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#11-11-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

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Call the king salmon taken by Cook Inlet setnetters what it is: bycatch
Craig Medred
November 10, 2013
When comes the time to call a spade a spade? As a reporter, I have for years consciously avoided using the term "bycatch" when referring to the king salmon caught by commercial set netters in Alaska’s Cook Inlet off the mouth of the Kenai River. Bycatch is, as a Kenai radio reporter Catie Quinn points out, "a hot-button word." I'd hate to say I wimped out and used an obsequious phrase -- "incidental catch" -- to avoid a hot-button word. What is bycatch? Here is the generally accepted definition of the term that first.... http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20131110/call-king-salmon-taken-cook-inlet-setnetters-what-it-bycatch

Wind power capacity at Fire Island set to double by October 2015
BY TEGAN HANLON
November 10, 2013
Declaring the first year of generating electricity from wind at Fire Island a success, its Native corporation owner plans to double the number of turbines even as its customer, Chugach Electric Association, hasn't fully accommodated a power source as variable as the wind. The 262-foot tall turbines just west of Anchorage produced 50,092 megawatt hours of energy at the one-year anniversary Sept. 24. That's enough power for about 6,422 homes, according to Suzanne Gibson, vice president of Fire Island Wind LLC, a.... http://www.adn.com/2013/11/10/3168941/wind-power-capacity-at-fire-island.html


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Miners say Anglo American departure casts pall on all of Alaska industry
Yereth Rosen
November 10, 2013
When Mike Heatwole, vice president of corporate communications for the Pebble Limited Partnership, gave a status report of the controversial and beleaguered Pebble project to a friendly audience in Anchorage Thursday afternoon, he laced his speech with sadness and resignation. “What a difference a year makes. If you think about it, what a difference a few months makes,” Heatwole told attendees at the Alaska Miners Association convention. Heatwole's company would build one.... http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20131108/miners-say-anglo-american-departure-casts-pall-whole-alaska-industry-0

Imports and Exports: How Safe is Seafood From Foreign Sources?
BY CATHY SIEGNER | NOVEMBER 11, 2013
There may be as many opinions about the safety of imported seafood as there are types of imported seafood. The American palate is currently limited to about 10 favored species, yet in other countries, edible kinds of seafood number in the dozens or perhaps hundreds. Compared with our taste for meat and poultry, American consumers don’t eat that many seafood-based meals. Statistics from 2012 show that we consumed 14.6 pounds of seafood per capita in this country, compared.... http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/11/imports-and-exports-how-safe-is-seafood-from-foreign-sources/

Fish Farming: B.C. Legal Battle Intensifies
CP  |  By Keven Drews, The Canadian Press
Posted: 11/10/2013 2:00 pm EST
VANCOUVER - An effort by environmentalists, a First Nation and commercial fishermen to use a NAFTA side agreement to force Canada to change the way it polices British Columbia's salmon farms has bogged down in legal arguments. Fish-farming opponents from B.C. and the United States wrote the Commission for Environmental Co-operation in October 2012.... http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/11/10/fish-farming-bc_n_4251371.html

Omega 3 logo presented to value fishery products
SPAIN
Monday, November 11, 2013, 04:00 (GMT + 9)
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Magrama) promotes the creation of Omega 3 logo as a distinctive element and value of fishery products. The purpose of this strategy is to offer greater visibility to the nutrition declaration "High Omega -3 fatty acid content" and "Source of Omega -3 fatty acids," aimed at the consumer's purchasing decision. "It consists in establishing a distinctive differentiation of fishery products, facilitating the development of more effective generic promotional campaigns," explained the... http://fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?l=e&country=0&special=&monthyear=&day=&id=64651




















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