The Maine groundfish trawler Emmy Rose with her crew of four, lost in November 2020, probably capsized when water collected on the aft deck and downflooded the vessel through unsecured deck hatches, the National Transportation Safety Board reported. READ MORE
The Hawaii Longline Association’s swordfish, bigeye and yellowfin tuna fishery has been certified for sustainable fishing practices by the Marine Stewardship Council, the international nonprofit group whose blue eco-label is sought by seafood retailers and consumers. READ MORE
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The Mid-Atlantic scallop and bottom trawling fisheries continue to fuel a growing demand for new commercial fishing boats coming out of Bayou La Batre, Ala., and the Gulf of Mexico region.
Tim Jemison of Jemison Marine and Shipbuilding of Bayou La Batre, continues to be a major player in the building of commercial fishing vessels. READ MORE
North Carolina makes Covid relief funds available to eligible seafood processors, dealers, processing vessels
Seafood processors, dealers and processing vessels financially impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic may be eligible for relief funds through a new grant program administered by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
North Carolina received $279,234 in relief funds through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Seafood Processors Pandemic Response and Safety Block Grant Program. The program is intended to partially reimburse expenses associated with preparing for, preventing exposure to, and responding to the Covid-19 pandemic for seafood-processing facilities and processing vessels. READ MORE
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DeNora Marine Technologies has launched Mariner M64, a compact, dual-technology marine sewage treatment plant (STP) solution that combines the benefits of electrolytic (EC) and biological treatment, enabling vessels to achieve regulatory wastewater compliance with MEPC.227 (64). READ MORE
Brown & Brown of Massachusetts, Inc., a subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc., has acquired substantially all of the assets of Smithwick & Mariners Insurance, MidCoast Insurance and Chapman & Chapman Insurance (collectively, Smithwick & Mariners). READ MORE