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#07-07-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

Prince William Sound, Southern Alaska
Prince William Sound, Southern Alaska (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Salmon notes
Here are a few observations from the Alaska salmon season thus far.....

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Saturday, July 6
5:04 PM SAT JULY 6, 2013
The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for July 6 includes an update on the efforts to stop fuel leaking from the sunken tender Lone Star in the mouth of the Igushik River. We also have information on a projection that the 2013 sockeye run to Bristol Bay will come in significantly below the preseason forecast. We also have a report about effort to use refrigerated seawater systems to chill sockeye at the port of harvest. All of that and more in the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Saturday, July 6....

Rough waters from Bering Sea to Prince William Sound for Alaska vessels
Jerzy Shedlock
July 6, 2013
A handful of ships have run aground, sank or caught fire over the past week prompting Alaska’s Coast Guard to divvy its resources. Efforts to pull the fishing vessel Lone Star from the Igushik River near Dillingham continue while additional personnel responded to a minor diesel spill in Prince William Sound on Saturday. At about 10:30 p.m. Friday, divers secured the Lone Star’s portside vents and sealed many of the ship’s doors and hatches, said Coast Gaurd Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggart. The accident aboard the 78-foot fishing vessel occurred about 6:55 a.m. Sunday, when the Coast Guard received a mayday call from a....