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#12-18-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

Appeal of Pebble exploration case reaches Supreme Court
BY LISA DEMER
December 17, 2013 Updated 13 hours ago
The question before the Alaska Supreme Court Tuesday morning seemed simple: Does extensive exploration work for the proposed Pebble mine amount to merely a temporary use of land that can be turned back to how it was, or is it significant enough to trigger protections for public good provided in the state Constitution? That was the central issue argued in the first round of a multi-pronged Pebble-themed day at the Supreme Court. In the afternoon, justices heard arguments over whether the citizens and environmental groups on the... http://www.adn.com/2013/12/17/3235376/appeal-of-pebble-water-rights.html

9:52 AM TUE DECEMBER 17, 2013
RDI Marine Settles With the EPA in a Case Related to Engines for Bristol Bay Driftnet Vessels
By MIKE MASON
A Seattle company that specializes in marine engines has settled a case with the Environmental Protection Agency related to engines that apparently violated federal clean air rules. The engines were put into 6 commercial fishing vessels that were to be.... http://kdlg.org/post/rdi-marine-settles-epa-case-related-engines-bristol-bay-driftnet-vessels

Begich wants geoduck import ban lifted
, member of the United States Senate from Alaska.
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 7:36 am
Associated Press
JUNEAU, Alaska - Sen. Mark Begich has asked China's ambassador to the U.S. for help in lifting a recent Chinese ban on geoduck imports. Begich, in a letter to the ambassador, said the state of Alaska was told that China would ban imports of geoduck clams and similar shellfish amid reports that product samples from southeast Alaska and the Pacific Northwest tested higher than... http://www.newsminer.com/news/alaska_news/begich-wants-geoduck-import-ban-lifted/article_9acaf906-6802-11e3-948d-001a4bcf6878.html


Kenai Council to Consider Grants, Fisheries
Posted: December 18, 2013 at 7:01 am
The Kenai City Council will meet tonight at 7pm, with an agenda dominated by grants and fisheries. City Manager Rick Koch said the Council will consider appropriating grants for early literacy work stations and forensic software for the police station. They’ll also review.... http://radiokenai.net/kenai-council-to-consider-grants-fisheries/

Hilsinger Takes On Consulting for Crab Group
Jay Barrett/KMXT
Dec 17, 2013
A long time Alaska fisheries biologist has signed on to be the new science advisor for a group of crabbers who ply their trade in one of the state’s more far-flung fisheries. The Aleutian King Crab Research Foundation recently announced the hire of John Hilsinger, who will take over as consultant from Denby Lloyd. “My job is to advise them. I work with the biologists from both the NMFS... http://www.kmxt.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5322

UCIDA launches attack on personal use and sportfishing
Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 1:42 pm
By Kevin Delaney
The United Cook Inlet Drift Association, the industry organization that represents the Cook Inlet commercial drift gillnet fleet, and a number of drift association members acting as individuals have launched an all-out attack on personal use and sportfishing in Cook Inlet through a series of nearly 50 proposals submitted to the Alaska Board of Fisheries. The board of fish will meet to deliberate these proposals and others in Anchorage from Jan. 31 to Feb. 13, 2014. High stakes meetings of the board of fish and headline news are nothing new to the “fish wars” in Upper Cook Inlet. Each side has aggressively sought to defend or... http://www.frontiersman.com/opinions/spectrum/ucida-launches-attack-on-personal-use-and-sportfishing/article_85d0325a-676c-11e3-9509-0019bb2963f4.html

China Said to Refuse More Than 500,000 Tons of (GM) U.S. Corn #FoodSecurity
By Bloomberg News  Dec 17, 2013 5:52 PM GMT-0900
China has rejected more than half a million metric tons of genetically modified U.S. corn in November and December, almost three times the amount it previously announced, said three people with knowledge of the issue.... http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-18/china-said-to-refuse-more-than-500-000-tons-of-u-s-corn.html
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