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#03-27-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

Alaska salmon MSC re-certification pushed back to July
March 27, 2013, 8:48 am
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The Marine Stewardship Council’s re-certification of the Alaskan salmon fishery has been pushed back by more than two months, to July 16. The US fishery, which catches around 287,000 metric tons of salmon a year, was initially scheduled to be re-certified by May 1. The delay has been due to “illness and team member travel”, the MSC said......

Orca Bay Seafoods Receives Chain Of Custody Certification From Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
by Orca Bay Seafoods
Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 3:15PM EDT
Orca Bay Seafoods has been awarded certification in Chain of Custody from ASMI (Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute) by successfully meeting the requirements of the FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Chain of Custody Certification standard administered by Global Trust. This new independent, third-party certification of the management of the major Alaska commercial....

13:44 Wednesday 27 March 2013  Written by Nick Mayo
Wild Alaska Salmon Easter Eggs
Try something different this Easter and treat yourself to some savoury wild Alaska salmon Easter eggs.
A delicious starter for Easter lunch. Alaska is home to the greatest salmon runs in the world, providing as much as 95 per cent of North America's wild salmon. (Recipe from Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute).....

Canning hooligan — my first attempt at canning anything!
March 27, 2013 | 7:06 am
Iwas about to get my first lesson on pressure canning. Richard and I had gotten some hooligan (a small herring-like fish that comes up Cook Inlet in the spring. You catch them in a net). We went to Rig Tenders Dock very early in the morning and immediately had our net full......

Coast Guard Medevacs Unalaska Toddler
By Lauren Rosenthal
Tuesday, March 26 2013
A Coast Guard helicopter flew into Unalaska last night to medevac an 18-month-old girl. The girl had consumed an adult medication that can be toxic to kids. Medical staff at the Iliuliuk Family and....

Murkowski to Hold Subsistence Public Meetings in Alaska
Senator Will Carry the Subsistence Concerns of Alaska Natives and Rural Residents Back to Congress - Mar 27,2013 - Murkowski to Hold Subsistence Public Meetings in Alaska
Senator Will Carry the Subsistence Concerns of Alaska Natives and Rural Residents Back to Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Lisa Murkowski announced she is holding two public meetings in Alaska on the topic of subsistence. The sessions will provide a forum for Alaskans to be heard on this.....

Researchers studying cod through their grunts
Thursday, March 28, 2013, 00:10 (GMT + 9)
Researchers have determined how to use passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) to record spawning cod in the wild. It is the first time that this technology is being used for non-marine mammals and it will serve to better understand how cod use sound to communicate among themselves and with the environment. It is already known that even though cod of both sexes produce low frequency "grunts," only male Atlantic cod make them during spawning season.....

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