Daily Archives: July 4, 2021

Six tiny lobsters born to save species in Mediterranean

Commonly known as the Mediterranean lobster, it is a vulnerable species. Today a research team from the University’s Stella Mare Laboratory Corsica And the French National Center for Scientific Research has managed to control the breeding of this species. In the picture above a newborn lobster. In the project launched in early 2021, researchers have already obtained six samples of lobster, 83 days after hatching, with encouraging data. >click to read< 18:23

‘Eye of fire’ Near Offshore Platform in Mexico Extinguished

Bright orange flames jumping out of water resembling molten lava was dubbed an “eye of fire” on social media due to the blaze’s circular shape, as it raged a short distance from a Pemex oil platform. The fire took more than five hours to fully put out, according to Pemex. The fire began in an underwater pipeline that connects to a platform at Pemex’s flagship Ku Maloob Zaap oil development, the company’s most important, four sources told Reuters earlier. >click to read< 12:49

Lobster industry is anxious over upcoming North Atlantic right whale protection rules

The federal government is working on new rules designed to reduce risk to North Atlantic right whales,,, One of the threats the whales face is entanglement in ropes that connect to lobster and crab traps in the ocean. Early indications show that the changes required by the rules could be significant. They’re also vulnerable to ship strikes, and face the looming threat of warming oceans. Acting NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator Paul Doremus said in June that the U.S. and Canada, which also harvests lobsters, must “take and sustain additional efforts to reduce right whale mortalities and serious injuries.” >click to read< 10:39

From Doryman to Trawlerman: Maurice Kearley reflects on “the days of wooden ships and iron men.”

He started cod fishing with his father at age eight and then lobster fishing with his brother, Art, at age 12, when he earned enough money to buy his first suit of clothes.  Maurice Kearley was 16 when he first went fishing on the Grand Banks in 1944,,, During the next 36 years, until he retired from the sea to work on land at age 52, he fished on vessels that evolved from the wooden schooners to steel-side trawlers and then to steel-stern trawlers. At 16, he signed on as a doryman, onboard the 12-dory schooner Tweedsmuir, owned by the Warehams of Harbour Buffett, with his father, Thomas, as his dorymate. He spent nine years as a doryman,,, The late 1940s and early 1950s saw a major shift in the offshore fishery with the building of fresh-fish filleting plants around the island, ushering in the end of the schooner salt-fishery and the arrival of steel side-trawlers.,, The introduction of stern trawlers in the mid-1960s was a real game-changer for the men who had previously manned the smaller side trawlers in the 1940s and ’50s. >click to read< 08:42

One of the last great Gloucester schooners: The L.A. Dunton of Grand Bank celebrates 100 years – One of the last great Gloucester schooners: The L.A. Dunton of Grand Bank celebrates 100 years – She was a 10-dory schooner, with two men to a dory while fishing a crew of 22 men, including captain and cook, who lived in very cramped quarters. >click to read<

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