Daily Archives: September 10, 2019

Near Deepwater Horizon Spill Site, Sea Creatures Looking For Mates Find Death Instead

It’s been almost a decade since an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig caused nearly five million barrels of oil to leak into the Gulf of Mexico. It was a catastrophe for Gulf ecosystems and, even now, wildlife still tend to avoid the site. But there are a couple of notable exceptions,,, some deep-sea shrimp and red crab looking for potential mates are turning up at the site, only to find sickness and death, due to oil spill contamination. >click to read< 20:08

How Britain’s tiny fishing industry became the symbol for Brexit

Just one week before the UK’s June 2016 Brexit referendum, a flotilla of 30 fishing boats made its way up the Thames towards Parliament House in support of leaving the EU. Led by pro-Brexit group Fishing for Leave, they had a message that has since become a much-repeated slogan for Brexit: leaving the European Union would provide a boost so strong to the nation’s fisheries that the entire UK would feel the benefits. Three years later, that message has only become stronger as Brexit negotiations continue. >click to read< 16:59

Hurricane Dorian: Outer Banks rallies to recover after hit, Damaged Historic Structures, Changed the Coastline

Power is nearly restored to everyone on the Outer Banks after Hurricane Dorian, but there’s still a long road ahead before things are back to normal for residents. >click to read< 15:03

Hurricane Dorian Damaged Historic Structures and Changed the Coastline Along Parts of North Carolina’s Outer Banks>click to read<

“I’m not going to let you die:” Hurricane Dorian flood rose into Ocracoke like a tsunami>click to read<

Commercial fishermen on Canada’s west coast say it’s the worst season they’ve ever experienced.

According to Joy Thorkelson, president of the United Fishermen and Allied Workers Union, at least 2,500 people are affected by the record low numbers of salmon. Catches have been far below normal and some fishermen simply haven’t fished at all this season.,,, Reasons for the low salmon returns along the B.C. coast are being cited as climate change, habitat destruction, and overfishing. But, they never mention waste (click) water treatment,,, >click to read< 13:29

A Funding Push for Matthew Raynors Home Health Aide, his loving mother! Please! Step Up!

Matt Raynor, 29, of Hampton Bays sustained a serious spinal cord injury in April, and is paralyzed from the chest down. A commercial fisherman, world traveler, artist, photographer, and all-around cool dude, Matt has fallen through the cracks of our health care system. He has moved back in with his mother, but she is his ONLY care provider, day in, day out. They need your help if you can give it! >click to read, and donate if you can<  Click to read the original post from May 30, 2019, >click to read< 12:36

Striped Bass Recovery Debate Divides Fishermen

A roiling debate over how to reduce the annual harvest of striped bass along the Atlantic seaboard to allow the species to recover from years of overfishing has pitted the interests of various fishermen against each other and sparked heated exchanges.,,, The battle over how to proceed has focused primarily on what restrictions should be placed on recreational fishermen, who account for about 90 percent of the striped bass harvest, though the extent to which commercial fishermen should share in the cuts is also on the table. >click to read< 11:28

Plan for fish farm off Florida’s Gulf Coast raises environmental concerns

A Hawaiian fish farming company wants to expand into the Gulf of Mexico near Sarasota, Fla., prompting opposition from some fishing associations and environmental groups.,,, Although it’s only proposed as a demonstration project, such a plan pits the company’s desire to increase the local seafood supply against commercial fishing interests and some environmental groups, which believe industrial fish farms do more harm than good in the long run.,, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has green-lighted the Florida project,,, Other groups that oppose Kampachi’s project include the Louisiana Shrimp Association, Friends of the Earth and the Recirculating Farms Coalition >click to read< 10:44

Queensland’s commercial fishing industry ‘torn apart’ by government’s green agenda

After 100 years of involvement in all aspects of commercial fisheries management and consultation, QSIA president Keith Harris said they were now being excluded and ignored in matters that affect every part of their lives. He blamed an extreme green and anti-fishing ideology that the government was unable to walk away from and called for the removal of WWF Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society from government working groups. His statements were rejected by Fisheries Minister Mark Furner,,, >click to read< 09:14

“You never know the mind of a squid” – The squid’s short lifespan makes it hard to study

Late this summer, squid showed up in abundance in many bays in the province, a sight not seen in several harbours, including Holyrood, for decades. Why have the squid finally come back?,,, The squid that come into Newfoundland and Labrador waters are called northern shortfin squid. While they’ve been seen in great numbers near beaches, squid don’t come here to spawn. In fact, according to Baker, there are no known spawning sites in all of Canada. “The female squid that we see here are actually immature and maturing,” >click to read<  08:09