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#05-06-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

Pebble Mine fears shadow Alaska land plan for Bristol Bay area
Bristol Bay (near Ugashik Bay), Alaska
Bristol Bay (near Ugashik Bay), Alaska (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Carey Restino | Bristol Bay Times
May 5, 2013
Ever since the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) updated its Bristol Bay Area Plan for land use management in 2005, there has been debate about what should and should not be considered the best use of the land. And as the proposed Pebble Mine became clearer in scope, some Bristol Bay residents became more and more concerned about what the plan's revisions were designed to accomplish. In 2009, several tribes and entities in the region filed suit against the 2005 plan, which covers some 12.6 million acres of above-ground and 6 million acres of submerged and tideland in the region. An agreement reached with the...

Official photographic portrait of US President...
Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Final draft of ocean plan out, management details unclear
Posted: May 5, 2013 - 7:45pm
By Molly Dischner
Morris News Service - AlaskaAlaska Journal of Commerce
A new ocean management plan is in the works, but the exact implications for Alaska’s oceans are still unknown. President Barack Obama’s final National Oceans Policy was released April 16. With more coastline than any other state, and an economy dependent on several ocean-based activities including fishing, oil and gas development and transportation, Alaska’s stake in an ocean management scheme is immense.....

MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013
'From boat to throat'
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has an interesting analysis on its website looking at the "salmon value chain."...       Click image to read report.

California Man Dead Near Trident Cannery in Akutan
By Neil Torquiano
Channel 2 News
12:53 p.m. AKDT, May 5, 2013
A California man was pronounced dead Saturday morning near the Trident cannery in Akutan, according to Alaska State Troopers.....,0,4711493.story

All users benefit from healthy salmon returns
Posted: May 5, 2013 - 3:49pm
By Todd Smith
Recently, the executive director of Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA), a 501c3 nonprofit organization “dedicated to ensuring the sustainability of the world’s premier sportsfishing river” wrote an editorial in which he appropriately gave his organization credit for leading the successful charge to block the legislative confirmation of Vince Webster to the Alaska Board of Fisheries. In a swift and....

Pickenpack Fully Cooked Range is Now Available
FRANCE, 5/3/2013
Seafood processor Pickenpack has introduced its Fully Cooked range, a technology that improves quality and cost efficiency. Pickenpack's expertise in the cooking stage during production brings great taste and textures to the seafood product while offering a mandatory and maximal bacteriological security. Pickenpack's technology process implies to cook the fish protein directly on the production line. This enables the final product to be used in 'JIT' organization and chilled process, avoiding the additional cost and time usually dedicated to thawing the product.....