Daily Archives: December 1, 2019

Isakson’s support for right whale conservation part of broadening bipartisan effort

The Senate bill was sponsored by Sen. Cory Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey and candidate for president. Isakson was one of two original cosponsors – the other is a Democrat from Delaware, Sen. Thomas Carper, according to the legislation. In the U.S. House, a bipartisan group co-sponsored a resolution sponsored by Rep. Seth Moulton, a Democrat from Salem, Mass. Among them was Rep. Buddy Carter, a Republican who serves a district along Georgia’s coast. >click to read< 16:09

Skipper Alan and the Ajax are back in town!

Arriving at 630am the Ajax took up a berth near the ice works, having steamed down from Macduff’s shipyard in Scotland following a major refit including new main and genset engines.and the replacement of the foremast with a hydraulic landing/gear crane,,, There are a bunch of great photo’s, and a very cool video showing us around the vessel! Thank you, Lawrence! >click to view< 13:28

Cooke Aquaculture agrees to pay $2.75M to settle lawsuit over salmon net-pen collapse

Cooke Aquaculture has reached a settlement to pay $2.75 million in legal fees and to fund Puget Sound restoration projects, putting an end to a Clean Water Act lawsuit that followed the 2017 collapse of one of the fish-farming company’s net-pen structures.,,, The legal settlement, which awaits federal officials’ review and a judge’s signature, bookends a contentious and litigious chapter in the fight over fish farming in Washington waters that resulted in the termination of some of Cooke’s leases, a $332,000 fine to Cooke from state regulators and a ban on farming nonnative fish, >click to read< 12:09

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Meeting December 2 thru 6, 2019 in Wilmington, NC

The public is invited to attend the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council to be held in Wilmington, NC, Hotel Ballast
301 North Water Street Wilmington, NC 28401 Phone: 1-800-445-8667. for Agenda details. >click here< for Webinar Registration: >Click here< To visit the SAFMC >click here< 10:49

New England’s drive for Canadian hydropower threatens native population’s way of life

Amid the last 20 years of worsening impacts from climate change, environmentalists in the Twin States have scrambled to push state leadership toward ambitious renewable energy goals. And a key component of meeting those goals has been Canadian hydropower, a cost-effective, reliable resource that is often billed as clean, green energy. The New England ISO, which regulates New England’s electricity infrastructure, currently gets 1.4 terawatt hours of electricity from damming projects from the provinces of Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador, some of which goes to New Hampshire. About a third of Vermont’s energy comes from Canadian hydro plants through the Highgate interconnection. >click to read< 09:01

My afternoon with a Galway Hooker

I should probably start by saying it’s not what you think, but more on that later.,,, But back to the hooker. In nautical terms, a hooker is a specific kind of traditional wood fishing boat — unique to the west coast of Ireland. Usually black on the hull and with vibrant colored sails, the hooker has a striking look and it’s built to withstand the strong winds that the Atlantic whips up. As modern commercial fishing techniques have overfished the Galway Bay and slowly ground away at the small family fishing industry, time had also somewhat left behind the classic old history of the hookers. Photo’s, >click to read< 07:58