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#10-25-2012 - ComFish News Roundup

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
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Busy Month for Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
October is National Seafood Month, and it’s been a very busy one for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, from the inaugural flight of Alaska Airlines’ new “Salmon-30-Salmon” passenger jet on Oct. 4 to a marketing forum in Japan with the Nikkei Marketing Journal at mid-month. The plane, painted to look like a gigantic wild salmon, is a flying billboard for......

New Crab Study in Southeast Alaska
Female red king crab from the Juneau area will be the subject of a study to optimize the diet of larval king crab by the Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Oregon State University. Previous studies by the Alaska King Crab Research, Rehabilitation and Biology Program determined that larvae fed enriched Artemia (brine shrimp) had higher survival rates.......

Pirate Fishing Impacting Alaska King Crab Industry
By Alexandra Gutierrez, KUCB - Unalaska | October 24, 2012 - 5:28 pm
Bristol Bay red king crab is a major moneymaker for Alaska, and this year it’s expected to bring fishermen about $60 million. Industry players say that amount could be even higher if pirate fishing weren't distorting the international market....

Bristol Bay RAC is Meeting in Dillingham 
A 2 day meeting got started Wednesday in Dillingham of a group of Bristol Bay residents who help shape subsistence hunting and fishing policy on federal lands in Alaska. KDLG's Mike Mason was there and filed this report. (7:50).......

Salmon Price Report Released 
The Alaska Department of Revenue has released the price data for Alaska salmon covering May through August of this year. KDLG's Mike Mason looked it over for this report. (5:57).....

Sullivan proposes spending $2 million for Outside law firm in port expansion
Published: October 24, 2012 Updated 8 hours ago
ANCHORAGE — Mayor Dan Sullivan is asking the Anchorage Assembly to approve spending up to $2 million on an Outside law firm for litigation over the troubled Port of Anchorage construction project. The money would be on top of an existing $500,000 contract the municipality has with Seyfarth Shaw, according to a memorandum from the mayor to the Assembly. The big international firm has 750 lawyers, 10 offices in the United States including three in California, and expertise in construction law, according to its website. "The Port of Anchorage is unquestionably.......