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#03-28-2013 - ComFish News Roundup (h/t Jason Crosby - making it real in 2007)

Herring opens: Seiners start in on 11,549 tons
by Ed Ronco, KCAW
March 27, 2013 2:04 pm
This story was last updated at 6:29 p.m.
Some 48 seiners went fishing for herring this afternoon in the waters off Sitka. The first opening of Sitka’s lucrative and fast-paced commercial herring fishery began at 3 p.m. and ended at 6:05 p.m. The fishing appeared to be slow-going in the first opener. After nearly two hours of....

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Begich: Shipping riskier than drilling in Arctic
Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 2:48 pm | Updated: 4:53 pm, Wed Mar 27, 2013.
Associated Press | 1 comment
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - More than 250 vessels operated last year in the Arctic Ocean and made 480 transits through the Bering Strait, and the increasing traffic poses more of a threat than Arctic offshore drilling, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich said Wednesday.....

Senate Field Hearing in Anchorage-27 March 2013-088
Senate Field Hearing in Anchorage-27 March 2013
Alaska Senator Mark Begich listens to Coast Guard Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, commander, Coast Guard 17th District, at a senate field hearing held in Anchorage, Alaska, March 27, 2013. Ostebo delivered a statement to the senator and answered questions about concerns with increased Arctic maritime activity. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley.

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Shell Oil Axes Exec For Alaska Drilling Fiasco. Will More Heads Roll?
David Lawrence, the executive vice president directly responsible for Alaskan operations has left the company. A Shell spokesman says that “Mr. Lawrence’s departure from Shell is by mutual consent.” Lawrence had been with Shell since 1984. His departure was first reported on the site started by longtime Shell gadfly Alfred Donovan. A year ago Lawrence had said that Shell’s planned Arctic drilling “is relatively easy.” So it’s fitting that he was made to answer for the disastrous Alaskan campaign which was marred by a host of delays, accidents and mishaps. The misadventure resulted in a couple of wells....

Bay Weld celebrates 100th boat
Local boat manufacturer reaches milestone
By Naomi Klouda
Homer Tribune
Bay Welding Services, Inc. passed a landmark this month in the completion of its 100th steel-fabricated boat. This boat is the biggest yet, and the fifth one for the Alaska State Troopers.
The local boat manufacturing business is celebrating its milestone of building boats designed for Alaska’s toughest seas from noon-3 p.m. April 6 at Bay Welding, located at 3301 E. End Road in Homer, where the trooper boat will be unveiled. The 100th boat has a 42-foot long hull, 14-foot beam width that operates on 900 horse power triple outboard engines. It will be christened as the M/V Churchill, named in honor of Trooper Sgt. David C. Churchill who suffered a heart attack and died while hiking up a mountain to.....   Direct tube >

Cul-de-sac eyed for roadside fishermen
Posted: March 27, 2013 - 8:21pm  |  Updated: March 28, 2013 - 12:11am
As development continues to crowd the Gastineau Channel waterfront, Juneau’s Fisheries Development Committee is asking the city to set aside space for public roadside fishing opportunities. The committee presented recommendations to the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Lands Committee on March 11. Input from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Sport Fish Division came by way of.....

You Are What You Eat also applies to wild/farmed salmon
March 27, 2013 by admin
Fish Radio
March 28, 2013
It turns out that the old adage you are what you eat also applies to fish. Scientists at the European Society of Cardiology revealed that the health benefits of eating fish high in omega 3 fatty acids depend on what those fish are fed. And adding vegetable oil to the feed, which is routinely done with farmed fish, appears to negate the powerful heart disease fighting effects. In the Norwegian study, test subjects ate salmon fed with pellets made from fish oil, vegetable oil or a combination of the two. After six weeks blood tests showed levels of....

Exclusive: Wal-Mart may get customers to deliver packages to online buyers
By Alistair Barr and Jessica Wohl
SAN FRANCISCO | Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:01am EDT
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is considering a radical plan to have store customers deliver packages to online buyers, a new twist on speedier delivery services that the company hopes will enable it to better compete with Inc. Tapping customers to deliver goods would put the world's largest retailer....

Walmart now importing South African hake fillets
Thursday, March 28, 2013, 03:10 (GMT + 9)
Walmart stores in the US have begun importing South African natural, wild caught, sustainably sourced fish fillets, supplied by Lonrho's Oceanfresh Seafoods, a local purveyor of fresh and frozen seafood. In this way, the African firm has gained access to the international market and is now selling its products in Sam's Club stores in the US. "The company is delighted to have started supplying Sam's Club in the US with..........

H-E-B and others won't sell modified salmon
By Carolyn Lochhead, San Francisco Chronicle
Updated 8:50 pm, Wednesday, March 27, 2013
WASHINGTON — Several U.S. grocery chains have agreed not to sell a genetically engineered salmon that is nearing approval from the Food and Drug Administration after 17 years of development, according to a group of environmental and consumer groups. Locally based H-E-B also committed itself to keeping the genetically modified seafood out of its 340-plus stores in Texas and northern Mexico.
Retailers that have agreed not to sell the fish include.......

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