June 22, 2018
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‘Perfect Storm’ skipper fined for illegal fishing

Contributed | BDN
Contributed | BDN
The Associated Press

ISLE AU HAUT, Maine (AP) — Maine fisherman and author Linda Greenlaw, who survived the nor’easter that was the basis for the book and movie “The Perfect Storm,” has been fined more than $30,000 for fishing illegally in Canadian waters.

Greenlaw wasn’t required to attend Tuesday’s sentencing in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The Canadian government also seized her swordfish catch

The 48-year-old Greenlaw says she was on the deck of her 63-foot vessel in September attempting to retrieve fishing gear that had been dragged by another boat when she strayed into Canadian waters. She says she knew she was near Canada’s coast but didn’t realize she had breached the 200-mile limit.

Greenlaw was the last person in contact with the Andrea Gail, a swordfish boat out of Gloucester, Massachusetts, that sank with all hands during the 1991 storm.

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