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#08-06-2012 - ComFish News Roundup

Salmon runs help keep processing company busy
What began as a hobby now a burgeoning business
Posted: August 6, 2012 - 2:49am
By Becky Bohrer
AUKE BAY — This is the busy season for Alaska Glacier Seafood Co., with crews working around the clock to debone, filet and otherwise process the boatloads of salmon being brought in daily. Company president Mike Erickson seems in his glory as he takes visitors past the cleaning stations, where a machine lops off the fish heads and workers along an assembly line remove the eggs. He moves into a processing room where...

One river notches banner season amid Alaska's king salmon shortfall
Jill Burke | Aug 05, 2012
Sport fishermen across much of Southcentral Alaska who'd hoped for heart-thumping fights with Alaska's most regal fish, the prized king salmon, have largely walked away with dashed dreams this summer, casualties of a statewide trend of declining runs. Yet in Southwest Alaska's Bristol Bay, home to one of the world's largest salmon fisheries, the magic that anglers seek has maintained its spell -- a rebound that may offer hope to disgruntled Kenai River king salmon fishermen. Just two years ago, the Nushagak River saw...

Shortage of king salmon heading to Canada expected
by Jeff Richardson
Aug 05, 2012
FAIRBANKS — A disastrous king salmon run this summer has left many Alaskans without Chinooks in the freezer. Now it appears Canadians won’t be getting their share, either. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Friday that a weak run through Eagle means the projected escapement goals to Canadian spawning grounds are expected to fall short. Sonar data in the Yukon River at Eagle has been discouraging so far, causing fishery managers to classify the king salmon run as “poor.” So far....

Oil Stress Analysis Gave Key to Shell’s Unique New Lube Oil
By George Backwell at August 04, 2012 08:47
No need to keep different multiple spec lube oils on board any longer say Shell Marine Products as they launched their lube oil, Alexia S4 a few days ago. Their new oil is a ‘one-stop’ solution lube for all climates, all seasons, in a wide range of vessel types with low-speed two-stroke engines, including those steaming at slow and ultra-slow engine speeds. As if that were not enough, Shell also say that the new formulation better protects engines.....

BSM Technologies establishes distribution partnership with Blue Oceans Satellite Systems
BSM Technologies Inc. GPS
8/2/2012 2:16:00 PM
BSM Technologies establishes distribution partnership with Blue Oceans Satellite Systems
TORONTO, Aug. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - BSM Technologies Inc.("BSM" or the "Company") (TSX-V: GPS), a leading provider of remote monitoring, fleet management, fleet diagnostics and automated vehicle security systems, today announced that it has signed a mutual distribution partnership agreement with Blue Oceans Satellite.....

New England fishermen will face additional quota cuts
Monday, August 06, 2012, 05:00 (GMT + 9)
Poor groundfish stocks will cause commercial fishers in New England to face drastic cuts in their catch limits next year, regulators said at a New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) groundfish committee meeting. Although the final numbers are not in yet, officials noted that preliminary information shows catch limits could be reduced by 72 per cent for cod in the Gulf of Maine and 70 per cent for cod on the Georges Bank fishing east of Cape Cod. Catch limits could fall by 73 per cent for Georges Bank haddock, 51 per cent for Georges Bank yellowtail flounder and.....

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