Stemming the Tide of Pollution that is Killing Our Fisheries
April 18, 2013
Hosted by Rob Moir
Terry Gibson, Senior Editor of Fly and Light Tackle Anglers talks with Rob about stewardship, fishing and changes he’s seen over the years. Terry recounts a fishing trip encountering tarpon where the younger fishermen were astounded by the number of fish while Terry wondered how small the school was. Changing baselines is one problem. Declining ecosystem health is another. There are nearly no fish to be found in Indian River Lagoon due to the nitrogen-fed algal blooms killing sea grass. Pelicans, manatees and dolphins are dying. Brevard County Commissioners seem to be missing the critical economic role of clean water, beaches not slimed with algae, and sport fishing. Terry discusses population dynamics of tarpon and sailfish, tales of concern, tales of hope. Terry combats cynicism with accounts of how much fishermen deeply care for sustainability most obvious in catch and speedy release program.
Moir’s Environmental Dialogues
Thursdays at 12 Noon Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel
With the knowledge of Carson and the courage of Achilles, individuals are steadfastly going the distance to defend wildlife and ecosystems from assaults of environmental degradations and destructions. Join environmental studies scientist Dr. Rob Moir for lively dialogue and revealing narrative inquiry into how individuals are overcoming the obstacles turning forlorn hope into effective actions for oceans, rivers, watersheds, wildlife and ecosystems. Discover how listening to individuals, thinking locally, and acting in concert with other, you can act to save ecosystems. Got environmental stewardship? Become an Eco-steward. Act to bring about a greener and blue Planet Earth. Moir’s Environmental Dialogues is broadcast live every Thursday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on The VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.
Rob Moir is director and founder of the Ocean River Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Moir, an educator and scientist, has been a leader of citizen science and efforts to clean up Salem Sound and Boston Harbor, as founder of Salem Sound Harbor Monitors & Salem Sound 2000, later president of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, and through his appointment by the Secretary of Interior to the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership. He was formerly Curator of Natural History at the Peabody Essex Museum, Curator of Education at the New England Aquarium and Executive Director of the Discovery Museums in Acton, MA. Dr. Moir was awarded a Switzer Environmental Fellowship from the Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation, and the James Centorino Award for Distinguished Performance in Marine Education by the National Marine Educators Association, which he later served as president. He was Sea Education Association’s first assistant scientist to work consecutive voyages of the R.V. Westward in 1979 and 1980, an advancement officer for his alma mater, Hampshire College and serves today on the boards of his alma mater, Cambridge School of Weston, Ocean Champions, and the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters. Dr. Moir has a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies and a Masters of Science and Teaching from Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, NH and certificate of studies from the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole.