So exactly how does seafood get from ocean to plate? This video shows the journey U.S. seafood makes to get to your table, as well as tips to get to know your seafood better. Visit FishWatch.gov to learn more about making sustainable seafood choices.
I can almost hear the squeaking of the corks as they slip against the power grip! I can feel the cold rain cooling my raingear as my body temp rises from stacking the leadline. The occasional jelly splats against my plastic armor as my eyes are drawn to the shrinking net. “That’s a good one,” I think to myself. The fish begin to chatter as the net shrinks around them. The next sound is the thunder of the fish roaring across the deck and the high pinched whine of the single being lowered quickly to the deck. “Up on the skiff,” someone yells out! The hood comes off. The battle is won! But, the war continues…
Tom paints a picture with his words and tone of the current conditions of the fishery and its effects on west coast communities. He and his wife consider themselves lucky to still be in the fishing industry. Salmon was once their sole income, now they must fish other
species and have had to invest more money into equipment to continue to fish and make a living.
Enjoy a stroll thru the Cordova harbor and learn about the various fisheries that support the local fishermen. Cordova is a great example of a small town that knows how to market seafood. The Copper River Reds, label is easily one of the most recognizable salmon brands in all of Alaska. Check out exploringthechugach on Youtube for other interesting videos about Cordova and it surrounding beauty.
CrabManDuke delivers another Youtube treasure from the 2012-2013 dungeness season. The Excalibur was also featured in the 1st Commercial Fishing Film Fest. Check here for details. www.comfishfilmfest.com This is just a sample edit of the season, so be should to subscribe to his Youtube channel for the latest updates.
This was taken during the Sitka Sac Roe Herring Fishery in 2011. It’s actually one of my favorite poems of all time. I have seen a few boats with this name over the years, but most have been yachts. This is the only fishing boat I’ve ever seen with this name. Here’s the poem, in case your not familiar with it.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
The summer of 2007 was one of the most successful Hidden Falls hatchery returns in years. Four boats; including the F/V Harvestor, the F/V Rose Lee, the F/V Island Girl, and the F/V Island Pride hauled in just under 4 millions pounds of chum salmon in less the 21 days. It was incredible to see massive sets of chum salmon flow over the rails again and again. In recent years, the hatchery has fallen short in chum production. Many fishermen speculate that the humpback whales have taken up residence and consume the newly released salmon fry to their bellies content.
The biggest commercial fishing trade show starts today in Seattle. Here are a few hot items to keep an eye out for on the show floor. This year, LEDs are constantly evolving with greater lumens that require only minimal energy. These little lights are like stocking stuffers for fishermen! Another popular marine technology is AIS, which helps broadcast and transmit your vessel location to other marine traffic. AIS units are a commonplace in large vessels, and it’s likely that all commercial fishing vessels will have these units in the future. So, it’s a great time to explore different AIS units and see what is best for your boat. Another gadget that was just appearing last year, was the personal AIS unit for man overboard rescues. These units can be attached to survival suits and broadcast MOB signal that surrounding vessels can see. The Kannad Marine Safelink is the first of its kind to offer individual AIS rescue solutions. Last, but not least, is FLIR. That’s right! Foward Looking Infared Radar. These devices offer the best night vision possible on a fishing vessel. You really need to play with one of these, to see if it will work for your operation. On long dark wheel watches, this technology could be a real lifesaver. There is plenty more to see! Besides, we know it’s about the people, not the gadgets! Enjoy The show!