Daily Archives: July 27, 2019

PWSAC produces wild salmon for all

As general manager/CEO of the Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corp., Casey Campbell is all about helping to educate the public about PWSAC’s role in developing sustainable salmon fisheries and how they do it. The state’s hatchery program itself, notes Campbell, was started in the mid-1970s to enhance, not replace wild salmon, so that coastal communities could have economies based on salmon, many challenges notwithstanding. The Good Friday earthquake in March of 1964 changed the topography of Prince William Sound and then in the 1970s there was very cold weather, he said. >click to read<  19:58

Killing Whales To Save Polar Bears: Wind Turbine Infra-sound

The year 2016 was the first year the United States deployed ocean wind turbines which coincide with the whale beachings. Construction of the Block Island, Rhode Island ocean wind turbine started in January of 2016. The construction took place underwater placing miles of electric cables. Construction noise underwater increases.Electric cables generate EMF. Sources of ELF-EMFs include power lines, electrical wiring, and ocean wind turbine construction. The increase in the Whale deaths began when the construction of the Rhode Island ocean wind turbines began,,, by Frank Haggerty >click to read< 17:15

‘Tin Can Country’ stretches from Alaska to the Pacific Northwest

In much the same way that it’s a good idea to assume anyone you talk to here may be related to nearly anyone else you might mention, it’s also fairly safe to assume they have some connection with Alaska. A desirable new book, “Tin Can Country: Southeast Alaska’s Historic Salmon Canneries,” drives home the strong bonds between the great state of the north and the Pacific Northwest. Edited by Anjuli Grantham with individual chapters by top historians and experts including my friend, the legendary Karen Hofstad, “Tin Can Country” chronicles the golden age between 1878 and 1949. >click to read< 14:28

Fukushima fishing port hit by 2011 tsunami reopens after 8-year hiatus

Tomioka fishing port, which was severely damaged by the tsunami following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake in northeastern Japan reopened on July 26 for the first time in eight years and four months. All 10 fishing ports in Fukushima Prefecture have now reopened. Tomioka’s fishing port is located only about 10 kilometers away from Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, where meltdowns occurred in the wake of the quake and tsunami. About 50 members of the fishing industry participated in a reopening ceremony, and five boats that returned from ports where they had evacuated navigated around the reconstructed local port with colorful large flags that are used to signify a good catch. >click to read<  13:53

Historic fishing trawler Arctic Corsair to be at the centre of major Hull tourist attraction

The Arctic Corsair has been open as a visitor attraction since 1999 from its berth on the River Hull between Drypool and Myton Bridge. Britain’s last surviving distant water ‘sidewinder’ trawler will move to a temporary new home at Alexandra Dock.,,,After 2020, the trawler is scheduled to undergo a major restoration and will then be moved permanently to a dry dock at North End Shipyard, where she will become the focal point of a new visitor centre telling the story of the port’s history.  >click to read< 13:34

Greenhead Lobster cuts ribbon on Bucksport plant

Greenhead Lobster owner Hugh Reynolds held a huge pair of scissors aloft as he cut the ribbon on a 15,000 square foot lobster processing facility on July 19, extending the Stonington business into Bucksport. “We’ve brought innovation and technology to allow people to taste lobster as it would be fresh out of the water,” Reynolds said. The facility will take lobsters caught in Stonington waters and use hyperbaric pressure to kill pathogens and extend its shelf life to at least 30 days. Greenhead is targeting the domestic market, after trade tariffs have affected global markets, like big lobster importers China. >click to read< 12:19

Mills’ stand on fishing rules praised by lobster industry

As Executive Director of the Maine Lobstermen’s Association (MLA), I applaud Gov. Mills’ July 11 Message to Maine’s Lobster Industry acknowledging the federal government’s “disturbing lack of evidence connecting the Maine lobster industry to recent right whale deaths.”,,, What is often lost in this debate is that the population of North Atlantic right whales was only 295 in 1997 when federal regulators first required U.S. fishermen to implement conservation measures. In the ensuing years, the right whale population increased to more than 450 whales. >click to read<  11:17

Chignik Bay ‘hanging by a thread’ in second year of scant fishing

For the second year in a row, Allen and other Chignik fishermen have mostly been left to twiddle their thumbs. During the summer of 2018, they did not have a single opener. That was a year without fish, and a year without income.  With a healthy dose of optimism in the offseason, many were ready to write off the bad summer as a fluke and get back to fishing in 2019. The second half of the season has produced a handful of openers, but after spending the entire first half of the season passed with no catch, fishermen say there’s still a dwindling sense of hope. >click to read< 09:35

July 27, 1981: Oil drilling begins off Cape Cod: ”It’s only a matter of time before the fishermen get used to having us out here.

After six years of bitter legal wrangles between fishermen and oil companies, exploration began today on Georges Bank – one of America’s richest fisheries. At the Zapata Saratoga rig were a knot of Shell Oil officials, nine journalists and a group of curious finback whales who poked their heads through the distant waves, sending up fountains of spray. ‘Thank goodness we finally got it started,” said O.J. Shirley, manager of government and industry affairs for Shell. ”It’s only a matter of time before the fishermen get used to having us out here. We can have a very compatible relationship.” >click to read<  08:28