Thursday, November 15, 2007

Crab Season In Limbo

The boats are in the docks, waiting to see who will go first. There is a prohibition on crab fishing in the inner bay and within 3 miles of the Pacific shore, but what about crabs that were (or will be) supposedly caught outside the restricted area? For now, the Bay Area has collectively lost its appetite.

We are all still in shock in the aftermath of the Cosco Busan accident at the West Span of the SF-Oakland Bay Bridge. The response phase is still underway, and is getting more complicated as time passes.

For articles and photos, go to: http://www.sfgate.com/.

I have lived in California for exactly 20 years this week. For years, I've marked time largely by disasters, both man-made and natural.

Will I be buying crab? Yes, from my trusted local fish market. Also, I hope that two good things will come out of the accident:1) a concerted public-agency effort in preparing for oil-spills in all of our coastal waters, and 2) more awareness in the general public about how fragile the oceans really are. (Climate change is only part of the discussion that needs to happen.)

On a lighter note, it is time for Beaujolais Nouveau. Will you be drinking some this year? TODAY is the yearly release date for this fresh wine. For more, go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaujolais_nouveau.

1 comment:

Mariam said...

I agree, this was a sad event that happened. Hopefully, like you mentioned, more effort will go into training and awareness so we are prepared on how to handle this siutation if it comes again. Have a safe Holiday.