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#11-09-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

Sitka fisherman honored for saving mariner's life
Russian Orthodox Church, Sitka, Alaska.
Russian Orthodox Church, Sitka, Alaska. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Posted: Friday, November 8, 2013 11:07 am
Associated Press
SITKA, Alaska - A Sitka fisherman has received one of the U.S. Coast Guard's highest civilian honors for his role in saving a fellow mariner last summer. John Hagen received the Public Service Commendation in a ceremony Thursday at Air Station Sitka, as Coast Guard pilots and officers watched in full dress uniform, KCAW reported....

Fisherman gets probation for lying about rockfish catch
Posted: Friday, November 8, 2013 2:55 pm
Associated Press
JUNEAU, Alaska - A Washington state man has been sentenced to five years' probation for falsely reporting where he caught rockfish. Steven Carr pleaded guilty to violations of the Lacey Act under terms of a plea agreement.....

Fisheries group sets legislative priorities
By Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News
Posted on November 8, 2013 at 5:14 pm
A major commercial fishing organization is pushing for more funding to put seafood on school lunch tables. The United Fishermen of Alaska’s Board of Directors set that as a priority during its recent meeting in Sitka. UFA Executive Director Julianne Curry says it’s part of a larger program that sends a variety of Alaska-grown products to schools. “The overall priority is looking for ways to be able to promote not only Alaska-produced products, but also seafood to Alaskans. Getting seafood into the schools in Alaska is a big.......

Official business
I love Cordova
Cordova Times: Copper River red salmon was on the menu at Mt. Eccles during a recent visit with Rep. Alan Austerman. Fish donated by local fisherman makes it possible for Cordova schools Food Service Director Sande Ponte to put fish on the menu once a week.
2:53 PM FRI NOVEMBER 1, 2013
Dillingham Farmers Market Growing 
The number of small commercial farms in Dillingham is growing, thanks in part to the popularity of the Saturday farmer’s market. The city also recently agreed to drop the tax on the sale of locally grown fruits and vegetables. But a trip to the farmer's market will leave you with little doubt that the shoppers demand for local produce continues to outpace the growers' supply. Connor Ito reports for KDLG..... #FoodSecurity #SmartGrid

Opinion: Magnuson reforms for sustainability
This is a portion of the testimony of Gloucester’s Angela Sanfilippo before members of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Oceans Atmosphere and Coast Guard on Monday at the State House in Boston. This testimony is about the need of the reauthorized Magnuson-Stevens Act to contain new provisions that will protect the fishermen, their families, and the.....

CFIA orders ISA infected salmon destroyed
Harbour Breton plant shutting down for extended period
CBC News Posted: Nov 08, 2013 5:48 PM NT
Cooke Aquaculture is shutting down its Harbour Breton salmon processing plant in the wake of an order by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to destroy a large number of its ISA-infected salmon, CBC News has learned. CFIA previously confirmed the ISA outbreak at the company's Hermitage Bay facility back in June, but......