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#06-06-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

June 5, 2013, 5:32 PM ET
U.S. Government Considers Fish Scale Rules Changes
Ben DiPietro
Wall Street Journal
Following allegations that a major U.S. seafood company underreported its catches of Alaskan pollock, the National Marine Fisheries Service is considering changes to clamp down on future abuses. At a meeting Wednesday of the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council in Juneau, Alaska, a discussion paper was presented for a proposal to allow the fisheries service to revise regulations for use of scales. The council is one of eight regional bodies created by NMFS to oversee the nation’s fisheries. The changes are being considered after (no paywall).....

Murkowski Speaks Out on Ex-Aide's Lobbying Job
Jay Barrett/KMXT
Last month we reported that Arne Fuglvog of Petersburg has turned lobbyist and launched the Washington State-based Coastal Resource Strategies just weeks after being released from federal prison last fall. He served five months after pleading guilty to illegally misreporting the catch of about $100,000 worth of sablefish. His former boss, Alaska senior Senator Lisa Murkowski, had been largely silent on Fuglvog’s new job, but did address the issue while on Kodiak Island last week. “We all know that Arne has gone through the legal process and...

NPFMC set to take final action on trawl fleet’s king salmon bycatch limit at its June meeting
Posted: June 5, 2013 - 11:03am
By Molly Dischner
Morris News Service - Alaska
As fisheries managers throughout Alaska prepare for low king salmon returns, federal regulators are considering new limits on king bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska.The North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s June agenda includes final action on a king salmon bycatch cap in the Gulf of Alaska non-pollock trawl fisheries, review of a plan to collect more...

University of Alaska Southeast Fisheries Technology 
University of Alaska Southeast
University of Alaska Southeast (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
program offered to students statewide
June 05, 2013
(SitNews) Sitka, Alaska - The fisheries industry employs more people than any other industry in the state, and the University of Alaska Southeast Fisheries Technology program is a good way for students from around the state to prepare for a job in this exciting career field. The UAS Fisheries Technology program offers students a choice between a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in fisheries technology, or a one-year Certificate of.....

Dallas: Copper River Salmon Dinner at Rathbun's Blue Plate Kitchen Tomorrow Night
By Lauren Drewes Daniels Wed., Jun. 5 2013 at 3:31 PM....

Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Story last updated at 6/5/2013 - 2:09 pm
Hydaburg mayor wins national award from U.S. Forest Service
Capital City Weekly
HYDABURG - Hydaburg mayor Tony Christianson, Saanhl_K_ingwaas, accepted a national award for resource stewardship from the U.S. Forest Service. In a Washington, D.C. ceremony on May 14, Christianson received the inaugural Rise to the Future Award for Tribal Accomplishment for achievements in his role as natural resources director of the Hydaburg Cooperative Association. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary Butch Blazer presented the award to Christianson in recognition of....

Lockheed Martin wraps up functional testing of next-gen GPS III satellite systems
By Donald Melanson posted Jun 5th, 2013 at 5:41 PM......