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#01-27-2013 - ComFish News Roundup
Halibut fishermen to see catch cut
Posted: January 26, 2013 - 8:29pm  |  Updated: January 26, 2013 - 9:01pm
By Molly Dischner
Alaska Journal of Commerce
VICTORIA, B.C. — Coastwide, halibut fishermen will see about a seven percent reduction in catch this year, less than many were expecting. The International Pacific Halibut Commission set the 2013 catch limit from Northern California to the Bering Sea at 31.02 million pounds Friday. Alaska’s portion of the catch is about 23 million....

Halibut regulators keep 2-flatfish limit for Southcentral Alaska anglers
Craig Medred | Jan 25, 2013
Charter-boat anglers in the heartland of the Alaska halibut fishery will get at least one more year of good times. Meeting in Victoria, British Columbia, this week, the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) voted to follow the lead of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council and maintain a two-fish-per-day limit for charter and other anglers in what’s known as Area 3A. The news brought a sigh of relief from tourist businesses in Homer, the self-proclaimed "Halibut Capital of the World'', and elsewhere. "The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is thrilled at....

Challenges of Generating Electricty in Bush Alaska
Members of the Alaska House and Senate joined staffers and others for a presentation last week about electricity generation in Alaska. Much of the event was focused on bush Alaska. KDLG's Mike Mason watched the presentation and filed this report. (4:56)....

The art of preparing fish
Posted: January 27, 2013 - 12:07am
“Eat everything but the bones” was a sentiment shared at the first Art of Place lecture of 2013 at the University of Alaska Southeast Friday — the theme for the series this year is food — but Ed Kunz told me you can eat the bones too, if you prepare them right. Ed Kunz and Percy Kunz, both respected elders, were generous with their knowledge, stories and dried fish at the well-attended Art of Place event....

Feed prices turn salmon vegetarian
by AllAboutFeed 25 Jan 2013
The surge in fishmeal prices has forced commercial salmon farmers to re-think dietary ingredients, and they are now, more and more, turning to the vegetarian option....

On Japan’s school lunch menu: A healthy meal, made from scratch
By Chico Harlan, Published: January 26
In TOKYO — In Japan, school lunch means a regular meal, not one that harms your health. The food is grown locally and almost never frozen. There’s no mystery in front of the meat. From time to time, parents even call up with an unusual question: Can they get the recipes? “Parents hear their kids talking about what they had for lunch,” said Tatsuji Shino, the principal at Umejima Elementary School in Tokyo, “and kids ask them to re-create the meals at home.”....

New map re-envisions Arctic region without national borders
Mia Bennett | Eye on the Arctic | Jan 26, 2013
"Maps are ideology," Christopher Connery, a professor of world literature and cultural studies, once wrote. If that is the case, then the map produced for the 2013 Arctic Frontiers conference is certainly an interesting case study. The colorful, stylized, and cartoonish map is not divided into countries, but rather into various regions with unusual place names. Not only are the names unusual, though: even the locations in which the boundaries are drawn is contentious. Iceland is the only country that has its own name on the map. Yet the color used to represent Iceland, indigo, is the same as that chose for both Scandinavia and the British Isles. (Maybe this map, published quite some....