Daily Archives: May 2, 2014

King salmon allocations jump in southeast Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska — King salmon fishermen in southeast Alaska have reason for optimism this year with news that estimates of the fish’s population have more than doubled from 2013 and allocations for sport and commercial harvest will significantly increase. Read more here  18:25

“epic battle” “ultimate catch” – Videos of shark catches popular, but is act legal?

Then he says, “When you’re a fisherman, you have no idea what you’re going to catch,” he said. “If you do happen to catch something that big, you don’t want to go into chest-deep water to unhook it. It’s a matter of human life versus a shark’s life. If you really want to do something for hammerheads, go after commercial shark fishing. Who’s going to go after some kid posting on Youtube when you can go after the people killing hundreds at a time?” Read more here   18:08

No snapper fishing for all

Maybe we should all be asking for a temporary closure of all federal RED SNAPPER fishing. It has been proven in court that they (National Marine Fisheries Service-NMFS and NOAA, do not have a clue what they are doing.,,Fire– Roy Crabtree and Andy Strelcheck– from the NMFS, NOAA.  Get  the environmental groups like Oceans Conservancy, EDF, Pew and their puppet groups like Share the Gulf, out of fisheries Management. Read more here  17:34

The Big Fish Win Again

What does it take to buy a share of the American ocean? For Lion Capital, a British private equity firm, the price is less than $980 million. Now, every time you sit down to a bowl of clam chowder in the United States, you’re probably padding profits for British investors. Over the long term, it means that costs will rise. Fishermen will earn less, their profits halved and quartered by the rental payments they’ll have to make to people in suits just to go fishing. Yet consumers will pay more. Investors will be getting rich off of resources that used to belong to you. Read more here. Its enough to make you sick. 14:25

Wood’s Fisheries is Unprecedented in Traceability and Sustainability Initiatives

GSI-LogoBringing origin and quality assurance in the shrimping industry to a whole new level, Florida’s Wood’s Fisheries raises the bar by promoting electronic traceability, sustainability and quality initiatives for all Gulf seafood. For five generations the Wood’s family has been fishing the Port St. Joe area, located near Panama City. They moved strictly into shrimp fishing in the 1960’s. Read more here  14:10

Mixed start in Monterey Bay for commercial salmon season opener

Santa Cruz >> Martin Towne said he considered himself lucky when he landed 18 salmon on the first day of commercial salmon season Thursday. Towne docked at the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor shortly after 4 p.m. and quickly sold his haul. He was part the fleet of commercial fishermen that took to the water for the first day. Read more here  09:40

Joe’s Lobster Mart owner fights state over seafood license

The health department action came after Vaudo, 63, pleaded guilty in March to receiving stolen property, willfully misleading police during an investigation and failure or refusal to file required statistical reports of wholesale and retail dealers. He was ordered to pay $6,250 in fines and court costs. The charges against Vaudo stemmed from an investigation into a string of thefts from oyster beds last summer in Barnstable and Dennis. Read more here  09:12

US West Coast Albacore Tuna Fisheries Merge MSC Certificates

US – American Albacore Fishing Association (AAFA) and Western Fishboat Owners Association (WFOA) have announced the merging of their individual Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fishery certifications. Read more here  06:46