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#01-21-2013 - ComFish News Roundup
Deadline is Feb. 5 to nominate to BBRSDA board
Posted 01/21/2013
by - Cordova Times Staff
Officials of the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association ( have issued a reminder of the Feb. 5 deadline for members interested in nominating themselves or someone else for a seat on the association's board of directors. All #BBRSDA members have already been mailed a written call for...

What’s in your fish? Professor researches nutrients, contaminants
Posted: Monday, January 21, 2013 12:01 am
Diana Campbell/Center for Alaska Native Health Research
FAIRBANKS — Todd O’Hara was only looking for tiny pieces of fish for his contaminant and nutrient study. But people were interested in his research. Cup’ik people who live near the sea have a wide variety of food available, and they brought whole salmon, halibut, seal, as well as bowls of greens to O’Hara’s door.
“Their generosity overwhelmed us,” said....

Parnell seeks authority for state to take over wetlands permits
Posted: Monday, January 21, 2013 12:01 am
Dermot Cole
FAIRBANKS — One of the many topics Gov. Sean Parnell mentioned in his State of the State speech Wednesday night was a call for Alaska to assert “primacy over dredge and fill operations.” Most of the people listening to the speech had no idea what he was talking about because most people don't deal with permits required by the federal Clean Water Act regarding development on or near lakes, streams and wetlands.....

NFI: Mercury warning based on fraudulent report
January 18, 2013, 4:58 pm
Undercurrent News
The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) has condemned a report by the Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) which it says misled the public on the safety of commercial seafood. The BRI reported data which warned of mercury levels in seafood exceeding guidelines, but the NFI has said this data was “false, and has not been peer-reviewed or published in scientific journals”.....

English: A 12 segment panoramic image of the H...
English: A 12 segment panoramic image of the Hong Kong skyline at dusk, with Christmas lighting in December 2008. Français : Vue sur Hong Kong au crépuscule avec les illuminations de noël. Image panoramique obtenue en assemblant 12 clichés réalisés avec un appareil Canon 5D équipé d'un objectif 85mm f/1.8 réglé à f/8. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Compulsory Fuel-Switching in Hong Kong? #SupplyChain
New proposals at the world’s third largest port may require all shippers that pass through the area to switch to low-sulphur fuels. In his latest policy address, the Hong Kong Chief Executive confirmed that the government will consider “new legislation to enforce....

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