Thursday, April 21, 2011

NOAA Halibut and Chinook Mortality Report Ending April 16th


NOAA Mortality Link  Multiply halibut numbers times 2200lbs!

As you can clearly see, the draggers are pounding the hell out of the halibut and king salmon in these screen shots of the extrapolated observed numbers, (heavily gamed as they are).  These represent, at best, hints of the destruction going on in the Gulf of Alaska.  My advice: SCREAM at the agency, the governor, your senators and representatives, and the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council, and bring down the house.  Just saying...if you want a future.  Do it.  Your discouragement is an ally to the draggers.

Here is the NPFMC contact information.  Most important is to contact the Alaska delegation, voting members, and James Balsiger.  The outsiders don't care what you say, really!

Keep yer flippers wet.


Anonymous said...

Scream!? Mr. Wiglaf it is about time we joined forces. I have received enough threats concerning this matter. If you want to blame discouragement of your allies for this matter not being resolved; you sir, are the discouraged coward. Bring me into the light and I will risk my life if that's what it takes, but I will not become crab bait if it achieves nothing. I have the will and the way and you sir/ma'am have not shown me the same trust I have shown you. Post this and watch me die.

Wiglaf said...

What an asshole!

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Anonymous said...

Oh hey, I called and left a message for Mr. Fields, his answering machine said he'd get back to me at the earliest possible convenience. Probably won't ever be convenient for such people to admit that anyone towing past dark thirty with bottom gear is catching too much Halibut. Meh.

Anonymous said...

wish trawling would go the way of osama!!!!

Anonymous said...

Another sole season gone...along with the Halibut discard. Especially sad the Cod overages that go out the shit shoot. Better luck next Quarter?