Saturday, July 5, 2014
Maritime News

Guardian Investigation Uncovers Graphic Evidence of Torture at Sea

The Guardian conducted a 6-month investigation into the supply chain that harvests shrimp (prawns) from offshore Thailand and delivers them to major food retailers globally. What they found is highly...

July 5, 2014
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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Ships of Horror: Pacific Fishermen Raped, Beaten, and Fed Fish Bait

On August 18, 2010, the South Korean fishing vessel, Oyang 70, capsized and sank while working in the New Zealand´s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), resulting in the loss of six...

January 12, 2014
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Can Technology End Pirate Fishing?

Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, also known as pirate fishing, is a massive problem across the globe. Editorial by National Geographic's Barton Seaver.

August 27, 2013
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Monday, July 22, 2013

Man Hooks Tuna, Tuna Capsizes Boat

This is not a "the one that got away" kind of story.

July 22, 2013
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

WATCH: Bull Sharks Turn Trophy Fish to Chum

Here at gCaptain we typically hold off on the recreational fishing videos for the good ones... and this happens to be one of them.

June 5, 2013
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Friday, April 12, 2013

WATCH: Kayak Fisherman Gets Surprise of His Life

Since you guys liked the last shark video so much (and hey, it’s Friday), we thought we would post this video that has been making the rounds on the internet this...

April 12, 2013
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Pirates Go on Murderous Rampage in the Bay of Bengal

Pirates in the Bay of Bengal are believed to have killed as many as 31 fishermen in a brazen attack on three trawlers on March 25. According to reports, the...

April 2, 2013
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Monday, February 18, 2013
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Five Fishermen Missing After Sword Boat Capsizes Off Nova Scotia

In a wicked storm off Canada late last night, fishermen on a swordfish and halibut boat activated their Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) which alerted the Joint Rescue Coordination...

February 18, 2013
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Sunday, February 10, 2013
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New Commission Created to Protect “Vast Areas” of World’s Oceans Neglected by UNCLOS 1982

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO, Feb 11 (Reuters) – The high seas that cover almost half the Earth’s surface are a treasure trove with little legal protection from growing...

February 10, 2013
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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Caption Contest – “We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat”

This series of images were allegedly taken by a fisherman off the coast of Panama. Rumor has it… the boat sank, the fisherman were rescued, and the marlin got away. Provide...

January 31, 2013
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Saturday, January 5, 2013
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Single Bluefin Tuna Fetches $1.76 Million at Japanese Auction

Kiyomura K.K., a Tokyo-based sushi chain, paid a record 155.4 million yen ($1.76 million) to outbid an affiliate of a Hong Kong-based rival for a tuna it said would be...

January 5, 2013
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

US Government Officials Bust Crew Carrying 8,000 Pounds of Illegally-Caught Fish

A report by NOAA in 2006 warned that “despite the implementation of domestic and international management measures, the status of Atlantic blue and white marlin has continued to decline. Currently, the...

October 18, 2012
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Monday, October 15, 2012

British And French Battle Over Scallops

It has been well over a century since the British and French have battled over navigation of the narrow strip of water which separates these two countries however, fishermen from...

October 15, 2012
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

U.S. Gulf Fisheries Rebounding Post Spill [REPORT]

(Bloomberg) — Gulf of Mexico fisheries are rebounding from the BP Plc oil spill, landing more fish last year than in 2009, the year before the worst U.S. offshore marine...

September 19, 2012
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Engineering News

Capable of Fishing 76,800 Hooks Per Day, Jensen to Design One of the World’s Largest Longliners

Jensen Maritime Consultants said today it has won a contract to design a longline fishing vessel that, once completed, will be one of the world’s largest.  The contract was awarded...

February 14, 2012
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012
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Angola Invests in the Fight Against Illegal Fishing

Damen Shipyards Galati is building the Ngola Kiluange, a Fishery Inspection Surveillance Vessel (FISV) 6210, for the Angolan Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries. With another two ships under...

February 1, 2012
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
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US Congress Cracks Down on Pirate Fishing

(NOAA) A bill introduced in Congress yesterday would prevent pirate fishing vessels from entering U.S. ports to offload their illegally caught seafood. This pirate fishing is often called illegal, unreported...

December 13, 2011
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

“Demonstrate Coast Guard Firepower & Blow Up The Rats!” suggests Alaska Senator Mark Begich

Congratulating the Coast Guard for its successful capture of a pirate fishing vessel on the North Pacific, U.S. Senator Mark Begich suggested the rat-infested, illegal fishing vessel Bangun Perkasa be towed out...

October 5, 2011
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Recession proof scallops keep New England town afloat

Scallops Ride to Rescue — Demand, Rising Prices Keep Former Whaling Port in Massachusetts Above Water By Jennifer Levitz NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Known as the “Whaling City,” this coastal...

June 20, 2011
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011
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No Endangered Label for Bluefin Tuna

NEW YORK – (Dow Jones & Co) The Atlantic bluefin tuna won’t be listed as an endangered species, at least for now, as the Obama administration on Friday rejected environmentalists’...

June 8, 2011
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