Factoid:

During the first six monthes of 1942 U-boats sank hundreds of merchant vessels off the coast of the United States, more than eighty of these ships sank off North Carolina. Due to the geographic location of the outer barrier islands, U-boats could easily escape retaliation by fleeing to nearby deep waters after attacking allied ships. This made places like Cape Lookout shoals and Diamond shoals ideal haunts for marauding subs, slow moving freighters and tankers were easy targets and no match for the German "Wolfpacks".

The coastal waters became so dangerous that Captains referred to our coast as "Torpedo Junction" and dreaded having to travel past our shoals. Ships could burn for weeks at a time and cause many hazards to other ships passing by, including both merchant and military vessels. In response to this increasing aggression by the Germans, the U.S. Navy engaged in offensive and defensive measures to mitigate attacks. Ships and planes were used to conduct escort, patrols and search & destroy missions to defend against U-boats. Merchant ships would be grouped with light cruisers and destroyers in convoys designed to help protect them from enemy attacks and allow them to deliver the much needed cargo to aid the war effort.

Coast Guard crew of the Cutter Spencer setting depth charges.

 

 

GPS:

Lat: N 34 59.950 Lon: W 75 45.820

Depth of wreck: 84'

Data written and compiled by BluewaterBandit

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