thole/ n: a wooden pin set vertically in the gunwale of a boat to serve as a fulcrum for an oar; vi: to suffer; endure; undergo
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Breaking News...Local Draggers Gun Down Cod Pot Buoys
Overheard on VHF channel 16...
Seems like the bad old days again when local draggers decimated my brethren sealions with semiautomatic weapons, only this time it was two local Kodiak based draggers (your good neighbors and mine) gunning down the buoys of a couple of local cod pot boats. Yes indeed, those good intending, clean fishing, contribute to community foodbanking, bycatch avoiding, give us our rightful share of the GOA groundfishing fellas caught red handed cooperatively blasting the buoys of two different Kodiak pot boats. Anybody out there got further details? Sector Anchorage, did you copy that?
Just like your good neighbors, "Whitefish Draggers Are There."
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A local rock-perching observer of Gulf of Alaska fisheries who is fed up with the lies and deceptions rampant in Kodiak regarding the world's dirtiest fishing gear type, trawling. Unless bycatch and benthic damage are brought under control, the short term profits of trawling will result in the death of the Goose that lays the golden eggs...the Gulf of Alaska. Join us in our fight to overthrow the corporate oligarchs and democratize Alaska fisheries for long term sustainability.