Tippets: Fishing During Runoff, Fairbanks Outfitters to Close, The UN and Unprotected Waters, Hemmingway’s Mother

May 19, 2012 By: Erin Block

  • With spring runoff beginning in earnest, Phil Monahan offers some sage advice on how to successfully fish in high water.
  • After 28 years, Fairbanks Outfitters of Yakima Washington is set to close its doors. The economy and online sales have been especially hard on small businesses and “It’s time to move on,” says owner Gary Fairbanks.
  • “Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction” make up 64 percent of the world’s oceans. And as unprotected waters, they are in danger of over fishing and environmental degradation. Rio+20, a United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, aims at developing answers for the good of the ecosystem, as well as commercial and local fisheries.
  • Loved and lauded by fisherman, Hemingway had a mother who had quite a different take on his prose.