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#04-21-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

alaska.gov
Opinion: Why is the state adamantly pursuing the Susitna Dam?
Posted 04/21/2013
by Richard Leo - for the Cordova Times
The 2nd tallest of 80,000 dams in America—to be built across the Susitna River that drains the Alaska Range—has been proceeding swiftly toward construction for two years. And few people know much about it. It would be the most expensive state-funded project in Alaska history, estimated at $5.2 billion. Its capacity is for 600 megawatts of electricity; the Grand Coulee dam's capacity is 7,000 megawatts. Its winter water discharge would be 10 times greater than normal winter flows, impacting first-year..... http://www.thecordovatimes.com/article/1316why-is-the-state-adamantly-pursuing-the


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Officials project largest fall chinook salmon run in years
By Associated Press Published: Apr 20, 2013 at 12:11 PM PDT Last Updated: Apr 20, 2013 at 4:37 PM PDT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Fisheries officials are projecting the largest fall chinook salmon run since 2004 as part of the salmon seasons set for the Columbia River..... http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Largest-fall-chinook-salmon-run-in-years-expected-on-Columbia-River-203922151.html

Greens fight salmon decline
by Melissa Ligertwood - Story: 90740
Apr 20, 2013 / 11:04 am
The Green Party of BC is celebrating Earth Day 2013 by releasing its new fish farm policy aimed at reversing the decline in wild salmon populations. “Preserving wild salmon is crucial to the health of traditional fisheries, sport fishing, and eco-tourism industries,” leader Jane Sterk commented. “We are proud of our bold vision for BC’s.... http://www.castanet.net/news/BC-Election-2013/90740/Greens-fight-salmon-decline

More cod mislabelling uncovered
UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, April 19, 2013, 23:40 (GMT + 9)
An ADN test performed on several foods in Northern Ireland reveals that what is sold as cod is not always that fish. BBC Northern Ireland commissioned Belfast's Institute for Global Food Security to conduct DNA testing of 30 foods at random, including cod, from supermarkets, shops and butchers in Belfast and elsewhere in Northern Ireland and discovered some products have been mislabelled. The test at Queen's University, Belfast (QUB) was launched in March after the recent horsemeat fraud cases. While all of the beef and lamb samples were cleared of fraud, two out of 10..... http://fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?l=e&country=0&special=&monthyear=&day=&id=60280