Check out this years incredible Parade of Lights in Ventura Harbor this Christmas. The entire harbor village comes together for this cheerful holiday tradition. I know this has been attempted in Alaska, as well. However, we rarely have the pleasant weather that Ventura County does. Anyways, it looks like a ton of fun!
Every Christmas, Ventura Harbor lights up the local harbor with a fantastic parade of lights. Here's a shot of the squid seiner the Ocean Angel III before the big parade. It's a shame, I missed the event by one weekend. I've been so busy traveling and visiting friends for the holidays that I haven't had much internet time. Have yourself a Merry Christmas!
This is my most recent video from my squid fishing adventure in California. The edit doesn't have too much crew footage, but I have a ton of GoPro 4 data to play around with for another crew remix. The video was shot and edited completely on the iPhone 6 with the new Replay App that was showcased at Macworld this fall. Make sure to wait for the HD To buffer. The lighting effects are best viewed under 1080.
California lobster is in full effect on south coast. These spiny delights were discovered in Ventura Harbor during a recent offload. Sounds like 20 bucks a pound for these whoppers. #eatmoreseafood
Maggie Bursch shares an amazing video diary of her first year running a boat in Bristol Bay. Come along and share her adventure as she and her crew try to conquer wild salmon and fierce competition in one of Alaska's most popular fisheries.
The squid season is California is wrapping up after another banner year. This would the the 5th consecutive year that the entire quota of 118,000 tons has been caught early. Even with the El Niño trends, squid still seems to be thriving in the waters off of Caifornia. Here's a nice panorama shot as we were crusing off of Mugu Canyon.
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.
The record salmon landings in Alaska in 2013, combined with the huge production of pink salmon, have pushed salmon past tuna as the second most consumed seafood in the United States, after shrimp.Imports of farmed salmon in all forms increased from 590 million to 620 million lbs, which is only 5%, meaning that it was Alaska salmon that drove the increased consumption. Incidentally, this year, salmon imports year to date are up 8% meaning that this strong consumer usage of salmon is continuing.NFI has released their overall calculation of per capita consumption based on NOAA’S Fisheries of the US report for 2013, released this week. Overall in 2013, seafood consumption was remarkably stable, edging upward to 14.5 lbs of edible weight per person, from 14.4 lbs. in 2012. This change is statistically insignificant.
via Salmon surpasses tuna for first time to become second most consumed fish in the US | Undercurrent News.