Alaska/Pacific Coast
Alaskan Grown Company Increases Processing Capacity In Bristol Bay, Alaska
Copper River Seafood – April 21, 2015
Anchorage, Alaska – Today, Copper River Seafoods’ ownership group announced the acquisition of a new salmon processing facility and associated assets in Bristol Bay, Alaska. The facility, previously known as Extreme Salmon, is located in Naknek, Alaska.
http://www.copperriverseafoods.com/blog/04212015-alaskan-grown-company-increases-processing-capacity-in-bristol-bay-alaska/

Labeling and Marketing

New Report Highlights Trends, Insights in the US Seafood Industry
The Fish Site – April 24, 2015
US – With its large commercial fishing areas in the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, the US was the fourth largest harvester of wild caught seafood in the world in 2013 and is one of the most important markets for seafood, according to the United States Seafood Market Report.
http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/25541/new-report-highlights-trends-insights-in-the-us-seafood-industry/

FYI’s

Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee prepares to seek members
Peninsula Clarion by BEN BOETTGER – April 22, 2015
The Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee, a nascent non-profit group intended to foster collaboration on safety issues in Cook Inlet waterways, is drafting a charter and preparing to solicit members in preparation for a first meeting planned in June.
http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-22/cook-inlet-harbor-safety-committee-prepares-to-seek-members

Southwest’s Healthy Sea Stars Could Shed Light on Wasting Disease
KUCB by Annie Ropeik – April 23 2015
A mysterious virus that’s been wiping out sea stars on the West Coast since 2013 has spread all the way to Southeast Alaska — but it hasn’t made it to Southwest. That’s what a group of researchers found last month in Unalaska and Kodiak.
http://kucb.org/news/article/southwests-healthy-sea-stars-could-shed-light-on-wasting-disease/

Revised listings under ESA proposed for humpbacks
NOAA proposal would reclassify most of these whales off ESA’s endangered or threatened species list
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman – April 24, 2015
Federal fisheries officials are calling the overall rebounding populations of humpback whales an Endangered Species Act success story and proposing now to reclassify most of the whales off of the endangered or threatened species list.
http://www.thecordovatimes.com/article/1517revised-listings-under-esa-proposed-for

 

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