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#11-17-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

Fish Factor
Shrimp, canned tuna and salmon topped list of 10 most popular seafoods
November 16, 2013
(SitNews) - Americans remained true to their seafood favorites last year with shrimp, canned tuna and salmon topped the list of the 10 most popular seafoods. That’s according to the National Fisheries Institute which compiles the list each year based on data from the government’s US Fisheries Report. Following the top three are tilapia, Alaska pollock, Pangasius, crab, cod, catfish and clams. Looking more closely at the numbers shows that for the first time in five years, crab consumption began to increase again after a steady decline since 2007.   Perhaps the biggest   trend revealed in the top 10 list is that “whitefish” surpassed shrimp as the largest single seafood category, said market expert John Sackton.  Whitefish consists of cod, pollock, tilapia, Pangasius and domestic catfish.  Combined consumption of those...

Fishermen appealing convictions say state erred
Associated PressNovember 17, 2013
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — Subsistence fishermen appealing their convictions of illegal fishing say the state failed to recognize their spiritual right to fish for king salmon before imposing tight restrictions on the Kuskokwim River....

Arctic Hunter spills fuel, remains stuck on rocks
November 15th 11:05 am | Jim Paulin
Fuel pollution was reported near the grounded crab boat Arctic Hunter in Unalaska Bay earlier this week, while a salvage team waited for calmer seas to pull it off the rocks, according to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. "There was a catastrophic spill at the time of the incident, apparently," said local shipwreck expert Dan Magone. However, DEC reports no harm to wildlife including birds and marine mammals And in another maritime misfortune case, Magone said the fishing vessel Lone Star has been "written off as a total loss, so it will be dismantled." The cod trawler sank in the Igushik River during the summer, while working as...

Native corporation receives marketing award for ads
November 15th 11:08 am | Joseph Miller
The Bristol Bay Native Corporation was recently recognized for their second consecutive marketing campaign with an award from the American Marketing Association. The Corporate Marketer of the Year award was given to the BBNC for their recent string of radio and television commercials that advertised the extended reach of the corporation into the lives of those living in Bristol Bay as well as spreading awareness of the ongoing threats concerning the environment and to the way of life to those living in the region. "Our objective judges were all from out of state from different American Marketing Association chapters all over the United States," said Lexie Mizeras, the Director of Awards for the American Marketing Association and President of...