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#10-02-2013 - ComFish News Roundup (#NPFMC Streaming Live - Link)

 Anchorage: NPFMC Streaming Live Oct 2-8, 2013
American Seafoods sells East Coast plant
High Liner Foods, a publicly traded Canadian company, today announced it has acquired American Pride Seafoods, a unit of Seattle-based American Seafoods Group, in a $50 million deal....

3:55 PM TUE OCTOBER 1, 2013
A Large Increase in Assets for BBEDC
2012 was good year for the community development quota organization for the Bristol Bay region according to the just released annual report. KDLG’s Mike Mason looked it over for this story....

Alaskan seafood products recalled
By LISA ABRAHAM Published: October 1, 2013
Big Blue Fisheries is recalling two years worth of smoked products sold in vacuum packages because they may not have been properly cooked and have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. Because the products may not have been fully....

Alaska Seafood Hosts Instagram Contest for National Seafood Month
Best photo wins a winter's supply of Alaska seafood and a GoPro camera.
Juneau, Alaska (PRWEB) October 01, 2013
October is National Seafood Month, which means there’s no better time to enjoy the abundance of sustainable seafood from Alaskan waters. This year, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is celebrating with the inaugural “Show Us Your Alaska Seafood” Instagram photo contest. Seafood lovers...

OCTOBER 02, 2013
Pollock, salmon and global warming: The tricky questions of sustainability
By Daniel Jack Chasan
The giant walleye pollock fishery is a huge success. But keeping it sustainable could become more complicated.
Editor's note: Seattle's $5 billion commercial fishing industry has defined and sustained this city from its founding. Earlier this week, writer Daniel Jack Chasan looked at the local fleet's key role in the world's largest single fishery, the walleye pollock off Alaska's coast and in the eastern Bering Sea. Today, he concludes the examination of the pollock's sustainability and we wrap up our Thanks for All the Fish series.....

Alaska's Zombie Gold Mine to Nowhere
By James Greiff Oct 1, 2013 7:13 AM GMT-0800
What happens when the main financial backer pulls out of a project? The answer is usually clear: The deal fails, which is what the foes of a gigantic gold and copper mine in Alaska are counting on. But in this case the mine has only been dealt a setback and is far from dead. That about sums up the state of play after last month's announcement by Anglo American Plc that it would pull out of a partnership that planned to build what's known as Pebble Mine, proposed for the Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska. If the mine were developed, it would....

Crowley Establishes SE Alaska Management Team Following Anderes Oil and Taku Oil Sales Acquisitions
October 01, 2013
(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska -  Crowley’s petroleum distribution group in Alaska has appointed Tom “TC” Craig as general manager, Southeast Alaska, and charged him with leadership of a new business group created by the recent acquisitions of local fuel distributors Anderes Oil in Ketchikan and Taku Oil Sales in Juneau.  The company has also named Jim Fowler as sales manager, Southeast Alaska, and Tom Erickson as operations manager, Southeast Alaska.  Both Fowler and Erickson will report to Craig and all three will be based in Ketchikan.....

It's here - the future of commercial fishing
By Christopher Adams
4:30 PM Tuesday Oct 1, 2013
New trawling technology - billed as "the future of sustainable fishing" - has been unveiled to the New Zealand seafood industry at its annual conference in Auckland this afternoon. The system, which has been in development in this country for almost 10 years, uses a large, flexible PVC tube instead of a traditional mesh trawling net. New Zealand fishing companies Aotearoa Fisheries, Sanford and Sealord are investing $26 million into the commercialisation phase of the technology, called Precision Seafood Harvesting. The Government is matching industry investment and scientists from....