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From the newsvine archives! F/V Endurance- Foto Friday, Fri Aug 5, 2011

Took a road trip to New Bedford to visit ish2dant, and tour the F/V Endurance, our Foto Friday subject. More photos, >click to read<  16:41

An Epitaph for Newsvine>click to read< by Co-founder Mike Davidson

Voices of the exterminators and the exterminated .The New England Ground Fish Fleet

Just three years ago, the industry was told that the Gulf of Maine cod stock was rebounding and was expected to be fully rebuilt by 2014. The following year, they were told the models had been wrong and the stock was actually approbullardaching
depletion. Fishermen continued to express concern with the science behind the stock assessments on Wednesday. “We’re not talking about, ‘Oh yeah, we’re going to have a tough year next year,’” “We’re talking about, you know, that’s it.’”David Goethel. Read more here

The New York Times is Finally Catching Up! They should pay attention.

Will Seismic Blasts Upend Atlantic Marine Life? By EMMA BRYCE As a federal decision draws near, environmental and commercial fishing groups are marshaling their forces to protest a plan by the Obama administration to allow

So Hey! Have you heard about the Slaughter that lies ahead or those  Marine Mammals we’ve been saving? Thu May 3, 2012 9:01 PM EDT

It’s true. And so begins the destruction of the Eastern Seaboard that all the Wind mill, “Drill Baby Drill” people have been waiting for. It’s all about energy independence, right?

Reducing global warming, green energy, not letting the Chinese beat us in the “Green Race” Well. It’s gonna cost us, and it’s gonna cost a lot more than money.

It’s gonna cost a lot of marine life, and this is only the beginning as this administration opens up the North West Atlantic to energy production..Read More


The HSUS Criticizes Federal Agency’s Decision to Delay Protecting Porpoises in Atlantic Waters

The National Marine Fisheries Service is legally responsible under the Marine Mammal Protection Act to protect harbor porpoises,” said Sharon Young, marine issues field director for The HSUS. “The agency’s step back from its own regulations and retreat from a compromise plan between the commercial fishing industry and environmental groups may lead to a larger number of porpoise deaths this fall.”

You must’ve missed this, Sharon. Have you heard about the slaughter that lies ahead for all those marine mammals we’ve been saving? Hmmm?http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2012/09/harbor_porpoises_delayed_protection_092612.html



ASSOCIATED / CONSOLIDATED / AMALGAMATED Issue Statements on Industry Destroying Fishing Aid Plan

Seems as though the architect’s vision of the fishing policy initiatives they prefer have made separate statements regarding the “out of the blue” proposal delivered to Senator John Kerry’s office, which arrived in a plain brown wrapper with no signatures!


Fishing aid letter ignores catch share impact

A draft letter to congressional leaders from the office of Sen. John Kerry, circulating within the New England delegation in connection with a proposed and controversial fisheries aid package, blames the decline of the groundfishery on weakened fish stocks — and nothing else.



Arrogance is NOAA Fisheries “to border on recklessness, if not irresponsibility.” ending ten year SMAST/ Scallop Industry collaborative research.

Industry leaders are furious that this productive program has been hi jacked by NMFS, while the sallop set aside fund money will now be detoured to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and will now be conducting the survey utilizing the “Habcam”.

Ma State Rep. William Straus, D-Mattapoisett said.”Cutting SMAST out is a problem,”.

“SMAST is one of the few outside parties doing review that will keep the feds honest, so to speak,” he said.

No doubt the state rep has been watching the downward credibility spiral of NOAA/NMFS, and keeping them honest is not something that seems to be possible.