ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter – 91st Edition: Updated Videos, Interesting & Exciting Photos, Tuna Populations & Bahamas Hurricane Relief


ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter – 91st Edition – Updated Videos, Interesting & Exciting Photos, Tuna Populations & Bahamas Hurricane Relief


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Marine Traffic!    

Marine traffic – port of Amsterdam – Video courtesy: Port of Amsterdam – the Science Explorer | Facebook
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Be Careful Where You Drive! 

Shark sighted on flooded street in 6 inches of water in west Ocean City neighborhood…Be careful where you drive! Video courtesy: Charlotte Sampson | Facebook
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Cannon Ball! 

Cannon Ball! Video courtesy: Speed Society | Facebook
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Just Chilling!   

Just Chilling! Video courtesy: Paul van Loock | Facebook
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Mullet on Sidewalks! 

Cast netting mullet on the sidewalks and in the road at Carolina Beach! Video courtesy: Jeff Wolfe | Facebook
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Above: Image courtesy – Alpha Defense CO | Facebook

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Letter to the Editor: World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) Claim a 74% Decline in Tuna and Mackerel Populations, But Tuna Expert Provides A Reality Check
Originally published: | September 30, 2015 | Comments by: Dr. Mitchell Roffer / Victor Restrepo

Best website I’ve found in the last 6-12 months (other than ROFFS™). Uses actual science to debunk the media myths on overfishing etc., etc. Read and learn the truth.

The WWF says seafood species critical to human food security will soon be lost unless we halt overfishing and other anthropogenic threats to marine life. The Scombridae family is particularly highlighted as falling by 74% between 1970 and 2012. Overall 1,234 ocean species were assessed in this WWF study and found to have cumulatively declined 49% in that same 42 year period.

The author of this article, Fiona Harvey, touches on a myriad of declining marine species and acknowledges that pollution, plastic detritus, climate change factors and the loss of marine habitat are also effecting these fish populations, not solely overfishing.

But overfishing is the focus of this short article. Louise Heaps, chief advisor on marine policy at WWF UK is frequently quoted and remarks that, “It’s not all doom-and gloom. There are choices we can make. But it is urgent.” She calls for more partnerships between private fishing fleets and governments and advises consumers to, “only eat fish certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council.”

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Feds, BP reach $20B settlement over Gulf spill
Article courtesy: | By Devin Henry | Originally published: 10/05/15

The Department of Justice has finalized a $20.8 billion settlement with BP over its role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch called the settlement a “historic resolution” of the government’s claims against BP, which is responsible for spilling 3.19 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico following the April 10, 2010, explosion at its Deepwater Horizon rig.

“This resolution is strong and fitting,” Lynch said at a press conference with a host of cabinet officials on Monday morning. “BP is receiving the punishment it deserves while also providing critical compensation to the damage to the Gulf region.”

BP will spend $5.5 billion to settle civil claims under the Clean Water Act. The company will also spend $7.1 billion for environmental restoration work, plus $700 million to compensate for still-unknown damages to natural resources in the region.

The company will pay $4.9 million to Gulf Coast states affected by the spill, as well as $1 billion to local communities. Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas will split that portion of the settlement.

The settlement — which still needs to be approved by a federal court — is the largest with a single entity in the Department of Justice’s history.

Above: Image courtesy | Getty Images.

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After Destruction in Bahamas, Relief Efforts Commence
Article courtesy: | By: Jacqueline Charles, Jenny Staletovich & Daniel Chang | Originally published: 10/4/2015

Chuck Rehm and a group of volunteers from the Space Coast and Miami area are organizing getting and sending aid to the Bahamas Islands that were destroyed during the hurricane and are getting donations of generators, tarps, food., medicine and first aide.

Please contact Chuck Rehm: 321-863-3604 and to see where to send money or bring supplies. They are flying relief and bringing relief by boats.

Having battered the central and southern islands of the Bahamas, Hurricane Joaquin continued to veer away from the East Coast on Sunday night and out toward the North Atlantic — brushing by the British territory of Bermuda and buffeting the island with wind and rain.

The storm had weakened after its destructive pass over the Bahamas. Still, forecasts called for Joaquin to deliver hurricane conditions overnight in Bermuda, about 900 miles northeast of Nassau, as the storm’s ragged eye passed just west of the island nation.

The National Hurricane Center advised that the storm packed winds topping 100 mph, and warned of possible isolated tornadoes and a dangerous storm surge expected to produce significant coastal flooding in Bermuda, with large and destructive waves.

As Bermuda braced for the storm, a coalition of international government agencies, nonprofit groups and private citizens worked to deliver relief in the aftermath of Joaquin, which destroyed homes, flooded roads and knocked out communications in the Bahamas.

The U.S. Coast Guard also continued to search for an American-flagged cargo ship with 33 people aboard that likely sailed into the storm’s path through the southeastern portion of the Bahamas archipelago. Rescue crews had not located the 790-foot-long cargo ship, named El Faro, as of late Sunday but reported finding debris in the area.

As relief efforts commenced in earnest Sunday in the Bahamas, the extent of the storm’s destruction began to emerge.

Above: The settlement of Albert Town on Long Cay, near Acklins Island in the southern part of the Bahamas archipelago, was hit hard by Hurricane Joaquin on Oct. 3, 2015. The storm destroyed homes and flooded roads, isolating residents from each other and hampering relief efforts. Mike Hernandez.

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