Monday, December 26, 2011

Holiday - No Fishwrap


Tuesday, December 27, 2011


The cargo ship accident that dumped tens of thousands of gallons of thick, tarry ship fuel into San Francisco Bay caused lasting damage to the region’s once-plentiful schools of Pacific herring, the bay’s only commercially fished species.

– Washington Post

Huge Alaska herring year

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game 2012 Sitka sac roe guideline harvest could be the largest on record. It amounts to approximately 82 pounds per Alaskan, millions of pounds larger than 2011.

– Juneau Empire

Cal marine preserve now open

Hotly contested fishing restrictions take effect across Southern California waters on Sunday, when stretches of ocean offshore of La Jolla, Point Loma and elsewhere will be closed to harvest.

– San on San Diego

Feds like halibut catch shares

Federal fishery managers are continuing to support implementation of a halibut catch sharing plan as the best approach to resolving allocation and management issues between the commercial and charter halibut sectors.

– Cordova Times

B.C. braces for tsunami debris

The B.C. government says it will begin working with national and municipal officials this January to prepare for the massive wave of debris heading to Pacific Northwest shores because of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

– Toronto Star

Tsunami debris found in Kodiak

A local beach comber and a renowned oceanographer have found that Kodiak is already receiving some of the earliest arrivals of debris from the Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

– KMXT, Kodiak

Pebble stand is ‘hypocrisy’

Recently, the Pacific Seafood Processors Association weighed in on the Pebble project. The hypocrisy of this action motivates me to put pen to paper.

– State Rep. Kyle Johansen, writing in the Anchorage Daily News

Nice Norton salmon catch

Norton Sound is a small fry among Alaska's salmon producing regions. But local fishermen scored big this season.

– Pacific Fishing columnist Wesley Loy writing in his blog: Deckboss

Reality: Seining sisters

Some families open a bakery shop, while others hit the seas for deep-water fishing. TLC's new series Hook, Line & Sisters, premiering Thursday at 9 p.m., follows the unusual lives of the Andersons, a family of fishermen who have only three months to brave the Alaskan wilds for pay day. – Press release

Draft budget good for fishermen

Alaska’s commercial fisheries programs could get a slight boost if the governor’s budget for the next fiscal year gets a nod from legislators.

– Pacific Fishing columnist Laine Welch, writing in SitNews, Ketchikan


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

No Fishwrap


Thursday, December 29, 2011

No Fishwrap


Friday, December 30, 2011


According to a recent paper released by Yoichi Shimatsu, the former general editor of Japan Times Weekly, titled "The Death of The Pacific Ocean," there is a literal mountain of hot (radiation), infested debris churning its way towards North America.

– Eureka Times Standard

Oregon crab sparse

After two years of booming Dungeness crab harvests, this could be the year of the bust – or at least it may feel that way.

– The Oregonian

Top Coast Guard videos

The U.S. Coast Guard announced the release of its Top 10 video compilation for 2011, highlighting the year's most compelling cases from the work done every day by America's Coast Guard.

To see the

AK budget good for fisheries

Alaska's commercial fisheries programs could get a slight boost if the governor's budget for the next fiscal year gets a nod from legislators.
– Pacific Fishing columnist Laine Welch, writing in the Homer Tribune

Value of Bristol fisheries: Billions

A newly released report commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund concludes that the value of commercial fisheries that could be adversely affected by offshore oil and gas development in Bristol Bay ranks in billions of dollars.

– Cordova Times

Grants for tribal boats

More than $1.3 million in Environmental Protection Agency grants are going to Indian country in Washington state to upgrade boats with low-emission engines.

– Indian Country Today

Aleutian mountain erupts

An Aleutian volcano that lies on a major international flight path has erupted. Cleveland volcano sent up a 15,000 foot ash cloud early this morning.

– KUCB, Unalaska

St. Paul deal not done

The Clean Water Act settlement between Trident Seafoods and the Environmental Protection agency might not be quite settled.

– KMXT, Kodiak

Eco labels on farmed fish?

The majority of eco-labels awarded to farmed fish fail to deliver the promised environmental benefit, according to results of a study released by researchers at the University of Victoria.

– Times Colonist, Victoria

Alaska Fisheries Report

Coming up this week: Gulf fixed-gear fishermen get a surprise cod opening to end the year, it looks like there'll be another herring fishery this spring in Behm Canal, and how sunlight makes spilled oil especially deadly to fish.

– KMXT, Kodiak

Faceless fish

A series of 15 marine surveys in 2011, covering over 2,000 square miles, have uncovered rare species and furthered knowledge of the biodiversity of Scotland's seas, the Scottish Government revealed.

– FishNewsEU

Fraser fish and politics

At the core of the Cohen inquiry is the integrity of government in protecting both wild salmon and the public interest.

– Vancouver Sun


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