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Seafood giant to spend up to $23 million to fix pollution

February 26th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Seafood giant to spend up to $23 million to fix pollution”

SEATTLE( AP )– The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency( EPA) says one of the nation’s biggest seafood firms has agreed to spend up to $23 million to fix serious air pollution issues with its ships and land-based facilities.

Seattle-based Trident Seafoods will too offer a $900,000 punishment for Clean Air Act misdemeanors under a licensing agreement filed in federal tribunal in Alaska.

The company calls ozone-depleting coolants in its refrigerators. While the laws and regulations requires any openings to be fixed within 30 epoches, the government said Trident countenanced some holes to persevere for years. The EPA said more than 200,000 pounds of damaging gases were released into the atmosphere.

Trident agreed to retrofit or retire 23 refrigeration contraptions, set leak detectors and swiftly repair leaks.

The settlement is subject to public explain and tribunal approval.

Trident did not immediately return a call endeavouring comment.

Read more: fishrapnews.com.

You are here Landing sizable halibut fishing Cook Inlet from a 12-foot kayak

July 15th, 2014 Posted by Kayak Fishing, Mothership Trip, Uncategorized 0 comments on “You are here Landing sizable halibut fishing Cook Inlet from a 12-foot kayak”

Alaske Dispatch News just posted this article.  Amazing what kind of fish people are catching on their kayaks!

The 57-pound halibut Rudy Tsukada caught last month in the Cook Inlet was no small feat. Sure, it wasn’t a barn door by Alaska halibut standards, but then Tsukada isn’t your standard Alaska fisherman, either.

The 48-year-old from Anchorage caught the flatfish from a kayak.

Instead of strapping on chest waders or hip boots like many anglers, Tsukada’s routine involves squeezing into a dry suit before heading out on his 12-foot Hobie Outback — a pedal-powered, sit-on-top kayak that provides more stability than a typical sea kayak. It’s rigged with a rod holder, a downrigger and even a fish finder. The geometry of the kayak allows anglers to catch a big one without getting dumped.

“These kayaks aren’t like the sit-inside kayaks,” Tsukada said. “These are ultra-stable. I catch fish with my feet hanging over the side.”

On June 20, the day he caught the 57-pounder, Tsukada kept his feet planted firmly in the front of the kayak.

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