Warming Waters Heat Up Fishing Costs Along India’s Coast

by Colin Daileda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Thankachan Polayalil has been a fisherman for 42 of his 65 years, long enough to remember when fish were visible from land, brimming just beyond the palm trees of the Malabar Coast. Now his boat is equipped with an echolocation machine, but fish still are hard to find – and the catch isn’t nearly as diverse. The anchovies are … [Read more...]

Coast Guard Announces Formal Investigation into FV Mary B II Capsizing at Oregon’s Yaquina Bay Bar

The U.S. Coast Guard is convening a formal marine casualty investigation into the loss of the fishing vessel Mary B II, which capsized off Newport, Oregon this month resulting in the loss of three lives. On January 9, 2019, crew of the 42-foot fishing vessel, Mary B II, were attempting to cross the Yaquina Bay Bar during heavy weather when the vessel capsized with all three … [Read more...]

Norway Supreme Court to Hear Snow Crab Case with Implication for Oil

By Gwladys Fouche OSLO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Norway's Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear arguments on whether EU ships can fish for snow crab off Arctic islands north of Norway without permission from Oslo, a case that could decide who has the right to explore for oil in the region. At stake is whether the snow crab - whose meat is considered a delicacy by gourmets in Japan … [Read more...]

Chinese Fish Carrier Aground on Deserted Island in the Marshall Islands

A Chinese fish carrier with 24 crew is aground on an uninhabited atoll in the Marshall Islands. The ship, identified as the 308-foot Chinese-flagged commercial fishing carrier Ou Ya Leng No. 6, ran aground Wednesday on Taka Atoll. Maritime Rescue Coordination Center China personnel notified the U.S. Coast Guard at 4:15 a.m. of a fishing vessel taking on water 180 … [Read more...]