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Wild Alaska is for lovers....
Folks who LOVE to fish that is!
Aaargh...nice yellow eye....
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Wild Alaska is for lovers.... Folks who LOVE to fish that is! Aaargh...nice yellow eye....

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Great yellow eye! They gonna let nonresident sport fisherpersons (😉) keep one this year? 🤔

Hi Larry Kai and I hope to book a trip next year. Hope all is well with you

Yep, I’m a broken record, and will be until somehow we change the trawler’s tune...

TRAWLERS LAST WEEK WASTED HERRING BYCATCH AT A RATE OF 1 POUND EVERY 2.017 SECONDS.

The trawl fleet in the Bering Sea / Aleutian Islands(BSAI) reported dumping 136 metric tons(299,828 lbs) of herring during the last week of data collection 3/14/2021 through 3/20/2021.

And we wonder why are halibut are growing more slowly...

Please make a public comment to help reduce or end this bycath wastage!

Public comments are being accepted in section C2 of the following link. A comment takes less than 5 minutes to make and can be anonymous!

Please share, thanks!

Comment link: meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/1945

Source: www.fisheries.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/akro/car120_psc_bsai_with_cdq2021.html. #captainlarry
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Yep, I’m a broken record, and will be until somehow we change the trawler’s tune... TRAWLERS LAST WEEK WASTED HERRING BYCATCH AT A RATE OF 1 POUND EVERY 2.017 SECONDS. The trawl fleet in the Bering Sea / Aleutian Islands(BSAI) reported dumping 136 metric tons(299,828 lbs) of herring during the last week of data collection 3/14/2021 through 3/20/2021. And we wonder why are halibut are growing more slowly... Please make a public comment to help reduce or end this bycath wastage! Public comments are being accepted in section C2 of the following link. A comment takes less than 5 minutes to make and can be anonymous! Please share, thanks! Comment link: https://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/1945 Source: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/akro/car120_psc_bsai_with_cdq2021.html. #captainlarry

I’m often asked- “Where are all the King Salmon?

Did you know that the King bycatch limit for trawlers in the Bering Sea / Aleutian Islands(BSAI) is set at 60,000 individual Kings for 2021?

That means that if the trawlers *only* waste 59,999 Kings this year, they're doing a "good job" in the eyes of NMFS and the North Council....

Also note that this does NOT include the additional 30,000(approx) Kings which the Gulf of Alaska trawl fleet is allowed to waste in 2021....

"A model of sustainability" - NOAA Fisheries. #captainlarry
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I’m often asked- “Where are all the King Salmon? Did you know that the King bycatch limit for trawlers in the Bering Sea / Aleutian Islands(BSAI) is set at 60,000 individual Kings for 2021? That means that if the trawlers *only* waste 59,999 Kings this year, theyre doing a good job in the eyes of NMFS and the North Council.... Also note that this does NOT include the additional 30,000(approx) Kings which the Gulf of Alaska trawl fleet is allowed to waste in 2021.... A model of sustainability - NOAA Fisheries. #captainlarry

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Where is this galf of Alaska located or between which oceans

Some next level questions....how accurate do you think reported bycatch is...and do you really think theyd close or even adjust the fisheries if bycatch limits were eclipsed? Wheres that big rolling on the floor with laughter emoji.

Wild Alaska WILL become “Dead Alaska” without intervention.

2020 BYCATCH TALLY FOR FORAGE FISH AND GRENADIER @ 131 MILLION LBS

That's 1 BILLION pounds of *legal* waste every 7.6 years.

And this is just ONE category!

Then we sit back and wonder why we see diminishing returns, low size-at-age, and conflicts for food between humans and marine mammals...
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Wild Alaska WILL become “Dead Alaska” without intervention. 2020 BYCATCH TALLY FOR FORAGE FISH AND GRENADIER @ 131 MILLION LBS Thats 1 BILLION pounds of *legal* waste every 7.6 years. And this is just ONE category! Then we sit back and wonder why we see diminishing returns, low size-at-age, and conflicts for food between humans and marine mammals... #captainlarry

To ecape the madness, go Wild-
Wild Alaska.
“Where fishing is just the beginning....”
Aaaargh....peace, quiet, nature...
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To ecape the madness, go Wild- Wild Alaska. “Where fishing is just the beginning....” Aaaargh....peace, quiet, nature...

When we say “have a Killer weekend” in Wild Alaska, we mean it...
Aaaargh...WAC is the real deal...
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When we say “have a Killer weekend” in Wild Alaska, we mean it... Aaaargh...WAC is the real deal...

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I recognize our family in that shot! That was the most amazing trip and the Orcas were absolutely incredible!! Loved our WAC.

Opening week can't come soon enough!!

Make plans to fly Wild Alaska's "Salmon Thirty Salmon"! You cant fly, fish and fly fish in Wild Alaska if you don't plan ahead.
Aaaargh....Wild Alaska's one of kind....
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Make plans to fly Wild Alaskas Salmon Thirty Salmon! You cant fly, fish and fly fish in Wild Alaska if you dont plan ahead. Aaaargh....Wild Alaskas one of kind....

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I flew on this plane last night from Portland to Palm Springs.

Let’s go fishing..

David AndLaura Franklin have you seen this plane ? Love the new paint job! Thank you Rick Dwyer!

Wild Alaska's fresh ocean bounty.
Chef Josh transform's them into....ahhhhhh.
Arrrgh..."only the freshest in the world"...
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Wild Alaskas fresh ocean bounty. Chef Josh transforms them into....ahhhhhh. Arrrgh...only the freshest in the world...

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He does have a gift.

Josh, you are an amazing chef 👨‍🍳

You would have to post 'spot shrimp'. I love them buggers. You can also cross post to Alaska Talks 101 here... www.facebook.com/groups/2969189799837917

In 1997, Canada decided it was going to do something about its halibut trawl bycatch. Canada's solution was to require a Fisheries Observer aboard 100% of their trawlers, require that ALL bycatch be brought back to port(to be tallied), and to create an individual "Penalty Box" type system for their trawl fleet. The Penalty Box system created an individual allowable halibut bycatch limit for each boat on each trip. If a boat exceeded their individual limit on a trip, they would be put in the Penalty Box and not allowed to fish for a predetermined amount of time.

This Canadian system reduced the Canadian trawl fleet's halibut bycatch 90% in just two years. By changing their fishing techniques and fishing slightly less "efficiently", the Canadian trawl captains were able to STILL catch 100% of their target species.

Since Canada and the USA share a common biomass of halibut, Canadian regulators and biologists have been begging the US to adopt their system ever since. But to no avail....

Now, 23 years later, the Alaskan trawl fleet is STILL allowed to catch, kill, and dump more halibut each year than the entire rod and reel sector is allowed to retain. The ONLY possible explanation for this is that it is less expensive for the trawl industry to hire lobbyists(to keep halibut bycatch limits artificially high) than it is for the trawl captains to fish more cleanly(which would result in lower profit margins as a result of higher fuel burns and more time at sea).

Unfortunately, WE have all tolerated this waste for far too long. But now....., we're all feeling the sting of reduced limits and habitat destruction.

At SOME point, the directed fisheries as a whole(subsistence, rod & reel, and longline), are going to have stand up together to go all-in to fight for common-sense regulation of bycatch. Our elected officials(especially the governor of Alaska) need to have it made perfectly clear to them that the financial gains of accepting campaign donations from the trawl industry is NOT worth the voter outrage which it will create. Somewhere, there is a tipping point in the minds of politicians, and when we reach that tipping point, common sense shall suddenly prevail.

Please contact your elected officials and Industry Representatives!

The squeaky wheel gets fixed!

Dunleavy phone #(907) 465-3500

Murkowski email: www.murkowski.senate.gov/contact/email

Sullivan phone and email: www.sullivan.senate.gov/contact/email

Don Young phone and email: donyoung.house.gov/contact/

Contact info for NPFMC members: www.npfmc.org/council-members/
Thank you And credit to Stop Alaskan Bycatch #captainlarry
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In 1997, Canada decided it was going to do something about its halibut trawl bycatch. Canadas solution was to require a Fisheries Observer aboard 100% of their trawlers, require that ALL bycatch be brought back to port(to be tallied), and to create an individual Penalty Box type system for their trawl fleet. The Penalty Box system created an individual allowable halibut bycatch limit for each boat on each trip. If a boat exceeded their individual limit on a trip, they would be put in the Penalty Box and not allowed to fish for a predetermined amount of time. This Canadian system reduced the Canadian trawl fleets halibut bycatch 90% in just two years. By changing their fishing techniques and fishing slightly less efficiently, the Canadian trawl captains were able to STILL catch 100% of their target species. Since Canada and the USA share a common biomass of halibut, Canadian regulators and biologists have been begging the US to adopt their system ever since. But to no avail.... Now, 23 years later, the Alaskan trawl fleet is STILL allowed to catch, kill, and dump more halibut each year than the entire rod and reel sector is allowed to retain. The ONLY possible explanation for this is that it is less expensive for the trawl industry to hire lobbyists(to keep halibut bycatch limits artificially high) than it is for the trawl captains to fish more cleanly(which would result in lower profit margins as a result of higher fuel burns and more time at sea). Unfortunately, WE have all tolerated this waste for far too long. But now....., were all feeling the sting of reduced limits and habitat destruction. At SOME point, the directed fisheries as a whole(subsistence, rod & reel, and longline), are going to have stand up together to go all-in to fight for common-sense regulation of bycatch. Our elected officials(especially the governor of Alaska) need to have it made perfectly clear to them that the financial gains of accepting campaign donations from the trawl industry is NOT worth the voter outrage which it will create. Somewhere, there is a tipping point in the minds of politicians, and when we reach that tipping point, common sense shall suddenly prevail. Please contact your elected officials and Industry Representatives! The squeaky wheel gets fixed! Dunleavy phone #(907) 465-3500 Murkowski email: https://www.murkowski.senate.gov/contact/email Sullivan phone and email: https://www.sullivan.senate.gov/contact/email Don Young phone and email: https://donyoung.house.gov/contact/ Contact info for NPFMC members: https://www.npfmc.org/council-members/ Thank you And credit to Stop Alaskan Bycatch #captainlarry

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Just not right

He’s baaack...in Wild Alaska!
I can’t wait for Chef Joshua’s culinary creations!
Aaargh...ya big Teddy bear..
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He’s baaack...in Wild Alaska! I can’t wait for Chef Joshua’s culinary creations! Aaargh...ya big Teddy bear..

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Awesome! Loved his cooking when I was on my last trip. Glad he's going to be there this summer for our next trip

We loved Joshy!❤️ Wish we could be there.

Awesome news! Chef Joshua is one of our bestest favoritist chefs on the Perseverance, or anywhere else for that matter. Plus he’s an all around good guy! Don’t let that smile fool ya... 😉 Can’t wait!

Crank up the smoker!

Me too! See you in July!

Fantastic! See you August 1st

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