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Stock assessment meeting erupts into lively talk between NOAA scientists and fishermen

Diagrams, life-like statues and pictures fill the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center to depict the history and future of the industry. NOAA scientists and local fishermen filled the small building on Bethel Street on Wednesday night to discuss future stock assessments. The meeting, though, told another aspect in the story of the Port of New Bedford: the decades old tension that continues to exist between the groups. “We all have to pull in the same direction,” Executive Director of New Bedford Seafood Consulting Jim Kendall said. Instead a powerpoint presentation listing stock limits led to a discussion, which evolved into an argument and ended with two fishermen abruptly leaving. Russ Brown, director of the Population Dynamics Branch of NOAA, ended his presentation to meet with the fishermen outside. They spoke outside for 20 minutes before parting ways with a semblance of mutual respect. click here to read the story 20:44

Ocean acidification: yet another wobbly pillar of climate alarmism

NOAA ScientistLast year, no fewer than 600 academic papers were published on the subject, so it must be serious, right? First referenced in a peer-reviewed study in Nature in 2003, it has since been endorsed by scientists from numerous learned institutions including the Royal Society, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the IPCC. Even the great David Attenborough — presenter of the Great Barrier Reef series — has vouched for its authenticity,,, Howard Browman, a marine scientist for 35 years, has published a review in the ICES Journal of Marine Science of all the papers published on the subject. His verdict could hardly be more damning. Read the article here 09:51

NOAA scientists admit in private that they can’t name any place affected by ocean acidification

NOAA ScientistThere’s the truth, then there’s the whole truth. From a climate expert at NOAA, the study of ocean acidification is so young “they don’t have any data sets that show a direct effect of OA on population health” and they can’t name any place in the world that is definitely affected by it.  at Junkscience.com FOIA’d emails among NOAA scientists discussing a NY times op-ed draft. The editor was serving up an apocalypse: Our Deadened, Carbon-Soaked Seas by Richard W. Spinrad and Ian Boyd, …and he wanted all the dirt: Can the authors give us more specific, descriptive images about how acidification has already affected the oceans? Read the post here 12:57

Rocky Barker: A quick guide to the salmon-dam debate

The proposal by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, tribal, state and other biologists to test higher spill — water that doesn’t go through power-generating turbines — at the eight dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers is a continuation of a long debate among scientists. So what are the biologists proposing? [email protected]  07:38

NOAA scientists – Georges Bank cod and yellowtail flounder in the transboundary region with Canada are still struggling to recover

sct logoSteve Cadrin of the UMass School for Marine Science and Technology presented an overview of stock assessments around the world and concluded that this region’s assessments cannot be reliably used as a guide to making decisions. Government scientists need a whole new model that explains what is happening and makes accurate predictions, Cadrin said. Meanwhile, only actual bycatch should be used in calculations, he said. [email protected]

Editorial: Influx of cod must spark feds to delay limit cuts

But the influx of cod must be seen as bad news by those esteemed NOAA “scientists” and officials who, with the help of their closely-related environmental nonprofit spin doctors, have poured countless PR dollars and effort into spreading the false word that, indeed, the cod stocks are so diminished — especially from the Gulf of Maine — that we need to cut those fishermen’s 2013 quota by a job- and industry-killing 77 percent. continue reading