Tag Archives: natural resources

The Bahamas: No Chinese Commercial Fishing Allowed

prime-minister-of-the-bahamas-perry-christieSpeculation having been rife for several weeks about the remote possibility of large-scale fishing in Bahamian waters by Chinese fishing vessels. The Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, has put the matter to rest in a statement released on November 22, 2016, unequivocally stating: “We are not going to compromise and no discussion will lead to a conclusion that this government would have contemplated or agreed for that to happen.” Christie emphatically stated in reports in the Nassau Guardian and Tribune daily newspapers that no mass commercial fishing will take place under foreign ownership. Christie said commercial fishing is reserved only for Bahamians, that there are no fisheries negotiations with the Chinese. The Prime Minister reiterated his government’s policy of conserving the Bahamas’ fisheries and natural resources. Read the rest here 18:47

McCrory gets coastal issues report at N.C. Coastal Resources Commission’s meeting

Gov. Pat McCrory says to come up with a vision for coastal North Carolina, state government needs to balance coastal issues such as funding coastal projects, improving dredging of inlets and channels, providing property insurance and addressing federal regulations. (Fishermen, watch your backsides!) Read the rest here 12:44

Next time some vegan tells you eating wild ocean fish is wrong, show them this! – It takes how much water to grow an almond?!

California, supplier of nearly half of all U.S. fruits, veggies, and nuts, is on track to experience the driest year in the past half millennium. Farms use about 80 percent of the state’s “developed water,” or water that’s moved from its natural source to other areas via pipes and aqueducts.  Read more here  10:09 grist