NGOs Call for NOAA to Strengthen Seafood Import Standards Natural Resources Defense Council by Sandy Aylesworth - May 10, 2019 U.S. consumers face difficult decisions at the seafood counter these days. We’ve now learned that some seafood is caught by forced or trafficked labor—repugnant practices no moral person would wittingly throw their money behind. We know that some seafood is fraudulent or not what it claims to be. But did you know that up to one third of wild-caught U.S. seafood imports are harvested using illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing practices (IUU fishing)? https://www.nrdc.org/experts/sandy-aylesworth/ngos-call-noaa-strengthen-seafood-import-standards Washington state’s fishing industry caught in US-China trade war The trade war between the United States and China could have a big impact on Washington’s fishing industry. King5.com by Glenn Farley - May 13, 2019 SEATTLE — Much of the Alaskan fishing fleet is based at Fishermen’s Terminal in Seattle. Like the waves themselves, Washington state’s seafood industry has ridden the economic ups and downs for generations as the prices of fish and crab fluctuate. https://www.king5.com/article/money/business/washington-states-fishing-industry-caught-in-us-china-trade-war/281-b37b64ac-36e5-4f38-b6e2-1eb93baf9975 Environment/Science New Research Reveals Clearer Picture of Upwelling That Feeds West Coast Marine Ecosystem NOAA Fisheries - May 9, 2019 Scientists describe new “upwelling indices,” which represent a breakthrough in understanding the biological engine that drives the West Coast marine ecosystem. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/new-research-reveals-clearer-picture-upwelling-feeds-west-coast-marine-ecosystem Labeling and Marketing CRPWSMA hires Narwold-Ladd as program coordinator Cordova Times - May 10, 2019 Annalee Narwold-Ladd has been hired as the Copper River Prince William Sound Marketing Association’s new program coordinator. Her work will include digital marketing programs across various channels, several annual familiarity tours, and a robust year-round sampling program. https://thecordovatimes.com/2019/05/10/crpwsma-hires-narwold-ladd-as-program-coordinator/
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