From the monthly archives:

September 2009

States try alternatives to gillnetting in lower ColumbiaThe Columbian… said purse seining is used in Puget Sound to catch sockeye, denture pink and chum salmon. Puget Sound fishing waters are much deeper than the Columbia, …and more » KOMO News Derelict disasters leave taxpayers footing billKOMO News"I find it hard to believe that anyone thinks it's […]

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States try alternatives to gillnetting in lower ColumbiaThe Columbian… said purse seining is used in Puget Sound to catch sockeye, denture pink and chum salmon. Puget Sound fishing waters are much deeper than the Columbia, …and more » KOMO News Derelict disasters leave taxpayers footing billKOMO News"I find it hard to believe that anyone thinks it's […]

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Glut of imported cars cleared from Tacoma port

by Tim Flanagan on September 24, 2009

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Ground broken on marine technology center

by Tim Flanagan on September 24, 2009

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Derelict boats leave taxpayers footing bill
Seattle Post Intelligencer
"I find it hard to believe that anyone thinks it's OK to scuttle a vessel and just use the Puget Sound as their own personal dumping ground," says Mark

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Coho fishing should remain good – Seattle Times

by Tim Flanagan on September 23, 2009

Coho fishing should remain good
Seattle Times
The long stretch of dry and mild weather also means that the remaining coho migrating into Puget Sound should stay in the saltwater areas for some time.

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In Migael’s Wake | Sucia Island

by Migael Scherer on September 23, 2009

Sucia Island is widely considered by boaters to be one of the most spectacular cruising destinations in Puget Sound. With a state park of more than 500 acres, beautiful beaches, fascinating rock formations and numerous bays, Sucia offers endless opportunities for exploring — or simply enjoying the scenery in one of the San Juan Islands’ most breathtaking locations.

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Seattle Times
World Fishing Network show films episode in Seattle
Seattle Times
The next day, Izumi tried her hand at the old-school technique of salmon fishing called mooching in Puget Sound with Keith Robbins, owner of A Spot Tail

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Kitsap leader hopes film will launch water discussion

by Christopher Dunagan on September 23, 2009

An award-winning film, “Liquid Assets: The Story of Our Water Infrastructure,” could be a “catalyst for community discussions about local water infrastructure and other important civic issues,” according to Kitsap County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido.

The film, produced last year by the WPSU-TV, is scheduled to be shown on BKAT, Kitsap County’s community access channel. It is [...]

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The law-enforcement role the Coast Guard carries out on a daily basis is in some cases handed down to an individual after a great deal of training. Specifically, human enhancement boarding team members are trained in how to professionally conduct inspections of vessels in U.S. waters and in some cases abroad. These inspections aim to […]

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Should Seattle’s high-paid Port CEO get a raise?

by Tim Flanagan on September 23, 2009

By Susan Kelleher has the story in the Seattle Times: Should Seattle’s port chief — now among the highest paid port directors in the country — get a 10 percent raise next year if he does a stellar job? A staff proposal that would have done just that was tabled Tuesday by the Port of […]

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Obama science goes schizophrenic on salmon restoration
Crosscut
looks at impacts on salmon and other fish in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river systems, and on the Southern Resident Killer Whales (aka Puget Sound

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Homeland security: Navy to begin installing floating security
Peninsula Daily
Other Puget Sound Navy installations, including Bangor on the Kitsap County side of Hood Canal, have barriers around their piers.

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Anglers reel in the fish, state reels in the cash

by Deborah Bach on September 22, 2009

Strong fish runs and a spectacularly sunny summer added up to a banner year for Washington anglers—and a windfall for state coffers.
The number of fishing licenses sold in Washington since the start of the year was up 11 percent through August to about 802,000, compared with around 720,000 during the same period last year. Revenue [...]

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Bellingham-area fishers concerned about orca protection rules
Bellingham Herald
Commercial fishermen fear that proposed federal rules to protect endangered Puget Sound orca whales could harm their livelihood because it would restrict

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Tsunamis: DNR studies risks to Washington’s coasts

by Tim Flanagan on September 22, 2009

I survived my first day. I say this in a slightly sarcastic way because I am having a good time. The crew is very welcoming and probably more curious about me than I am of them. Sometimes PA’s are like a rare animal that other Coast Guard members have never or rarely seen. For my […]

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South Sound boaters urged to stay away from orcas
Seattle Times
Whale experts are warning boaters to keep their distance from five transient killer whales that are visiting south Puget Sound. The whales — two mothers and
Orcas show off in South SoundTheNewsTribune.com


Three Sheets Northwest: Boaters warned to stay away from visiting whalesSeattle Post Global

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Edmonds Seal Sitters protect pups from curious beachgoers

by Tim Flanagan on September 22, 2009

Jeff Chew has the story in the Peninsula Daily News: The Port of Port Townsend commissioners, ambulance who are approaching the final stage of mapping the port’s first strategic plan, sick will consider fine-tuning it and returning it to a citizens advisory group Wednesday. Port officials describe the plan as a blueprint for thinking about […]

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Port of Port Townsend to fine-tune first strategic plan

by Tim Flanagan on September 22, 2009

Jeff Chew has the story in the Peninsula Daily News: The Port of Port Townsend commissioners, ambulance who are approaching the final stage of mapping the port’s first strategic plan, sick will consider fine-tuning it and returning it to a citizens advisory group Wednesday. Port officials describe the plan as a blueprint for thinking about […]

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