fisheries http://www.kplu.org en Seattle packs EPA Hearing on Alaska's proposed Pebble Mine http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-packs-epa-hearing-alaskas-proposed-pebble-mine <p>It was standing room only at the federal building in Seattle, where the Environmental Protection Agency held its <a href="http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/ECOCOMM.NSF/bristol+bay/bristolbay">first hearing</a> Thursday on Alaska&rsquo;s Bristol Bay fishery.</p><p>At issue is the potential effects of a proposed gold and copper mine there. The <a href="http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/ECOCOMM.NSF/bristol+bay/bristolbay">assessment </a>looks at mining in general, though concern has arisen over a huge project known as the Pebble Mine.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 17:49:15 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5165 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle packs EPA Hearing on Alaska's proposed Pebble Mine Eat more sardines and herring to help fisheries, experts advise http://www.kplu.org/post/eat-more-sardines-and-herring-help-fisheries-experts-advise <p>Responsible fishing and fish consumption were among the agenda items at the annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society in Seattle. The conference (in its 141st year) has brought <a href="http://www.king5.com/your-news/128989028.html">thousands of scientists</a>, wildlife managers and other experts together for five days of wide-ranging discussions.</p><p>One of the more intriguing messages: Eating more sardines may be one of the best things you can do to help keep the planet healthy.</p><p> Thu, 08 Sep 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2574 at http://www.kplu.org Eat more sardines and herring to help fisheries, experts advise Fishing for the ghost nets of Whatcom County http://www.kplu.org/post/fishing-ghost-nets-whatcom-county <p>They&rsquo;re known as ghost nets &ndash; old tangles of synthetic lines snagged on underwater rocks or reefs and left behind by fishermen as long as seventy years ago.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>A <a href="http://www.nwstraits.org/">coalition </a>out of Mount Vernon has removed thousands of them over the past decade.&nbsp; There&rsquo;s still work to be done, but they&rsquo;re running out of funding.&nbsp;</p><p><wbr><wbr><wbr></wbr></wbr></wbr></p><p><wbr><wbr><wbr><p><wbr><wbr><wbr></wbr></wbr></wbr></p><wbr><wbr><wbr><p><wbr><wbr><wbr></wbr></wbr></wbr></p><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><p><wbr><wbr><wbr></wbr></wbr></wbr></p><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><p><wbr><wbr><wbr></wbr></wbr></wbr></p><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><blockquote><p>Since 2002, The Northwest Straights Initiative has removed nearly four thousand derelict fishing nets from shallow waters of Puget Sound.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Because they just don&rsquo;t degrade. They can get torn apart by wave action, but they won&rsquo;t degrade,&quot; says Northwest Straits Initiative Director, Ginny Broadhurst. Thu, 09 Jun 2011 23:16:01 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1831 at http://www.kplu.org Fishing for the ghost nets of Whatcom County A new way to divvy up the West Coast fish catch http://www.kplu.org/post/new-way-divvy-west-coast-fish-catch <p>West Coast fishermen are faced with a new way of deciding who gets to catch how much of what kinds of fish. Federal fisheries managers -- and many fishermen -- say it’ll be good for business <em>and</em> for fish stocks. But others fear the impact on small fishing communities.</p><p><strong>How has it been done up till now?</strong></p> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 19:38:36 +0000 Liam Moriarty 546 at http://www.kplu.org A new way to divvy up the West Coast fish catch Habitat protection plan for Pacific smelt http://www.kplu.org/post/habitat-protection-plan-pacific-smelt <p>NOAA Fisheries Service is proposing habitat protection for the threatened Pacific smelt. The proposal released Wednesday would designate about 292 miles of freshwater creeks, rivers and estuaries in Washington, Oregon and California as critical habitat areas. Wed, 05 Jan 2011 22:22:09 +0000 The Associated Press 482 at http://www.kplu.org Habitat protection plan for Pacific smelt Study: How we measure ocean health is wrong half the time http://www.kplu.org/post/study-how-we-measure-ocean-health-wrong-half-time <p>The most widely-used way of measuring the health of ocean ecosystems is wrong as often as it's right.</p><p>And that can lead to thinking that fisheries are sustainable when they're really not.</p><p> Wed, 17 Nov 2010 20:24:15 +0000 Liam Moriarty 162 at http://www.kplu.org Study: How we measure ocean health is wrong half the time