Daily Archives: October 29, 2019

Climate Alarmists Propose Feeding Cows Seaweed To Lower Methane In Farts

Environmentalists intent on finding new ways to reduce so-called greenhouse gas emissions to curb climate change have proposed a novel method: feed cows seaweed to diminish methane in flatulence, belches, and manure. Ermias Kebreab, a zoology professor at the University of California–Davis, led a team in producing a bovine meal regimen containing varying levels of Asparagopsis armata, a strain of red seaweed, and fed it to 12 dairy cows over a two-month period. >click to read< 20:31

How a 20-year-old fishery ruling has redefined First Nations relations in the Maritimes

In September, 1999, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its ruling in the Indigenous commercial fishing case brought forward by Donald Marshall Jr. Mr. Marshall was already well-known in Canada for his mistreatment at the hands of the Canadian policing and judicial system. In this instance, however, the member of the Membertou First Nation wanted the Government of Canada to recognize the continued authority of 18th-century “peace and friendship” treaties between the Mi’kmaq, Maliseet and British authorities. >click to read< 16:56

Advisory: 2019 Commercial Fluke Trip Limit to Increase on November 1st

Effective November 1, 2019 through the end of the year, all commercial closed fishing days for summer flounder days will be eliminated thereby allowing commercial fishermen to fish for, possess and land summer flounder seven-days per week and the commercial trip limit will be increased to 1,000 pounds for all gear types (Declaration Notice). This will allow vessels fishing offshore to have greater access to the state’s remaining 2019 commercial summer flounder quota (about 240,000 pounds).   >click to read< 15:37

Coast Guard medevacs man 20 miles north of Hatteras, North Carolina

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — Monday night, watchstanders at the Coast Guard Fifth District command center were notified that the 56-year-old crew member was experiencing symptoms of a heart attack. The Coast Guard medevaced a man from the commercial fishing vessel Captain Jimmy 20 miles north of Hatteras. >click to read< 14:56

Federal Judge Restores Ban on Fishing Net That Entangles Whale Species

Environmentalists hoping to save the North Atlantic right whale won a federal injunction Monday banning walls of fishing net that entangle the species that has been on the brink of extinction since the 1970s. ,,  The decision by U.S. District Judge James Boasberg speared changes made by the National Marine Fisheries Service earlier this year to rules governing New England’s fisheries.  >click to read<  12:30

Scallop fishermen raise concerns about impact on fishery of planned oil and gas exploration and windfarm development.

And they claim ’flawed’ surveys suggesting declining stocks have brought the scallop fleet to the brink – and are paving the way for the seismic surveys and gas rigs. Mr Ironside said: ’Government has drastically reduced quotas for queenies to protect “diminishing stocks” but now they’re planning to do seismic surveys for gas and oil where the queenies were. ’Why protect them and then wipe them out building gas rigs on them?’ Total allowable catch for queen scallops was cut by 40% to just 476 tonnes at the beginning of the season in July. >click to read< 10:05

The Gulf of Maine cod fishery is in rough shape. The fishermen aren’t doing much better.

In December of 2011, five days before Christmas, cod fishermen in the Gulf of Maine received a letter from government regulators.,,, Over the next four years, catch limits would decrease by more than 95 percent, disrupting the lives and livelihoods of fishermen across New England.  Since 2013, researchers from Northeastern have been working with these fishing communities to understand how the failure of the cod fishery affected the fishermen’s well-being. >click to read< 09:24

Net ban at 25: Still stings, still opposed

Red tide, blue-green algae, global warming, sea rise, sewage spills and oil spills combined don’t antagonize commercial fishermen as much as one single, 25-year-old subject. On election day in 1994, Florida voters passed a state constitutional amendment banning Florida commercial fishermen from using gill nets. The law made any commercial fisherman in the state an outlaw who used a gill net to catch mullet, as fishing families had done for generations. >click to read< 08:30