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#07-30-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

11:26 AM MON JULY 29, 2013
Togiak Seafoods is Looking for Fishermen to Catch Silvers in the Nushagak District
A seafood processor based in Togiak is hoping to come into the Nushagak District later this week to buy coho salmon. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.....
Togiak, AK - KDLG
Tustumena Out 'Indefinitely' Says Ferry Spokesman
Jul 29, 2013
Jay Barrett/KMXT
Poor workmanship and subpar materials being used in the repair of the Alaska State Ferry Tustumena have once again delayed its return to service. At this point, according to Marine Highway spokesman Jeremy Woodrow, there’s no telling how long this latest delay will keep the Tusty from going back in the water: “Right now we don’t have a timeline for exactly how long it will take them to do those.....

Marketing alliance will promote wild Alaska cod

Posted 07/29/2013
by - Margaret Bauman
Alaskan Leader Fisheries and Copper River Seafoods have formed a marketing alliance that will promote hook-and-line caught Alaskan cod to retail and food service operators. "This partnership is a win for both companies," said Nick Delaney, managing director of Alaskan Leader Fisheries, as the partnership was announced July 29. The agreement gives Copper River Seafoods access to high quality wild caught cod, while......

11:36 AM MON JULY 29, 2013
Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for July 27 and 28
The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for July 27th and 28th includes several stories that were not included in the Fisheries Report aired on Friday.....

My Turn: Seeking consensus on salmon management policies
Posted: July 29, 2013 - 10:33pm  |  Updated: July 30, 2013 - 12:00am
It is part of what makes our state and community distinctive: Alaska’s wild salmon runs. They differentiate us from almost all other coastal regions in the world. Fishing is part of our heritage, whether sport, commercial, subsistence or personal use. The key to sustainability with any natural resource is regulatory stability in terms of business planning and long-term investment. This is a significant problem in Cook Inlet, particularly in the Kenai River, due to salmon....

Alaska Salmon Streams open for Coal Mining in Upper Cook
7 hours 10 minutes ago
Governor Parnell and the Alaska Department of Natural Resource rejected a petition on Friday filed by local citizens seeking to protect wild Alaska salmon streams from coal strip mining in Upper Cook Inlet. Mr Judy Heilman, Chuitna Citizens Coalition President, said that “This is a horrible precedent for Alaska wild salmon and the countless families they support. PacRim Coal’s mining plans would remove miles and miles of wild Alaska salmon streams to....

Tug goes aground 60 miles southeast of Cordova
The Associated Press
VALDEZ, Alaska — Salvage plans are being prepared for a 77-foot integrated tug and barge that went aground this week 60 miles southeast of Cordova.....

Rain Would Help Salmon Get Upstream
Jul 29, 2013
Jay Barrett/KMXT
A couple of weeks ago the pink salmon run started showing its numerical superiority around Kodiak Island and surpassed the sockeye salmon catch. And over the weekend, pinks more than doubled reds in number harvested. The humpy catch on Sunday alone was 723,621, bringing the season total to 4.1-million. Kodiak commercial fisheries management biologist James Jackson said pinks are...

July 29, 2013
Your Guide to Tasting the Many Species of Pacific Salmon
Salmon are one of nature’s miracles, a resource of protein and nitrogen that feeds entire ecosystems, both marine and terrestrial. Far inland, within river basins of the Pacific Northwest, their biomass nourishes the soil, while at sea, nearly every level of predator–from rockfish to halibut to seal to orca–relies at least partially on this abundant source of food. Salmon are also one of the most revered guests in any kitchen. Their bright red meat is so distinct and so delicious that it hardly qualifies merely as seafood but, rather, occupies a princely culinary category of its own. But.......

ISA cases reported at two aquaculture sites
Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 05:00 (GMT + 9)
In two aquaculture centres of Newfoundland and Labrador province new cases of infectious salmon anaemia (ISA) have been found, generating serious concern to the important salmon industry of the area. The two affected sites are the centre that Cooke Aquaculture operates in Manuel’s Arm and the farm Gray Aquaculture at Pass My Can Island, with two and twenty-one infected cages respectively, reported VOCM.....

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