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#11-16-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

F/V Alaska Juris Crew Member Medevacked After Stabbing
By Lauren Rosenthal
Friday, November 15 2013
A fight on the F/V Alaska Juris landed one crew member in the hospital with knife wounds, and another behind bars. According to preliminary police reports, 47-year-old Wayland Smith and his coworker had a disagreement aboard the Alaska Juris on Thursday night. The 238-foot catcher-processer was....

Sitka Serves Up Local Seafood To Students
November 14, 2013 by ladyfish
This is Fish Radio. I’m Stephanie Mangini. Teaching fish makes for tastier fish.
Each year community members of Sitka  gather for a health summit to identify what the town  priorities are. In 2010 the importance of having local seafood on the lunch trays of school children was on the top of that list. What started as a once a month serving of seafood  at only one of...

Following Salmons Value
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November 13, 2013 by ladyfish
This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch — Following the salmon value chain from boat to throat.
It takes quite a crew to get Alaska salmon from the fishing boat to dinner plates, and each gets a share of the goods. Andy Wink is a fisheries economist with the McDowell Group in Juneau. A new report.....

A Wired Ocean? How Big Data Is Saving Marine Predators
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By Lisa Wirthman
Just off the coast of Northern California is a “Blue Serengeti,” a hot spot for migrating marine predators similar to a watering hole on the African Plains. Like the rain-ripened grass in Africa, this area of the Pacific Ocean offers a seasonal food source when spring winds create an upwelling of deeper waters rich in marine nutrients. Come summer, leatherback turtles arrive from Indonesia, shearwaters from New Zealand, bluefin tuna from Japan and sharks from the subtropical gyre–all to feast on the ocean buffet. “For a period of time, this becomes the hottest lunch spot on the North Pacific Highway,” says Barbara Block, a leading marine biologist at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station. Scientists owe the discovery of this Blue Serengeti to a deep dive–not through salt water, but through massive amounts of data collected from the Tagging....

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