Fish and fishermen usually take top billing when it comes to the conversation about New England's fisheries. Now it's your turn in the limelight.
Fishing is far more than a revenue stream. It's a hobby; it's New England's cultural heritage; it's a source of healthy, local food. As we begin our own conversation about the future of New England's fisheries, we'd like to know what that phrase means to you. Whether you're a seafood lover, an occasional fisherman, or Deadliest Catch watcher, please take a moment to share your outlook on fishing.
The good news? The Cape and Islands will not be catching the 40-degree daytime temperatures coming to other parts of Massachusetts. Still, one remembers other Memorial Day weekends, sunny and warm... Not this time! Meteorologist Phil Burt of CapeCodWeather.net says weather forecasters have been watching the unseasonably cold system, caused by a dip in the jet stream, making its way toward us, and it's been tricky to gauge just what it means for our weekend forecast.
Recent research suggests the tiniest pieces of plastic debris may pose some of the greatest risks for ocean ecosystems - and us.
Each year, tons of plastic find their way from our picnics and recycling bins into the ocean. We've all seen heartbreaking photos of sea turtles disfigured by six-pack rings or seals caught in fishing line. And we've all heard that plastic never goes away.