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#07-20-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

11:27 AM FRI JULY 19, 2013
Fisheries Economist Gunnar Knapp on This Year's Price Increase in Bristol Bay
By MIKE MASON
The sockeye harvest this year in Bristol Bay came in short of the pre-season forecast and is low compared to the harvest’s recorded in recent years. However, the base price paid to fishermen jumped up by 50-cents. KDLG’s Mike Mason recently spoke with a leading fisheries economist in an effort to explain how the base price is set and why in increased this year..... http://kdlg.org/post/fisheries-economist-gunnar-knapp-years-price-increase-bristol-bay


Fed-bashing continues at Arctic-focused economic conference
Alex DeMarban
July 19, 2013
Elected officials from Alaska wondered this week at a cross-border conference if the U.S. might hand off resource management to the state, as Canada did ahead of a mining rush for diamonds, rare earth elements, and oil and gas in the Northwest Territories..... http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130719/fed-bashing-continues-arctic-focused-economic-conference

July 19, 2013
U.S. Senate measure includes $150M for fisheries
By Staff and News Services
Gloucester Daily Times
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has included $150 million for fisheries disasters in its fiscal 2014 budget proposal for the Department of Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies. The bill was cleared by the Appropriations panel headed by Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski, D-Maryland, and the Commerce/Justice/Science Subcommittee, according to the fishing industry online.... http://www.gloucestertimes.com/local/x2040129470/U-S-Senate-measure-includes-150M-for-fisheries

Health News
Forget crab fishermen, U.S. healthcare workers have most injuries
Published: July 19, 2013 at 7:02 PM
WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- Forget crab fishermen on the Bering Sea, U.S. healthcare workers suffer the most injuries on the job than any other occupation, a non-profit group says. A report by Public Citizen found nurses, nursing aides, orderlies and attendants suffer more musculoskeletal injuries than workers in any other.... http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2013/07/19/Forget-crab-fishermen-US-healthcare-workers-have-most-injuries/UPI-29521374274952/















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