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#07-16-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

Freezer-Longliner Unloads Catch in Kodiak
Jul 15, 2013
Brianna Gibbs/KMXT
More often than not, Kodiak’s fishing industry separates the catching and the processing. Most of Kodiak’s fleet heads out to sea, collects the bounty, and delivers it either directly to canneries in town, or to tenders that bring it back en masse. But last week a different type of boat was in town, one that pairs the two and processes the fish it catches right at sea. The U.S. Intrepid is one of two catcher/processor vessels owned by Fishermen’s Finest, an independent American fishing company with offices in Seattle. The 185-foot vessel employs just over 40 crewmembers, who process fish right on board. Bob Hezel is the captain of the Intrepid....

3:12 PM MON JULY 15, 2013
Fish For Kids Brings Bristol Bay Salmon Into Local Schools
A flatbed truck stacked high with frozen Bristol Bay sockeye salmon filets left the Peter Pan processing plant Monday. Fisherman and Peter Pan Seafood donated 6 thousand pounds of local fish that will be enjoyed in school lunchrooms in Southwest Alaska in the coming months. KDLG’s Ben Matheson has the story.....

4:22 PM MON JULY 15, 2013
93-Thousand Sockeye Harvested Sunday in Bristol Bay
The sockeye harvest in Bristol Bay is still over a million fish short of the harvest anticipated in the pre-season forecast. Commercial fishermen in Bristol Bay hauled in another 93-thousand sockeye on Sunday. The largest catch was the 40-thousand fish taken in the Naknek-Kvichak District to push the season total to over 4.9-million sockeye. 21-thousand sockeye were...

Arctic region's economic output at $1 trillion and growing, but U.S. falling behind
Ben Anderson
July 15, 2013
At the beginning of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) conference in Anchorage this week, a group of panelists pointed out the potential of Arctic development to bolster the economic presence of a region already worth about $1 trillion in gross domestic product -- and the fact that the U.S. and Canada may already be falling behind when it comes to taking advantage of the Arctic's potential. PNWER is made up of the U.S. states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana and the Canadian regions of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon. Each year, they hold a summit in one of these locations, and this year, the duty has fallen to Alaska. For the rest of the week, attendees from....

Seward girls meets Obamas
Contest winner pleased with prize
Posted: July 15, 2013 - 7:31pm
Peninsula Clarion
Rowan Bean had an experience last month that few get to have. The nine-year-old from Seward got to meet America’s first lady. Rowan, accompanied by her parents, attended the 2013 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Kid’s State Dinner at the White House as Alaska’s winner of the challenges recipe contest. “It was pretty amazing,” Rowan said the evening after. “My favorite part was taking a picture with the first lady.” Rowan was selected for her Alaska Rockfish and spot prawn ceviche with mango. Ceviche is a dish.....

AK Senators round haul WalMart, Park Service for seafood snub
July 15, 2013 by Laine Welch
Following the lead of Wal-Mart,  the US National Park Service says it will not sell any Alaska seafood if it is not labeled as “sustainably managed” by certain Outside groups.
The Park Service announced last month that all food vendors at its parks and monuments, etc. can only serve seafood with an endorsement by two private enterprises:  the London-based Marine Stewardship Council or the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.....

July 15, 2013, 4:14 p.m. ET
An Issue of Taunting Mother Nature
Some inconvenient truths were not even once mentioned by Daniel McGroarty in his July 5 op-ed "A Potential Copper Bonanza Runs Afoul of the EPA." The widespread opposition to the proposed Pebble Creek Mine is based on the palpable folly of situating the largest open-pit mine in North America in the earthquake- and flood-prone, environmentally pristine Bristol Bay wilderness of Alaska; the largest....

Rancidity likely to explain link between fish oil and prostate cancer
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 00:50 (GMT + 9)
The opposing results on fish oil benefit research may arise out of a quality control issue – specifically randicity, according to Omega3 Innovations co-founders. The co-founders of this firm offering several varieties of Omega Cookies®, as well as Omega Cure® supplements -- Drs. Bo Martinsen and Anne-Marie Chalmers -- consider that several reasons explain why these conclusions couldn't be more far apart. A study conducted by Ohio State University researchers stated that men consuming.....

Water mold genome study likely to boost aquaculture industry
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 06:00 (GMT + 9)
Researchers from the Oregon State University (OSU) developed a study with the help of some of the technology from the Human Genome Project to more clearly single out the genes used by a specific water mold attacking fish and causing heavy losses to the aquaculture industry.....