Alaska/Pacific Coast

The Sustainability of Alaska Seafood
Food Network by Toby Amidor – September 7, 2016
The 2015 dietary guidelines stress the importance of fish consumption, but there are still misconceptions swirling around about the seafood industry. What exactly is farm-to-table seafood, and is it sustainable? I had the opportunity to learn firsthand about the Alaska seafood industry by taking a sponsored tour of the breathtaking state and even getting on a fishing boat to catch my own fish.

U.S. seafood watch program puts four B.C. fisheries on red list
Vancouver Sun by Stephanie Ip – September 6, 2016
An American seafood sustainability program is recommending consumers stop eating salmon caught by four B.C. fisheries that it has “red-listed” over concerns about shrinking chinook and coho populations.


With Joe Miller running, Alaska’s US Senate race is even more topsy-turvy
Alaska Dispatch News  Nathaniel Herz, Erica Martinson – September 7, 2016
Joe Miller’s entry into the U.S. Senate race Tuesday came with a surprising twist: Instead of running as a Republican, as he did in his failed Senate bids in 2010 and 2014, he’s running as a Libertarian.


Proposed Timber Sale Prompts Habitat Concern
Fishermen’s News – September 7, 2016
A US Forest Service decision to hold an old growth timber sale on Kuiu Island in Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska has raised concerns that logging would adversely impact salmon habitat.


USDA Admits Weight Loss Not Possible For People Who Don’t Like Salmon
The Onion – September 6, 2016
WASHINGTON—Stating that any attempt to slim down without it would be wholly ineffective, representatives from the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service admitted at a press conference Tuesday that weight loss is just not possible for people who don’t like salmon. “For anyone looking to get down to a healthy body weight, there is simply no viable option aside from making salmon a major part of your diet, so you’d better enjoy it,” said spokesperson Marcia Donner, who explained that it is not enough to simply tolerate eating the fish, as any successful program to trim one’s waistline requires consuming salmon with such regularity that the dieter has to really love the experience of eating it. “Unfortunately, if you don’t like salmon, no amount of exercise is going to counteract this fact and allow you to lose weight. And don’t think you can make any substitutes like tuna or grilled chicken breast; that’s not going to work either. If you can’t eat salmon for pretty much every meal, you might as well quit now and embrace the size of your body the way it is.” Donner added that dieters who also don’t like almonds should be prepared to gain another 25 pounds.

NOAA Selects Barry Thom as Next West Coast Regional Administrator; Will Stelle to Transition to New Role under NOAA Administrator
NOAA Fisheries – September 6, 2016
Today, NOAA announced the selection of long-time Fisheries employee Barry Thom as the agency’s next West Coast Regional Administrator. In that role, Barry will lead more than 300 employees in nine offices from Seattle to Southern California. He will continue the region’s work to recover threatened and endangered populations of salmon and steelhead, protect marine mammals, and also oversee fisheries programs along the coasts of Washington, Oregon and California.

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September 8, 2016