Daily Archives: September 11, 2019

Vineyard Wind Gasping for Air Until 2020

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has delayed the construction off our coast of Vineyard Wind, the country’s first commercial scale offshore wind farm, until 2020. I believe President Trump is squarely behind all the concerns of the commercial fishing industry that haven’t been adequately resolved by the wind farm folks, and if you don’t get the problems addressed now, as Carlos Santana would say, “you can forget about it.” Because five other offshore wind projects are planned adjacent to the site. Phil Paleologos >click to read< 19:58

Researchers tracking fish to learn more about where they migrate and spawn

Northern cod are about to experience a much higher level of surveillance. The iconic fish — 1,260 of them — are having small transmitters implanted into their bellies. As the cod swim about, their transmitters will send information to 75 acoustic receivers moored to the ocean floor in 13 areas along the eastern continental shelf and in three areas closer to shore in cod fishery area 2J3KL.  >click to read< 19:10

Pacific Fishery Management Council Meeting in Boise, Idaho September 11-18, 2019

The Pacific Fishery Management Council and its advisory bodies will meet September 11- 18, 2019 in Boise, Idaho at the Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd Boise, ID 83714 September 2019 Briefing Book >click here<   Listen to the meeting on the internet, >click to connect< 16:51

Newport News scallop boat embarking on 800 mile voyage to Bahamas to deliver disaster relief

It’s literally all hands on deck aboard the Ocean Fox in Newport News.,,, “So we are gonna leave the bay, get down off the Cape Fear and go south to the Bahamas,” said Captain Buck Ford.,,, “We got a lot done, but we still have more to do, it’s pretty bad down there so it’s time to help,” said Ford from the wheelhouse.,,, Next week a second scallop boat called the Ocean Scout, also out of Newport News, will make a second trip. >click to read< 15:44

MLA Decision Disappoints, NOAA will continue to work with the Maine lobster industry

Although the Maine lobster industry formally withdrew its support of the near consensus agreement, members of the Maine caucus have stated a willingness to continue to work with the agency, the Take Reduction Team, the state of Maine, and their members to identify measures that address the risk that the Maine lobster fishery poses to right whales. We stand ready to continue to assist Maine in whatever way possible to achieve the necessary level of risk reduction to these critically endangered whales.,, >click to read< 13:27

A Documentary: “Last Man Fishing” to debut in Newburyport

Being a small local fisherman is not easy today.,, On Saturday, Sept. 14, a new documentary “Last Man Fishing” will premiere at the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival.,, “It’s a dirty business,” said Rider. “We pay a fee for every fish we catch. We have to buy the rights to catch those fish, and we have a landlord who takes 20 to 30 percent of what we make.” The dying industry is a shift in coastal America like never before. The policies put in place have created a system that leads to consolidation in the industry. Government regulations make it difficult for small business owners, especially fishermen, to make a living. >click to read< 12:30

Athearn Marine Agency Boat of the Week: 75′ Raised Foc’sle Scalloper, Scallop – LAGC – IFQ (20,110 LBS. )

Specifications, information and 60 photos >click here< To see all the boats in this series, >click here< 11:43

Whale entanglements in NSW waters hits new record

Marine Wildlife Project Officer with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Andrew Marshall, said between May and September there were 35 reported whale entanglements off the NSW coast and only a handful of successful rescues.,,, Mr Marshall said it was a common misconception that whales were mainly getting tangled in shark nets or marine debris. “That just doesn’t stack up with our data; in the vast majority of cases, it’s not debris and less than 10 per cent is nets,” he said.   Mr Marshall said it was fantastic to see humpback whale numbers recovering and booming, but that also meant there would be an increasing number becoming entangled. >click to read<  10:52

Sea Grant awards $2 million to advance understanding of American lobster, support industry

Sea Grant announced new funding today for research aimed at understanding physical and chemical changes affecting American lobster (Homarus americanus) in the Gulf of Maine as well as a regional lobster extension program. Collectively, the research projects and regional extension program comprise the Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative. The seven research projects were chosen through a competitive processes that included review by subject matter experts. The research competition solicited proposals aimed at addressing one or more of the following priorities: >click to read< 10:21

Bristol Bay Salmon Are in Hot Water

I’ve worked as both a journalist and a commercial fisherman for over a decade, participating in more than a dozen fisheries from Southern California to the western Gulf of Alaska. I’ve seen booms and busts over the years, and this summer the fishing in Bristol Bay was booming. Estimates say 56.3 million salmon returned to the bay’s rivers. While down from 2018’s record-breaking runs, with 62.3 million fish, Bristol Bay has so far bucked the trend of declining salmon runs seen in other regions. But all is not well. by Nick Rahaim >click to read< 09:43

September 11, 2001 – Land of the Free, Home of the Bravest.

Please God, Bless and Protect the First Responders, Please donate to the Charites you support to help these people. We must never forget.  09:00