Environment/Science

Time running out for Obama administration to act on Bristol Bay mining
Alaska Dispatch News by Yereth Rosen – February 8, 2016
Any final action by the federal government blocking large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay region will likely have to wait until the next presidential administration, a top Environmental Protection Agency official said Monday.
https://www.adn.com/article/20160208/time-running-out-obama-administration-act-bristol-bay-mining

Optimarin makes fishing breakthrough with America’s Finest trawler
Port News – February 8, 2016
Ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin says it has landed its first ever contract in the fishing segment. The Norwegian firm will now supply its soon to be USCG approved Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) for the Skipsteknisk-designed America’s Finest. Seattle-based Fisherman’s Finest will own and operate the 80m long stern trawler, which is currently being completed at Washington State’s Dakota Creek Industries yard.
http://en.portnews.ru/news/214228/

Labeling and Marketing

3MMI – Sockeye Salmon Prices Rise as High Quality Inventories Clear Out
TradexFoods – Feburary 8, 2016
3-Minute Market Insight:
After several months of strong movement, we have seen a lot of lower quality #1 Headed and Gutted Sockeye Salmon left over in the market. Buyers should be wary of sockeye offers right now – Don’t be fooled by value pricing, as you are likely buying inferior quality.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPCIKgEzH30

FYI’s

The scary news about seafood: Most of us are not eating nearly enough
Washington Post by Ellie Krieger – February 8 at 2:00 PM
Here’s some scary news about seafood: Most of us are not eating nearly enough of it. A whopping 80 to 90 percent of Americans do not get the recommended minimum of 8 ounces weekly, according to a recent USDA analysis. That means the vast majority of us are not reaping seafood’s health benefits and are probably worse off for it. Eating fish dramatically reduces the chances of dying of a heart attack, improves children’s brain development, slows brain aging, lowers the risk of depression and mood disorders, can help with weight management and more. Then there are seafood’s culinary attributes — it’s one of the quickest-cooking proteins, there is an incredible variety to choose from, and it is the center of many fantastically delicious dishes.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/the-scary-news-about-seafood-most-of-us-are-not-eating-nearly-enough/2016/02/08/a73ed488-c6a0-11e5-8965-0607e0e265ce_story.html

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February 9, 2016