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#10-29-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

October 28, 2013 12:37 pm
Alaska takes fight over seafood eco-labelling to Washington
By Aaron Stanley in Washington
Many of North America’s biggest seafood purchasers, including Walmart, Sodexo and the US government, are rethinking their environmental sustainability standards under intense pressure from the Alaskan fishing industry....... http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/2c950a06-3d98-11e3-9928-00144feab7de.html
DOE Releases Biological Monitoring and Sampling Results Report for the Amchitka Site
English: Amchitka Island - Harlequin Beach, Ra...
English: Amchitka Island - Harlequin Beach, Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Judy Miller | S.M. Stoller 17 hour
s 14 minutes ago
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the availability of the Amchitka Island, Alaska, Biological Monitoring Report 2011 Sampling Results for the Amchitka, Alaska, site. The report provides the results of terrestrial and marine sampling in the areas surrounding Amchitka and Adak Islands in 2011 to determine whether local subsistence- and commercial-catch seafood is safe to eat....... http://alaska-native-news.com/state_news/9502-doe-releases-biological-monitoring-and-sampling-results-report-for-the-amchitka-site.html
Yukon First Nations demand salmon treaty be enforced
Treaty with Alaska requires at least 40,000 chinook salmon make it to territory each year
CBC News Posted: Oct 25, 2013 12:39 PM CT Last Updated: Oct 25, 2013 12:39 PM CT
Yukon First Nations are demanding the federal government enforce its salmon treaty with Alaska. The Teslin Tlingit Council says Canada has "failed miserably" in protecting the First Nations' constitutional right to fish salmon..... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yukon-first-nations-demand-salmon-treaty-be-enforced-1.2251723

Kintama to Release Salmon Tagging Details
Posted: October 28, 2013 at 12:10 pm
Kintama Research conducted a salmon tagging program last summer, tracking the movements of reds and kings through Cook Inlet. Kintama President David Welch… http://radiokenai.net/kintama-to-release-salmon-tagging-details/

New Study Shows Saving Tongass Old Growth Can Happen in Just Five Years
October 28, 2013
(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - A new report prepared by Oregon-based Mater Ltd., using updated Forest Service timber acreage and age class distribution data, shows that the agency could complete transition to supplying a second growth logging economy in Southeast Alaska within 5 years. In May 2010, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a framework to transition away from old growth logging on the Tongass National Forest, something the Forest..... http://www.sitnews.us/1013News/102813/102813_tongass_old_growth.html

October 28, 2013
NOAA seeks more electronic fish reports
By Sean Horgan
Staff Writer
NOAA has opened up electronic vessel trip reporting to all Northeast region fisheries, potentially offering a more efficient means for fishermen to submit trip information on catch, gear, discards, areas fished and a host of other details required by the National Marine Fisheries Service..... http://www.gloucestertimes.com/fishing/x1442594158/NOAA-seeks-more-electronic-fish-reports


Opinion: Don't take NOAA for an answer
Barney Frank was in town last week and he was gloating, admittedly gloating, over a National Research Council report that basically told fishing regulators that they've been doing it all wrong..... http://www.nationalfisherman.com/news-events/top-news/2523-opinion-don-t-take-noaa-for-an-answer

Friday October 25, 2013
Carino gets Canadian government money to help market seal products in Asia....  http://www.cbc.ca/fisheriesbroadcast/episodes/2013/10/25/carino-gets-government-money-to-help-market-seal-products-in-asia/















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