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HALIFAX — A Mi'kmaq community is further delaying plans for a lobster harvest that was set to start this week off southwestern Nova Scotia, saying the band will have to set up its own security to protect its traps. Chief Mike Sack of Sipekne'katik First Nation said today the band is also concerned about the safety of its fishers after violence erupted last fall when fishers from the community set traps in St. Marys Bay. Last week, Sack had saidChief Mike Sack of Sipekne'katik First Nation said today the band is also concerned about the safety of its fishers after violence erupted last fall when fishers from the community set traps in St. Marys Bay.
u not hardly believous. A lobster fisherman tells you have been briefly "swallowed" by a bump whale while he plunged off Massachusetts. He would have passed from endless seconds in the closed mouth of the cetacean before being tapped, but living on the surface. Its history was considered credible by whale specialists.
"Hi everyone, I just want to clarify what happened to me today," wrote the fisherman, Michael Packard, from Provincetown, nearly 200 kilometers east of Boston, after the History was raised to the local newspaper ears, Cape Cod Times.
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"I felt this huge shot and everything became black"
"I plunged to look for lobsters when antried to eat me. I was in his mouth closed for 30 to 40 seconds, before she goes back to the surface and recracts me. I have blues everywhere, but no broken bones. I thank the Provincetown Rescuers for their care and help, "he wrote after being briefly hospitalized.
interviewed by CBSN Boston, Michael Packard said he was about 13 meters deep when "suddenly, I felt this huge shot and everything became black." He first thought of having been bitten by a shark. But while he continued to breathe, thanks to his dive regulator, he did not feel any tooth, no big pain. "So I realized: Oh my God, I'm in the mouth of a whale, and she tries to admit me. »
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"I thought, it's (?), I'm going to die. And I thought of my children, my wife, there really is no way to get out of there. And suddenly, she burst to the surface, started shaking her head. I was projected in the air and landed in the water. And I was free, I was floating simply? I could not believe I was released. And I'm here to tell him.A witness attended the
scene it turns out that Michael Packard has at least one witness, judged worthy of faith: Josiah Mayo, who accompanied him in this fishing and followed him, to the bubbles, from their boat. He helped him and dragged him, then called the rescuers using. Now, Josiah Mayo is the son of a whale researchers and experts from the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies (Center for Coastal Studies), where whales feed in this season, explained to theJOKE ROBBINS, Director of Studies on Hump Whales at the Center.
Cape Breton First Nation reaches understanding with DFO to set 700 lobster traps
ST. PETER'S, N.S. — A Cape Breton First Nation has successfully negotiated an interim "understanding" with the federal Fisheries Department that will allow it to set a total of 700 lobster traps beginning Saturday. The arrangement announced Friday means Indigenous fishers from the Potlotek First Nation will be able to conduct a so-called "moderate livelihood" fishery, with the band planning to allow up to 70 traps per boat. The community cites aST. PETER'S, N.S. — A Cape Breton First Nation has successfully negotiated an interim "understanding" with the federal Fisheries Department that will allow it to set a total of 700 lobster traps beginning Saturday.
"I know people involved (?) So I have every reason to believe that what they say is true," she said. Even if it did not see anything and can not be sure what happened, and had so far never heard of an "accident" of this type, "it is possible that (the fisherman ) was just in the wrong place, at the wrong time, "she said.
When these whales are looking for food, "they run, open mouth, and swallow fish and water very quickly, then reject the water through their pennants," who act "like a filter," A-T -she explains. "Their mouth is quite wide", but "their throat is quite narrow, there is no chance they can swallow something big" like a man, has she pursued."It's really important to leave the whales of space»
the whale? Who, according to the description of the witnesses, was still young? could "not detect quickly enough that there was an intruder" in his grip, she explained. Once the man "swallowed", it is possible that she "was rather surprised and opened his mouth to get it out."
even if all the details are not known, for this specialist, a conclusion is necessary: while the provincetown regions and Cape Cod see the tourists afterwards. 15 months of pandemic, "It is important for people to be aware of these powerful marine mammals, which usually measure, by age, between 9 and 15 meters. "If you see a whale, stay away. It is really important to leave the whales of space, "warned Jooke Robbins.
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