ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter – 94th Edition – Updated Videos/Interesting & Exciting Photos, 2015 Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show Preview & Fish PainNEWS
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Fresh Sushi! Fresh Sushi! Video Courtesy: Jrock Radio | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now!Hunting Sharks! Did someone say shark fishing?!?!? Island stye. Video Courtesy: Hunting Sharks | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Close Call! Our friend Christopher Schoenbohm who is the owner and driver of S-110 Smart Marine Service, posted this amazing on board footage of Talbot Excavating Offshore Race Team colliding with them in the 2nd turn of the 2015 Super Boat International Great Lakes Grand Prix in Michigan City, Indiana. Video Courtesy: Real Fast Fotography | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Tuna Close to Beach! “Check out the tuna!” says Lee Ann Simmonds. The video was taken right on the main beach on Holyrood. Pretty amazing. Video Courtesy: CBC Newfoundland and Labrador | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Beach Crawler! This is our second generation beach crawler. Electric/hydraulic makes it powerful and efficient. Video Courtesy: Hard Drive Marine | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Featured Report: Wahoo Challenge – Ava D Sportfishing
Seakeeper Expands its Staff and Support Worldwide Originally Published: October 22, 2015 | Courtesy: Seakeeper
Seakeeper, the world leader in marine stabilization, is expanding at an unprecedented rate. Fresh off the heels of releasing its state-of-the-art Seakeeper 3DC, the company announces an expanded sales and service staff, additional certified service and installation centers around the globe, and a new location for the company’s Florida office.
To further enhance global sales support, additional representative positions were added. Maryland-based Bryan Billic joins Seakeeper as the Northeast & Great Lakes sales representative. Brady Atwater has been hired to better support retrofits in the Southeast and Gulf region and will be located in Fort Lauderdale.
2014 saw a 46% increase in shipments of gyros over the previous year. To uphold Seakeeper’s commitment to providing its customers with top-notch service and technical support, the company has added several field service positions globally. Fabrizio Scardamaglio joins the team in Italy as a field service representative and James Callis supports the UK in the same role. Seakeeper veteran David McLean was promoted to service supervisor for the Europe and Middle East regions. At its Florida location, additional service techs Michael Cole and Matthew Gilligan were added.
Please visit Seakeeper at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, November 5–9, Land 1043. Please click below for the NEW Seakeeper demo video!
Above: Seakeeper Demo Video
Globalstar, Inc. and its subsidiary SPOT LLC will be showcasing their affordable satellite communications solutions for the marine market at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, November 5 – 9, 2015. Douglas Snider of Pensacola, Florida will be at the booth on November 5 and 6 to share his reliance on SPOT since the device saved him and three other crew members after nearly capsizing during extreme, unpredictable weather conditions.
Satellite technology is essential in today’s marine world, where cell service often becomes patchy or unavailable. For those who need to maintain constant connectivity and want it over the world’s newest mobile satellite network, the Globalstar GSP-1700 (now FREE on select airtime plans) is the smallest, lightest satellite phone on the market. It also boasts both the clearest voice quality and data speeds 4x than the competition. Paired with the new Globalstar 9600, customers can use their existing devices to send and receive email over the Globalstar satellite network. Many boaters are also enjoying the convenience of the new Globalstar Sat-Fi® hotspot, which pairs with your existing Wi-Fi enabled device, e.g. smartphone or tablet to make calls, send texts or email from beyond cellular.
“I just got introduced to the Globalstar GSP-1700 satellite phone and 9600 data hotspot so I can stay connected all summer long as we continue to reel in tuna. I’ll have the ability to make calls, send emails and should an emergency occur, contact first responders. After trying it out over the last few weeks, I have to say it’s a “must-have” for every boat out there. And because of communicating with the other boat using our sat phone, we moved and caught a 700 pounder,” commented Captain Dave Carraro, Wicked Tuna Competitor.
Above: SPOT rescuee, Frank Rawley, to be on hand at 2015 Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show booth #310/311 in the Bahia Mar Electronics Tent to speak about the technology that saved his life.Please click here to read more and to watch the Globalstar rescue video on our website now! Letter to the Editor: Online Encyclopedias and Fish Pain
Those who use online encyclopedias will tell you they are not always the most reliable sources of information. A recent case in point is the Wikipedia page on “Pain in Fish”. It seems in recent months wholesale “updates” of the page have been undertaken by certain editors, some of whom describe themselves as “passionate about animal welfare”. Not surprisingly, the same editors have been previously banned from other topics on Wikipedia for infringement of editorial guidelines. It still seems they are allowed to edit in other areas so predictably, these editors have removed key scientific information and references which bring into considerable doubt the ability of fish to “feel pain”, substituting “pro pain” messages into what was once a reasonably balanced and informative source of information on this controversial topic. It seems the same editors have also been active altering pages on pain in crustaceans and invertebrates, rewriting the history of science on these topics as they attempt to sway public opinion. Please click HERE to read the full letter to the editor of the ROFFS™ Fishy Times regarding “Fish Pain”…Backlash? Feedback?
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