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Tag: Fishing

Overfishing, hunting, and pollution are putting pressure on Puffins, but climate change may prove to be the biggest challenge.

Puffins are in trouble.

The birds have been in precipitous decline, especially since the 2000s, both in Iceland and across many of their Atlantic habitats. The potential culprits are many: fickle prey, overfishing, pollution. Scientists say that climate change is another underlying factor that is diminishing food supplies and is likely to become more important over time. And the fact that puffins are tasty, and thus hunted as game here, hardly helps.

Read more at the NY Times (paywall)

Updated: U.S. Border Patrol questions Canadian crews of Canadian fishing vessels in Canadian waters

» Updated 05 July 2018: U.S. Border Patrol says it won’t stop checking Canadian fishing vessels

U.S. officials say they were looking for illegal immigrants. Problem with that explanation is that the illegal immigrants in this part of the world are heading north to Canada. Men, women, and children who were escaping oppressive tyrants and looking for a better life, couldn’t find what they were looking for in the U.S.A. and have continued northwards. And they are doing it overland. Not the much more difficult water route.

First the U.S. border officials are afraid of immigrant children on their southern borders and locking them up. Now they are going after Canadian fishermen?

Thanks for the help America, but we got this. You have much more serious and pressing issues of your own you need to take care of.

The Canadian government is investigating.

More: Globe and Mail, The Hill, National Post

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