Sean Dwyer recounts his experiences from the 2013 Opilio crab season in the Bering Sea. The Brenna A is one of the best tenders for AGS out of Ketchikan. Great story and an awesome video. Thanks to PugetSoundBoatWorks in Seattle, you can see more videos on their Youtube Channel.
(CBS Seattle/AP) -- The first planeload of Copper River salmon landed at Sea-Tac Airport Friday morning.
The journey began in Cordova, Alaska and some some of the salmon goes straight to the grills of area chefs competing in the annual Copper River Cook-Off.
This year Master Sgt. Robert Schulman, a 31-year Air Force Reserve chef from the 446th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is joining the competition along with chefs from WildFin American Grill, Anthony's and Seastar.
Hal Rayle narrates an expose' on the plans to build a copper mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska. near the heart of the salmon breeding waters. The deepest and most dangerous copper mine in all of North America. The mine will be built by a group of European consortiums with little or no interest in the salmon's welfare.
The salmon season has officially started this year in Alaska! This beautiful fish was caught in Southeast Alaska. Southeast is one of the few major producing salmon regions that harvest all species of salmon.
That’s Right! It’s salmon time in Alaska! Local fishermen will head out in early this morning for a 7 A.M. opener, which marks the start of the 2013 salmon season. The webcam is a view is from the top of My Eyak, overlooking Cordova’s beautiful harbor. Unfortunately, the weather forecast is a bit nasty. Alaska doesn’t want to break free of winter’s icy grip this spring. The local airport reported record lows this morning, too. Regardless of the conditions wild caught salmon will be hitting dinner tables soon. Copper River Reds will be wisked from the tiny port of Cordova and travel across the world within just a few days. Fresh Alaskan salmon will hit stores by Friday. Ever wonder how “Copper River Reds” got so popular? Check out this recent article:
It’s been 30 years since Jon Rowley first persuaded a few salmon fishermen on Alaska’s Copper River that they might be able to do something with their superb fish other than sell it to the cannery. But even he never guessed things would get this crazy.
Today, Copper River salmon is a smash hit. And at the root of this success are a couple of big ideas, one that seems obvious today — getting the best fish and handling them carefully — and one that is still a bit wacky — a race to see which restaurant could serve the first Copper River king salmon of the season
As the Copper River season begins Wednesday, these fish will be one of the few name-dropped on menus. And the first fresh Copper River salmon of the season could fetch as much as $50 a pound.
But 30 years ago, almost none of the fish was even sold fresh. When food marketing guru Jon Rowley offered the fishermen $3.50 a pound, they were overjoyed.
Great work, Brett! Keep up your fight to Stop Pebble Mine. Good luck this year in Bristol Bay, too!
It's hard to believe it's been nearly a decade since I've been to Bristol Bay! In 2004, the price was a only .46 cents for big “panhandle” sockeye salmon. It was a amazing to see “walls” salmon slam into the nets, as we skipped over other gilnets in pursuit a few precious moments at the front of the pack. The season ripped by and I headed south to catch up on southeast Alaska salmon seining gig! I would enjoy the chance to get some updated photos of the fishery. I might have to make a 10 year anniversary return to the wicked waters of the Bristol Bay salmon run.
This is a fun app for the kiddos. I mentionted it because its the free App Of The Day from AppAdvice. Click on the link to download for free. It’s a limited time offer.
Fish play an important role in our subsistence lifestyle – for food and also income. The video showcases some of the types of fish found in Bristol Bay as well as smoked fish, dried fish, salted fish, and smokehouses.
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The rather ugly intruder is a northern snakehead fish, which is native to China, Russia and Korea, and for some weird reason, Harlem Meer. Able to breathe air and occasionally live out of water, the fish are known to prey on frogs and crayfish.
However, it is certainly not welcome and environmental officials are planning to survey a Central Park lake this week to search for this invasive predator fish. They state that it threatens to disrupt the ecosystem and that it is so disruptive, the state actually prohibits possession, sale and transport of the live fish and also of its eggs.
Signs have now gone up around Harlem Meer warning fisherman who catch one not to throw it back. In fact the signs ask anglers to “secure the fish” and “keep it in a secure container until it is picked up by officials.”
They are so serious about this that if park officials cannot be found at the boathouse, people are urged to call 311 and report the catch.
Via Youtube: Longlining the Bering Sea, sometimes sealions take fish from our line. Here's a view of a sealion agressively stealing cod from our fishing line in the Bering Sea. I have many other bering sea videos on my page.
I found the F/V Sunset anchored up in Sitka this spring during the herring fishery. I've heard numerous crazy stories about this vessel over the years, so it was interesting to see first hand.
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