Alaska/Pacific Coast

Individual, commercial fishing interests clash in board testimony
KCAW by Robert Woolsey – February 25, 2015
Many of the players and stakeholders in Southeast Alaska’s salmon and herring fisheries laid out their positions Tuesday morning (2-24-15), as the Alaska Board of Fisheries opened its spring meeting to public testimony.
http://www.kcaw.org/2015/02/25/individual-commercial-fishing-interests-clash-in-board-testimony/

Environment/Science

As ocean acid grows, coasts and fisheries vulnerable, study says
Alaska Dispatch News – Chris Adams / Tribune Media McClatchy Washington Bureau
February 23, 2015
WASHINGTON — The gradual increase of acid in the oceans threatens coastal communities in 15 states, although the reason for the impact — and what to do about it — varies widely, according to a new study.
http://www.adn.com/article/20150223/ocean-acid-grows-coasts-and-fisheries-vulnerable-study-says

Labeling and Marketing

New Traceability Standard Caters to Restaurants, Fishmongers and Fresh Fish Counters
The Fish Site – February 26, 2015
GLOBAL – The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has revised its requirements for seafood suppliers, processors and vendors.
Following feedback from over 200 stakeholders around the world, the MSC’s Chain of Custody Standard is now more streamlined, clear and accessible.
http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/25181/new-traceability-standard-caters-to-restaurants-fishmongers-and-fresh-fish-counters/

FYI’s

Lost crab pots still catching king crab near Kodiak Island
News Miner- Associated Press – February 24, 2015
KODIAK, Alaska – Derelict crab pots lost on the bottom of a Kodiak Island bay are capturing significant numbers of its king crab, according to scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
http://www.newsminer.com/news/alaska_news/lost-crab-pots-still-catching-king-crab-near-kodiak-island/article_d62e45da-bc60-11e4-b50e-cffcd9e25727.html

Gourmet Pet Snacks, Smoked Black Cod are Symphony of Seafood Favorites
Fishermen News – February 25, 2015
Arctic Paws’ Yummy Chummies gourmet pet treats took the grand prize, while smoked black cod tips from Pickled Willys won three People’s Choice awards in the 2015 Alaska Symphony of Seafood galas held in Seattle, Juneau and Anchorage. Brett Gibson’s wild Alaska caught salmon, Pacific cod and halibut Yummy Chummies, are produced in Anchorage, are available in nearly two dozen varieties. They placed first in the Symphony’s new “Beyond the Plate” category for creative use of seafood byproducts, then captured the coveted grand prize.
http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2015/02/gourmet-pet-snacks-smoked-black-cod-are.html

 

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February 26, 2015