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Due to poor crab meat quality test results conducted at the beginning of November, the Director of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has issued a memo delaying the opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season in Fish and Game Districts 6, 7, 8 and 9 (Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte counties) for […]
One the local trawlers found themselves beached in Ventura this week. The crew easily made their way to safety, but the boat was left to the mercy of the pounding beach break. Check out the video of the day to see more details.
Another night out under the lights. Here we have the F/V Seawave on the north end on Monteray Bay. The seiner is waiting for the light boat to build up squid and bring them to the surface. Sadly, it could be a long wait. Squid season has been a struggle this year with the warmer waters off the the California coast. Only time will time the outcome of this year's fishery. Good luck to all the other vampire fishermen out there. Best I can say, is that they are still coming. Of course, I thought there would be salmon in southeast Alaska this summer too!
The west coast is blowing up over recent news of a commercial and recreational ban of Dungeness crab along the California coast. This video focuses on ocean acidification, but highlights the dangers of an uncertain crab future.
By: Sherry Lippiatt, California Regional Coordinator for the NOAA Marine Debris Program
Marine debris along the California coast. (Photo Credit: Heal the Bay)
Some parts of Southern California have already had record rainfalls this wet season, thanks to storms that moved through in mid-September. The state desperately needs the rain, but not the marine debris that comes with it. Major rainstorms inevitably lead to runoff, which can mobilize and turn upstream litter into marine debris downstream. Unfortunately, this yearly influx of much-needed rains often translates to a surge of marine debris, or the “first flush.”
This year could be a particularly wet one for California. The National Weather Service is predicting a wetter than average year with El Niño, which brings more marine debris concerns, as sights such as seen in these photos are common after major winter storms.
So what can we do? For starters, the easiest thing is to…
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Alaska’s largest sockeye salmon run has a rich history. Check out this amazing footage from the Alaska Film Archives. Boy, the times have changed. I’ll be focusing on Bristol Bay videos the rest of the week, so stay tuned.
Bonus Video: I’ve posted it on the site before, but this is a shortened clip.