Alaska/Pacific Coast
BOF Bristol Bay Proposal Votes 2015
KDLG by Molly Dischner & Dave Bendinger – December 5, 2015
A quick look at how each proposal being considered at the Alaska Board of Fisheries Bristol Bay finfish meeting has fared.
The Alaska Board of Fisheries is meeting in Anchorage to discuss proposed changes to Bristol Bay fisheries.

Could ‘Frankenfish’ actually benefit wild Alaska salmon?
Alaska Dispatch News by Zaz Hollander – December 5, 2015
Some say the genetically modified salmon dubbed “Frankenfish” by critics may not be as scary as it sounds — at least not in Alaska.

Fish board rejects Bristol Bay permit stacking
Alaska Journal of Commerce by DJ Summers December 5, 2015
One permit, one person will still be the norm for Bristol Bay.
The Alaska Board of Fisheries voted against a fistful of proposals that would have allowed a single person to hold multiple Bristol Bay permits. Taking care of the coastal communities, the board said, trumps the business sense of reinvestment and increased efficiency.


Fish quota boost after Norway and EU talks
BBC – December 4, 2015
Significant increases in fishing quotas for Scottish fishermen have been agreed for key stocks next year, according to ministers.


New program tests for harmful algae blooms, toxicity in Southeast waters
KTOO by Theresa Soley – December 6, 2015
During the summer, toxic algae whip through marine currents in Southeast and are consumed by filter-feeding bivalves, such as mussels. One such algae is an armored dinoflagellate called Alexandrium.

Labeling and Marketing

3MMI – Russia’s Domestic Market To Determine Global Seafood Outlook
TradexSeafoods – December  7, 2015
3-Minute Market Insight:
Weakened raw material pricing could present buyers with opportunities on value added products in the E.U. and North America. However,
A manufacturing push for domestic Russian production is underway, indicating less raw material availability for export.

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December 7, 2015