Fishing News in Deer Isle, Stonington, ME

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The slow death and uncertain future of California’s swordfish fishery

5/12/2023 by Param Bhatia

By After decades of public scrutiny, legal battles, and many regulatory changes that constricted the fishery, large-mesh drift gillnets for swordfish in California will be phased out by 2027. Deep-set buoy gear, now being employed under federal exempted fishing permits, is set to become the primary method to harvest… SEE MORE

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Scientists Want to Dump Iron Nanoparticles into the Oceans to save the Planet

5/9/2023 by Param Bhatia

By Ocean fertilization is extremely controversial, but if done correctly, it just might work. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Reducing carbon emissions may not be enough to reverse the worst effects of climate change. Capturing and burying carbon dioxide may be necessary. One idea is to “fertilize” the ocean with iron nanoparticles,… SEE MORE

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