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Help Raise the Peruga

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The two worst dangers facing a commercial fisherman is sinking and fire. Tuesday January 7 George Barisich and Robert Campo Jr. were shrimping on the F/V Peruga in Lake Borgne. Around 10 PM smoke was discovered minutes later the cabin was engulfed in flames. By the grace of God, some level headed actions and a rescue from the coast guard both men escaped unharmed. Eventually what was left of the boat sunk about 1/4 mile Northwest of Half moon Island. All that is left is some of the hull and the metal rigging, and the responsibility to get it up and out of the way.

George has been fighting for the commercial fishing industry for over 30 years, donating countless days and much of his own money so fishermen across the Gulf have a better chance to make a living. He has been there for us, now we have a chance to help him. Removing a boat as big as the Peruga is not easy or cheap. Lets show George how much we appreciate what he has done for us over the decades.

Please consider donating whatever you can to help with the cost of salvaging and removing the wreckage and some seed money to get another boat. It would truly be a defeat if George is not back on these waters doing what he does best, catching seafood.



  • Mark Stanga
    • $30 
    • 4 yrs

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Michael Orr
Baton Rouge, LA
George Barisich
Justin Barisich
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