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Thursday, May 9, 2019

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Study: Fishery consolidation in Alaska leaves fishermen vulnerable Seafood Source by Aaron Orlowski - May 8, 2019 Alaskan commercial fishermen are specializing more and more, leaving them more vulnerable to the immense uncertainty fishermen have to contend with, according to a new study. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/study-fishery-consolidation-in-alaska-leaves-fishermen-vulnerable Politics With environmentalist support, Alaska Rep. Don Young files anti-aquaculture bill Seafood Source by Steve Bittenbender - May 7, 2019 U.S. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) filed legislation on Thursday 2 May that would ban U.S. officials from allowing the establishment of new commercial aquaculture operations in federal waters. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/aquaculture/with-environmentalist-support-alaska-rep-don-young-files-anti-aquaculture-bill Environment/Science Pebble DEIS Deadline Extended Fishermen's News - May 8, 2019 A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decision to extend the deadline for comments on its controversial draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) on the Pebble projects is seen as a small victory by some and an unfortunate event by others. http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2019/05/pebble-deis-deadline-extended.html FYI’s Seafood Without The Sea: Will Lab-Grown Fish Hook Consumers? NPR by Clare Leschin-Hoar - May 5, 2019 High-tech meat alternatives are grabbing a lot of headlines these days. Last month, the Impossible Burger marked a meatless milestone with its debut as a Burger King Whopper. Meanwhile, Lou Cooperhouse was in a San Diego office park quietly forging plans to disrupt another more fragmented and opaque sector of the food industry: seafood. https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/05/05/720041152/seafood-without-the-sea-will-lab-grown-fish-hook-consumers

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