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#03-26-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

Resolution on genetically modified salmon passes
Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 6:33 am
Associated Press
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska Legislature has passed a resolution calling upon the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to further investigate the effects of producing genetically engineered salmon.
HJR5, by Rep. Geran Tarr of Anchorage, also.......
March 26, 2013, 4:19 pm
Trident’s reduced sodium smoked salmon reaches ‘critical mass’
Jeanine Stewart
Industry competitors got a peak at a new creation from US giant Trident Seafoods last week – a wild Alaska sockeye cold-smoked consumer pack with reduced sodium. Trident, the largest seafood company in the United States, showed the product for the first time in a trade show setting at the Boston seafood show. “We launched it in the fall, and we’re Trident’s reduced sodium smoked salmon reaches ‘critical mass’....

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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he will take another look at a proposed land swap that would allow a short sliver of a road skirting the edge of the 300,000-acre Izembek National Wildlife Refuge to link remote King Cove in Southwest Alaska to Cold Bayʼs all-weather airport. That is very good news – finally. It has taken a while. The land swap was opposed at the last minute by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, even though.....

Mar 26, 2013 - 08:39 AM AKST
Judge rejects Alaska challenge to roadless rule
Alaska's challenge to the Clinton administration-era roadless rule in national forests was rejected Monday by a federal judge, who said it came too late to be considered. The rule that was put into place in January 2001 restricts road construction in national forest areas without roads. The Bush administration in 2003 exempted the vast Tongass National Forest, the nation's largest at nearly 26,563 square miles on Alaska's Panhandle. A federal judge in March 2011 overturned that decision and the state of Alaska sued to overturn both the original rule and the rejection of the Tongass exemption. In an eight-page opinion, Judge Richard J. Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said Alaska's challenge was too late, appearing after a six-year limit for appeals.......
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New Power in the Heart of the Alaskan Beast
Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 3:06 AM
Twenty-two year-old crab boat's faithful Cummins diesel engines replaced with state-of-the-art version. Fans of the popular Discovery Channel series “The Deadliest Catch” thrill at the sight of the 113-foot, black-hulled Time Bandit’s bow rearing out of a cresting wave. Onboard men launch and recover 1000-pound crab pots while chilled Arctic seas wash over the working deck. In the....

How salty is that seawater? Ask the Aquarius satellite
Satellite measures ocean salinity to study circulation and the water cycle.
by Scott K. Johnson - Mar 25 2013, 12:08pm ADT
Some 400 miles above the Earth, NASA satellites are watching you. They’re not actually interested in you or anything you do, of course—they’re just making measurements of environmental variables like temperature or cloud cover. While most people equate space agencies like NASA or the ESA with the exploration of extraterrestrial destinations, a critical part of their mission is to study our own planet from the unique orbital point of view. The advantages are obvious: rapid coverage of large areas using the same instrument and continuous data collection. But there are challenges, too. It’s not exactly cheap to get the instrument up there, and if a component breaks, it’s game over. Then there’s the not insignificant task of finding a way to measure the thing you’re interested in from hundreds of miles away. One of the newest members of the Earth-observing club is Aquarius (along with its friends aboard the.....

ADF&G will receive $40 million from excise taxes
Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013 11:10 pm | Updated: 11:26 pm, Mon Mar 25, 2013.
Staff Report
FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will receive almost
$40 million from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in excise taxes paid by sportsmen and sportswomen in 2012....

Let’s Lose LOST   #ClimateChange #UN #LOST
Now that Secretary of State Kerry has rediscovered the Law of the Sea.
When Secretary of State John Kerry gave a speech at the Ross Sea Conservation Reception on March 19, he suggested that we should have called our planet Ocean rather than Earth. He went on to outline an international environmental agenda centered around the oceans that we can expect to be the hallmark of his time in office. Saving the oceans will be the new rallying cry of the green movement and their political and corporate allies. We can therefore expect a new attempt soon to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). This would be a disaster for America.....

Don Young to give keynote at shipyard ceremony
by KRBD Staff
March 25, 2013 4:15 PM
Rep. Don Young is scheduled to be in Ketchikan this week, and one of the events he plans to attend is the Alaska Ship & Drydock assembly hall dedication ceremony Tuesday. Young will give the keynote address, and local and state officials also will speak. Sen. Lisa Murkowski had been scheduled to speak as well, but her office.....

Fifth Fast Response Cutter Delivered to U.S. Coast Guard
The U.S. Coast Guard has taken delivery of its fifth Fast Response Cutter (FRC) from Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, Louisiana. The 154-foot cutter, named the USCGC MARGARET NORVELL, is fifth vessel in the Coast Guard’s Sentinel-class FRC program. To build the FRC, Bollinger Shipyards used a proven, in-service parent craft design based on the Damen Stan Patrol Boat 4708. It has a flank.....

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