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Comfish News Roundup #06-03-2012

English: Front of the Alaska Sealife Center in...
English: Front of the Alaska Sealife Center in Seward, Alaska (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Residency issue snags sport fishing candidate for halibut commission
Craig Medred | Jun 02, 2012
Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series examining how fishing guide Tom Ohaus of Sitka was charged with illegally obtaining Alaska fishing licenses.  Ohaus was considered a strong candidate to become the only sport fisherman on the International Pacific Halibut Commission before being charged. When Alaska fishing guide Tom Ohaus refinanced his stateside home in 2004, buried in the stack of papers he signed was a "homestead exemption" agreement. Little did the self-proclaimed Sitka resident know the grief that piece of paper would come to cause him in the 49th state. On May 25, Alaska State Troopers charged Ohaus with five counts of illegally obtaining state resident fishing licenses. They say he ceased to be an Alaska resident and became a non-resident when he accepted the benefits of that homestead exemption in Massachusetts. The false-statement charges are misdemeanors and might not be considered a big....

Fish study - Dismissal of frankenfish as a threat is disturbing to Alaskans
Sen. Lisa Murkowski's anti-frankenfish measure went down in narrow defeat in the U.S. Senate this week, 46-50. Sen. Mark Begich was among the co-sponsors on the legislation. Northwest senators joined her in lobbying for the measure, an amendment to the Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization bill......

Meet salmon farming's worst enemy: a biologist
Activist fears farmed viruses have found way to wild salmon
The Seattle Times
Published: June 2nd, 2012 11:39 PM
Last Modified: June 2nd, 2012 11:42 PM
BROUGHTON ARCHIPELAGO, B.C. -- She's perched in her boat near a fish farm, talking about diseases, the kind that might escape and kill wild salmon. Then she spies a worker peeling toward her in a boat.Alexandra Morton, bane of North America's salmon farms, runs a hand over tired eyes and awaits a confrontation. It's no surprise this eco-provocateur is again in someone's sights. The biologist has spent countless....

Fishery managers get the message on halibut bycatch
Laine welch #FishFactor
Published: June 2nd, 2012 09:41 PM
Last Modified: June 2nd, 2012 09:41 PM
Nobody wants to waste fish, least of all those who make their living from the sea. Fish harvesters want and need to be able to catch as much as they can to sustain their families and livelihoods. They obey the law when they discard prohibited species taken while they're fishing for their target catch.

Continued Atlantic salmon recovery hinges on international meeting
Friday, June 01, 2012, 23:20 (GMT + 9)
The outcomes of the annual meeting of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) to be held in Edinburgh, Scotland from June 3 to 8, have the ability to make or break the beginnings of wild Atlantic salmon restoration in North America. "Up for negotiation is a quota on Greenland’s commercial  fishery that harvests wild Atlantic salmon from North America’s rivers", said Sue Scott, VP of Communications for the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF). ASF, along with 34 other non-government organizations from North America and....

Published on Friday, June 1, 2012 by Institute for Policy Studies Blog
Nuclear Tuna and NPR's Trivialization
NPR shouldn't trivialize the risk of radioactive tuna from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
by Robert Alvarez
Yesterday, National Public Radio (NPR) ran a story asserting that cesium-137 from the Fukushima nuclear accident found in Bluefish tuna on the west coast of the U.S. is harmless.....

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