First bluefin | Fishermen's Wives make waves | Kodiak shrimp kings
Sept. 24 — Fire destroyed the Port Clyde Packing Co.'s sardine processing facilities, putting the isolated fishing village in a precarious economic situation. Damage to the plant is estimated at about $1 million, but owner Saul Zwecker says the full amount is unknown.
Fishermen in Kodiak land 6 million pounds of shrimp to mark the largest monthly catch in the fishery's history in the state and rounding out the more than 27 million pounds landed in the first six months on 1970.
Sept. 2, 1970 — Snow crab declares victory over Queen crab with an entry in the Federal Register. Chionoecetes opilio, tanneri and angulatus will all be labeled as snow crab, starting 180 days from the Sept. 2 publication.
Georgia’s new shrimp conservation law restricts trawling along the barrier islands and within the three-mile limit from January until June 1. All sounds are closed until Sept. 1, and fishing is allowed only between sunrise and sunset.
Consumer Reports follows up on a scathing 1961 review of fish sticks with little improvement noted.