Daily Archives: November 24, 2012

Molestation of a Manatee. Joyride leads to ride in the Squad Car!

manatee_20121124124931_JPG       Ana Gloria Gutierrez was caught on camera riding the manatee at Fort DeSoto Park  in late September. http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_pinellas/ana-gutierrez-53–arrested-for-violation-of-the-florida-manatee-sanctuary-act

IDFA Review: Dirty Energy – Exxon Valdeez/Gulf of Mexico BP oil spill comparison with video

When the BP oil spill occurred, reporters from all over the world set up camp in the areas which were most hit by the events. But as time went on they packed up there recorders, cameras and notepads and moved on to the next big story. But for the people working and living in the areas surrounding the Gulf of Mexico the story is far from over…Louisiana supplies about a third of all the wild seafood caught in North America but is now compromised in being able to provide these resources for the future. In addition a highly unique and rich culture is in danger of disappearing forever. As one Louisiana Shrimp fisherman expressed to oil representatives at a local meeting: “You are not only messing me up now, you’re messing me up for the rest of my life.”http://docgeeks.com/2012/11/24/idfa-review-dirty-energy/

Greenpeace seeks to protect Alaska underwater canyons-Commercial fishermen are watching closely.

Bay Area conservationists are back from a dramatic deep sea expedition to research and protect huge underwater canyons in Alaska. The area is the heart of the state’s $1 billion-a-year fishing industry and the canyons may be a vital link in the lifecycle of fish that you eat. http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/assignment_7&id=8894604

NOAA New federal fisheries observer program for Alaska fisheries goes into effect January 1 SitNews

(SitNews) Juneau, Alaska – NOAA Fisheries will implement a new fisheries observer program for Alaska’s commercial groundfish and halibut fisheries beginning January 1, 2013. http://www.sitnews.us/1112News/112312/112312_observer_program.html