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Humpbacks feed in Rio del Mar Humpbacks feed in Rio del Mar There is no doubt that whales are one of the spectacles of our planet. There is no doubt that whales are one of the spectacles of our planet. In both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres they stop onlookers, have organised tours and if you are one of those person just fortunate to simply come across them in their habitat, they reaffirm your faith in all things special. by Sail-WorldCruising.com Posted today at 10:14 am Airborne great white shark caught on video off Cape Cod Airborne great white shark caught on video off Cape Cod A fisherman off the coast of Orleans tried to reel in a catch only to have it snapped off the line by great white shark This is one that did not get away - A fisherman off the coast of Orleans (Massachusetts) tried to reel in a catch only to have it snapped off the line by a great white shark that jumped high out of the water. It happened in a split second, but the stunning moment was captured on video... by FishingBoating-World.com Posted today at 8:09 am Alleged illegal netters to be entangled in court cases Alleged illegal netters to be entangled in court cases Two trammel nets, both more than 100 metres long, have been seized by Fisheries Officers at Metung in East Gippsland A trammel net comprises three panels, the middle panel is fine mesh, the outer two are of larger mesh. A fish entering will pass the fine mesh through the larger mesh and get pocketed. by Victorian Fisheries Posted on 18 Aug Fishermen see ‘Science in Action’ aboard NOAA survey ship Fishermen see ‘Science in Action’ aboard NOAA survey ship With the help of West Coast fishermen, the scientists tested a new approach to extend their reach into nearshore waters The collaboration involved the fishing vessel Lisa Marie, of Gig Harbor, Washington, and brought two commercial fishermen aboard Lasker for an inside look at NOAA Fisheries surveys that inform stock assessments and guide decisions on how many fish can be caught by West Coast fishermen. by NOAA Fisheries Posted on 17 Aug Improving fisheries through an international exchange of ideas Improving fisheries through an international exchange of ideas The weeklong event will lead to new partnerships and strengthened collaborations between the US and the Philippines In the last week of June, 11 resource management delegates from the Philippines met with representatives from NOAA to share ideas and experiences on fisheries science, management, and enforcement. by Joseph Bennington-Castro Posted on 17 Aug Fish eat bits of plastic because they think they smell good Fish eat bits of plastic because they think they smell good Hundreds of marine species are known to eat plastic – including those that regularly end up on our dinner plates. Hundreds of marine species are known to eat plastic – including those that regularly end up on our dinner plates. But why? It now seems that ocean-borne plastic has a smell that marine animals find appealing. by Josh Gabbatiss Posted on 17 Aug Coast Guard oversees fuel spill cleanup in New Bedford Harbor Coast Guard oversees fuel spill cleanup in New Bedford Harbor Coast Guard crews are overseeing a fuel spill cleanup in New Bedford Harbor Wednesday after a fishing vessel sank Coast Guard crews are overseeing a fuel spill cleanup in New Bedford Harbor Wednesday after a fishing vessel sank at the pier off Hervey Tichon Ave. by U.S. Coast Guard 1st District Northeast Posted on 17 Aug State of the Gyres State of the Gyres Our oceans and waterways cannot absorb the amount of plastic going into them. Our oceans and waterways cannot absorb the amount of plastic going into them. Here's an update on the state of the gyres and a look at some of the ways we're trying to clean them up. Take a massive area of ocean. Add swirling currents from wind and the earth's rotation. Gradually mix in plastics of all types and sizes. Bake well under ultraviolet rays while stirring continuously for decades. by Stacey Nedrow-Wigmore, BoatU.S. Magazine Posted on 16 Aug Simrad GO9 Chartplotter Display wins 'Best New Product of the Year' Simrad GO9 Chartplotter Display wins 'Best New Product of the Year' The Simrad® GO9 display was recognized at the West Marine VIV Awards presented at this year’s 2017 VIV Conference. The Simrad® GO9 display was recognized at the West Marine Very Important Vendor (VIV) Awards presented at this year’s 2017 VIV Conference. The chartplotter was selected as the Best New Product of the Year, and Navico – parent company to the Simrad brand of marine electronics – was selected for driving Best Store Support. by Andrew Golden Posted on 15 Aug IGFA names Nehl Horton new President IGFA names Nehl Horton new President IGFA today announced election of veteran business leader and avid recreational angler Nehl Horton as its new president The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) today announced the election of veteran business leader and avid recreational angler Nehl Horton as its new president, effective September 1, 2017. Horton’s appointment is result of an exhaustive international talent search to replace long-time IGFA President Rob Kramer who is stepping down from the role after nearly 15 years of distinguished service. by IGFA Posted on 15 Aug Aerial Surveys of Arctic Marine Mammals (ASAMM) Aerial Surveys of Arctic Marine Mammals (ASAMM) ASAMM is funded by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Alaska Region and co-managed by BOEM and NOAA Our team based in Deadhorse, Alaska, had their first flight on July 19th and they will focus their survey effort in the Beaufort Sea. The Beaufort team kicked right into action and has already documented outstanding sightings. by NOAA Fisheries Posted on 11 Aug Tour operator fined for harassing Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins Tour operator fined for harassing Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins Natural resources officers with the State of Hawai?i investigated dolphin tour operator for harassing spinner dolphins NOAA Fisheries and Hawai?i’s Department of Land and Natural Resources have discouraged these types of activities for years, alerting people to the risk of wildlife disturbance and law violation. by Joseph Bennington-Castro Posted on 11 Aug R.I. Auxiliarist Arnie Geller wins boating safety educator award R.I. Auxiliarist Arnie Geller wins boating safety educator award Arnie Geller of Warwick, Rhode Island, has another honor to add to his long list of boating safety accomplishments. One of New England’s busiest Coast Guard Auxiliarists, Arnie Geller of Warwick, Rhode Island, has another honor to add to his long list of boating safety accomplishments. by Reid Oslin, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Posted on 11 Aug Coast Guard suspends search for diver missing off Long Point, Cape Cod Coast Guard suspends search for diver missing off Long Point, Cape Cod The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for an 80-year-old man who failed to resurface from a dive near Long Point The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for an 80-year-old man who failed to resurface from a dive near Long Point Wednesday morning. by U.S. Coast Guard 1st District Northeast Posted on 10 Aug Outboard Emissions Standards Law in Parliament Outboard Emissions Standards Law in Parliament In the Marine segment, the laws will cover any petrol (Spark Ignition) engine. Outboards, inboards, and PWC's. This morning in Canberra, Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg tabled the 'Product Emissions Standards Bill' that will bring Australia in line with world emissions standards for small engines from outboards to lawn mowers. by Sarah Allen / Honda Posted on 10 Aug Whittley boats power up with new management system Whittley boats power up with new management system Make your boat safer and easier to run, with Whittley Marine's new engine and power management system The company has joined forces with Garmin and Volvo Penta to release the system, which will be standard on all models from the giant-killing Whittley SL 22 and the evergreen CR 2380 cruiser, all the way up to the largest vessels in the fleet. by Whittley Marine Posted on 10 Aug Ghost nets get a new lease on life on floors of Reef HQ Ghost nets get a new lease on life on floors of Reef HQ Fishing nets are crucial to the fishing economy, but those that are abandoned can become deadly for marine life. Fishing nets are crucial to the fishing economy of the region, but those that tear away or are abandoned in the sea can become deadly for marine life. by GBRMPA Media Posted on 10 Aug Early career Reef researchers receive a boost Early career Reef researchers receive a boost More than 200 post-graduate students have received the grants in their 30-year history. The research ranges from investigating the impact of increasing ocean temperature on commercially important coral reef fish to the impact of using oil spill dispersants in coral reef ecosystems. by GBRMPA Media Posted on 10 Aug North Coast Calamari closure North Coast Calamari closure The initial proposal to close the entire North Coast was revised following consultation with fishers. Closing only key spawning 'hotspots' around the Stanley area in the north west and waters adjacent to the Tamar River in the central north will better support commercial and recreational fishing activity by providing the opportunity to fish in other areas along the coast. by DPIPWE Fishing Posted on 10 Aug New rules to better protect and enable access to the Whitsundays New rules to better protect and enable access to the Whitsundays Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Chairman Russell Reichelt said it was vital to protect the area’s values The updates to the Whitsunday Plan of Management — an area-specific plan that manages use in this highly visited region in addition to Reef-wide zoning — follows extensive consultation. by GBRMPA Posted on 10 Aug
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