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#07-23-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

Teen on four-wheeler hits setnet cable, dies
From the Alaska State Troopers:
Location: Clam Gulch
Type: Fatality
On 7/20/13 at about 1242 hours, troopers responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision on Clam Gulch Beach in Clam Gulch. Central..... http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-07-20/salmon-frenzy-mission-delivers-refreshments-in-good-faith

House GOP lawmaker presses Obama administration for ocean plan docs
By Zack Colman - 07/19/13 10:51 AM ET
House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) wants the Obama administration to explain the workings of an interagency group charged with implementing a national ocean policy. Hastings sent letters to five agencies requesting documents and correspondence on the National Ocean Council, which President Obama created through a July 2010 executive order. The National Ocean Council was created in the wake of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The plan it released in April lays out policy objectives affecting..... http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/312235-house-gop-lawmaker-presses-obama-administration-for-ocean-plan-docs

Dipnetting goes 24/7
Posted: July 22, 2013 - 9:27pm
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Monday announced the extension of Kenai River personal-use dipnet fishing to 24 hours per day through the end of the month. The department is allowed by state law to extend fishing hours when the Kenai River late-run...... http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-07-22/dipnetting-goes-247
  • Salmon Frenzy mission delivers refreshments in good faith Providing comfort on the beach July 20, 2013 - 8:38pm  |  Updated: July 22, 2013 - 10:08am By GREG SKINNERPeninsula Clarion - One way to quantify the hoards of dipnetters working the beach is the number of hotdogs given out by a group of volunteers working the local salmon mission. “We’re way over this year,” said Brenda Crim, creator and organizer of Salmon Frenzy, a dipnett beach mission run through Alaska Missions and Retreats. Saturday, Crim, of Anchorage, said her group is.... http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-07-20/salmon-frenzy-mission-delivers-refreshments-in-good-faith
Wal-Mart responds to Alaska salmon ‘not being good enough’
July 22, 2013 by Laine Welch
Hello Laine,
I read your article in Anchorage Daily News with interest and wanted to take the opportunity to respond. We’ve proudly sourced salmon from the state of Alaska for many years.  We want to continue to source quality seafood from Alaska for years to come while....... http://www.alaskafishradio.com/wal-mart-responds-to-alaska-salmon-not-being-good-enough/



What Is Your Favorite Meal? A Reflection on Flavor, Salmon, and a Way of Life
Posted: 07/22/2013 10:43 am
............ Now, in the professional kitchen, I find myself in a position to make large decisions about food purchasing. About flavor. About memories. With the flavor of fresh salmon always on my mind, I try to be diligent. I want to pass along the flavor, the experience, of my favorite meal. Our menu at Beacon Hill Bistro represents a rapidly changing seasonal New England landscape. Our produce is delivered by farmers, personally, freshly harvested. Our meat is often delivered on the shoulder of the man, or woman, who drove it to slaughter. Much of our seafood comes from within a few miles of our own shores in Boston -- in tubs, carried by a fisherman with salt still in his hair. But each summer, our salmon arrives fresh from Bristol Bay...... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joshua-lewin/what-is-your-favorite-mea_b_3618779.html

Pebble Mine On The Rocks
Jul 23 2013, 07:01
Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.
The Pebble Mine, a massive copper-gold-molybdenum-silver deposit in Southwest Alaska, might never give up any of its treasure. Joint owners Northern Dynasty Minerals (NAK) and Anglo American (AAUKY.PK), collectively known as Pebble Limited Partners, are under siege by a variety of opponents against the project. Environmental concerns over Iliamna Lake and the Bristol Bay watershed, which supports some 80 million sockeye salmon, has received national and even international attention. Nine Alaskan tribes, citing section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act, petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to pre-empt the Pebble Mine by prohibiting or restricting mining in the Bristol Bay......... http://seekingalpha.com/article/1563022-pebble-mine-on-the-rocks

5:54 PM MON JULY 22, 2013
This Years Early Sockeye Run to Bristol Bay First Showed Up in the Port Moller Test Fishery
By MIKE MASON
This year’s Port Moller Test Fishery successfully predicted this year’s early run of sockeye to Bristol Bay according to some post season analysis that was released last week. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.... http://www.kdlg.org/post/years-early-sockeye-run-bristol-bay-first-showed-port-moller-test-fishery

2:26 PM MON JULY 22, 2013
Lightering of the Lone Star Could Begin Later This Week
By MIKE MASON
The sunken fishing tender Lone Star that’s sitting in the mouth of the Igushik River is still leaking fuel. The effort to pump off the remaining fuel is scheduled to get started later this week. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details....... http://kdlg.org/post/lightering-lone-star-could-begin-later-week

Fairbanks family injured in Valdez boat fire
Posted: Monday, July 22, 2013 7:42 pm | Updated: 11:30 pm, Mon Jul 22, 2013.
Associated Press
VALDEZ, Alaska — The Coast Guard says five members of a Fairbanks family were injured when their boat exploded in flames at a fuel dock in Valdez's small boat harbor. Lt. Allie Ferko said two adults and three children were aboard the 28-foot pleasure boat Falcon when it caught fire Monday at the Crowley fuel dock..... http://www.newsminer.com/news/local_news/fairbanks-family-injured-in-valdez-boat-fire/article_f8fb2ef2-f349-11e2-afd4-001a4bcf6878.html
Hand made Alaska high def cam sled shows sea floor in real time
July 22, 2013 by Laine Welch
Fish Radio
July 22, 2013
This is Fish Radio. I’m Stephanie Mangini. Viewing the sea floor in High Def.
It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but for Fish and Game’s Gregg Rosenkranz and Rick Shepherd , the  millions of images from their handmade HD underwater research camera has proven to be much more than that.... http://www.alaskafishradio.com/hand-made-alaska-high-def-cam-sled-shows-sea-floor-in-real-time/

US Navy, Coast Guard Prep for Ice-Free Arctic
JUL 22, 2013 11:46 AM ET // BY KIERAN MULVANEY
The question of the Arctic Ocean becoming seasonally ice-free as a result of climate change is no longer one of “if” but “when.” And while environmentalists and scientists may bemoan the consequences for polar bears, ringed seals or weather patterns, many governments see opportunity. One opportunity is shortened transit times for cargo vessels, particularly from Atlantic to Pacific (and vice versa) via the Northern Sea Route across the top of Russia, and to a lesser extent via the..... http://news.discovery.com/earth/oceans/us-navy-coast-guard-prepare-for-ice-free-arctic-130722.htm

Analysis: Pew again misrepresents state of cod
Addressing the New England cod fishery in an online National Geographic op-ed ("The Bottom Line: For New England's Fishing Fleet it's Déjà vu All Over Again," 6/11), Lee Crockett and Peter Baker, of the Pew Charitable Trusts, make several misstatements of fact and overstate the challenges facing the resource. Assessments of cod stocks in New England have clearly been low. But writing that, "cod stocks are at the lowest level ever recorded," and that fishing grounds are "in even worse shape than they were two decades.... http://www.nationalfisherman.com/news-events/top-news/1917-analysis-pew-again-misrepresents-state-of-cod

New algae oil technology to be commercialized
UNITED STATES
Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 23:00 (GMT + 9)
Sapphire Energy, Inc., one of the world leaders in algae-based green crude oil production, and the technology company The Linde Group will expand their partnership to commercialize a new industrial scale conversion technology needed to upgrade algae biomass into crude oil. Together, the companies will refine the hydrothermal treatment process developed and operated today by Sapphire Energy at pilot-scale. In addition, they will jointly license and market the technology into an expanded..... http://fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?l=e&country=0&special=&monthyear=&day=&id=62400