ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter – 67th Edition: Happy Earth Day from ROFFS™, Updated Videos/Catch Reports & 5 Year Anniversary of Deepwater Horizon Disaster


ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter – 67th Edition – Happy Earth Day from ROFFS™, Updated Videos/Catch Reports & 5 Year Anniversary of Deepwater Horizon Disaster


Happy Earth Day from ROFFS™


Updated Videos on ROFFS™.com – Be Sure to Check Out the “Hot News” Button on the ROFFS™ Homepage

Above: How not to put a boat in the water…Video Courtesy: Meetville | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! *|FACEBOOK:LIKE|*

Above: A massive, rare and colourful shoal of sailfish hunt down their prey. Video Courtesy: BBC Earth | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! *|FACEBOOK:LIKE|*

Above:  Cunning catfish attack pigeons… an amazing example of predators adapting to their environment. Watch this…Video Courtesy: Matt Hayes | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! *|FACEBOOK:LIKE|*

Above: That is a big fish….WOW!Dino and Dario Ferrari were fishing in the River Po in Italy when they caught a 280 pound cat fish. It took them about 40 minutes, a lot of strength and a ton of patience to reel it in. Unfortunately, this fish fell just short of the record for the largest catfish, which was 298 pounds set in 2010. They released the fish back into the river after snapping some pictures and shooting some video. Video Courtesy: Mustang 87 7 | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! *|FACEBOOK:LIKE|*

5th Anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill – a Comprehensive Look Back at the Worst Offshore Oil Spill in U.S. History on its 5th Anniversary Article Courtesy: | Kimberly Blair and from staff reports | Originally published April 21, 2015

On the anniversary of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, Kimberly Blair, Pensacola News Journal waterways reporter, hosted a round-table discussion with local experts in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the recovery process.

Documented here are the economic, health, tourism, wildlife and ecological impacts from the spill, as well as a report card on the recovery process, vignettes of the members of the oil rig whose lives were lost to the explosion, and a recap of the forum.

Uncertainty lingers 5 years after oil spill

On April 20, 2010, Pensacola area residents were stunned by the fiery explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that claimed the lives of 11 workers.

We had no clue, however, that the explosion more than 100 miles away in the Gulf of Mexico would derail our promising tourism season, wipe out jobs dependent on those visitor dollars, slick our sugar-white beaches with oil and sicken and kill an unknown number of marine and wildlife.

As the days and weeks unfolded and it became clearer we were facing the largest offshore disaster in U.S. history, doomsday predictions and visions of the Exxon Valdez spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska, fueled our fears. Panic set in as an oil sheen, followed by foamy orange-colored mousse, noxious fumes, and then sticky, rust-colored crude inched toward our coast for weeks on the ebb and flow of tides, currents and wind.

Above: A shrimp boat uses booms to collect spilled crude in the waters of Chandeleur Sound, Louisiana, on May 5, 2010, some two weeks after the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: Eric Gay/AP Photo) *|FACEBOOK:LIKE|*

Please click here to read more about the 5th Anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon spill and its aftermath on our website now!

Status of Stocks 2014 – Overfishing and Overfished Numbers Hit All-Time Lows Article Courtesy: | Originally published April 15, 2015

As a result of the combined efforts of NOAA Fisheries, the regional fishery management councils, and all our partners, the number of stocks listed as subject to overfishing or overfished continues to decline and is at an all-time low.

  • Status of Stocks 2014 Report
  • Press release
  • Additional details on managed stocks and past reports
  • Story: Are Our Fisheries Laws Working? Just Ask About Gag Grouper

Check out the infographic on our website highlighting the progress we’ve made rebuilding stocks and ending overfishing. This progress demonstrates that our science-based approach to determining stock status and managing for sustainability is working.

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Please click here to read more on the status of stocks for 2014 and how overfishing and overfished numbers are at an all time low on our website now!

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11152682_952696631428640_3668761020818404318_n Above: Cat Island Over and Under Charters with Joe Trainor and Ricky Wheeler produced at 57.4 pound Bull Mahi last weekend on the OverUnder. Tons of Mahi and a white one to top it off. *|FACEBOOK:LIKE|*


Above: Another nice catch for ROFFS™ Client Gary Griffin and crew on Game Over out of Cape Canaveral last weekend. *|FACEBOOK:LIKE|*

Please click here to view the most recent catch reports on our website now!

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