FARMED SALMON ESCAPE
Hi again, from the shores of the Salish Sea. I love it when local headlines eclipse the world or national news and with the sole exception of those in the path of Hurricane Harvey, to whom our hearts go out, it has been that kind of week here. Check this out.
Just for orientation, we are in the Pacific Northwest corner of America. This took place in the Salish Sea aka the Puget Sound close to Bellingham, the last city of any consequence enroute to the Canadian border.
These salmon were part of a tribal business and it has proven more of an embarrassment and a financial loss than it has a threat to the salmon involved, local or East Coast. Nature very seldom duplicates the circumstances but these two fish species can and very likely will interbreed and in a cleaner environment, it is likely the descendants of Atlantic salmon will grow stronger. And it’s not like they’re going to mate with every one of the several species of “Pacific salmon”.
The Lummi Tribe and our state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife are, however, treating this like an invasion and asking all licensed anglers in the area to report on scene to take as many of these “escaped” salmon as possible. They also want photos and locations of the catches so they can map the dispersal.
We assume that a quiet but full investigation of how this happened is underway, as well. Aquaculture is an appropriate and viable industry for Washington state and our coastal First Nations are the best practitioners of it.
What appeals most to me ~ and I suspect to many others ~ is that this is a problem of some impact and it is being addressed with good-natured amusement even as corrections for course are being made.
And on that note, then, gang, have a great week and thanks for the ear.
UKRAINE’S FESTIVAL OF LAND ART
Hi Rusty, from the Festival of Land Art taking place in Lviv, West Ukraine, this weekend.
There is an interesting trend in modern art which bases itself on premises from a previous epoch; like renovating solid, if not occasionally crumbling, old industrial plant buildings with funky graphics.
That is what IFest, the local festival organizer headquarters’ looks like. It is a newsly renovated office building neighboring some ruined warehouses awaiting a builder and artist’s touch.
IFEST is surrounded by a park once called Kazerwald (in Austro-Hungarian times) and now translates from Ukrainian as “Ascension”. Situated on high hill, it is more like a natural wild forest but a clean one with all roads are convenient for a visitors. So this weekend, there are situated 13 art objects of Ukrainian artists from Uzhgorod, Kiev, Kharkiv as well as special guest from Texas, in America. To find of them visitors are provided a map.
Volunteer guards tell about the field on the hill with its great view of the valley. It is here that the first settlement of pre- Lvivanians. The site shows sandstones of the Palaeog-ocean Tethys of the Mesozoic era (plates with reflections of ancient clams can be viewed in a separate zone) and relate what is known of these ancient peoplel about temples of pagan gods, etc.
History is an interesting adventure and it is always exciting to know what people believed centuries or thousands years ago, imagining their lifestyle on that stage. Definitely closer to nature that a life of modern day person.
Walking down surrounded by huge green trees with all that hundreds shades of green makes one really appreciate Mother Nature. The best way out of stress indeed. We all part of nature and nature is in us.
That’s it for this week, Mishka. Be good and stay safe, my cousin. Olya
Olya Bereza, who was born in the Soviet Union, now lives in Ukraine and is fluent in English, Russian and Ukrainian. She is a degreed psychologist with a background in international marketing and personnel management. For comments on this please go here.
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