It is the start of another hurricane season, and fisherfolks and other seafarers should prepare for an above-normal season. According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the forecast is for 14 to 21 named storms, of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes including 3 to 6 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5) with winds of 111 mph or higher. Our local climatologist, Mr. Dale Destin, has further predicted a 42 percent chance of more than 19 named storms, a 27 percent chance of more than 11 hurricanes and also a 27 percent chance of more than six major hurricanes. Regardless of the odds, IT ONLY TAKES ONE TO DESTROY A LIFETIME OF WORK.


Ian Horsford

Chief Fisheries Officer