Daily Archives: June 5, 2013

Update: USCG and Wash. Dept. of Ecology continue to monitor grounded 97-foot F/V Neahkahnie near Whidbey Island, Wash.

450x263_q75SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology continue to  monitor a fishing vessel that ran aground near Lagoon Point on Whidbey Island,  Wash., Tuesday morning. continued

NPFMC set to take final action on trawl fleet’s king salmon bycatch limit at its June meeting

Homer News – npfmcAs fisheries managers throughout Alaska prepare for low king salmon returns, federal regulators are considering new limits on king bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska. continued

More BIG fish in the news! Mammoth 225-pound halibut caught near Sequim

Seattle Times – After a 30- to 45-minute battle, Woody Woods managed to get the monster halibut up to the boat. It was 75 inches long and was estimated to weigh 225 pounds. continued

Return of alewives on St. Croix River celebrated

BDNBAILEYVILLE, Maine — For nearly 20 years, conservationists and, at times, state natural resource agencies, have sought to open the St. Croix River watershed to alewives,,, continued

“Canadian LIVE Lobster Buffet” – Canadian lobster is considered the most delicious lobster by global gourmands

Taiwan News, – Yes, it’s true! To celebrate our 3rd year anniversary and to express our deepest gratitude to our customers who have been so supportive, Palais de Chine Hotel collaborates with the CTOC (Canadian Trade Office 5667258in Taipei) and presents the best deal in the history—Canada Halifax Live Lobster Buffet between 5/22 and 7/31. Worth $1,000 a piece, Canadian lobster is considered the most delicious lobster by global gourmands. continued

Press Release: Interior Announces First Offshore Renewable Energy Lease Sale – BOEM to Auction Nearly 165,000 Acres Offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts for Wind Energy Development in July

“This is history in the making as we mark yet another major milestone in the President’s all-of-the-above energy strategy,” said Secretary Jewell. “Today we are moving closer to tapping into the enormous potential offered by offshore wind to create jobs, increase our sustainability, and strengthen our nation’s competitiveness in this new energy frontier. As we experience record domestic oil and gas development, we are also working to ensure that America leads the world in developing the energy of the future.”  continued

Sonoma takes unexpected stand on Drakes Bay Oyster Co. following former Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s order to close the farm

Situated about 50 miles from Drakes Estero in Marin County, the landlocked city of Sonoma would seem an unlikely place to take a stand in an oyster company’s fight for survival. But colorful signs supporting the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. have popped up all over town, and the Sonoma City Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution calling on state and federal legislators to intervene on the company’s behalf. continued

Party for Socialism and Liberation: The pillaging of the Earth’s oceans written by Krzysztof Lesiak

Corporations have over-exploited nearly 90 percent of natural oceanic fisheries. This article was published in the ‘How to Save the Environment: END CAPITALISM!’ Edition of Liberation. continued

No more fish waste disposal in Petersburg harbors –

Petersburg Pilot – Petersburg Harbormaster, Glorianne Wollen, has issued an alert to the public stating there will be no more fish waste disposal allowed in Petersburg harbors effective immediately. continued

Growing Seal Lion Population Presents Problem In Petersburg – audio report from  Alaska Public Media

More than 20 Maine lobstermen are expected at the State House today – lobbying against by-catch bill

AP – AUGUSTA – Lobstermen are lobbying against a proposed law that would eliminate potential penalties for Maine-based groundfishing boats that catch lobsters in federally regulated waters.. continued

Your View: A landlubber’s thoughts on helping the fisherman – Thomas A. Kennedy New Bedford, Ma

sct logoThe inherent flaws of the Magneson-Stevens Act, exploited by our government’s administrative agency at the urging of various environmental groups, have destroyed certain liberties of our fishermen guaranteed by the Treaty of Ghent. In some type of Herrenvolk Democracy (where people are able to dominate others), the decisions by the administrative agency over the last decade have wreaked havoc on our fishermen, their families and the industry as a whole. continued

BP fine money RESTORE money up for grabs

 officials and environmentalists are urging the public to turn out in strong numbers to a RESTORE Act meeting today that could have a bearing on how much money the state will receive for oil spill restoration projects.

The public meeting is 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Escambia County Commission chambers. continued

Swordfish captain, author Linda Greenlaw, to speak at Gould commencement

BETHEL —Linda Greenlaw, a New York Times bestselling author and America’s only female swordfishing captain, will speak at Gould Academy’s Commencement exercises, which will begin 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8, on Alumni Field. A life-long commercial fisherman, Greenlaw received public attention when writer Sebastian Junger called her “one of the best captains…continued

Fish farming killing off native species; boycott farmed salmon before it’s too late

(NaturalNews) Equally as menacing as the potential release of  genetically-modified (GM) salmon into the wild, factory fish farms are a modern  scourge responsible for killing off droves of native fish species all around the  world. And unless immediate action is taken to address this problem – continued

The end of an era for Gloucester’s historic fleet of eastern-rigged trawlers, F/V Little Sandra

photo credit fisherynation.com

photo credit fisherynation.com

When the distinctive white-tipped orange mast of the fishing vessel Little Sandra slipped below the ocean’s surface 18 miles off the coast of Rockport beyond Thacher Island this past weekend, the intentional sinking marked more than just the end of the line for the 63-foot-long vessel. It was the end of an era for Gloucester’s historic fleet of eastern-rigged trawlers as well. photo credit fisherynation.com continued

New science could benefit sockeye

idahostatesman.com – Transmitters a half-inch long implanted in 4- to 6-inch juveniles and a network of antennae are revealing secrets about why half of all Idaho sockeye die before they ever get to a dam. But about 10 percent more sockeye salmon from the Sawtooth Hatchery in the Sawtooth Valley vanish shortly after their release than do fish from the Oxbow Hatchery along the Snake River transported to the same release site below Redfish Lake. Why the difference? Turns out,,, continued

Two sentenced for roles in Kodiak embezzlement scheme from Trident Seafoods

A Kodiak man and a woman from Corpus Christi, Texas, were sentenced Tuesday in Anchorage federal court for their roles in embezzling more than half a million dollars from Trident Seafoods of Kodiak. continued