Tag Archives: Environmental Extremists

Environmental Group Says Lobster is “Poor Choice” for Pregnant Women – “Them’s fightin’ words!”

wolf-in-sheeps-clothing-scaled500-e1371562470325Later this summer, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) plans to raise concerns about mercury levels in lobster within the context of a draft update to federal consumer guidelines for seafood consumption. As a Maine resident (and someone who has been covering mercury in seafood more than a little recently), I immediately sat up and took note at the mention of . Read more here 20:01

NOAA Marches to the Beat of Multiple Drummers on Habitat Protection

duncey peteSometimes it is hard to understand why agencies do the things they do. Are they just marching to an inaudible tune that somehow makes sense of the sum of their actions? Peter Shelley whines about the CLFs on again, off again partner, NOAA. Kinda like the old Hells Angel tag. When we do good, no one remembers, but when we do bad, no one forgets. More sniveling here  18:18

Pacific bluefin tuna deemed in danger – Centre for Biological Diversity

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The Centre for Biological Diversity filed a legal petition urging the National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA) to prohibit fishing for Pacific bluefin tuna, which is reported to have suffered a 96 per cent decline since large-scale fishing began. Read more here  12:09

St. Helena Island, SC – Area shrimpers upset about Oceana report – No, They’re Pissed off!

ST. HELENA ISLAND, SC (WTOC) – It’s been a tough couple of weeks for shrimpers in the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire. Quite a few of them are upset with a new report issued by Oceana, a nonprofit marine life advocacy group. The report claims commercial shrimpers are accidentally catching and killing tons of marine animals along with shrimp. Read more here  19:37