Southeast Alaska has moved one step closer to becoming a tropical paradise this winter due to global warming and rising ocean temperatures. No palm trees yet, but early catches of both dorado & yellowfin tuna by local winter trollers have scientists and the fishing industry simultaneously energized and mystified.
Local Tlingit commercial fishing legend, Stuart Dewitt, is optimistic, “My family & ancestors have eaten halibut and salmon from these waters for millennia. Millennia… That’s a long ass time to only have two types of fish in the freezer!!”
Harry Reitze of Haines Packing states, “These are the first ever caught this far north but I’ve converted my whole processing facility this winter for the upcoming summer catch of mahi mahi and yellowfin. We always like to stay well ahead of the competition. Let’s see the Canadians try to farm raise these bad boys!!”
Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s regional office in Juneau announced in a press release earlier this week, “Since we obviously can’t figure out what the hell is going on with the decline in native king salmon, we’re encouraged by the arrival of new species so the commercial and charter fleet will have a new quarry to catch and hopefully get them off our backs about where the kings are.”
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