Daily Archives: January 29, 2020

Federal regulations to protect right whales are delayed until at least this summer

Officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which is responsible for protecting the critically endangered species, had planned to issue the regulations last year. But they were delayed after months of criticism from the region’s powerful lobster industry, which is worried that new requirements could be harsh and expensive. >click to read< 18:03

Athearn Marine Agency Boat of the Week: 42′ High Sheer Provincial Lobster Boat, 750HP John Deere, Price Reduced

Specifications, information and 30 photos >click here< To see all the boats in this series, >click here< 14:11

NASA, NOAA’s Latest Climate Scare Based On Intentionally Flawed Data

Because science is the pursuit of knowledge, and political actions almost necessarily restrict personal freedom, science, laws, and regulations should use the best available data. Using bad data undermines both the pursuit of truth and the legitimate justification of laws and regulations. Everyone, from the far left to the far right on the political spectrum, should be able to agree about this.  >click to read< 12:11

From July 30, 2019, ‘Hidden’ NOAA temperature data reveals 6 of the last 9 months were below normal in the USA, and NOAA can’t even get June right –  >click to read<

Donovan Bill, 2020-H 7261, Would Ban Release of Balloons

The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing on Tuesday on legislation introduced by Representative Susan Donovan. The legislation attempts to protect the environment and wildlife by banning the intentional release of balloons into the air. Dead sea creatures continually wash up on our shores, their stomachs filled with plastic debris or bodies tangled in the strings of released balloons. Norbert Stamps, who supports the legislation, is Vice President of the Atlantic Offshore Lobstermen’s Association,,, >click to read< 10:23

Maine lobster group backs Canadian fishermen over right whale deaths

The president of the Maine Lobstermen’s Association, Kristan Porter, opposes a move to ban some Canadian seafood because of the deaths of endangered North Atlantic right whales in Canadian waters. “I think that doing that type of thing would only hurt the industry and not really solve the problem,” said Porter, a commercial fisherman from Cutler, Maine. Last September, nine conservation groups signed a letter urging the United States to ban Canadian snow crab imports when a new U.S. marine mammal protection act comes into force in 2022. >click to read< 07:54

A 2017 shipwreck off Hilton Head killed 3 people. Now other boats are in danger.

A shifting shipwreck that left three boaters dead in 2017 has caused perfect storm conditions for other ships and contributed to the demise of one just 4 miles off Hilton Head Island’s south end. As first reported by the Charleston Post and Courier, >click to read<  a wooden fishing boat named “Miss Annie” was torn apart Dec. 19 when it hit wreckage,,, Turns out, the crew aboard the “Miss Annie” wasn’t the first to have troubles in the water between Hilton Head, Daufuskie and Tybee Islands.  How did it happen? On May 23, 2017, a steel-hulled fishing boat named “Miss Debbie”, Photos, >click to read< 07:08

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman with severe burns near Saint Paul, Alaska

The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a fishing vessel approximately 46 miles southwest of Saint Paul, Monday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak safely hoisted the 43-year-old man at 2:56 p.m. and transferred him to awaiting emergency medical services personnel in Saint Paul for further transport to Anchorage. At 9:56 a.m., watchstanders in the 17th District command center received a medevac request from fishing vessel Bountiful for a crewmember with severe burns. Video, >click to read/watch< 05:57