Daily Archives: February 9, 2015

NRP Aggressively Enforces Striped Bass Conservation Measures along the Atlantic

To support ASMFC’s conservation efforts, NRP officers continued stepped up enforcement in January even though the number of fish and temperatures plummeted. During the first three weeks, officers checked more than 56 recreational anglers (vs. 34 in all of January 2014), 16 watermen (vs. 25) and 59 charter fishermen (vs. 0). They also conducted inspections of eight seafood markets and distributors. Officers logged more than 70 vessel and 100 dockside foot patrol hours.

Teachers and even students over 18 can now receive training and anti-dote for heroin overdose

“Naloxone is very effective and relatively inexpensive ,” says Doyon. “The benefits of allowing bystanders who are properly trained to administer the medication are unmeasurable. Death occurs minutes after a victim stops breathing, and often occurs before first responders arrive at the scene. Naloxone administered by bystanders early can be life-saving.”

Previous studies have shown that the administration of naloxone by bystanders has reversed the effects of an opioid overdose in anywhere from 75 to 100 percent of documented cases.