MONDAY, JULY 9/12

By: GRANDMANAN , 10:42 AM GMT on July 09, 2012

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Getting to be the norm these nice mornings, clear, calm, temp 14C, temp to rise into the mid 20's by this afternoon, with a southerly influence from light winds. According to the weatherman this will be the expectation for the next several days.

Fishery news remains quiet, did see some of the Conners Carriers dug out, indicating some wier fish might be available yesterday in the afternoon. The lobster news from the'grey zone' not good, catch limited at best.

Emily returned from Quispam on the late boat, indicated a few travelling at that hour.

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2. chunks
4:26 PM GMT on July 09, 2012
Dear Rob:

Whilst in Grand Manan this weekend I heard a lot about the herring. Firstly, I feel like the ocean has warmed up - considerably. Five years ago you couldn't have paid me to put a foot in same as it was so cold it made my feet numb. This weekend, first initial shock and then it was pleasantly nice to wade along the shore. Second, warmer temps: First time EVER I have visited Seal Cove when there has not been fog either morning or in the evening. AND: Hot - all three days. (and I was counting on sleeping weather?) The number of lobster pounds off Seal Cove have also seemed to increase. There was much (heated) debate over all of the above.

Saturday decided to take a short hike as wanted to be closer by in case Jeanne needed assistance. Gerald feeling very bad Friday night and by Saturday aft. had him talked in to going to the hospital - wherein Doctor informed him he had a kidney infection. He remained feeling very bad up to Sunday when I left. He is going to have to get the stones out whether he wants to leave the island or not! Anyway ..... whilst on hike thunder and lightning storm of epic proportions struck. To say I was soaked in minutes would be a gross mis-statement. After it passed, sun came back out and 30 degrees - so I looked like a walking stream press going back to the car. Blarg.

Sunset after storm was the best I have ever seen. Pictures need no photoshop at all.

Got the 3:30 boat home on Sunday. Had hoped for the GM V but ended up with the adventure. Hate it. No where to sit outside and freezing cold inside with the air-conditioning cranked to the nines. Have made note to self to not take the 3:30 again when departing.

Well, after away for three days - house is a diseaster. Will tell more of trip as days go along. Have a good one.

Word. Chunks.
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1. GRANDMANAN
10:48 AM GMT on July 09, 2012

Mornin David, not good news for the lobster industry over your way or here for that matter. Visited with Tony last evening,your comments a topic of conversation. He mentioned the same concern, only in the area he fished catch down quite a bit from last year, a huge increase in berried lobsters, as well as soft shell, the soft shell something this area has not had to contend with during the regular season. The $2/lb price is alarming, more you land the further behind one goes, what is the answer will be a question to contend with for all lobster fisherman no matter what side of the 49th you belong.

Herring news not much better, seiners 'scratching' to capture what they need. Lots of fish, howwever they are remaining in deepwater, a new behaviour for the species, times they are a changin in more ways than one.

Have a good one.

ROB
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