Daily Archives: May 5, 2018

Golden eagle rescued by crew of Cape Sable Island lobster vessel Wishful Dreams

The Cape Sable Island lobster fishing boat Wishful Dreams lived up to its name for a golden eagle rescued by the crew on May 2 after being found near death floating on the fishing grounds about a mile and a half northwest of Seal Island. “We were hauling gear and steaming to another string and I happened to see him in the water,” recalled crewmember Steven Nickerson. “I didn’t really know what it was. I knew it was a different kind of bird. I thought it was dead but then I happened to see his head bobbing up and down so I got Kevin (Swim, the boat captain) to turn around and go back. We got alongside it and it was still alive so we got him aboard.”>click to read<14:14

‘Concern and confusion’: Premier slams logic behind marine protected area choices

Premier Stephen McNeil personally warned a federal panel on marine protected areas on Friday its decisions could have dire consequences for Nova Scotians who make their living from the North Atlantic Ocean. Banning fishing and other activities in protected areas has a huge impact on communities, particularly those along the province’s Eastern Shore, he told the National Advisory Panel on Marine Protected Area Standards in Moncton.,, “To date, we are not seeing decisions based on science, research or fact,” he told the group during his eight-minute prepared speech. >click to read<12:02

For the Lobsterman that has everything, Feast Your Eyes on This Lobster-Themed Saucony Sneaker

END. and Massachusetts-based Saucony have teamed up to pay homage to one of New England’s most beloved dishes, the lobster. The American running brand’s GRID 8500 silhouette is used as the canvas for this special project. Alongside the shellfish-inspired white and orange colorway, END. and Saucony pulled out all the stops to make this sneaker look and feel authentic. A claw-printed insole and blue rope laces add fun details, while the packaging consists of a fish net and a bespoke display tank. photo’s >click to read<11:30

New Bedford Port Authority, Mass Division of Marine Fisheries, NOAA weigh in through public comments regarding offshore wind

The New Bedford Port Authority, the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and NOAA all filed written public comments regarding Vineyard Wind’s Environment Impact Statement. The deadline to file public comments was April 30. All three agencies cited concerns regarding offshore wind’s presence within an important region for commercial fishing as well as marine life that could be affected beyond the acute area. >click to read<10:43

Offshore drilling on the edge of the Scotian Shelf too risky

BP’s lease sites take in the southeastern corner of the “Haddock Box” which is an important haddock spawning and nursery ground that is closed to fishing. The sites are about 50 km from our exceedingly beautiful and unique Sable Island National Park. The sites are also within a few kilometres of the Gully Marine Protected Area, which is home to rare deep-water corals and the endangered northern bottlenose whales. The Labrador current and the Nova Scotia current flow down the Scotian Shelf and the Scotian Slope to the southwest. These currents, combined with easterly prevailing winds at the lease sites, place the entire Scotian Shelf and all of our major fishing banks and lobster spawning grounds in jeopardy from any major spill.>click to read<09:08