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Illegal Filming of Illegal Fishing – Evidence Leads to Bust!

The owners and an associate of an outdoor film company, Montana Wild, were issued 38 state citations and 11 federal citations, resulting in $5, 950 in fines. The citations involved violations of bull trout fishing regulations and unlawful commercial filming activity on USFS lands without valid permits.  In January 2014 Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Criminal Investigator Brian Sommers and United States Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer L. Kevin Arnold began a joint investigation into Montana Wild, a Missoula, Montana based company that produces hunting and fishing videos on its website and is owned and operated by Zach and Travis Boughton. Their website states the following: “We specialize in outdoor marketing, social media, cinematography, photography, video editing and a new line of apparel.”  Read the rest here 15:05

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Scientific panel will evaluate proposals to establish commercial fish farms in Great Lakes

Department of Environmental Quality officials said in March they’d heard from two operators interested in raising rainbow trout in netted enclosures in Lakes Michigan and Huron. They would take fish from small hatcheries and raise them until large enough for the consumer food market. Among members are scientists with the NOAA Great Lakes Ecological Laboratory in Ann Arbor, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Michigan Sea Grant and others. The chairman is Roy Stein, a professor emeritus at Ohio State University. Bad idea Read the rest here 13:14

Man accused of orchestrating $271,000 king crab heist

A 29-year-old Lakeland Fla. man is accused of orchestrating a heist where $271,000 worth of king crab was stolen. Joshua Paul Warner, of 2462 Harrison Place Blvd., is reportedly seen on surveillance video unlocking a bay door at the Comcar Warehouse on April 25. “This is absolutely crazy!” said Warner.  “That is a whole truck load, that is a whole semi! That is unbelievable they’d even think that of me.” Read the rest here 16:34

Given the cold water going into winter, the current “Ice Breaking Fleet” operating on the Great Lakes may be inadequate this year

A recent WUWT story notes the well below normal water temperature of the Great Lakes, some 6 degrees colder than last year. David DuByne writes, and a video follows: With the Great Lakes at 92% ice coverage during the winter of 2013-2014 and far below average water temperatures this year in the lakes, ice will form earlier and last longer into spring. This will have an effect on shipping and delivery of cargo throughout the region disrupting the Great Lakes Economy. Video, and read the rest here 12:36

Biblical facts about fishermen, fishing and fish

When the Son of God initiated his ministry, his first act was to travel to the Sea of Galilee and select four fishermen to be his apprentices (Matt. 4:18). Biblical scholars believe that at least seven of the 12 disciples were fishermen. Incidentally, the Greek word translated fishermen in English language Bibles is a broader term that actually means seamen, referring to any group of men,,, Read more here 13:33

Communications: Prices Drop and Services Increase

As advances in communications and navigation equipment technology change at a seemingly alarming rate, there is something to be said about mixing the old with the new to keep some semblance of the old familiar functionality for commercial fishermen. Read more here  16:14

A slow news day, Screwed up Menu, and 2 job postings on the Bluenose II, or III or whatever they call her

I’m digging, guy’s, but it’s slow digging for fish news. I’ll dredge some up. I always scrape something up. The menu on the blue portion of the header bar is screwed up! Was up till the early hours tryin’ to get it squared away with nothing positive to report. Like, FIXED! It’s drivin’ me nuts! I did come up with something for all the sailors though, the new, reformulated Bluenose that has our Nova Scotia friends up in arms, is posting 2 crew openings! Each job is a temporary, full-time opportunity for the Second Mate, and a deck hand. Read more here

From the Moderator – We did some upgrades to Fisherynation.com

fn5-e1389563516708When you log on, it might look like the same ‘ole website, but if you’re using a phone or tablet, the first thing you should notice is it actually works on your device! That’s because its a “responsive” site. The next thing you should notice is the speed. We optimized the site, so when you click on something on the menu bar, or the comment button, you get there fast. Real fast! Read more here  15:36

Hand Grenade Fishing

Fishing with a hand grenade. 1. Pull the pin. 2. Throw it far from the boat. 3. Net the stunned and dead fish. These guys forgot step 2. Click here

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Indiana county OKs farm’s plans for fish feed mill despite complaints by neighbors about the stench produced by the farm’s fish feces lagoon.

Neighbors who oppose the feed mill said that not only does the lagoon stink, but the farm is also discharging so much water it has flooded surrounding property. Bell withdraws nearly 400 million gallons of water yearly from the ground for its operations. Read more here braziltimes 08:02

Reflections on the success of traditional fisheries management – Hilborn and Ovando

The argument persists that the continued overexploitation by many fisheries around the world is evidence that current approaches to fisheries management are failing, and that more precautionary management approaches are needed. We review the available estimates of the status of fish stocks from three sources: Read more here  11:31

Experience unique seal hunting on Åland

Seal hunting demands much from the hunter, both before and after the hunt. In the outer archipelago of Åland there is a great population of grey seals and the exciting hunt fascinates natives as much as visitors. Read more here vistaland.com  16:59

UK Fishermen – Storm Surges and Wind Farms – Economic Disaster

The government fund will allow people who make their living from the sea to receive up to £5,000 to replace lost or damaged fishing gear including crab and lobster pots. It comes as the Fishermen’s Mission also launched a nationwide appeal for emergency funds to aid people in coastal communities who have been unable to land any catches, as a result of the severe storms. Cromer crab fisherman John Lee, chairman of the North Norfolk Fisheries Local Action Group, said the major issues facing fishermen were offshore wind farms and the possibility of creating a Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) off the north Norfolk coast. Read more here  07:40

Another Crazy Vice Article: The Japanese Can’t Stop Eating Endangered Sea Mammals

Japan understandably loves sea mammals. After all, they’re typically adorable and often intelligent. But what many people in Japan appear to love about them most is how delicious they are. To discover one potential reason, all you need is a can opener. Read more here  Vice 16:36

Japan to halve tuna catch in Northern Pacific

Japan plans to slash by half the amount of juvenile bluefin tuna taken from the Northern Pacific starting in 2015, compared to the 2002-2004 average, reports said Sunday.  Read more here  phys.org  10:00

Over demanding market affects fisheries more than climate change

Summary: Fisheries that rely on short life species, such as shrimp or sardine, have been more affected by climate change, because this phenomenon affects chlorophyll production, which is vital for phytoplankton, the main food for both species. Read more here  sciencedaily  16:37

 

Lydia The Flying Great White Shark Puts Cornwall On Summer Alert

THE DAILY Star has chilling news: Lydia is coming to the UK. Lock up your flippers and stick a plug in the sink. The tabloids works in cycles. The first signs of the impending summer are, in order: a) Great White Shark Spotted off Coast b) Madeleine McCann spotted on land c) Lucy from Brighton spotted on beach d) Killer heatwave spotted in space. News is that Lydia was tagged by scientists. And she’s been recorded swimming in the mid Atlantic. Or as the Indy has it, flying: Read more here 08:18

48% of fishermen do not think their job is dangerous – statistically, 94 deaths in 10 years make it the most dangerous UK profession.

Research, launched today by Seafish, the industry authority on seafood, has shown that a quarter of fishermen have experienced a significant accident at sea where their life was at risk. Over half (52 per cent) of the fishermen surveyed agreed that their job was dangerous, yet only 25 per cent of fishermen said they regularly wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD). Read more here  through the gaps blog  12:09

Next time some vegan tells you eating wild ocean fish is wrong, show them this! – It takes how much water to grow an almond?!

California, supplier of nearly half of all U.S. fruits, veggies, and nuts, is on track to experience the driest year in the past half millennium. Farms use about 80 percent of the state’s “developed water,” or water that’s moved from its natural source to other areas via pipes and aqueducts.  Read more here  10:09 grist

The North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission members met in Oslo, Norway, 25-27 February 2014

The NAMMCO members met in Oslo, Norway, 25-27 February 2014, on the occasion of the 22nd Council meeting. The press release details information about observer governments and organisations attending and also some of the main items raised during the meeting. The 23rd Council meeting is scheduled during the beginning period of 2015 and to be held in Iceland. 11:02

Tuna: Super Fish

03BlueFinCoronado-BFT1Athletes of the Sea Let’s clarify one thing up front: Tuna are not ordinary fish. They are athletic freaks of nature, built for raw power, speed and endurance. They can withstand intense cold, dive to crushing depths and swim at speeds approaching 50 miles per hour. Read [email protected]  13:59

Fukushima Radiation: Govt Launches Web Site Noting Safety of Fishes Around Plant

The site will also try to explain the process of test fishing. The federation had earlier said it conducts advance radiation checks to determine the safety of fishing grounds. Earlier in January, state health officials from California debunked claims of dangerously high radiation levels in the sands of Pacifica State Beach, as claimed by an Internet video posted on YouTube. Read [email protected] 08:14

Send this Monstrosity to the Breakers. – Super trawler Abel Tasman won’t operate in Australia, loses bid against ban

THE controversial super trawler Abel Tasman won’t operate in Australia after its owners lost a challenge in the federal court.Justice John Logan said former environment minister Tony Burke was within his rights to ban the factory freezer trawler, which would have had uncertain impacts on small pelagic fish. Read [email protected] 07:09

Legal harvest of marine turtles tops 42,000 each year

A new study has found that 42 countries or territories around the world permit the harvest of marine turtles – and estimates that more than 42,000 turtles are caught each year by these fisheries. Read [email protected]

Pacific Andes: Lafayette application has been sent for jack mackerel fishery

lafayettePacific Andes’ flagship floating factory vessel Lafayette is not on the list of ships authorized to fish or transship in the South Pacific jack mackerel fishery for 2014, the organization in charge of the fishery, confirmed to Undercurrent News. However, an application has been filed to authorize the vessel, Pacific Andes told Undercurrent. In an article dated Feb. 17, a Pacific Andes spokesman had told the Sydney Morning Herald that Lafayette was headed for the jack mackerel fishery. Read [email protected]  06:35

The roiling drama of the planktonic world is a theatre of ambush predators, hermaphrodites and mucus-hurling cannibals

From the article: The effects of warmer water have begun to show up away from the poles. At NOAA’s Narragansett Laboratory in Rhode Island, Feely’s colleague Kevin Friedland has watched wild swings in ocean temperatures wreak havoc on the bottom of the food chain. One of the most ecologically and,,Read [email protected]  11:51

‘Not a fishing vessel’? Pacific Andes now says Lafayette can’t fish, as it heads for jack mackerel fishery

lafayetteCommenting to the newspaper, a Pacific Andes spokesperson said the Lafayette is “not a fishing vessel”, explaining the quotas are set by the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation “for the catcher fishing vessels it supports”. This is an interesting comment from a company that since 2010 has argued that the Lafayette could fish, after it tried to defend catches of 41,315 metric tons declared by Russia to the SPRFMO that year. Read [email protected]  08:08