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You need more than two hands to count the number of seafood restaurants and shacks out in Eastern Long Island, but only one to tally the number of places who actually buy their seafood straight from the captains of local boats.
Meet Chef Jennifer Meadows of Fishbar, a new local seafood restaurant in Montauk, who begged her way onto the boats of local commercial fishermen to guarantee her fish was as fresh and as local as possible. Supporting sustainable seafood harvesters in her little fishing village is a mission she sees no other way, and her story hopes to inspire more restaurants to do the same...You need more than two hands to count the number of seafood restaurants and shacks out... more
This fascinating BBC video shows how South Pacific islanders fish for Skipjack Tuna for commercial export using hook, line and pole.This fascinating BBC video shows how South Pacific islanders fish for Skipjack Tuna... more
This fascinating video shows how South Pacific islanders from the Solomon Islands archipelago use webs spun by a particular species of spider to catch a particular species of fish. If you have adequate wifi support, you should watch this full-screen in high definition.This fascinating video shows how South Pacific islanders from the Solomon Islands... more
“Installation of Rescue 21 across the nation represents a quantum leap forward in command, control and communications. By closing coastal coverage gaps and capturing more accurate data from radio transmissions, the system offers an essential tool in maritime security, search and rescue and marine environmental protection.”
— Admiral Thad W. Allen, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard
Rescue 21 is standing the watch over 28,000 miles of coastline.
Rescue 21 is the United States Coast Guard’s advanced command, control and communications system. Created to improve the ability to assist mariners in distress and save lives and property at sea, the system is currently being installed in stages across the United States.
Learn more about Rescue 21 >>“Installation of Rescue 21 across the nation represents a quantum leap forward... more
A lobster aged 100 years old must be counting his lucky stars, as he's heading for an aquarium rather than someone's dinner plate. The fish processors saw he was four and half times the size of the average lobster, & couldn’t face the prospect of him being boiled in a pot.
So they got in touch with Blackpool Sea Life Centre and gave him to them. The lobster's been nicknamed Nobby and will be in the next tank to a 15-year-old female called Claudette.
Apparently romance isn't on the cards though as Claudette's so much smaller they can't put them in the same tank as they'll probably fight.A lobster aged 100 years old must be counting his lucky stars, as he's heading... more
Greenpeace has begun sinking boulders in EU-protected cod fishing grounds to prevent what it says are destructive forms of fishing in the area.
The environmental group says it will drop 180 boulders off the Swedish and Danish coasts to prevent fishing boats from dragging nets along the sea bed.Greenpeace has begun sinking boulders in EU-protected cod fishing grounds to prevent... more
The sun sets over Prague as fishermen cast their lines into the Vltava river as trains pass over the steel suspension bridge above. No commentary.The sun sets over Prague as fishermen cast their lines into the Vltava river as trains... more
Crabcakes and fish sticks won't be disappearing after all.
Two years after a study warned that overfishing could cause a collapse in the world's seafood stocks by 2048, an update says the tide is turning, at least in some areas.
"This paper shows that our oceans are not a lost cause," said Boris Worm of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, lead author of both reports. "I'm somewhat more hopeful ... than what we were seeing two years ago."
It's personal as well as scientific.
"I have actually given thought to whether I will be hosting a seafood party then," Worm said, meaning 2048.
Ray Hilborn of the University of Washington challenged Worm's original report, leading the two — plus 19 other researchers — to launch the study that led to the new findings. They're being published in Friday's edition of the journal Science.
The news isn't all good.
Of 10 areas of the world that were studied, significant overfishing continues in three, but steps have been taken to curb excesses in five others, Hilborn and Worm report. The other two were not a problem in either study.
Hilborn noted that 63 percent of fish stocks remain below desired levels. It takes time to rebuild after steps are taken to reduce the catch.Crabcakes and fish sticks won't be disappearing after all. Two years after a... more
Rachel Maddow appeared on the "Tonight Show" Wednesday night, where she revealed that Barack Obama is a fan of her fashion sense.
During their interview last fall, Obama "broke the ice by complimenting my pants," Maddow told Conan. "They're my Obama pants!"
Maddow also poked fun at Obama's beer date with Professor Henry Louis Gates and Sergeant James Crowley — "I don't know whether it's going to be a longneck or a can," the cocktail aficionado told Conan — and explained why she recently copied Sarah Palin by wearing rubber waders on the air.Rachel Maddow appeared on the "Tonight Show" Wednesday night, where she... more
Ready to go hunting? Activision announced today that Cabela's Outdoor Adventures will be released this fall on several platforms.
Cabela's Outdoor Adventures offers outdoor enthusiasts a simulation-style, seamlessly integrated experience that includes big game hunting, fishing and bird shooting.
"Never before has a Cabela's game had so much variety," said David Oxford, Activision Publishing. "We went back to the drawing board with the folks at Cabela's and listened closely to the serious enthusiasts of each of these disciplines to make sure Cabela's Outdoor Adventures is the most complete game ever for sportsmen."
http://www.totalgamingnetwork.com/main/showthread.php?t=200796Ready to go hunting? Activision announced today that Cabela's Outdoor Adventures... more
Ocean wildlife off the coast of Oregon are getting a boost with a recent grant from NOAA to remove old crab pots. These pots, which are lost in storms or when propellers cut the lines, often ensnare passing whales, turtles, sea lions, and other creatures.
The state's Department of Fish & Wildlife estimates that as many as 10 percent of the pots are lost, roughly 15,000 of them dropping to the ocean floor each year.
This program, apparently the largest grant ever given to clean up discarded fishing gear, will hire fishermen to retrieve the pots.
While this program, estimated to clean up 4,000 pots, is a good start, there is a lot more to do and no plan to continue the retrieval after the funds run out in 2010.
State officials hope that fishermen will keep the program going once funding runs out, which seems a bit optimistic at a time when catches are dropping.Ocean wildlife off the coast of Oregon are getting a boost with a recent grant from... more
WHACKO-TV's EAR WITNESS SPORTS takes a look at Fishing in New York and the STEROID problem in Baseball. Sportscaster Whammy Douglas peers into the eyes and ears of the players and gets the truth and a bunch of wax.WHACKO-TV's EAR WITNESS SPORTS takes a look at Fishing in New York and the... more
The End of the Line's director, Rupert Murray, introduces the film and the issue and gives a flavour of the episodes to follow. For all other episodes, extra videos, interesting links, campaigns, more info: www.babelgum.com/endofthelineThe End of the Line's director, Rupert Murray, introduces the film and the issue... more
Giant jellyfish descend on the Sea of Japan, causing untold devastation to coastal villages and leaving a trail of destruction and human misery behind.
Sounds like a great sci-fi flick. But it's not.
It's real and it's a nightmare for Japanese fishermen.
The massive sea creatures, called Nomura's jellyfish, can grow 6 feet in diameter and weigh more than 450 pounds. Scientists think they originate in the Yellow Sea and in Chinese waters. For the third year since 2005, ocean currents are transporting them into the Sea of Japan. Monty Williams, a marine biologist at Alabama's Dauphin Island Sea Lab, said the jellyfish grow to an enormous size as they are transported by ocean currents. He said they stay together in packs and as they drift northward, they get caught in fishermen's nets.
The giant jellyfish are one of about 200 species of coastal jellyfish or large jellyfish that exist around the world. But Nomura's stands out because of its enormous size.
The jellyfish destroy fishermen's nets, getting trapped in them, tearing holes and ruining catches.Giant jellyfish descend on the Sea of Japan, causing untold devastation to coastal... more
The media is debating why Sarah Palin stepped down as Governor of Alaska.
Ben Hoffman has the answer in these week's infoMania Editorial.
infoMania is a half-hour satirical news show that airs on Current TV. The show puts a comedic spin on the 24-hour chaos and information overload brought about by the constant bombardment of the media. Hosted by Conor Knighton and co-starring Brett Erlich, Sarah Haskins, Ben Hoffman, and Sergio Cilli, the show airs on Thursdays at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific Times and can be found online at http://current.com/infomania/ or on Current TV. And make sure to check out our facebook profile for special features at http://infomaniafacebook.com.The media is debating why Sarah Palin stepped down as Governor of Alaska. Ben Hoffman... more
A fisherman tied inflated condoms together at the El Malecon seafront boulevard in Havana Wednesday. Cuban fishermen regularly use condoms for balloon-deployed fishing rigs.A fisherman tied inflated condoms together at the El Malecon seafront boulevard in... more
Wired magazine have compiled the best high-tech fishing gear. So you won't have the dreaded question "Catch anything today?
Dazzle your fellow fishermen with your fancy gear. Although no gadget get you, technology can definitely enhance life on the water.Wired magazine have compiled the best high-tech fishing gear. So you won't have... more
Check this out. This dude calls himself the Gannet man. He rocks up in a helicopter, spots a school of massive Marlin fish, gaps out of the helicopter and tackles a Marlin with his bare hands! Skip to 1:00 to see him spot the fish and then 1:15 to see him gap out and gran it!
Good skills....except he let it go.Check this out. This dude calls himself the Gannet man. He rocks up in a helicopter,... more