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#08-28-2013 - ComFish News Roundup


New ASMI International Program Director Promoted from Within
Aug 27, 2013
Jay Barrett/KMXT
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has a new director for its international marketing efforts. Alexa Tonkovich, who has worked the past four years as ASMI’s Asia and Emerging Markets manager, was named to the post Monday morning, and took over the.... http://www.kmxt.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4990

Whale Tangled in Gillnet Heads North
alaskapublic.org
By Joe Viechnicki, KFSK - Petersburg | August 27, 2013 - 5:17 pm
Volunteers from Petersburg were not able to free a humpback whale tangled up in a gillnet near Petersburg on Friday and Saturday...... http://www.alaskapublic.org/2013/08/27/whale-tangled-in-gillnet-heads-north/

Begich Says Monitoring Will Cut Bycatch
Posted: August 27, 2013 at 7:30 am
Representative Kurt Olson says there’s a problem in the federal waters… http://radiokenai.net/begich-says-monitoring-will-cut-bycatch/

Resolve Marine Group in Alaska acquisition
AUGUST 28, 2013 — With vessel traffic growing in the environmentally-sensitive Aleutian Chain, Resolve Marine Group reports that is to acquire Magone Marine Services of Western Alaska. The newly-formed business will be named Resolve-Magone Marine Services (Alaska)..... http://marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4569:resolve-marine-group-in-alaska-acquisition&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=195

5:24 PM TUE AUGUST 27, 2013
EPA Mum On Timeframe for Final Watershed Assessment
By DAVE BENDINGER
The EPA said they're processing all of the new comments received over the spring and summer, and still intend another round of peer review...... http://kdlg.org/post/epa-mum-timeframe-final-watershed-assessment



TWIC Office Finds a Permanent Home
Port in Georgia
By Audrey Carlsen
Tuesday, August 27 2013
The City of Unalaska is handing over operation of its local TWIC office to an outside contractor. "TWIC" stands for "Transportation Worker Identification Credential" -- a qualification that the Transportation Security Administration requires for all employees working in secure maritime facilities..... http://kucb.org/news/article/twic-office-finds-a-permanent-home/

Fitness Guru Says Farmed Fish Is Safer Than Wild Alaskan Salmon
Posted: August 27, 2013 at 12:05 pm
Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) may be targeting media giant People Magazine with an angry letter.
Recently People Magazine made claims that farmed fish is “a better choice” than wild caught Alaskan fish.... http://radiokenai.net/fitness-guru-says-farmed-fish-is-safer-than-wild-alaskan-salmon/

Can Technology End Pirate Fishing?
BY EDITORIAL ON AUGUST 27, 2013
By Barton Seaver of the National Geographic Society
Last week, a 60-meter Japanese fishing vessel following the Benguela Current northward along the southwest coast of Africa entered Angolan waters, where it remained for some five days before returning to international waters to meet side-by-side with a Japanese reefer vessel. That activity is more than suspicious. Ships don’t just accidentally drift into the exclusive economic zones (EEZ) of other countries and stay there for the good part of a week. This was..... http://gcaptain.com/can-technology-end-pirate-fishing/



Opinion: Let's prioritize wild Alaska salmon
2013 is turning out to be a banner year for salmon in Southeast Alaska. This year’s staggering salmon returns are a reminder the Tongass is the country’s preeminent salmon forest. As Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell tours Southeast Alaska this week, I urge him to do all he can to ensure the nation’s largest national forest is managed with wild salmon as the highest priority..... http://www.nationalfisherman.com/news-events/top-news/2235-opinion-let-s-prioritize-wild-alaska-salmon


Salmon farmers aim to improve image; NFI Salmon Council plans ‘one voice’ marketing approach
August 27, 2013 by Laine Welch
This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch — Fish farmers aim to polish their image. I’ll tell you more after this.... http://www.alaskafishradio.com/salmon-farmers-aim-to-improve-image-nfi-salmon-council-plans-one-voice-marketing-approach/














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