fishing http://kplu.org en Five Things You Should Know About The Art of Steelhead Fishing http://kplu.org/post/five-things-you-should-know-about-art-steelhead-fishing <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sean M. Gallagher grew up fishing steelhead. He's one of hundreds of sport fishermen who spend hours on riverbanks, seeking out the sparkling skin of rainbow trout known as steelhead.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Like some salmon, they come back from the ocean in winter to spawn upriver. But while salmon turn red and die when they return to their origins, steelhead live for several years in fresh water and get bigger —&nbsp;as big as 40 pounds while they are traversing regional rivers.</span></p><p>Gallagher, a first time-author, shares “the lures and lore of a Pacific Northwest icon” in his new two-volume book titled “<a href="http://www.wildriverpress.com/Wild-Steelhead.html" target="_blank">Wild Steelhead</a>.” <span style="line-height: 1.5;">We asked him for a primer on the fish he loves so much.</span></p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 11728 at http://kplu.org Five Things You Should Know About The Art of Steelhead Fishing Why the Alaskan fishing fleet is based in Seattle http://kplu.org/post/why-alaskan-fishing-fleet-based-seattle <p>On the reality TV show “The Deadliest Catch,” you see the crew of the Northwestern enduring storms and other dangers while crab fishing in the Bering Sea in the middle of winter.</p><p>You might be surprised to learn that the Northwestern and the hundreds of other boats that make up the North Pacific Fishing Fleet are not based in Alaska. Rather, they travel thousands of miles south each year to tie up in Seattle.</p><p>So, why is the fleet based here? There certainly are more convenient ports closer to the fishing grounds. The reasons have to do with water, weather and people. Oh, and tradition plays a part.</p><p><strong>Read more on <a href="http://www.kpluwonders.org/content/why-are-many-alaskan-fishing-fleets-based-seattle"><em>I Wonder Why ...?</em></a></strong> Fri, 04 May 2012 08:38:53 +0000 Paula Wissel 4933 at http://kplu.org Why the Alaskan fishing fleet is based in Seattle Boat sank so fast off Wash. coast no time for distress call http://kplu.org/post/boat-sank-so-fast-wash-coast-no-time-distress-call <p>The brother of one of four commercial fishermen lost at sea wonders whether their 70-foot trawler hit a rogue wave and sank.</p><div><p>The Lady Cecelia disappeared off the Washington coast Saturday morning. The Coast Guard found only some debris, an oil sheen, crab pots and an empty life raft.</p><p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 23:52:49 +0000 The Associated Press 4415 at http://kplu.org Eat more sardines and herring to help fisheries, experts advise http://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://kplu.org Eat more sardines and herring to help fisheries, experts advise Stein's sturgeon smackdown, and preparation for leviathan feast http://kplu.org/post/steins-sturgeon-smackdown-and-preparation-leviathan-feast <p>That sturgeon shot out of the water like a Polaris missile late for its appointment with apocalypse.</p><p>This was but my second fishing trip in 50 years and I was unsure what to do. &quot;What do I do?&quot; I yelled.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 03 Aug 2011 14:50:09 +0000 Dick Stein 2236 at http://kplu.org Stein's sturgeon smackdown, and preparation for leviathan feast Marlin, blue fin tuna could become regulars in Northwest waters http://kplu.org/post/marlin-blue-fin-tuna-could-become-regulars-northwest-waters <p>NEWPORT, Ore. &ndash; Climate change may push fish native to the Northwest coast further northward and bring fish from southern waters up here.</p><p>That&#39;s according to a forthcoming study by American and Canadian fisheries biologists. They suggest West Coast fishermen will need to adapt to different prey if the Pacific Ocean warms as projected over the next fifty years.</p><p> Fri, 08 Jul 2011 16:09:40 +0000 Tom Banse 2047 at http://kplu.org Marlin, blue fin tuna could become regulars in Northwest waters Hunting and fishing on the rise in bad economy http://kplu.org/post/hunting-and-fishing-rise-bad-economy <p>Are more people hunting and fishing for food during these tough economic times? Possibly. However, the recent upturn in the number of people buying a hunting and fishing license is probably due to unemployed construction workers with more time on their hands, one department official said.</p><p> Fri, 17 Jun 2011 18:58:47 +0000 Tom Banse 1901 at http://kplu.org Hunting and fishing on the rise in bad economy Choose your poisson http://kplu.org/post/choose-your-poisson <p>Hope I&#39;m not getting all touchy-eely and making a bass of myself but before I clam up and call for kelp I should point out that if you tuna in to this Food for Thought you&#39;ll be herring all about... Wed, 25 May 2011 11:01:00 +0000 Dick Stein 1667 at http://kplu.org Choose your poisson Seafood industry braces for Japan crisis impact http://kplu.org/post/seafood-industry-braces-japan-crisis-impact <p>The earthquake, tsunami and radiation leaks in Japan are having a ripple effect on the trans-Pacific seafood trade.</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.25em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.45em; font-size: 0.85em; ">In Seattle, Sushi Kappo Tamura chef and owner Taichi Kitamura is worried now that a big chunk of the Japanese fishing industry damaged or destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami. Along with sushi, Kitamura&#39;s menu also features some traditional recipes that use Japanese fish.</p><blockquote><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.25em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.45em; font-size: 0.85em; ">&quot;Consistency in availability is very important because you have a menu and you have to keep certain items on the menu,&quot; Kitamura says.</p></blockquote><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.25em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.45em; font-size: 0.85em; ">Kitamura is also worried about the safety of the seafood he imports. South Korea, Singapore and other Asian countries are already testing Japanese food imports for radiation. Japanese authorities say the levels of radiation released from the crippled nuclear reactors don&#39;t pose a public health risk. But Kitamura says skittish customers might decide to stay away.</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.25em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.45em; font-size: 0.85em; "><a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/03/18/134653667/u-s-seafood-industry-braces-for-japan-crisis-impact">Read More</a></p><p> Sat, 19 Mar 2011 00:18:39 +0000 Liam Moriarty 1030 at http://kplu.org Seafood industry braces for Japan crisis impact