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Captain Lou's Latest Nautical News 5/13/18

LITTLE BREWSTER ISLAND AND BOSTON LIGHT CLOSED
“Nautical Talk Radio” has learned that historic Boston Lighthouse on Little Brewster Island will be closed to visitors this coming summer. Apparently the big bad n’oreasters we experienced this past winter caused enough damage on the island to make it hazardous to visitors. We hear repairs to the damage on the island will be undertaken during the summer.

SPANISH TEAM MAPFRE WINS LEG 8 IN VOLVO RACE TO NEWPORT
The Spanish team MAPFRE stunned the Volvo Ocean Race fleet by winning Leg 8 in a come-from-behind victory as all seven teams arrived in a foggy Newport., Rhode Island. Bouwe Bekking’s Team Brunel, who was leading most of the past week finished in 2nd place. For three sailors, Charlie Enright, Mark Towill, and Nick Dana, Newport is a homecoming. Towill, Enright and Dana on Vestas 11th Hour Racing team are ll familiar with Narragansett Bay. Race village at Fort Adams Park is now officially opened to the public.

NEW METHOD TO KILL LICE IN ATLANTIC SALMON FISH FARMS
A year ago, parasitic sea lice infected salmon fish farms around the world costing aquaculturists about a billion dollars. The lice attached themselves to the salmon, eating away at the fish either killing it or rendering it unfit to sell. Just like humans build up a resistance to the antibiotics used to fight disease, so do the fish. Now commercial salmon fish farms in Maine and New Brunswick claim they are using a method never used before in the Atlantic Ocean to protect their fish from sea lice. They are bathing the fish in warm water. The warm water makes the lice fall off the fish. It’s a Norwegian technology called the “Thermolicer.”

SCIENTISTS SAY KEEP SMALL FISH AND RELEASE THE BIG ONES
A report just published in the journal Science claims that fishing regulations that call for a minimum size limit for a keeper is wrong and exactly opposite what they should be. Marine biologists claim there should be a maximum size limit for it to be legal to keep a fish. The argument is let the bigger female fish in the water to produce more eggs. Studies were done on more than 300 species of fish and in the case of snappers, a small female snapper laid around 4,000 eggs whereas a much larger snapper deposited eggs by the million. Making smaller fish in any given species more valuable than the larger fish could make a world of difference.

MAINE’S “ELVER KINGPIN” SENTENCED TO JAIL
Similar to New Bedford's "cod father" who was sentenced to jail, a Maine fisherman known as the "elver kingpin" was sentenced to jail, ordered to pay a fine, and forfeit his eel fishing permit for being involved with a juvenile eel trafficking ring, smuggling the elvers into Asia. Juvenile or baby eels are called elvers. Maine and South Carolina are the only two states where commercial elver fishing is permitted, but in this case, the elvers were also illegally caught off the coast of Virginia.

DRONE SHOWS DOZENS OF WRECKS IN PROVIDENCE
A TV station's drone has uncovered shipwrecks that might be a hundred years old in shallow water in waters close to downtown Providence and East Providence. Vessels range in size between 40 and 200 feet long. Some were sailing vessels, harbor steamers and barges. In some cases the historic wrecks are a hazard to navigation. An official wants everyone to know that there is no treasure located on any of the wrecks. He said the only thing valuable is their history.

ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY IS MAY 18TH
Endangered Species Day is an annual celebration. This year it will be celebrated on May 18th, this coming Friday. Hundreds of species are listed even if they are abundant in one area and scarce in another. This makes it extremely hard to get a species like piping plovers de-listed. They may be abundant in Massachusetts, but scarce in other states. In the Atlantic Ocean, threatened and endangered species include whales, sea turtles, and fish like salmon and sturgeon.

BEACH JOGGER SCARED BY PRE-HISTORIC MONSTER FISH
And speaking of an endangered species, last on today’s nautical news, a scary looking 6 foot long fish with a head that looked like the head of an alligator scared a beach jogger in New Jersey. She took a picture of it and sent it to the newspapers who quickly printed the picture along with headlines of a "Prehistoric SEA MONSTER washes up on beach." However, scientists said the fish wasn't prehistoric but in fact was a rarely seen Atlantic sturgeon. According to NOAA Fisheries, the Atlantic sturgeon can live up to 60 years and about 4,600 of them live on the bottom of the Hudson River in New York and 2,000 in a South Carolina river. The government now admits there are unknown numbers of Atlantic sturgeon in rivers and estuaries all along the East Coast and Canada, but it is still listed as endangered. Apparently nobody really knows how many other fish there are in the ocean either.


 CELEBRATING 26 YEARS ON RADIO STATION 95.9FM WATD

Listen to the live broadcast of "Nautical Talk Radio" with Capt Lou and crew Sunday mornings 11-noon (Boston time) on radio stations 95.9FM and 1460AM WATD. Also streamed around the world on www.959watd.com. Listen anytime to replay of recent shows at at www.NauticalTalk.com. 

Recipient of 2018 Mass Boating & Yacht Clubs "Gannett Award"
Winner of MASS/Rhode Island Associated Press "BEST TALK SHOW"
Winner of Boston's Achievement in Radio "BEST INTERVIEW" award
Recipient of American Lighthouse Foundation's "LEN HADLEY" award
Recipient of Coast Guard's Joshua James Lifesaving Medal for public service
Nominated Boston's A,I.R. "BEST PRODUCED PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM"
Judge of IBEX Innovation Products
Judge of NMMA's Progressive New England Boat Show's Exhibitors
25 Year Retired Status U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 
Member of Boston Harbor Islands National Park Advisory Council
Member of South Shore Harbormasters Association
Member of Mass Marine Trades Association
Member of Quincy Bay Race Week
Member of Mass Boating and Yacht Club Association
Member of Stellwagen Bank Charterboat Association
Member of Boat Writers International
Member of Boat/US
Life Member of Mass Striped Bass Association
Life Member and Past Commodore of Metropolitan Yacht Club

 
























 

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS ON RADIO STATION 95.9FM WATD"

Listen to the live broadcast of "Nautical Talk Radio" with Capt Lou and crew, Sunday mornings from 11 - 12 noon (Boston time) on radio station  95.9FM WATD, streaming around the world on www.959watd.com. You can also listen to a replay of recent shows anytime during the week a www.NauticalTalk.com.

* Winner of Mass/Rhode Island Associated Press "BEST TALK SHOW"
* Winner of Boston's Achievement In Radio "BEST INTERVIEW" AWARD
* Recipient of American Lighthouse Foundation's "LEN HADLEY AWARD"
* Recipient of Coast Guard's Joshua James Lifesaving Medal for public service
* Nominated Boston's A.I.R. "BEST PRODUCED PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM"
* Judge of IBEX Innovation Products
* Judge of New England Boat Show's Best Exhibitors
* Member of Boston Harbor Islands National Park Advisory Council
* Member of South Shore Harbormaster Association
* Member of Quincy Bay Race Week Association
* Member of Stellwagen Bank Charterboat Association
* Member of Boat Writers International
* Life Member of Mass Striped Bass Association
* Life Member and Past Commodore of Metropolitan Yacht Club

"CELEBRATING 25 YEARS ON RADIO STATION 95.9FM WATD"


Listen to the live broadcast of "Nautical Talk Radio" with Capt Lou and crew,  Sunday mornings from 11 - 12 noon (Boston time) on radio station 95.9FM  WATD, Marshfield, and streaming around the world on www.959watd.com. You can also listen to a replay of the most recent show anytime during the week at www.nauticaltalk.com.