Commercial Dungeness Crab Season in Northern California (Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte counties) Delayed Due to Crab Quality Testing — CDFW News

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 […]

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Commercial Fishing Photo Of The Day | F/V Day Island

 

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.

 

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Commercial Fishing Photo Of The Day | F/V SeaWave

 

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!

 

Commercial Fishing Video Of The Day | High Hopes – The Future Of Dungeness Crab

 

 

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.

 

California’s “First Flush”

NOAA's Marine Debris Blog

By: Sherry Lippiatt, California Regional Coordinator for the NOAA Marine Debris Program

Marine debris along the California coast. (Photo Credit: Heal the Bay) 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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Commercial Fishing Video Of The Day | Bristol Bay Wayback Machine

 

 

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.

 

 

Commercial Fishing Photo Of The Day | F/V Madre Dolorosa

The Alaskan salmon season is quickly approaching as boats prepare for the huge flood of pinks this year. The Madre Is looking good this year in Bellingham. I've always loved the name of the vessel. Loosely translated, it comes out to be the Mother Of All Destruction. At least, that's what I've heard over the years. Google translate pulls up “Sorowful Mother.” Either way it's a great name for a boat. Good luck to all the fishermen traveling north this season.

 

Commercial Fishing Video Of The Day | Summer Seining Drone EyeCandy

 

Salmon Seining from Joshua Jarvis on Vimeo.

Dude! This video just nails it in everywhere! It's great to see familiar faces and boats among those amazing backdrops of southeast Alaska. This is exactly what the www.fishfilmfest.com is all about! The interviews are a nice touch to the overall package and the video makes me proud to be a fishermen. Way to go, Jarvis! #eatmoresalmon

 

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