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Fishermen's Finest ~ A Team of Excellence ~ Our Name says it all.
Individuals born in this zodiac year share certain characteristics with other individuals also born in years of the same animal sign. Similarly, years sharing the same animal sign share certain characteristics, repeating over their 12/60 year cycle.
Due to the luni-solar nature of the traditional Chinese calendar system, the "zodiacal" year does not align with the Western calendar: new years are determined by a system which results in each new year beginning on a new moon sometime between late January to mid-to-late February. Goat aspects can also enter by other chronomantic factors or measures, such as hourly.
For a look back at prior Ship's bLog entries on the Lunar New Year, please visit:
- 2014 ~ Year of the Horse
- 2013 ~ Year of the Snake
- 2012 ~ Year of the Dragon
- 2011 ~ Year of the Rabbit
- 2010 ~ Year of the Tiger
Our Name says it all.
Fishermen's Finest is committed to reducing our halibut bycatch; we've worked diligently with National Marine Fisheries, Alaska Seafood Coop, Groundfish Forum, and innovated with our vendors to come up with ways that reduce our bycatch while allowing every ton of halibut allocated to us to extrapolate out to over 160 tons of other species. Read More Here.
Visit our previous Ship's bLog: Intrepid Resource Stewards for more information.
Visit our previous Ship's bLog: Reducing Habitat Impact for more information.
Fishermen's Finest ~ a team of [resource stewards] excellence ~ our name says it all.
Bering Sea health: Fishing is not a threat
Posted by Letters Coordinator
In their guest column “Saving ocean habitat before it’s drained, Opinion, Feb. 1,” the authors suggest that protecting the Bering Sea canyons would help “save the oceans.” While it is true that the oceans are threatened in many ways, the Bering Sea is not threatened by fishing. It is in fact one of the best-managed fisheries in the world, with annual harvests well below scientific advice on what is sustainable.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research has shown there is nothing unique about the flora and fauna of these canyons, and they are not heavily fished. Only about 30 percent of the Bering Sea is impacted by bottom trawling, and the seafloor of the Bering Sea is relatively resilient to trawling.
The real threats are from ocean acidification, global warming, pollution, land-based runoff and unregulated fishing. Closing sections of the Bering Sea to fishing would have no impact on any of these. If the authors must focus on fishing, then they should look to the places in the world where fisheries are poorly regulated.
Ray Hilborn, UW professor School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences