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Fishing gear series

This week, Joanne continues a look at commercial fishing gear, sharing  excerpts from an interview with veteran fisherman Scott McMullen, chair of the Oregon Fisherman's Cable Committee.

Today's show: Who's on board the commercial fishing boats we see going by?

Photo: Big seas on the Columbia River Bar. Photo: Columbia River Bar Pilots.


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Week of 8/13-8/17
  • Monday: More (Part 7) on commercial fishing gear. Today's question: How big are the commercial fishing boats that work our coastal waters?
  • Tuesday: The final clip from my interview with veteran commercial fisherman Scott McMullen, chair of the Oregon's Fisherman Cable Committee.
Week of 8/6-810
  • Monday: More (Part 3) on commercial fishing gear. Today's riddle: what do commercial fishing boats and cruise ships have in common?
  • Tuesday: Part 4 in our commercial fishing. Today: what's happening underwater?
  • Wednesday: Part 5 in our commercial fishing. How can you tell when the net is full?
  • Thursday: Part 6 of our Commercial Fishing Gear series.
  • Friday: No podcast today.
Week of 7/30-8/3
  • Monday: We begin our series on commercial fishing with a look at what species are caught commercially here in the PNW
  • Tuesday: Part 2 in our series on commercial fishing: we talk about gear.
  • Wednesday: Minute: Who's on board the ships we see?
  • Thursday: A listener question about anchorages in this Ship Report Minute.
  • Friday: Mariner fatigue is a big safety concern in the industry, as we learn in this Ship Report Minute.
Week of 7/23-7/27
  • Monday: The Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain come to Astoria.
  • Tuesday: SeaSchool Northwest comes to Astoria. They teach people to sail tall ships.
  • Wednesday: How a handful of maritime "chokepoints" control international shipping.
  • Thursday: Maintenance dredging resumes at the mouth of the Columbia in August.
  • Friday: No ship report today. More intern training!
Week of 7/23-7/27Week of 7/16-7/20
Note: I was training a news intern at the station. This week's shows are mostly Ship Report Minutes:
  • Monday: Minute: A bit about anchorages
  • Tuesday: Minute: The bulbous bow
  • Wednesday: Hull Speed: today we're talking about why ships have a hull speed they can't generally exceed.
  • Thursday: Minute: Head - the origin of this odd nautical word for a toilet
  • Friday: Minute: Low air pressure and weatherWeek of 7/16-7/20
Week of 7/9-7/13
  • Monday: Whale strandings have increased recently in the Pacific Northwest. We'll talk about what experts know so far. (Podcast will be posted after the show airs on Coast Community Radio.)
  • Tuesday: The French research vessel Tara leaves Portland today after visiting OMSI and talking about their mission of bringing awareness to the problem of ocean plastics. (Podcast will be posted after the show airs on Coast Community Radio.)
  • Wednesday: A review of how marine pilots get on and off ships - something most of us don't see. (Podcast will be posted after the show airs on Coast Community Radio.)
  • Thursday: An international coalition wants to keep heavy bunker fuel out of the Arctic on cruise ships.
  • Friday: This weekend will be gorgeous at the beach. A few tips to keep you smiling and safe in a beautiful but dangerous place.

Week of 7/2-7/6/18
Week of
7/2-7/6/18
  • Monday: Podcast pending
  • Tuesday: Podcast pending
  • Wednesday: The Ship Report is off for July 4, Independence Day!
  • Thursday: The tragic story of the death of a marine pilot in Texas.
  • Friday: The French sailing research vessel Tara is on the river in Astoria today.

Week of 6/18-6/22/18Week of 6/18-6/22/18Week of
6/25-6/29/18
  • Monday: Podcast pending
  • Tuesday: A new upriver cruise ship is coming to the Columbia River.
  • Wednesday: A bit about light and the length of our days now that we've passed the summer solstice.
  • Thursday: Migrants are having a tough time at sea as well as on land.
  • Friday: A tragic accident at the Port of Longview claims the life of a longshoremen.
Week of
6/18-6/22/18

Week of
6/18-6/22/18
  • Monday: A bit about water safety, in honor of our nice weather.
  • Tuesday: Some tips about cargo on the river.
  • Wednesday: The USCG Buoy Tender Fir leave the Columbia for good.  We'll talk about what a buoy tender does.
  • Thursday: Today our weather forecast includes a "marine layer" that includes cool, almost foggy weather and high humidity. Meanwhile, inland, it's been hot and sunny. What's a marine layer?
  • Friday:

Week of
6/11-6/15/18
  • Monday: A new cargo ship is trying out the concept of a new type of sail to reduce fuel consumption.
  • Tuesday: How do ships see where they're going at night?
  • Wednesday: What's a fish processor?
  • Thursday: Why do ships have different shaped bows?
  • Friday: We'll talk about why ships float.

Week of 6/4-6/8/18
Week of
6/4-6/8/18
  • Monday: No podcast available for this show.
  • Tuesday: When you run a port and need to keep dock space open for deep draft vessels, it can be challenging to deal with all that silt. Joanne Rideout talks with Port of Astoria, Ore., Executive Director Jim Knight. The port dredges over 10 feet of silt annually from its berths.
  • Wednesday: For the next two days, military and other specialized vessels will be traveling upriver to Portland for the annual Rose Festival.
  • Thursday: Tragedy in Rockaway Beach, Ore., as a father and son drown in the surf.
  • Friday: Why do cargo ships mostly  have black hulls and red decks?THursTH WedWedW run a port and need to keep channels open for deep draft vessels, it can be challenging to deal with all that silt. Joanne Rideout talks with Port of Astoria, Ore., Executive Director Jim Knight. The port dredges over 10 feet of silt annually from its berths

Week of 5/28-6/1/18
  • No podcasts available this week.
Week of 5/21-5/25/18
  • Monday: No podcast available for this show.
  • Tuesday: Pyrosomes are showing up in PNW waters and beaches. What's a Pyrosome?
  • Wednesday: The heartbreaking search for a lost crab boat on Willapa Bay.
  • Thursday: No podcast available for this show.
  • Friday: Some tips for having a safe Memorial Day on or near the water.