Skip to main content

#10-15-2013 - ComFish News Roundup



Shutdown could hit crabbers hard
arctic.net/~elbowrm

With NOAA furloughed, fishermen can't get their crabbing permits
By Heather Hintze
Story Updated: Oct 15, 2013 at 7:20 AM AKDT
ANCHORAGE - The government shutdown could have a disastrous impact on Alaska's crabbing season that opens Tuesday. Workers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are furloughed, which means even though fishermen have already paid for their special permits for the Bering Sea, they won't get them before the season starts. Mark Gleason, the executive director of Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers said about 80 boats in Dutch Harbor are impacted. Each spends more than $1,000 a day to keep up operations in case the permits go... http://www.ktva.com/home/top-stories/Shutdown-could-hit-crabbers-hard-227825161.html


1:39 PM MON OCTOBER 14, 2013
2014 Togiak Herring Forecast Released
By MIKE MASON
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has released the Togiak herring forecast for next year and its down slightly compared to this year’s forecast. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.... http://kdlg.org/post/2014-togiak-herring-forecast-released

Fish fight: Walmart caught in the middle of Alaska salmon tangle
After a push from Alaskan salmon fisheries, Walmart considers alternative seafood certification systems. Will this undermine the Marine Stewardship Council's dominance?
Clare Leschin-Hoar - theguardian.com, Monday 14 October 2013 11.00 EDT.... http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/walmart-alaska-salmon-certification
Alaska State Ferry M/V Matanuska departing Wra...
Alaska State Ferry M/V Matanuska departing Wrangell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Harbor work nearing completion
October 10, 2013
Contractors were hard at work Monday closing out the last big construction project of the season at the marine haul-out facility. Their tasks included installing rebar, over which concrete will eventually be poured to replace the gravel surface and create a smooth, even surface. The work will also eventually include the... http://www.wrangellsentinel.com/story/2013/10/10/about-town/harbor-work-nearing-completion/1533.html

2013 Salmon Harvest Sets New Records
costco.com
Title of most valuable salmon fishing area in Alaska belongs to Southeast
October 14, 2013
(SitNews) Juneau, Alaska -The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has completed compilation of preliminary values for the 2013 commercial salmon fishery. Powered by a record pink salmon harvest of 219 million fish, this year’s harvest ranks as the second most valuable on record. At $691.1 million, 2013 is only exceeded by the 1988 harvest value of $724 million. In addition to setting a record for pink salmon, the total number of salmon harvested also set a new record at 272 million fish..... http://www.sitnews.us/1013News/101413/101413_new_record.html


Pregnancy fears about fish unfounded
By Mike Urch, SeafoodSource contributing editor
11 October, 2013
Women should eat more fish, not less, during pregnancy, according to the results of recent studies. Research carried out at the University of Bristol suggests that concerns about mercury levels in fish may be unfounded, while the Nutrimenthe project reports that women who eat plenty of oily fish during pregnancy give birth to better behaved children. The research at Bristol University found that fish accounted for just 7 percent of the mercury levels in the bodies of the 4484 women whose blood was analyzed as part of the university’s.... http://www.seafoodsource.com/newsarticledetail.aspx?id=22486

AMHS Releases Summer 2014 Schedule
October 14, 2013
(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) today announced the release of its 2014 summer schedule. “Our goal each year is to release the summer schedule as early as possible,” said AMHS General Manager Captain John Falvey. “By doing so, Alaskans will have more time to plan their travel and visitors traveling to Alaska during the busy summer months may book their travel well in advance.” Release of the 2014 summer schedule was dependent upon.... http://www.sitnews.us/1013News/101413/101413_amhs_schedule.html

Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants: New Technology to Protect the Ocean
BY GCAPTAIN STAFF ON OCTOBER 14, 2013
The shipping industry is well on its way to becoming greener. However, being aware of global environmental regulations, let alone knowing how to be compliant, can be challenging for even the most seasoned ship owner. Earlier this year, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), issued the 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP), and part of it regulates the use of lubricants onboard vessels traveling through US waters. With this step, the EPA has been the first to introduce.... http://gcaptain.com/environmentally-acceptable-lubricants/

Government to boost Halibut PEI farm expansion
CANADA
Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 23:50 (GMT + 9)
The Governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island have jointly expressed their support to Halibut PEI for the land-based farm to expand its halibut operations in Victoria-by-the-Sea. In 2012 the firm was granted permission for expanding to an adjacent provincial park as part of a plan to boost fish annual production from 35 to 75 tonnes and .... http://fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?l=e&country=0&special=&monthyear=&day=&id=64129











Popular posts from this blog

Crabbers get a boost in bairdi Tanner quotas

LAINE WELCH Image via Wikipedia FISHERIES Published: November 7th, 2009 10:10 PM Last Modified: November 7th, 2009 10:12 PM KODIAK -- Kodiak and Alaska Peninsula crabbers got some good news last week -- bigger catch quotas for bairdi Tanner crab, a mid-January fishery important to local economies. Bairdi are the larger cousins of the better-known opilio Tanners, or snow crab. The bairdi boost stems from a big pulse of new crab recruits that biologists have been tracking for years. "That is what's fueling the increase in the harvest this year. We're just getting the very beginning of that year class," said......... http://www.adn.com/money/welch/story/1004091.html

#01-14-2014 - ComFish News Roundup

Chinook Conservation, Trawling and Permit-Stacking Addressed by BoF Jan 13, 2014 View of Kodiak from Pillar Mountain (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Jay Barrett/KMXT The Alaska Board of Fisheries wrapped up its Kodiak area meetings on Friday afternoon at the Harbor Convention Center. KMXT’s Jay Barrett spoke with board Chairman Karl Johnstone about some of the decisions that came out of the meeting, and how the meeting schedule may change in the future..... http://www.kmxt.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5374 3:32 PM MON JANUARY 13, 2014 The Dillingham City Council Opposes Passage of House Bill 77 By MIKE MASON The Dillingham City Council has come out in opposition to a bill that is expected to be a major focus of attention during the next session of the Alaska Legislature. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details..... http://kdlg.org/post/dillingham-city-council-opposes-passage-house-bill-77 PORT STUDY Corps draft feasibility study on ports due in March

Danish commandos 'monitoring hippies' on Arctic offshore rig #artcticloons

Image by Steve Rhodes via Flickr Alaska Dispatch | May 31, 2011 Armed Danish commandos have (possibly) been summoned to monitor Earth-loving "hippies" clinging to the underbelly of an Arctic deepwater oil rig  off the coast of Greenland , sources say. The environmental non-governmental group  Greenpeace  has published  statements and  video  showing its activists aboard two ships that are attempting to "interfere" with oil exploration going on in the Davis Strait, 100 miles west of Greenland. This business has in turn prompted the Kingdom of Denmark to launch two ships and a few helicopters to monitor the Greenpeace interference. The  Leiv Eriksson  is the source of all this Arctic bait and switch. British oil company  Cairn Energy  is attempting to drill four wells at depths of at least 5,000 feet this summer in "iceberg-strewn sea" with the 53,000-ton offshore oil rig, which has made its way to Arctic waters after a month of failed attempts by Green