Daily Archives: November 2, 2021

Southeast Alaska commercial salmon harvest 4 times higher than last year

Commercial fishermen in Southeast harvested 58 million salmon across the five species this year: almost 7 million chum salmon; 48 million pinks; 1.5 million coho; 1.1 million sockeye and 216,000 king salmon. That’s a marked improvement in harvest for every species. Even the embattled Southeast king salmon had a commercial harvest increase of more than 16,000 fish. In total, commercial salmon fishermen in the region caught and sold 44 million more salmon than last year. Even taking into account the odd-year pink salmon peaks, this year’s pink salmon harvest was more than double 2019’s Southeast Alaska pink salmon catch. >click to read< 19:10

1 dead, 1 survived overturned shrimp boat near Warsaw Island in Chatham County

Georgia DNR Wardens responded to a call from the Chatham County Marine Patrol Monday around 2 p.m. about a shrimp boat that overturned with two people o  it, according to a release from DNR. The boat was about one mile south of Warsaw Island.  One person was able to jump free of the boat as it went over and survived. The coroner’s office identified the victim as Charles Dixon, 73, of Eden. >click to read< 12:05

Canadian Perspective: France and the U.K. are feuding over fish. What is this war of words really about?

It’s war! Well, it’s a fish war. And like past fish wars, the words are ferocious, the stakes are tiny, gunboats make an appearance, but the shots fired are almost always verbal. This conflict pits France against Britain — and not for the first time. Think of the Napoleonic wars in the 1800s, the Seven Years’ War in the 1700s (when Canada was a prize) and, of course, the big one: the Hundred Years’ War. That was some time ago. It ended in 1453. At stake in the current conflict are — wait for it — a couple hundred fishing licences for small French boats. These were introduced after the Brexit vote in 2016, when Britain took back control of its coastal waters. >click to read< 10:20

DEP officials hear opposition to salmon farm – “I am still shocked that we are talking about it”

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s will and capacity to adequately appraise American Aquafarms’ proposed plan to discharge a combined 4.1 billion gallons of diluted wastewater daily from both the Norwegian-backed company’s two 15-pen sites in Frenchman Bay were questioned during a 2.5-hour public meeting held online by the state agency Thursday night. The scientific studies and analysis underlying the industrial-scale project also were disputed and independent scientific data, which paints a different picture, submitted. “It’s just a big accident waiting to happen. I am still shocked that we are talking about it,” >click to read< 09:36

The Coast Guard rescued four fishermen from Black Rock in Kodiak.

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew deployed a rescue swimmer, hoisted the crewmembers, and safely transported them to Air Station Kodiak. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command center received a call from the master of the F/V Laura at 0700, who notified them that the vessel had run aground and the crew planned to abandon ship in life rafts. photos,  >click to read< 08:22