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Friday, March 29, 2013

Salmon Wars

8 comments:

  1. I can tell you that old fart at 1:29 has no skill at all. Look at the way he slops and flops the line! It is disgusting. Might as well be Putin.

    bob

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    1. True fishing on a river is like playing the piano.

      Goddamn what is this country coming to??????

      bob

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    2. That just HURTS.

      bob

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    3. Try making slow love. Then turn to fishing.

      bob

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    4. You do NOT disturb the water.

      bob

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  2. Maybe local small fish farming through aquaponics is a better solution in that it is isolated from wild fish stocks. Something has to be done with an ever expanding human population, demanding more and more resources. Here is an example of the constant stress between innovation and the status quo:


    A pre-election throne speech from the Dexter government this week promised to roll out a new aquaculture strategy. But earlier this month, the province rejected Snow Island’s application to build a fish farm in Shoal Bay after a 22-month review, citing concerns about the risk to wild salmon.

    “Both the provincial and federal government have been talking the talk, but I guess what we need is some action to back that up,” Shane Borthwick, Snow Island’s vice-president, said Thursday.

    “What we’re pushing for is a process that is much more clear and transparent because obviously the fiasco that we’ve been through for the last two years is anything but.”

    Snow Island’s Scottish parent company, Loch Duart, has invested more than $8 million trying to set up four fish farms on the Eastern Shore, he said.

    But it only has one site up and running at Cable Island.

    “Our farming model that we’re trying to implement requires four farms that we can put into rotation in order to achieve our fallowing process and rotate our crop each year,” Borthwick said. “Without those other farms, putting fish in the same area every year just simply doesn’t make sense.”

    Snow Island still has an application in the system for a fish farm in Spry Harbour.

    “What we’re calling for is an opportunity that, if the province has concerns with any additional applications, that we can open the dialogue and try to address those concerns,” Borthwick said.

    If the company can’t get sites approved, it may have to quit the province, he said.

    “If we can’t have farms, then there is no future in Nova Scotia.”

    Snow Island has fish in the hatchery and staff looking for answers about whether they’re going to still have jobs in the coming weeks, Borthwick said.

    “We’ve got a dozen people working on the Cable Island site, and we had plans for a job fair to hire 20 to 30 more this coming spring. So all that, of course, is up in the air until we know what direction we’re going to be going.”

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  3. I don't know the economics of it, but I know you do not fight against the river. You let the river work with you. It is like a melody, hummed low, you do not fight the current, the wind goes through your mind. You really don't care, after a while, if you catch anything or not, it is the melody of it that finally has meaning.

    bob

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  4. Meanwhile, that goofball in N. Korea is becoming a bit of a bother.

    Kim Jung Ugh - "The Time Has Come."

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