Category Archives: milestone

James Cameron Hits Bottom

Way to totally overshadow my post about makos, guys. In case you haven’t been following, filmmaker and ocean enthusiast (seriously, have you seen The Abyss?) James Cameron has made it to the Challenger Deep, also known as the bottom of … Continue reading

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Sustainability for Atlantic Spiny Dogfish?

This week the U.S. Atlantic spiny dogfish fishery took another step towards becoming the second shark or ray fishery ever to earn a sustainability certification from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).  The first was the Pacific spiny dogfish fishery, which … Continue reading

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This Dogfish Turns 2

A little milestone occurred last week that I managed to miss in the flurry of recuperating from Science Online: Ya Like Dags? reached its second year of existence.  This humble corner of the ocean blogosphere started on January 25th, 2010, … Continue reading

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Three Fisheries Management Stories

Usually I leave short commentary and links to interesting news on Twitter, but three recent stories piqued my interest and warrant more discussion here.  And no, none of them are about whale trading, which has been covered far better by … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Just wanted to take this moment to wish a happy new year to all readers, fellow ocean bloggers, and people stumbling across this on the internet.  Make sure you have a safe place to land if you overindulge, and may … Continue reading

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Dogfish Quota Officially Increased

It’s good to be back.  Lots of news in the dogfish and shark fisheries while I’ve been busy. The ASMFC officially announced that they would be increasing next year’s spiny dogfish quota to 30 million pounds, up from the 20 … Continue reading

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Checked off the List

Defended my thesis yesterday, despite the best efforts of the gunbrellaman.  Thanks to all for the words of encouragement.  Now that that bit of pressure is off, expect posting to resume a semi-regular schedule here.

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In Which the Author Reveals What’s Kept Him So Busy Lately

In exactly one week, this is happening.  It’s had a lot to do with the scarcity of posts here lately. If you’re in the ECU area and want to come show your support, feel free.  Keep in mind that it … Continue reading

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Win: PCS Withdraws Sulfur Burning Plant

Governor Bev Perdue traveled to Morehead City this afternoon to announce that Potash/PCS Phosphate is voluntarily withdrawing their plans to put a sulfur burning plant in the State Port in Morehead City.  This is after almost instantaneous and spirited public … Continue reading

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Ya Like Dags? Turns One!

I managed to completely miss a milestone passed by this very blog yesterday.  Ya Like Dags? your #1 source for small shark action (I make no claim to the actual accuracy of that statement), is now officially one year old.  … Continue reading

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