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#12-05-2012 - ComFish News Roundup


Study Examining The Impact Of Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation On Alaska's EconomyFound Significant Return-On-Investment And Opportunities For Growth
By Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation
Published: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 - 9:09 am
CORDOVA, Alaska, Dec. 4, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation (PWSAC) recently released the results of a comprehensive study on the impact of its programs on the economy, Alaska's seafood industry, sport, subsistence and personal use fisheries. Significant benefits to the state and regional economy were outlined, along with ways in which the programs could be expanded to produce greater economic benefit. The study covered direct and indirect job creation and earnings. The study also examined market conditions for salmon species..... http://www.sacbee.com/2012/12/04/5029994/study-examining-the-impact-of.html

BRIEF: Alaska hatchery expert to speak in Bellingham
Tuesday Dec 04, 2012
BELLINGHAM -- Jason Wells, a retired salmon hatchery manager from Valdez, Alaska, will speak Thursday, Dec. 6, on the success of privately owned nonprofit salmon hatcheries in that state and their economic impact..... http://india.nydailynews.com/newsarticle/f97ac411456e59190c7ccc383f175583/brief-alaska-hatchery-expert-to-speak-in-bellingham

Fast-growing, genetically modified salmon may never wind up on your plate
Associated Press
Posted:   12/04/2012 10:43:27 PM PST
Updated:   12/04/2012 10:43:29 PM PST
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Salmon that's been genetically modified to grow twice as fast as normal could soon show up on your dinner plate. That is, if the company that makes the fish can stay afloat. After weathering concerns about everything from the safety of humans eating the salmon to their impact on the environment, Aquabounty was poised to become the world's first company to sell fish whose DNA has been altered to speed up growth. The Food and Drug Administration in 2010 concluded that Aquabounty's salmon was as safe to eat as the traditional variety. The agency also said that there's little chance that the salmon could escape and breed with wild fish, which could disrupt the fragile relationships between plants and animals in nature. But more than two years later the FDA has.... http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_22127238/fast-growing-genetically-modified-salmon-may-never-wind

Changes to Alaska Ferry Concept Announced by Governor
December 04, 2012
(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - While in Ketchikan today,Governor Sean Parnell announced that the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) will pursue plans to build two smaller, less costly Alaska Class Ferries, rather than one large Alaska Class Ferry. The governor announced the new direction after it became apparent during the design phase that building a 350-foot ferry on budget, in Alaska, could not be accomplished..... http://www.sitnews.us/1212News/120412/120412_ak_ferry.html


Board of Fish Bristol Bay Meeting Gets Started in Naknek
12/04/12
An 8 day meeting focused on the fisheries in Bristol Bay got started Tuesday in Naknek. KDLG’s Mike Mason is covering the event and filed this report. (5:08).... http://www.kdlg.org/news/archive.php?id=2353