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 others in the blue blogosphere. …

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 next year make this year…

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 million pounds this year.  The…

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.

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 opposition to the project once…

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.  If this blog were a…

Feeding Habits Analysis: The Wrap-Up

Wow, that’s a post a day since Sunday.  I am all kinds of productive. I reached a milestone in my thesis research shortly before Christmas when I looked through my final set of dogfish puke.  All told I’ve gone through the stomach contents of either…

Happy 2011

2010 will be ending in about 9 and a half hours, so happy new year!  Remember to indulge responsibly.  If you’re trying to decide what booze to celebrate the demise of 2010 with, might I suggest Squid’s Fist and Shark Trust (sadly not producing any…

100th Post Sharkstravaganza

The more you hang around the internet and read blogs, the more you realize that blogs tend to follow r/K selection theory.  There are r-selected blogs, which spring up, pump out a couple posts, then vanish, and often have authors that just keep making entire…