Squeezed Scallops Land High Prices

By Kristina Fiore With her shrimp-colored outriggers and a home port of Seaford, Va., it wasn’t hard to wonder what a boat like Carolina Queen III was doing so far up north when she ran aground in a storm near Rockaway Inlet on Long Island last week. Turns out she was chasing the nation’s most lucrative fishery: sea scallops, which, in 2014, amounted to a $400 million … [Read more...]

Coast Guard: Four Injured After New York Pilot Boat Collides With Cargo Ship – UPDATE

A U.S. Coast Guard Marine Inspector and an Investigating Officer responded Tuesday to a report of a vessel collision involving a New York Pilot boat and a 984-foot cargo/containership, resulting in injuries, the USCG reported. Coast Guard Sector New York command center received notification at around 2 p.m. Tuesday of the collision near the Ambrose Pilot Station off of Sandy … [Read more...]