Tag Archives: Astoria

Astoria drops below Newport in commercial catch

EP-151029749.jpg&MaxW=600Astoria slipped below Newport last year as the dominant West Coast port for commercial fishing. Newport landed 124 million pounds of commercial fish, the 11th highest mark by quantity in the nation, while Astoria netted 122 million pounds, the 12th highest. Westport, Washington, came in at 100 million pounds, or 13th highest. The catch figures were released today by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which compiles an annual fisheries report that includes the quantity and value of commercial fishery landings. Read the rest here 16:58

NOAA OLE Agents probe possible sea lion shootings in Astoria

clip_image002_001The Sea Lion Defense Brigade discovered bullet casings and bleeding sea lions at the East End Mooring Basin in Astoria. We can tell you that NOAA office of law enforcement has received a complaint, and we are investigating the possible shooting of sea lions at the East End Mooring Basin,” said Sean Stanley, a special agent with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Stanley wouldn’t comment further, citing the ongoing case. Read the rest here 17:13

Even the Deadliest Catch Stars Couldn’t Pull The Crowd In – Astoria: 2014 Commercial Fishermen’s Festival canceled

While the heart, soul and minds are willing, the Commercial Fishermen’s Festival board has made the hard decision to cancel the festival this year.  <Read more here>  Link to photos of the last festival 10:03

They’ve got a BIG Lineup for the Commercial Fishermen’s Festival September 14 – 15, 2013 Astoria, Oregon

We still have an exciting line-up of Deadliest Catch stars coming to the Festival include Captain Jonathan and Scott Hillstrand, Captain Rick and Donna Quashnick, Hiram Johnson, Nick McGlashan, Matt Bradley, Captain “Big Dad” Harry Lewis, Robert Perkey and Mike Vanderveldt among others!  Info here  14:13