Archive for August, 2010

Mola Mola

August 31, 2010

Ran into this handsome feller out in Ipswich bay this afternoon.  Ocean sunfish are the worlds largest bony fish (sharks and Rays are cartilaginous, that’s a big word)  and can reach weights up to 3000 lbs.  Not to mention they are a jellyfish’ worst nightmare.


Punching through

August 31, 2010

Not much water left in the mouth of the Essex river…Caution: the following stupidity was performed by professionals.

At least I’m enjoying the ride.

August 30, 2010

And Then…

August 29, 2010

there were some.

Vineyard protest

August 27, 2010

The Boston Herald ran an article about the fishermen that took part in the protest off of the Vineyard this week.  While the article was less than extraordinary, the comments regarding the article  are fabulous.  Want a look at what people think outside of the few fishing communities left?  Lack of knowledge be damned, some people are just going to talk.

Why would fishermen want to sweep the ocean clean?  How does a fisherman distort numbers when there are three different reports showing what he catches on a daily basis (fisherman’s catch report, weigh masters report, dealers report)??  With all that has changed in the industry in the last 15 years, how can people still say things like “fishermen need to be regulated”???

Thanks for the Link Ty…now stop surfing the internet.

August 27, 2010

G.B. is truly a stern-man’s best friend…not so much a stern-woman’s.

chicken anyone?

August 26, 2010

When playing chicken in the fog, it’s best to know your opponent.  Next time, tough guy…

August 25, 2010

The meek shall inherit the blame

August 24, 2010

Richard Allen wrote a piece for ‘South coast today’ citing how there are only so many fish in the ocean to support local fleets.  He writes about the need to shed excess boats, despite the fleet maintaining a healthy balance while fish stocks have improved over the last six years.  Any downsizing of said fleets with the new sector regime, according to Allen,  is a natural correction based on what local economies can sustain.  Again, anyone with no knowledge of the industry could not help but agree with Allen’s simple logic.  And thus the snowball of anti-overfishing sentiment grows ever larger.

Did I forget to mention that he is in bed with the environmental defense fund?  Or that he is a retired fisherman who helped with the development of the Cape Cod Hook Sector?  A group of fishermen so self concerned they would gladly watch every fisherman in the country go down if it meant they could continue to pat themselves on the back for a living.

Having left a trail of broken promises and inconceivable scientific miscalculations fifteen years long, NMFS cannot be trusted.  Numbers on paper can be manipulated to look any number of ways.  As long as the press focusses on the articles written by management consultants the majority of public opinion will be influenced by a biased moral agenda. I have attached the article for anyone with time to waste.

saving the world

August 24, 2010

The ol’ lady just landed some new gig with Oxfam…So all you good folks out there looking to save the world step up with the donations.  physicians for human rights is out, Oxfam is in.  Get with the times people.  I just assume they’ll want me as a consultant.  You know, get my take on things and then do the exact opposite.  Just trying to help.