New blog: President Obama established by executive order the San Juan Islands National Monument last March and this week activists on Lopez Island met Bureau of Land Management Interim Monument Manager Marcia deChandenedes (pronounced, she says, like the white wine we all enjoy.)... Next Steps to the San Juan Islands National Monument
One of the world’s largest ships arrived at the Port of Tacoma Sunday morning. The Zim Djibouti slipped in at dawn, carrying loads of goods for big box stores. The vessel is 10,000 TEUs in size, meaning it holds 5,000 shipping containers. When the Zim Djibouti appeared on Sunday, fresh from a port in Vancouver, B.C., containers were 18 across on its upper deck. The ship is part of a new wave of cargo ships emerging from Asian shipyards. They’re super-sized to save fuel costs. Carolyn Adolph reports. Mega-Ships Big Opportunity For Northwest Ports
The state Department of Ecology has proposed a fee increase for some types of wastewater discharge permits and is accepting public comment on the proposal through Oct. 1. Permits for dairies, concentrated animal feeding operations, aquatic pest control, boatyards, stormwater and large municipal wastewater treatment plants would see an increase of 4.55 percent in 2014 and 4.63 in 2015. Kimberly Cauvel reports. Public comment period for wasterwater permit fee increase
Billy Blewett runs one of the most famous fishing lodges in the world on British Columbia’s Dean River, where the steelhead are renowned for being big and plentiful. But he has been apologizing to his clients at the Lower Dean River Lodge lately because so few fish are being caught – and many of those are scarred from being entangled in nets. Mr. Blewett and others are blaming the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans because it allowed a commercial chum fishery that has concentrated more than 150 fishing boats in the area of the Dean Channel, near Bella Coola. Mark Hume reports. Steelhead stocks on Dean River ‘hammered’ by chum fishery
Now, your tug weather-
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 755 AM PDT WED AUG 28 2013
SE WIND TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 FT AT 8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. AREAS OF DENSE FOG THIS MORNING.
VARIABLE WIND TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. SW SWELL 2 FT AT 7 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY.
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