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#05-26-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

Sources: Purse seine group won’t continue with MSC Alaska salmon program in 2014
MSC ecolabel
MSC ecolabel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
May 24, 2013, 3:43 pm
Several sources in Seattle are saying the Purse Seine Vessel Owners Association is planning to drop its role as the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) client for Alaska salmon certification for 2014, which would be effective with the end of the 2013 salmon season by October of this year, reports John Sackton, publisher of
............. The Alaskan state government had asked the PSVOA not to renew its MSC client contract for 2014, saying that, to do so, undermined the entire industry’s collective marketing efforts. PSVOA appears to have now agreed......

Protest seeks to stop Monsanto, GMOs
Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2013 12:00 am
FAIRBANKS — More than one hundred people turned out for an impassioned protest in Fairbanks on Saturday against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified plants it’s produced. The event was held at Veterans Memorial Park as the local demonstration for the worldwide “March Against Monsanto” protest. National organizers said more than two million people marched in protests held in more than 50......
Thelma C prepared for new home on Kodiak waterfront
Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2013 12:48 pm
Nicole Klauss / Kodiak Daily Mirror
KODIAK, Alaska— After more than a year of restoration, the Kodiak Maritime Museum's Thelma C is ready for its new home on the Kodiak waterfront. On Saturday, volunteers finished cleaning the Thelma C restoration site at Kodiak College, preparing the wooden fishing boat for storage until construction is finished on a permanent display stand downtown. "We're buttoning her up," said Kodiak Maritime Museum executive director Toby Sullivan. "We're.....
Alaska recreational boating deaths increase in 2012
English: Kodiak, Alaska – U.S. Coast Gua...
U.S. C.G. Crewmember James Longsdorf peers out of the left-side door of an HH-65A Dolphin helicopter during a fisheries law enforcement patrol near Kodiak Island, Alaska. Wikipedia)
By SCOTT BOWLEN  Ketchikan Daily News
May 25, 2013 - 11:32 am EDT
KETCHIKAN, Alaska — Recreational boating accidents claimed 22 lives in Alaska during 2012, resulting in the Last Frontier having the highest fatality rate in the United States. Alaska's fatality rate of 43.9 deaths per 100,000 registered recreational boats compares to the overall national rate of 5.4 last year, according to U.S. Coast Guard statistics published Monday. The states with the next highest fatality rates were Hawaii (35.5), Montana (18.3) and Washington (13.0) Alaska's 22 deaths in the 23 recreational boating accidents recorded by the Coast Guard in 2012 were a marked increase from recent years. "We've been hovering around 12-14 fatalities (per year) for the last....

Reno, NV: E&E Foods to Hold Job Fair, 20 Positions Available
English: "Biggest Little City in the World" arch on Virginia Street in Downtown Reno, Nevada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Posted: May 15, 2013 12:16 PM ADT
Updated: May 24, 2013 12:59 PM ADT
Courtesy: E&E Foods
E&E Foods is looking for seasonal employees to work up in Alaska as seafood processors. They'll be hosting a job fair in Fernley Friday at 10am at Fernley City Hall at 595 Silver Lace Boulevard. They're looking to fill 20 seasonal positions. Arrive early to check in. Once the orientation begins the doors close. Be sure to have the full late morning and early afternoon open so you're certain for an in-person interview......

Call her Fish, a young wizard with an ulu
Laureli Kinneen
May 25, 2013
NOME -- My cousin called me Fish.
“Hey Fish,” he’d say, smiling real big. I was proud of that nickname. Some cousins inched into the water. I dove right into the river and every cell in my body screeched from the shock. I felt tough. I swam in the slough side of the island for hours and got out if it felt like my stomach walls were touching and empty. Mom and Aunties had pots of uuraq at the fire and we’d grab a bowl and eat the warming stew of humpies, potatoes and onions. We’d laugh at each other’s salmon legs — the red splotches that appeared when the skin on our legs tingled from the heat of the fire and the remaining chill from the river.....

Let science and process lead: EPA's Bristol Bay actions are flawed
Seal of Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska
Seal of Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2013 12:00 am
John Shively
Community perspective
For five years, I have had one basic message for Alaskans about Pebble — please support our right to due process as the basis for evaluating the merits and the risks of developing a mine at the Pebble deposit.....

Stormy Lake closed to watercraft, aircraft due to elodea
Posted: May 23, 2013 - 9:00pm
Clarion staff report
The Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation has closed Stormy Lake to watercraft and aircraft for the summer season while government officials assess and seek to....

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