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Tuesday
Jun232009

June SOTM entry: Kenai King

This Kenai king taken by Chum loyalist, Ken Hardwick, is the latest June entry in a month filled with special fish.  Tough decisions will face us - we may have to lean on the power of the Chum nation with a vote to alleviate the anxiety that faces us.

Sterling, AK.  15 lb. test, Ate weight rod.

Tuesday
Jun232009

The bid to corner world's bluefin tuna market

 

Japan's sprawling Mitsubishi conglomerate has cornered a 40 per cent share of the world market in bluefin tuna, one of the world's most endangered fish.

In the documentary film The End of the Line, Roberto Mielgo, a former bluefin fisherman who travels the world monitoring catches, claims that Mitsubishi buys and sells 60 per cent of the threatened fish and that it has expanded its freezer capacity to hold extra bluefin.

LINK (Via: The Indepemdent)

Holy mackerel: A breakthrough in tuna science?

LINK  (Via: The Global Post)

Monday
Jun222009

Want to Fish Alaska for Free?

This is your opportunity.  Enter for your free trip to Alaska West here.

If you're like us and can't wait till next year, we still have 2 spots left on the Chum Field Trip.

Monday
Jun222009

Where Hope Resides

A trailer for a new film about the Skeena from Jahtrout.

The story of the Skeena River salmon fishery. The film examines both the present state of the fishery and the many questions it faces. From the perspective of First Nations, commercial, outfitter, environmental, and government interests we also look to examine the socioeconomic impact of the declining fish stocks. The present situation presents a unique opportunity to address current issues of sustainability and present the Skeena River as, hopefully, an inspiration and a model of how rivers, fish, and people can co-exist.

Monday
Jun222009

Systemic Problems at Canada's DFO 

 

The Skeena Fisheries Blog has posted excerpts and a link to the Office of the Auditor General Canada and her "2009 Spring Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development." The report confirms what critics of the DOF in Canada have been saying for years.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Environment Canada cannot demonstrate that fish habitat is being adequately protected as the Fisheries Act requires. In the 23 years since the Habitat Policy was adopted, many parts of the Policy have been implemented only partially by Fisheries and Oceans Canada or not at all. The Department does not measure habitat loss or gain. It has limited information on the state of fish habitat across Canada—that is, on fish stocks, the amount and quality of fish habitat, contaminants in fish, and overall water quality. Fisheries and Oceans Canada still cannot determine the extent to which it is progressing toward the Policy’s long-term objective of a net gain in fish habitat. There has been little progress since 2001, when we last reported on this matter.

LINK

Monday
Jun222009

The Classical Angler

A rest stop for we anglers who enjoy tradition and literary effort, and a site that intends to inspire, question, and spur thinkingLINK