By Nathaniel Herz, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage October 14th, 2021 Clem Tillion had a story for everyone, it seemed, and now everyone is telling Clem Tillion stories. A towering figure in the worlds of Alaska fisheries and politics — and in the intersection between the two — Tillion, 96, died Wednesday morning at his […]continue reading
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Can Massive Cargo Ships Use Wind to Go Green?
NyTimes.com June 24th, 2021. By Aurora Almendrahl Cargo vessels belch almost as much carbon into the air each year as the entire continent of South America. Modern sails could have a surprising impact. In 2011, Gavin Allwright was living in a village outside Fukushima, Japan, with his wife and three children, when a powerful tsunami […]continue reading
Will New Zealand fishermen lead the way from traditional seabird conservation measures to Hookpods?
By Ed Melvin October 12th, 2020 Editor’s note (from source, sustainablefisheries-uw.org): This post is the first part of a two-part series aimed to bring you behind the scenes of an emerging fishery technology. The first post comes from the perspective of a scientist—it explains the Hookpod technology and its conservation benefits. The second post […]continue reading
Offshore wind: Seven things every fisheries professional needs to know
July 2nd, 2020, by Annie Hawkins, NationalFisherman.com By now, you have probably seen quite a bit about offshore wind energy development planned for multiple regions of the United States. Fishermen and related businesses understandably run the gamut from bewildered (“That would never happen where I fish”), to overwhelmed (“There’s too much else going on to […]continue reading
West Coast Dungeness Crab Stable or Increasing Even With Intensive Harvest, Research Shows
Despite worrying signs of ocean change impacting Dungeness crab, the West Coast’s prolific coastwide crab fishery just keeps on giving—and lately, even increasing. Credit sound fishery management, but don’t doze off. – Brad Warren, Director of NFCC March 4th, 2020 NOAA Fisheries The West Coast Dungeness crab fishery doesn’t just support the most valuable annual […]continue reading
Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement
This is a useful synthesis of current knowledge on ocean alkalinity enhancement, an approach to carbon removal that could have far-reaching effects (both positive and negative) on the ocean and coastal communities. This amounts to capturing carbon dioxide and trapping it back in mineral form. Getting the CO2 to stay put, maximizing its benefits, and managing […]continue reading
Future Of Salmon In A Warming World – Part 1
By JOHANNA EURICH • FEB 7, 2020 KYUK.org Recent research indicates that extremely warm temperatures can turn Alaska’s salmon streams into unfriendly, even lethal habitats. While Alaskan scientists are just beginning to study the impact of warmer temperatures on salmon streams, it is already a familiar reality for many Canadian fish biologists. Warming temperatures in British Columbia’s Fraser […]continue reading