This preseason, a NOAA rep stopped by the boat to address the possiblilty of Japanese tsunami debris in commercial fishing waters this season. Well, we found this rather strange buoy on a recent fishing trip near southeast end tip of Prince of Wales island. The real shock was the mussels growing on it. I’m unfamiliar with this species in this region. So, here is my shout out! Does anyone know what these mussels are? Or, does the buoy look familiar? Numerous boats have reported a number of starnge objects around southeast alaska. I have also noticed more particulate matter on the waters recently. Could these be particles of Styrofoam? This could possibly be a huge issue in Alaska. Make sure to listen to the Audio report for FishRadio.
- What To Do If You Find Tsunami Debris (huffingtonpost.com)
- Alaska couple finds Japanese boat from tsunami (mcclatchydc.com)
- New finds in Alaska debris survey (japantimes.co.jp)
- Debris from Japan tsunami extends 2,000 miles across Pacific (guardian.co.uk)