The news of the salmon cannon hit the internets earlier this summer, but the recent video from the Last Week Tonight with John Oliver pushes the cannon into the world of viral videos. Check out this hilarious clip and continue to read the following article from NPR on the origin and intentions of the device.
Ever since rivers have been dammed, destroying the migration routes of salmon, humans have worked to create ways to help the fish return to their spawning grounds. We’ve built ladders and elevators; we’ve carried them by hand and transported them in trucks. Even helicopters have been used to fly fish upstream.But all of those methods are expensive and none of them are efficient.Enter the salmon cannon.
via The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel : The Salt : NPR.
Two Words. Plunger Cam! Folks, we may have just reached the pinnacle in commercial fishing entertainment. I'm actually kinda surprised that it's taken this long to see a Plunger Cam, but I like it. Dayton Wagner delivers some really cool steady shots and some unique perspectives in this edit. Look for this video and many others in our upcoming Commercial Fishing Film Fest. Our sister site, http://www.fishfilmfest.com hosts thousands of hours of multiple fisheries. In November we will be annoucing details on the upcoming festival.
Yeah, I know… another Sitka Sunset pic! They are just so damn amazing!
This was one of the first videos of 2014 uploaded to http://www.fishfilmfest.com this fall. Be sure to get all of your edited videos uploaded to youtube or vimeo. Once the video is uploaded, you just paste in the URL into our new ComFishFilmFest website. Also, please encourage your friends to visit the new site and vote for their favorites. We are currently working on our new logo and branding for the upcoming festival. This video is a perfect example of a clean edit with good tunes and great vision. Thanks to the guys aboard the Cora J for sharing their summer with us.
What an office view? The scenery is amazing in this short video. Stay tuned for massive glaciers, a salmon eating dog, and tons of Alaska style web entertainment. Check out http://www.fishfilmfest.com for upcoming details on the festival.
Delta's latest and greatest popped up in Craig, Alaska this season. Notice the older model Delta crusing away it the distance.
After yesterday's macro shot, I thought Imwould give you a better look at the entire picture. This is the little stretch of beach along the Sitka Totem Trail. Tons of salmon are fighting to get up the neighboring stream, but a few fish just end up as nutrients along the beach. Notice a snowless Mt. Edgecumb in the distance. The two holes on the tail correspond to the close up from yesterday.
Purse seine videos are starting to roll in. Remember to upload your vids to http://www.fishfilmfest.com. We are just reviewing videos for the upcoming festival this January. | Via Youtube: A fun depiction of commercial salmon fishing in Kodiak, Alaska. Filmed aboard the F/V New Dawn using GoPros, iPhones, and a Nikon 3200 to capture the action. We omitted the awful weather, dangerously long work hours, Jellyfish to the face, and endless boat work for the sake of crew morale.