Sunday, September 25, 2016

Baseball Player Dies in Boating Accident

Tragic news this morning about Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez. Nothing much to add here. Full coverage via ESPN...

Saturday, September 17, 2016

2016 Norwalk Boat Show

Dive Into Boating & Waterfront Fun at the Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show September 22-25, 2016 

Celebrating 40 Years of the Best in Boating with Free Boat Rides and Interactive On-Water Activities at the Area’s Largest One-Stop Shop for Luxury Yachts, Center Consoles, Watersports Boats and Affordable Family Cruisers 

Norwalk Boat Show

WHAT: The Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show docks at Norwalk Cove Marina September 22-25, 2016 offering visitors and local residents an all-access pass to discover why life is better with a boat.

Boating novices and lifelong enthusiasts can see and shop some of the best deals of the season with exclusive show specials and competitive bargains on hundreds of the latest luxury motor and sailing yachts, sportfishers, family cruisers, performance boats and sailboats, plus the largest selection of marine accessories during four days of family fun on the water.

The Northeast’s largest in-water boat show will offer new boaters and those looking to hone their skills the chance to boat confident and participate in interactive on-the-water workshops, participate in educational DIY seminars on maintaining, repairing and upgrading a boat at Fred’s Shed and try stand up paddle boarding in Try It Cove. There will also be family-friendly activities for all ages including free boat rides and the chance to take in the last bit of summer on Long Island Sound.

WHEN: Thursday, September 22 – Sunday, September 25, 2016, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm daily

WHERE: Norwalk Cove Marina, 48 Calf Pasture Beach Road, East Norwalk, CT

TICKETS: Tickets are $15 for adults; children 15 and under get in FREE when accompanied by a paid adult. Save $2 per ticket when you purchase online by September 21 at

INFO: For more information, visit


Friday, September 16, 2016

Global Fishing Watch Launched

Photo credit: Philippe Gabriel / Bangkok, Thailand

Oceana, SkyTruth and Google today launched the public Beta of Global Fishing Watch, a new online technology platform that allows anyone in the world free access to monitor and track the activities of the world’s largest commercial fishing vessels in near real-time. By providing the first free global view of commercial fishing*, Global Fishing Watch delivers a powerful and unprecedented tool that can help to rebuild fish stocks and protect our oceans, which are threatened by global overfishing, illegal fishing and habitat destruction. The announcement was made in conjunction with the Our Ocean Conference in Washington, D.C., an international gathering of ocean leaders hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry.

The product of a partnership between Oceana, SkyTruth and Google, Global Fishing Watch is an intuitive and free interactive online tool that shows the apparent fishing activity of 35,000 (and counting) commercial fishing vessels operating throughout the world. The platform is regularly updated to show vessel tracks and fishing activity from January 1, 2012 through three days prior to present time. By sharing this critical information publically for the first time, Global Fishing Watch will have immeasurable and wide-ranging positive impacts on ocean health. From allowing fishery managers to better understand and manage fishing activity in their waters to aiding enforcement agencies in deterring illegal fishing, Global Fishing Watch is a powerful tool to help restore our oceans.