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#08-10-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

9:06 AM FRI AUGUST 9, 2013
Government Considers Protecting Iliamna Harbor Seals Under Endangered Species Act
By BEN MATHESON
Mysterious harbor seals are the latest point of contention in the Pebble mine debate as the government considers the possibility of listing Iliamna Lake Harbor Seals on the Endangered Species list. This comes after an environmental group put forth a petition urging the listing. They cite threats from ocean acidification, climate change, and the proposed Pebble Mine.  KDLG’s Ben Matheson has more on the freshwater seals at the center of the debate..... http://kdlg.org/post/government-considers-protecting-iliamna-harbor-seals-under-endangered-species-act

Fuzzy fish math: Kenai River may hit its king salmon goal, but doubters remain
Sean Doogan
August 8, 2013
A quick math quiz: When does 17,800 equal 15,000? Before your eyes glaze over like a middle-schooler stuck in geometry class on a sunny day, the answer: When you’re talking about late-run king salmon numbers on Alaska’s most popular sportfishing river, the Kenai. Hang on for an explanation. But first, the semi-good news. The Kenai River -- a ribbon of turquoise water 180 miles southwest of Anchorage, was once home to a yearly infusion of Alaska’s biggest salmon. In good years, as many as 60,000 kings returned to its waters in....... http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130808/fuzzy-fish-math-kenai-river-may-hit-its-king-salmon-goal-doubters-remain


City of Kenai Advocating Alaskan Salmon to Wal-Mart
Posted: August 9, 2013 at 6:00 am
The Kenai City Council is joining with the Parnell administration to continue to advocate that Wal-Mart sell Alaskan salmon within their stores. We spoke to Kenai Mayor Pat Porter following.... http://radiokenai.net/city-of-kenai-advocating-alaskan-salmon-to-wal-mart/

KRSA Outlines Fish Proposals
Posted: August 9, 2013 at 3:55 pm
We’re continuing to examine the 200+ pages of proposals submitted to the Board of Fisheries for changes to Upper Cook Inlet fisheries management. The Board will meet January 31 – February 13 at..... http://radiokenai.net/krsa-outlines-fish-proposals/

2:04 PM FRI AUGUST 9, 2013
The Recovery Plan for the Sunken Fishing Tender Lone Star Includes Towing the Vessel to Dutch Harbor
By MIKE MASON
The large fishing tender that sank in late June in the mouth of a major sockeye producing river in Bristol Bay is still leaking fuel as responders attempt to get the last of the fuel off the vessel. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details..... http://kdlg.org/post/recovery-plan-sunken-fishing-tender-lone-star-includes-towing-vessel-dutch-harbor

Southeast Divers Must Travel Far For Emergency Care
alaskapublic.org

By Lisa Phu, KTOO - Juneau | August 9, 2013 - 10:25 am
Scuba diving emergencies can no longer be treated at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau. After more than 30 years, the facility discontinued its hyperbaric chamber program and recently removed the 13-foot chamber..........
.............Currently, there are seven NOAA divers in Juneau. State of Alaska agencies have about 30 divers in southeast. According to the state’s Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission website, there are over 430 active permits for Southeast dive fisheries. And there’s diving for recreation, commercial work, and search and rescue.... http://www.alaskapublic.org/2013/08/09/southeast-divers-must-travel-far-for-emergency-care/

11:29 AM FRI AUGUST 9, 2013
Prices for Wild Caught and Farmed Fish Continue to Diverge
By MIKE MASON
Recently released data from the U-N indicates that the prices paid for wild-caught and farmed fish continue to diverge from each other. The Food and Agricultural Organization, which is part of the U-N, reports that the price index for wild fish nearly doubled between 1990 and last year. During the same time-frame the price index for farmed fish increased by one fifth. There are a number...... http://kdlg.org/post/prices-wild-caught-and-farmed-fish-continue-diverge













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