Search ends for 5 fishermen off Nova Scotia

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Search ends for 5 fishermen off Nova Scotia

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Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

Just saw on CTV that a private boat with a diver found the missing fishing boat 50 km from where it was last spotted, and there are no survivors inside the turned-over boat.

I live in a fishing village (in Quebec), and this has been the talk of the town.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Condolences to the families.

 

 

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

What threw me off completely - after the tragic news came out earlier this week - is that they're fishing in February off Nova Scotia. Here, fishing season does not open until mid-April, and even then it's too bloody cold.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Maybe that's how much financial trouble these fishermen were in...perhaps they felt pressed to go out and fish in this unusually risky time of year because, thanks to the overfishing the current fish markets keep forcing, they hadn't been able to "cover their nut" during the normal fishery.

IIRC, that was what pushed the crew of the Andrea Gale out to fish in what became "The Perfect Storm".

The only way to honor the lives of these people and the grief that will afflict them and their families for years to come will be to have a full investigation of not only the weather factors, but the economic situation that drove them to the desperate choice of fishing in the dead of winter.