Is Lobster Larvae Decline a Factor in Whale Deaths?
Editor’s Note: This is Alain’s final contribution to The Navigator Magazine. Our long-time, revered, Nova Scotia fisheries contributor passed away on August 5 in Yarmouth. He will be missed, not only by the readers of this publication, but by the fishing industry as a whole.
Marine scientists now believe the lack of lobster postlarvae is the culprit behind the right whales vacating their feeding grounds at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy and migrating to the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Bucking the Temperature Trend
The majority of people associated with the fishing industry will agree that climate change and ocean warming is real — oceanagraphic data from the around the world backs up the premise.
Scientists from around the globe have been studying the warming phenomena for some time and have been trying to predict its impact on the many species of fish off our shores.
And while those in the scientific community — even the newly muzzled ones in the United States — are primarily in agreement that ...
Warming Waters Creating Even Hotter Fishing?
While fledgling U.S. President Donald Trump may scoff at the idea of global warming, those involved in the Atlantic Canadian fishery might be of another opinion.
There is absolutely no doubt that fisheries in this region have been changing over the last decade, with most folks pointing the finger at warming water temperatures.
A recent study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has suggested future warming of ocean waters off the eastern seaboard may be greater ...
Climate Change Hits the Seafood Industry; We’re in for a Wild Ride
As I write this in Boston on December 23, highs are forecast in the 70s.
It is not just that we haven’t seen snow. The same thing is true in New Hampshire and Maine, hundreds of miles to the north. The unsettling warmth is not just disrupting holiday ambiance. My wife had wanted to get sleds for our grandchildren this year and I felt what was the point since they couldn’t use them.
It is also disrupting the seafood industry on a global scale.
Our basic problem is that warming ...
Global Warming: From Change Comes Opportunity
Andy Wells appears to be a small fish in a big pond.
The always outspoken former St. John’s, Newfoundland mayor and current chairman of the N.L. Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities (PUB) made headlines recently, albeit briefly, when he once again denounced the concept of greenhouse gases and global warming.
In an exchange with Nalcor CEO Ed Martin, Wells was quoted as saying “So, how bad is CO2? Do you know anybody showing up in (emergency departments) saying, ‘B’y, I’m ...