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#08-17-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

Salmon notes
We're having a banner salmon season, led by a blockbuster catch of pink salmon. The statewide harvest now exceeds 211 million fish. Here's a chart showing the catch of each species and the preseason forecast.....

Searching for Sonar

Posted: August 15, 2013 - 8:31pm  |  Updated: August 16, 2013 - 8:10am
By Rashah McChesney
Peninsula Clarion
A stick figure — hastily drawn in blue dry-erase marker — strums a guitar along a riverbank while a large fork-tongued salmon swims upstream, the caption reads, “We are the sultans, we are the sultans of ping.” The play on the lyrics of an iconic Dire Straits song, it’s a rare sight on the walls of the small building that houses the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s sonar office where the touch of humor sticks out amid posters on boating safety, notes on sonar operation, hard drives.....

ADEC: Bacteria levels potentially higher than expected at Kenai River mouth
Posted: August 15, 2013 - 8:30pm  |  Updated: August 16, 2013 - 8:15am
By Dan Schwartz
Peninsula Clarion
Bacteria levels at the mouth of the Kenai River measured during the personal-use fishery may be higher than the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation had initially predicted, according to the department’s....

6:15 PM FRI AUGUST 16, 2013
MSC ecolabel
MSC ecolabel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Another Company Refuses to Stock Salmon from Alaska
U.S. Senator Mark Begich is objecting to a decision by a large food contractor to only serve seafood certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council. Alaska’s commercially caught salmon currently lack that certification. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story......

On the Beauty of ‘Inefficient’ Fisheries
by Marc Carrel
August 16, 2013
.............. In August, finally, everyone gets to take a breath. The season begins to wind down and slowly but surely we get to look forward to the rest of winter. But it’s unlikely that I would get to work this job if it wasn’t for the long and hard struggle of the small boat fishermen in Alaska for laws supporting our way of life. When commercial fishing first began in Alaska at the beginning of the twentieth century, the industry was almost entirely controlled by powerful corporations and syndicates based outside of Alaska, such as the Alaska Packers, a San Francisco based corporation that held 72% of the Alaska Salmon marked into the middle of the twentieth century.  The corporation owned all the boats and................

Kodiak: Cause Unknown in Fishmeal Hopper Fire
Aug 16, 2013
Brianna Gibbs/KMXT
Just before 1 p.m. today a fire broke out at the Kodiak Fishmeal Company down on Gibson Cove Road. Fire Chief Rome Kamai said the fire was in one of the hoppers at the plant. A hopper is a piece of equipment used in the processing of fishmeal.....

Salmon centres with sea lice reduced to 40
Friday, August 16, 2013, 23:50 (GMT + 9)
The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca) confirmed the existence of 40 farms of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) with a high spread of caligus (sea lice). Under the Specific Caligidosis Surveillance and Control Health Programme (PSVEC Caligidosis), these centres had an average weekly load that is greater than or equal.....

McDonald's Chicken McNuggets found to contain mysterious fibers, hair-like structures; Natural News Forensic Food Lab posts research photos, video
Friday, August 16, 2013
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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