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Saturday, August 31, 2013: Wind surely played the spoiler ... Einstein's read on fast summer

Buncha news stuff below:

 

Saturday, August 31, 2013: Wind surely played the spoiler today. The southerlies just won’t quit and the water along the beach is becoming turbid, light brown.

The bay is a better bet providing you work lee sides of sedges and such.  Barnegat Inlet is doable.

Despite the gustiness, party islanders are making their ways to anchor points off IBSP and Ship Bottom.  

I still can’t come to grips with it being Labor Day already.

DYK: Albert Einstein theorized that time itself could accelerate and we wouldn’t fully know it since everything we have, timewise, is essentially geared to what might be called localized astronomical phenomenon.  Time itself could fast-track forward but our clocks and calendars would all move the same, within our planetary realm. However, the cosmic “expanding universe” influence on our bodies and brains would have sped up, possibly offering an innate sense that time has accelerated,  i.e. “I can’t believe how fast summer just passed.”  It’s not the best comparison but a fly in a vehicle traveling at 55 mph goes from one window to the next. By encapsulated perspectives, it was moving a mere few miles an hour, when, in larger terms, it was moving 55 mph plus that few miles per hour. At trip’s end, it has covered, say, 50 miles. A fly might say, “Damn, I only flew from one window to another and here I’ve gone from the city to the shore. WTF!?”

I know that’s out there but Al also theorized that near black holes, time becomes so compressed – along with all matter entering the black hole – that a minute would be the equivalent of thousands of years. Don’t overthink it or your mind will abandon ship. Just realize, it might be more than just a passing sensation that it seems that only yesterday was Memorial Day.

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This story goes against the grain of the irradiated tuna panic from other websites.

 

Albacore tuna safe despite Japan radiation leak, OSU researcher says

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 — with Jay Mann.
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Seven blue fin tuna Friday. Great trp.

 

Seven blue fin tuna Friday. Great trp.
 

 

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Hello All,
Hope everyone's enjoying this fine holiday weekend. Looks like we've got some nice weather here for the unofficial last weekend of the summer season.

We've had a busy week now that the boat is back in the water and things have returned to normal. On Monday I had Chip Harter along with son John and son-in-law Mike out on his annual summer fluke excursion. After picking away at a few shorts in tough wind against tide conditions, a quick trip to the inlet put the guys on blitzing 4-5 pound bluefish before we rounded out the day by anchoring up in the back bay for a couple hours of non-stop action on fat blowfish and kingfish. Tuesday brought Jerry Bailey down from Monroe NY with grandson Daniel specifically for blowfish, and the guys proceeded to fill the large cooler with fat puffers and some of the biggest croakers I've seen in a long time. Several of the croakers were almost four pounds! Add in a mixture of kingfish, spot, snappers, sea bass, porgies and burrfish and it was five hours of fishing mayhem. Yesterday I decided to sneak out for a couple hours myself, and came back in with a couple dozen tasty blowfish for the missus and I to enjoy. Today was back to fluke fishing with regular George Selph, but the hard SSW wind and sporty seas all morning left us with nothing but a couple shorts and a few blues to show for it.

As is normal, September is a slow month for us with vacations mostly over and kids back in school. But the weather is generally beautiful and the fishing can be good, so if you've got the itch to get out there before we start getting ready for fall stripers we've got plenty of open dates still available this month.

Until next week.
 
Capt. Jack Shea

"Rambunctious"

Barnegat Bay Fishing Charters

www.BarnegatBayFishing.com

 

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This story goes against the grain of the irradiated tuna panic from other websites.

 

Albacore tuna safe despite Japan radiation leak, OSU researcher says

 [Saving Seafood] - August 30, 2013 -

Go right ahead and enjoy that albacore tuna. That’s the message an Oregon State University researcher has for those concerned about recent reports that the Fukushima nuclear reactor in Japan is leaking millions of tons of radioactive water into the ocean every day.

“Most of the articles about Fukushima have blown the situation out of proportion,” said Delvan Neville, a radioecologist and doctoral candidate at the university in Corvallis. “They do have some amount of radioactivity moving from the tanks. But the numbers that they’re publishing is from (material) right at the source.”

The estimated rate of the leak is .3 terabecqueral (Bq) per month — compared to the rate of 5,000 to 15,000 Bq released March 11, 2011 when the earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated the plant and forced its closure.

Officials in Japan have since been dumping tons of water in the reactor to cool its cores, and are running out of tanks in which to place the contaminated water. Some of it has been leaking, and attempts to keep it out of the groundwater and subsequently, the ocean, are proving unsuccessful.

“This situation doesn’t feel like it’s in any way been resolved,” said Leesa Cobb of the Port Orford Ocean Research Team and the wife of a fisherman. “It’s persistent. We’re getting more questions about this when we sell our fish at the farmer’s market and at the food bank. We’re looking for good information about how to respond.”
 

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Related story:

Japan's nuclear regulator calls for closer monitoring of Fukushima sea waters

SEAFOOD.COM NEWS [Shanghai Daily] - August 30, 2013 -      

Japan’s nuclear regulator said yesterday that it is largely unknown what impact radioactive water leaking from the country’s wrecked nuclear plant is having on the Pacific Ocean and the situation must be monitored more closely.

Nuclear Regulation Authority Chairman Shunichi Tanaka said the current monitoring of the ongoing leaks at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant was insufficient and he urged a more comprehensive effort to monitor contamination in the ocean near the plant.

Also yesterday, Japanese fisheries association executives strongly criticized the plant operator over the unstoppable leaks, saying the situation could doom Japan’s fishing industry.

The plant suffered triple meltdowns after the massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co, must constantly cool the reactors with water, and is struggling to contain the waste.

TEPCO recently acknowledged the chronic leaking of radiation-tainted underground water into the Pacific, plus a 300-ton seepage from one of more than 1,000 storage tanks. The leak was the firth and worst from a tank since the crisis began.

The radioactive leak prompted the nuclear authority to upgrade its rating on Wednesday to a level-3 “serious incident,” from a level 1 on the International Atomic Energy Agency radiological event scale.

“We cannot fully stop contaminated water leaks right away. That’s the reality. The water is still leaking in to the sea, and we should better assess its environmental impact,” Tanaka said in a speech in Tokyo.

Tanaka said his agency recently set up a team to collect data more systematically and comprehensively to assess the extent of contamination and evaluate the impact on the ocean.

Scientists have said contamination tends to be carried by a southward current and gets largely diluted as it spreads into the sea.

Fisheries officials are not convinced. The recent leaks aggravated the image of Japanese seafood in and outside the country, and consumers are even shunning fish proven to not be tainted, said Japan Fisheries Cooperatives Chairman Hiroshi Kishi.

“We think that contaminated water management by your company has completely fallen apart,” Kishi said, as he confronted TEPCO President Naomi Hirose at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo. “This deals an unmeasurable blow to the future of Japan’s fishing industry and we are extremely concerned.”

Commercial fishing off the Fukushima coast has been mostly banned since the accident, except for limited catch of selected fish and deep sea catch.

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This story reflects heavily on our fishing since weakfish, spot, croakers, kingfish and other species are brutalized by nearshore shrimping’s bycatch nonsense.

North Carolina petition against inshore shrimping denied by commission

SEAFOOD.COM NEWS [Daily News] By Jannette Pippin - August 30, 2013 - 

A petition that would have halted shrimp trawling in North Carolina inshore waters has been denied.

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission has voted 9-0 to deny a petition for rule-making a petition that proposes reclassifying most internal coastal waters as secondary nursery areas. The action was taken today at the commission’s meeting in Raleigh.

The petition was filed by Timothy Hergenrader of New Bern, who said the reclassification would protect juvenile fish of species such as weakfish, croaker and spot, which are being caught as bycatch in trawl nets.

The petition received stiff opposition from commercial fishermen, seafood dealers and others concerned about the impact on shrimp trawling. Each of the four advisory committees to the commission had recommended denial of the petition.

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[Jiji Press] - August 27, 2013 -  

     
Tokyo, Japan has proposed stronger restrictions on large-scale fishing boats using purse-seine nets, in order to prevent overfishing of bigeye tuna in the western and central Pacific, informed sources told Jiji Press on Monday.

The proposal will be discussed at a working-group meeting of the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean that starts Tuesday for a four-day run, the sources said.

It is uncertain whether the proposal will be realized. The United States and Taiwan, both of which depend heavily on purse-seine fishing, are likely to oppose the Japanese proposal.

The commission aims to work out a plan by December to end overfishing of bigeye tuna and ensure a recovery of the species' stock over the five years to 2017.

Japan proposes introducing stricter restrictions on the use of fish aggregating devices, which are used widely in tuna fishing in the western and central Pacific.

The Japanese proposal calls for extending the period in which the FAD use is banned in stages from four months of a year to six months by 2017. In addition, Japan calls for halving the frequency of purse-seine fishing using the FAD by that year.

Japan also seeks to keep the total fleet of tuna fishing boats using purse-seine nets among the commission members. Only developing countries should be allowed to increase such ships, the proposal said, adding that if developing nations increase purse-seine ships, the other members must offset the rise by decreasing their ships.

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