Ted Williams's Blog Archive May, 2012

PROTECT THREATENED RIVER HERRING AND SHAD

Urge fishery managers to protect the ocean's food supply by fixing problems with industrial fishing

This spring, you can help secure real protections for river herring and shad out at sea, where they are taken in vast numbers as unregulated bycatch in industrial fisheries that target Atlantic herring (managed by the New-England Fishery Management Council) and Atlantic mackerel (managed by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council).

One of the best fish photographers you'll ever see

Hi Folks, Its Memorial Day again this weekend and I will be at the Montauk Art Show (Fri. noon –6 pm, Sat. and Sun. 10 am thru 6 pm) on the green in the center of Montauk with my entire selection of “Montauk Blitz” photos. Hope to see you out there if you can make it. Fathers Day is only a few weeks away.

NSW acts to protect hammerhead sharks

23 May, 2012 N743
Humane Society International (HSI) today welcomed the listing of two hammerhead shark species in NSW under the Fisheries Management Act 1994, following an HSI nomination. The great hammerhead shark has been listed as vulnerable and the scalloped hammerhead shark as endangered under the Act.

MARINAS NATIONWIDE ENTHUSIASTICALLY ENDORSE THE SHARK-FREE MARINA INITIATIVE

Marinas on the east and west coasts of the United States are enthusiastically joining the Shark-Free Marinas Initiative (SFMI) to help conserve the world’s imperiled shark populations. Over 70 marinas have joined SFMI in the past week. There are currently over 200 marinas participating world-wide, including 164 in the U.S., 24 in Fiji, and 6 in Bahamas (http://sharkfreemarinas.com/members).

Congrats to Rip Cunningham

Any fish conservation writer who can get the “More-Dead-Fish-for-Me” crowd, i.e., the odious Recreational Fishing Alliance, in one of its shriller hissy fits (and that is going some distance) MUST be doing a good job. Go Rip! http://joinrfa.blogspot.com/