Gov’t declares “disaster” over diseased and dying fish on US West Coast — “Sudden, unexpected large decreases” in population — Scientists “mystified… stumped” — Officials: “Environmental disaster… Devastating… Alarming… Dire” (VIDEO)

Published: January 29th, 2017 at 2:24 pm ET
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NOAA, Jan 18, 2017 (emphasis added): Pritzker declares fisheries disasters… Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today determined there are commercial fishery failures for nine salmon and crab fisheries in Alaska, California and Washington… these fisheries experienced sudden and unexpected large decreases in fish stock biomass or loss of access due to unusual ocean and climate conditions.

Alaska Journal of Commerce, Jan 18, 2017: [T]he pink salmon… catch sank to dismal lowsIn 2016, the pink salmon harvests… came in woefully under forecast and stumped biologists… The total state harvest was the smallest since the late 1970s State and federal scientists interviewed directly following the poor pink salmon season each emphasized that they were mystified… “I am relieved to see that the Department of Commerce [is]acknowledging the dire situation…” said Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

Spokesman Review, Jan 23, 2017: [T]he region’s fishing communities… have suffered through several years of lower-than-expected catch… “the past few years our salmon runs have been hit hard and dropped to alarmingly low levels…” [said Congressman Derek Kilmer].

Alaska Dispatch News, Jan 26, 2017: After a pitiful return of pink salmon to much of Alaska last summer, a federal disaster declaration was officially announced…

Gov. Jay Inslee’s Request: I respectfully request that you declare a commercial fishery failure due to a fishery resource disaster in Washington State. This request is based upon the failure of coho salmon runs returning to Washington State in 2016… Coho salmon returns to Washington watersheds in 2015 were unexpectedly low due to poor survival during the time these fish spent in marine waters of coastal Washington and the Pacific OceanExpectations for coho returns in 2016 are very poor due to persisting poor conditions in the Pacific

US Dept. of Commerce, Jan 18, 2017: Dear Governor Inslee… Your request relates to the impacts to the 2016 ocean salmon troll fishery as a result of the failure of coho salmon runs returning to Washington State due to unusual environmental conditions in the Pacific Ocean that have led to the poor survival and growth of coho salmon

Gov. Bill Walker’s Request: Districts across the entire area have experienced very poor escapement results, with the Kitoi Hatchery pink salmon return having the lowest survival rate on record… Two out of three Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation (PWSAC) hatcheries are experiencing record low commercial harvests.

US Dept. of Commerce, Jan 18, 2017: Dear Governor Walker… The impacts resulted from poor pink salmon returns due to… unfavorable ocean conditions, freshwater environmental factors, and disease… NMFS Alaska Region looks forward to [a] fishery that can better withstand similar environmental disasters in the future.

Yurok Tribe (California): 2016 Klamath River fall Chinook run is expected to be one of the lowest on record… In light of this commercial fishery closure and its devastating impacts, I am requesting… a commercial fishery disaster… The causes of poor recruitment are associated with poor ocean conditions, drought, Klamath River water quality and fish disease

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  • SadieDog

    Tepco – "(09:09) Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station was attacked by a huge tsunami caused by Tohoku Pacific Ocean earthquake on March 11 2011. We would like to show you the latest situation of Fukushima Daiichi, looking back the time of the accident."

    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/news/library/archive-e.html?video_uuid=o6iw41m6&catid=61795


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  • theworldisalie theworldisalie

    I'm sure all of that radioactive waste in the pacific ocean has nothing to do with anything.

    I mean, last time when they detonated bombs they figured out that it kills plankton and fish fry but this time it's different, it's only 10's of thousands of bombs worth of radioactive material.

    So it's not a big deal.


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  • Mack Mack

    Yes, and look at the mortality cancer rate maps for Alaska:

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/24/health/cancer-cluster-disparities-county-study/index.html

    Alaska, which got hit with the initial Fukushima radiation plume:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuUYUJwNmag

    And Alaska, which could have been getting radiation plumes whenever something else went wrong at a Japanese or Russian power plant, since the wind carries it towards Alaska ??


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    • Thanks for posting that, Mack.
      I was researching this topic yesterday, and I found that in 22 states, cancer beat-out heart-attack as cause of death, in the year 2016. I believe Oregon and Washington State both saw this, of course, and in California, the numbers went back and forth with heart-attack just barely eking out a, "win", in the home-stretch (which is usual around the holidays, anyhow.; has been for decades.)
      Cancer stats (number who were stricken with the disease in one form or another) went up from a very low 3 percent, nationally (a hundred years ago) to about 66 percent, nationally, around the year 2015. Now, what caused all of that?
      Certainly, it was not all Fukushima, but, I would believe a good portion of these cancers would never have grown had it not been for the nuke=cartel and their toys.
      One would think, by now, we understand the problem and would end it. But, no; they make far too much money, for less than nothing, in my estimation.


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  • AirSepTech AirSepTech

    I wonder if they will make 'Soylent Products' in seafood flavors.

    :(


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    • Problem with that, AirSepTech, is this: From where would they find a flavor akin to that of the sea? If they wish to make it of the typical, "soylent green", yet flavor with typical fishy tang, they will have to rush and preserve what they can find, this year.
      Otherwise, they'll be stuck with tutti=fruiti and peppermint, I think.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Conditions mid ocean?


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    "Warming" has less effect than pH… Perhaps scientists should take a closer look at underlying factors now that they have taken the patients temperature…

    https://academic.oup.com/icesjms/article-abstract/doi/10.1093/icesjms/fsw219/2739036/The-combined-effects-of-reduced-pH-and-elevated?redirectedFrom=fulltext

    … Deterioration of the external surface structure and reduction of shell density of the gastropods were confirmed using an innovative imaging and analysis method based on micro-computed tomography. The effect of low pH at ambient temperature was detrimental for N. nitidus with a 38.1% reduction of density in the shell lip and a 47.7% decrease in the apex, which is the oldest shell region. C. rustica was also affected, although to a much lesser degree (the maximum reduction observed was 8% at the apex). The negative effects of reduced pH were further reinforced for C. rustica when the temperature was increased, while N. nitidus was not affected significantly by the combination of the two factors. Increased temperature at ambient pH had an inhibitory effect on the shell density of N. nitidus causing a reduction of about 40%, whereas the shell density of the widest and lip regions of the C. rustica were increased under the same conditions. Different species are characterised by different vulnerability and tolerance responses regarding ocean acidification and warming, and this variability may affect ecological interactions and marine biodiversity.


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  • Lately the media is acting like all Killer Whales in BC Canada and Puget Sound USA are on a hunger strike . Probaly something to do with the fact they are all emaciated and dieing in increasing increments from starvation . Our Fukushima expeditions showed a extinction event for the pacific ocean nursery aka tidal zones documented at thenuclearproctologist dot org .

    My take is its because of Fukushima radiation , my documentation shows it is many many reactor cores per building that have been lost due to detonations in the Fukushima storage ponds . These pools are full of 10 years of reactor cores .

    Considering my expeditions are the only expeditions on the Canadian coast line in the last 6 years . Consider that I am still actively pursuing these events for documentation .

    My humble forecast is we will lose the entire pacific ocean ability to sustain life this year .

    Taking into account the endless man made radiation that has already been released . The fact that the current man made radiation hemorrhaging into the pacific ocean and jet streams is vicious and relentless . Hugs


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    All of the scientists, grants, studies and money…and all they can do …is watch them die.

    https://swfsc.noaa.gov/news.aspx?ParentMenuId=147&id=22348
    Aerial Images Document The Final Months Of J2, An Iconic Southern Resident Killer Whale

    Previous aerial photogrammetry studies conducted by NOAA Fisheries, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, in collaboration with CWR, estimated her adult length to be 21ft, above average for an adult female. This was likely a response to growing up during times with greater food availability (Fearnbach et al. 2011), notably the whales' preferred prey of chinook salmon. However, J2's presumed death follows that of four other whales from her extended family group (“J-pod”) since last summer, and highlights continued concerns about the impact of limited prey resources and other threats to the population.

    Our current photogrammetry research at NOAA, in collaboration with the Vancouver Aquarium is using small unmanned aircraft to measure the body condition of the whales from photographs: the latest photographs from September 2016 documented J2 to be in poor body condition approximately one month before her last sighting by CWR. Notably, our last flight over J2 documented her catching and sharing fish with a recently orphaned youngster (her probable great grandson J45, after the death of her probable granddaughter J14) Helping other family members catch food is a key role for older, post-reproductive females like J2.


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    • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

      …This is a striking example that, through such cooperative behaviors, individuals will put the pod's health ahead of their own.


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      • DUDe DUDe

        That looks like one hell of a tiny skinny fish to feed on for two giants in a ocean dessert..
        Well done GE and your population of bonus suckers..i bet any and all of you are fatter then the average Pacific creature still holding on..any one of you donated his year salary+bonus to a good "Earth helping fight Fukushima" purpose lately ?
        Thought so..the conscience floating in all that corrupt fat is a dead zone too huh..


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  • May be offline a while.

    All my love to the community and admin. Have various issues ahead now. Giving it my all, and It may take enough time that you all would be wondering…

    Eitherway. Thanks for being like a family wne.
    Hopefully I can get this passed me.
    Tg 1/2017


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  • earthsmith earthsmith

    ???!!!???###???!!!???$$$???
    Fund an ego, dumb down a breed yo
    Fund a seed, feed a need, breed a ho yo
    Triple doubles of greed,just rollin for the dough ho
    Kneading the troubles, pleading on bubbles, all for the show yo
    The creatures they crumble, the institute bumbles,hell no ho
    Faces in creed, damages in deed, they act not to know yo
    One last gasp, one last grasp, earth is done playing ho yo


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  • So I tweeted this out to like 80 people and orgs on twitter, after searching for NOAA, and Surf.

    Biomagnification esp. in Chitin can explain much of the ocean deaths. https://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2016/02/a-scientific-basis-for-destruction-of.html

    Anyone who can help, please tweet or post on facebook


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  • Jebus Jebus

    sigh…

    We saw the earthquake and tsunami show.

    We saw the three reactors blow.

    We saw the nuclear ships deck snow.

    We saw all the seasnot below.

    We watched the plume grow.

    We saw the sealions blood flow.

    We saw the porpoise flee, they know.

    We only hear the scientists say, Doh!

    Where did all the starfish go?


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    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      They only care about the money..nothing less and nothing more.


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      • theworldisalie theworldisalie

        Yeah, money, power and the now. Nobody cares about the future. It really is quite grotesque….

        This on going nuclear nightmare out of a yesteryear horror book/film is now the norm and buried into the sea of fake news/manipulation.

        It really is very sad.


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        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          I stepped away from TV several years ago and I missed this girl..she is not singing for the money.

          She is singing because she loves to sing..the others are there for the money.. which is the byproduct produced via her talent.

          The world has many talented people yet we often divide our species intentionally for the making of more profit!

          Enjoy! :)
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T636UyBVAs


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        • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

          Research is watching it happen.
          Yes.. as academia is money based and long ago graduated any teachers.
          Lulled by the concept that throwing money at it will relieve the symptoms.
          The narcissistic belief in one's own fallacies shows the extent of the government fed psychosis.
          Tying other people's hands up from knowledge and perhaps solutions.
          Oh, why pretend..
          No, solution in this case.
          Science is not just a set of facts.. it is conditions and reactions.
          The National Science Foundation, which Trump inherits, will continue negation, and literally 'alternative facts'..BECAUSE THEY CAN!
          AND THEY WILL!

          There has been purposeful hyping of the Human condition..to which, yes, we are awash.


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          • DUDe DUDe

            "..Tying other people's hands up from knowledge and perhaps solutions.."

            Another angle why the deliberate censorship of the globes assassination by Fukushima is such a grave crime..for all the latent geniuses in the mass that could have come up with a solution to fix the further release..but by the censorship humanity got condemned to not even try..

            "Fukushima is under total control..the radiation got stuck in the harbor..dillution will render what escaped in to the main bio-plasma "in" this planetary egg harmless and then there is still hormesis to soothen your last lingering doubts everything is finer then ever..and to make you totally purring whilest making new baby's we learned from the experience in the safety department..proof is the astronomical jump of pollution we now consider within safety standards to live with in our air , water , soil and everything that lives in it , like you and me and our food..and btw..the alarming global epidemic rise of baffled scientist's is totally unrelated.."


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  • Sol Man

    Ecosystems exist in the One World and are, must be, interconnected. We are seeing what happens when the connections no longer exist via chemicals/radiation, and increasing.


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  • Lets Ban B420
    I reported about 40 of his comments


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  • hey EU – go screw yourself — I am an American citizen, I do not have to follow your stinking arrogant laws

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  • Next thing ya know, they'll be aghast, agog, mouths agape…
    "Science", perplexed, baffled; oh, dear!
    Someone needs to retrain their abilities to reason.


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  • Hey y'all. I am heading off to Hawaii next week and stay through March. If anyone is in Hawaii or will be in Hawaii, and wants to do a Whale Count, contact me, I will be "applying" to be a volunteer for the Feb 25, Oahu Count.

    Nukepro did a ton of stories on the whales last year. They were suspiciously absent and we called it out.

    We watched whale cam after whale cam, and didn't see a single whale on those cams.

    Mainstream "Everyone" started making up excuses for the whales. Of course the whales are a huge part of the tourist industry, but even the researchers started lying, I called it Whale Gate and it did play out like that.

    We also watched as many Youtube videos as we could find. We noted that the whale song was different, more lugubrious, less of a song than a screech.

    https://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/


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    • 4Yahshua

      Hi Stock! I enjoy your reports and sarcasm. Going to Hawaii? Stay safe. Months ago I heard that those islands have been undermined by radiation from Fukushima meltdowns. MSM even showed coral that had turned white. I would take iodine capsules (12.5 mg.)and boron capsules (to rid body of radiation)to take daily as hubby and I do. It might be good to take a bottle of Potassium Iodide (65 mg.) with you in case another big "event" happens. U.S. sailors did not get it when they were by Fukushima and went in to help afterwards. Hubby and I feel like we are living on top of Mt. Vesuvius now here in Orange County CA. We are going from 4" of rain to heavy wind, super cold nights, and today 81 all in less than a week! Have a very blessed trip and BLESS YOU for caring about those critters!


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  • Kind of a big deal, Trump appoints a new NRC Chairwoman

    http://www.utilitydive.com/news/trump-appoints-kristine-svinicki-as-chair-of-nuclear-regulatory-commission/434960/

    no chance to research her, apparently 10 years in nuclear engineering, so she probably drank the koolaid.


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  • Sometimes I am a little slow in seeing things, but I also often see things immediately, when only scant information is available. Usually I am right when I get that "read".

    So the new organ thing being debated

    https://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2017/01/i-discovered-next-health-care-fraud-out.html

    so supposedly, just this Year, the medical profession has "discovered" a new Organ in the Human body. Funny….none discovered in 100 years and now one?

    It's called the mesentery. They say it's very important in all digestive processes.

    Now here the kicker….digestive problems have been skyrocketing since 2011. Now commonplace is talk of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, never heard of 10 years ago

    ————————–
    So being conspiracy minded….it immediately occurred to me, that by CREATING a new organ, and therefore a new target to target with Pharmaceuticals, to make money and provide a "treatment".


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  • What will these people do to feed their dogs?
    I mean, I know we didn't want to see them eating fish, but, these are pets. The dogs up in the Northwest (many of them, particularly up on the Res) survive and thrive on fish.
    Now, the fish is gone. What will happen to the dogs?
    Money is in short supply. Disaster relief will hardly cover the dogs. It is not only fish that are missing.

    I wonder, in five years, how far inland will this go? WHEN will our FEDERAL govt finally NOTICE? How about the, "Fail-stream media"?


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/100-million-dead-trees-in-california-add-fuel-to-wildfire-debate/70000748

    "In November, the U.S. Forest Service said an aerial survey revealed that 36 million additional trees had died in the midst of a multi-year drought, bringing the total since 2010 to more than 102 million."

    must be the lack of salmon or an algea bloom…


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