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#02-24-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

HaulingGear.com
Alaska lawmakers face down GMO salmon 
Murkowski asks Alaskans to contact FDA during extended comments
Posted: February 23, 2013 - 8:00pm  |  Updated: February 24, 2013 - 12:08am
By RUSSELL STIGALL
JUNEAU EMPIRE
Genetically-modified salmon is nearing federal approval for human consumption and Alaska’s sate and federal lawmakers have taken up torches against what they refer to as “Frankenfish.” In the novel Frankenstein; or, “The Modern Prometheus,” author Mary Shelley’s subjects played out the uneasy relationship between man and his science and technology, and examined questions about the morality of man as a creator. This tension is on more and more minds in the Lower 48 and Alaska as AquaBounty's....... http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-23/alaska-lawmakers-face-down-gmo-salmon

A dam in the wilderness, a Legislature out of control, and Rep. Lindsey Holmes
Bill Sherwonit
February 23, 2013
Two thoughts flashed through my head as I read the front-page story earlier this week, “Senate bill would undo state park wilderness restrictions.” First, thank goodness for Jimmy Carter and the federal government’s large landholdings in Alaska, which prevent such things from happening in most of our state’s wilderness. Second, does Rep. Lindsey Holmes truly “share a common vision of Alaska” with the Republican Party? Has she been paying attention to what her colleagues have been doing since she switched allegiances?.... http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/dam-wilderness-legislature-out-control-and-rep-lindsey-holmes

Fish a predominant source of food for low-income households, study finds
Posted: February 23, 2013 - 8:29pm  |  Updated: February 23, 2013 - 8:32pm
By Dan Schwartz
Peninsula Clarion
Access to locally caught seafood boosts the food security of low-income Kenai Peninsula households, according to a recent University of Alaska Fairbanks study. The study, by Philip A Loring, Ph.D., examines the role locally caught seafood plays in the Kenai Peninsula’s overall availability of food and how climate change may impact.... http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-02-23/fish-a-predominant-source-of-food-for-low-income-households-study-finds

Nushagak AC Comments on Area M Board of Fish Proposals
02/24/13
The local Fish and Game Advisory Committee for the Nushagak River region of Bristol Bay has finalized their positions on the proposals that will be taken up by the Alaska Board of Fisheries during this week's Area M meeting. KDLG's Mike Mason has the story. (3:28).... http://www.kdlg.org/news/archive.php?id=2541
















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