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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

National Advocacy groups want FDA, not USDA, to regulate genetically engineered animals Seafood Source by Sam Hill - April 12, 2021 A wide-ranging collection of advocacy groups have sent letters to the U.S. Health and Human Services Department and U.S. Department of Agriculture, urging the leadersof the federal agencies to maintain regulatory authority over genetically engineered food animals within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/food-safety-health/advocacy-groups-want-fda-not-usda-to-regulate-genetically-engineered-animals One year into pandemic, seafood has become a “habit-driver” Seafood Source by Christine Blank - April 13, 2021 The unprecedented disruption of seafood sales caused by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic a year ago is catching up to year-on-year sales figures. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/foodservice-retail/one-year-into-pandemic-seafood-has-become-a-habit-driver International Japan to start releasing treated Fukushima water into sea in 2 years CNN by Chie Kobayashi, Blake Essig and Nectar Gan - April 13, 2021 Tokyo (CNN) Japan will start releasing more than 1 million metric tons of treated radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean in two years, the government said Tuesday -- a plan that faces opposition at home and has raised "grave concern" in neighboring countries. https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/12/asia/japan-fukushima-water-intl-hnk/index.html Environment/Science Ray Hilborn on the role of industry funding Sustainable Fisheries by Ray Hilborn - April 12, 2021 It is true that my research program receives funding from the fishing industry. Industry funding makes up about 22% of my total funding, while I receive similar amounts from environmental foundations, Universities, and private individuals unassociated with the fishing industry. In addition, I receive funding from environmental NGOs, including over the years the National Resources Defense Council, The Nature Conservancy, Environmental Defense Fund, and the Pew Institute for Ocean Science. https://sustainablefisheries-uw.org/ray-hilborn-funding/ Pacific heat wave had lasting impacts on Gulf of Alaska marine species KTOO by Sabine Poux - April 12, 2021 When a heat wave swept through the northeast Pacific Ocean between 2014 and 2016, it changed the marine makeup of the Gulf of Alaska. The warm water decimated some commercial fish populations. https://www.ktoo.org/2021/04/12/pacific-heat-wave-had-lasting-impacts-on-gulf-of-alaska-marine-species/ FYI’s SeaShare Names E&E Foods 2020 Donor of the Year Seafood News - April 14, 2021 Non-profit SeaShare named E&E Foods its 2020 Donor of the Year. Last year, the company donated 232,000 seafood servings to food banks and feeding centers. At the start of the pandemic, E&E also donated 101,000 pounds of seafood to Seashare that would be distributed to food banks. SeaShare and E&E Foods have been partners for eight years, working to provide seafood to those in need. E&E Foods produces, sources and trades seafood products from Alaska and the North Pacific. “E&E is very privileged to receive the Donor of the Year award. We are happy to help in distributing the most eco-friendly and nutritious protein available, which is seafood! This honor was all made possible by the generous donations from our employees, who have continued to accept the challenge of supporting our tradition of helping to feed the hungry,” said Tab Goto, E&E Chairman. “E&E and its employees have helped us feed thousands of families over the years. Their generosity and leadership have been instrumental as we respond to the current pandemic,” said Jim Harmon, Executive Director of SeaShare. https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1196560/SeaShare-Names-EE-Foods-2020-Donor-of-the-Year

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