> “Following just 1 yr of solar power generation, we’re nearly 100% self-sufficient. In fact, rather than paying big energy bills during the summer, we’re actually selling electricity back to the power company. It’s a pretty exciting development that’s exceeded our initial hopes and started us well down a path toward minimizing our carbon footprint.”
5. TN: Small jig company helping human trafficking victims.
> “Zoe Angling Group started about eight years ago,” said Jeff Coffey, founder and CEO. “We started as Fair Flies with the intent that rather than exploiting people to make sporting goods, that instead we could use sporting goods in our case – flies, jigs, lures – to create jobs that pay double living wages for women that have come out of the sex trade.”
> Coffey says they work in places like Nepal and India and Tunisia, with partners there to create products to be able to create sustainable jobs. “The problem is 92% of those that get rescued end up back in the red-light districts. The reason is nobody will hire them, and so what we figured is that we could create jobs.”
You can check out their hair jigs right here.
6. Garmin Marine Q4 sales were up 7%.
7. NE: Low oxygen causing problems in…
…at least 20 Sandhills and Panhandle lakes.
8. MN: Tommy Kemos speaking at the TCWU meeting on Thurs, Mar 2.
9. TX looking at forward facing sonar use for crappie.
> “At this point the department is more curious than concerned. A year’s worth of data will give us a pretty good snapshot of a fishery and what is going on between forward-facing sonar users and non-users. We’ll be able to look a catch rate comparisons, the size of the fish and size of the harvest between them. From there we could dive into some simulations of what types of impacts that could have.”
10. NMRA welcomes new officers and board members.