Tag Archives: Habitat Destruction

Have wind turbines ruined Britain’s prized lobster haul?

This area of the North Sea is by far the UK’s most prolific lobster ground. Before the boats were barred from entering it, in mid-2013, to allow for the construction of a 35-turbine windfarm, it provided more than 15% of the 3,500 tonnes of lobster taken from UK waters every year. Landed at Bridlington, and the smaller the lobsters – and a large quantity of crabs and whelks – are mostly exported and are highly prized in France, Spain and Portugal. Read the rest here 18:08

Dick Pinney’s Guidelines: New Hampshire’s Great Bay’s natural resources declining

THIS COLUMN is a copy of a report about the decline of the Great Bay natural resources that has happened over the span of my 76 years of living and loving Great Bay,,, “Anyone that doubts the harmful effects of the millions of gallons of sewerage that is released into the Great Bay watershed by the many municipalities has to have their head buried in the heavily polluted sand and muck around the shorelines.” Read the rest here click for larger image 16:40

Some local restaurant owners believe there’s something fishy about catches from Lake Erie

The advent of spring and summer means we can now look for perch, walleye and our other favorite Lake Erie fish on local restaurant menus. The warmer months also introduce to the lake raw sewage after heavy storms, phosphorus runoff from fertilizer and algae blooms, exacerbating a decades-long problem of environmental degradation caused by pollution from heavy industry, agriculture and human negligence. Read more here 09:28

Saving Striped Bass (It sounds so dramatic!)

By June, the fish will be racing through these waters on the way to coastal New England as part of their northern migration, a biological spectacle akin to the movement of salmon on the West Coast. But with the striped bass population in decline, competition for the prized catch has intensified between recreational and commercial fishermen, setting up a showdown over a fishery that generates, according to one study, several billion dollars a year. Read more here

Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) are found in surface waters worldwide. Wastewater treatment plant effluent is a major source

fishFate and Transport of Three Pharmaceuticals in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta – The sharp decline of four pelagic fish species in the Delta in the last decade is just one of several indicators that the ecosystem is severely impaired. Several wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) discharge into the Delta, directly or through tributaries. Link

Interior Secretary Announces First-Ever Renewable Energy Lease Sales on the Outer Continental Shelf

“Wind energy along the Atlantic holds enormous potential, and today we are moving closer to tapping into this massive domestic energy resource to create jobs, increase our energy security and strengthen our nation’s competitiveness in this new energy frontier,” said Salazar, with the look of discomfort like a fisherman that just got a windfarm stuffed up his ass. “Holding competitive lease sales on the wind-rich east coast means blow jobs all around,” promised the Secretary as he wore a pleasantly painful expression.http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=bgwiiwiab&v=001J8BvtJGIt7uojsOTOb5KB021g8lTQl8JZ-9Wx7XCNysfPazHAWJ0FGociM0JkJ4smHQSmT21lEJ60zRNFH5qI5aA44FfU6BKmoG13dCY1UoXvX-qaK3-mdVfd2e81Jcq36-z4FrJKbOTPv56lKh5gXDevAUtPTyiPq2k8Mzc2x6_2T0FkCGESg%3D%3D