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#08-06-2013 - ComFish News Roundup #AGeniusProject

Report: The salmon run is so strong in SE Alaska that all the processors are loaded to capacity. Many fishermen in SE Alaska sit idle with loaded boats even as the fishery remains open today. Thank god for big boats and reliable RSW. Dang.... HG

National Fisherman Editor: Extended family: Genius
Thursday, 01 August 2013
Jason Crosby had me at Milkbone. I was perusing his many videos of commercial fishing in Alaska and on the West Coast (get a taste at, when I ran across a Sitka sac roe short set to arguably the biggest single from an Atlanta band named Follow For Now, a group I did indeed follow as an Atlanta teenager in the 1990s. I am more intrigued by Jason's project of rebuilding a 93-year-old wooden seiner with every new thing I learn about it. Not only did he start fishing on the boat when....
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Salmonstock begins to mature
Posted: August 3, 2013 - 9:20pm  |  Updated: August 5, 2013 - 10:44am
Peninsula Clarion
The fight against the Pebble Partnership and its plans to mine precious metals around and under the salmon rivers above Bristol Bay included Hula Hoops, all-night jam sessions and ironically named treats – all centered on the fairgrounds at Ninilchik. The third annual Salmonstock kicked off a three-days of music Friday at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds with a mixture of...
Togiak Sockeye Fishing Slows, Nushagak Coho "Pretty Decent"
7:05 PM MON AUGUST 5, 2013
Escapement of coho in the Nushagak River ahead of the curve after a strong push over the weekend, but fishing will close Tuesday at 9am. Several drift and setnet fishermen in the Nushagak District delivered coho through the weekend, thanks to a late-season market with Togiak Seafoods. Coho escapement....

Wal-Mart Ketchikan -
Ketchikan Daily op-ed: It’s only sensible
Alaskans were miffed when Wal-Mart recently announced a decision not to purchase salmon unless its source was certified by the Marine Stewardship Council to be sustainable. Sounds like a great idea, except that some Alaska seafood processors aren’t affiliated with the Marine Stewardship Council anymore for a variety of reasons, including the council’s “inability to maintain a consistent standard definition of sustainable management,” according to....

Murkowski’s Sitka layover: Upbeat on hydro bills, saddened by Leone case
by Robert Woolsey, KCAW
August 5, 2013 6:00 pm
Senator Lisa Murkowski paid an unexpected visit to Sitka this morning, along with a plane full of other Juneau-bound passengers who were unable to land in the state’s foggy capital city. KCAW caught up with Alaska’s senior senator at the ferry terminal, where she was standing in line to buy a ticket on the Fairweather for the run to Juneau.....

Gigantic Asian shrimp invades Louisiana and threatens local population
Tuesday, August 06, 2013, 04:00 (GMT + 9)
The massive Asian shrimp, also known as giant tiger prawn or black tiger shrimp due to the stripes on its shell, seems to have settled in Louisiana waters with the prospect of becoming a self-sustaining breeding population within the following ten years, a recent study shows. The shrimp Penaeus monodon is indigenous to the coasts of Australia, South East Asia, South Asia and East Africa and has permanent populations in the Dominican....

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