Alaska/Pacific Coast

Alaska residents building floating fish processing plant
KTUU by Associated Press – July 3, 2017
SITKA, Alaska (AP) – A couple of Alaska residents have decided to add a wrinkle to the fish industry in Alaska.
http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Alaska-residents-building-floating-fish-processing-plant-432283213.html

Environment/Science

Concerns in Southeast Alaska Over Transboundary Mine
Fishermen’s News – July 5, 2017
Concerns are growing again in Southeast Alaska over the potential purchase of a British Columbia mine that has been leaking acid drainage into the salmon rich Taku watershed for more than 50 years, which has not been cleaned up as promised.
http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2017/07/concerns-in-southeast-alaska-over.html

Federal Register

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Groundfish Trawl Catcher Processor Economic Data Report
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 07/06/2017
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/07/06/2017-14124/proposed-information-collection-comment-request-groundfish-trawl-catcher-processor-economic-data

FYI’s

New Icicle CEO touring Alaska facilities
KDLG by Nicholas Ciolino – July 5, 2017
Pal Angell-Hansen, who came from Icicle parent company Cooke Aquaculture, is checking out the dynamic wild-caught seafood operations in Alaska, including Bristol Bay.
http://kdlg.org/post/new-icicle-ceo-touring-alaska-facilities

Pollock skins to dog treats coming soon
Alaska Journal of Commerce by Naomi Klouda – July 3, 2017
Americans love their pets and are willing to shell out $23 billion per year on their food, which would be good news for Alaska seafood marketing if more products were developed to serve all those well-cared-for dogs and cats.
http://www.alaskajournal.com/2017-07-03/pollock-skins-dog-treats-coming-soon#.WVxrG4qQzUo

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July 6, 2017