Upper Cook Inlet fishermen seek federal disaster declaration Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl - November 14, 2018 This season was a sour one for salmon fishermen across the Gulf of Alaska, and participants in multiple fisheries are seeking funding for relief. https://www.alaskajournal.com/2018-11-14/upper-cook-inlet-fishermen-seek-federal-disaster-declaration#.W-2PdidReu4 NOAA plan to boost aquaculture production criticized Commercial fishermen’s association says plan is the problem, not the solution Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - November 15, 2018 NOAA Fisheries’ strategic plan to develop sustainable marine aquaculture is drawing criticism from commercial fishermen and environmentalists who argue it’s the problem rather than the solution to feeding more people. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2018/11/15/noaa-plan-to-boost-aquaculture-production-criticized/ Senate approves exemption for Anacortes-built trawler grounded by too much foreign steel Coast Guard legislation approved Wednesday also would authorize maintenance funding for the Seattle-based Polar Star icebreaker and addresses federal regulation of ship ballast water discharges. Seattle Times by Hal Bernton - November 14, 2018 A $75 million fishing vessel, marooned in a Washington shipyard because it was built with too much foreign steel, would be allowed to work in U.S. waters under a waiver to federal maritime law approved Wednesday by the Senate. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/senate-approves-exemption-for-anacortes-built-trawler-grounded-by-foreign-steel-law/ Environment/Science Alaska Pollock Spawning Season May be Earlier Under Climate Change A new study shows how climate and fishing are changing pollock spawning time, and how changes in spawning time could affect fisheries in the future. NOAA Fisheries - November 15, 2018 A new study using an unprecedented 32-year data series reveals that spawning time of Alaska pollock-- target of the Nation’s biggest fishery-- varied by as much as three weeks over the past three decades in the Gulf of Alaska. The new study found clear evidence that the changes were driven by both climate and fishing. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/alaska-pollock-spawning-season-may-be-earlier-under-climate-change Labeling and Marketing Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute: Marketing Update ASMI - November 2018 Photo Contest Winners Announced, All Hands on Deck, ASMI Attends Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, ASMI Speaks at Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Symposium, Fortune Fish Launches Incentive Program for Alaska Seafood Sales, Foodable.io with Alaska Seafood, ASMI Central Europe Promotes Alaska Seafood to Universities Across Germany ... https://mailchi.mp/alaskaseafood/alaska-seafood-marketing-update-asmi-leaders-speak-at-women-in-seafood-2655961 FYI’s What are the best fish to eat for health? Medical News Today by Shannon Johnson - November 12, 2018 Fish contains high levels of nutrients and protein, particularly oily fish, such as salmon and tuna. Fish often has less cholesterol and saturated fat than meat, and it is a staple of the healthful Mediterranean diet. Fish also provides vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, zinc, and iron. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323661.php SeaShare deliveries just keep growing Regional hubs are being added for Alaska Cordova Times - November 15, 2018 SeaShare’s deliveries of seafood to 28 locations in 16 states, including Alaska, have reached one million pounds so far this year and another 270,00 pounds are in progress, says executive director Jim Harmon. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2018/11/15/seashare-deliveries-just-keep-growing/ Red king crab adds class to appetizer offerings Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - November 15, 2018 Bristol Bay red king crab, in relatively short supply this winter, is a popular ingredient in a number of seafood appetizers being created by Alaska chefs for diners at some of the Anchorage area’s finer restaurants. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2018/11/15/red-king-crab-adds-class-to-appetizer-offerings/
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