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#01-07-2014 - ComFish News Roundup

3:39 PM MON JANUARY 6, 2014
State Seal of Alaska.
State Seal of Alaska. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
"Alaska Salmon Now" Calls on Wal-Mart To Make A Decison About Sustainability Certifications
By MIKE MASON
A small organization made up primarily of commercial fishermen and consumers is pressing Wal-Mart to make a decision about stocking products made with salmon from Alaska. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.... http://kdlg.org/post/alaska-salmon-now-calls-wal-mart-make-decison-about-sustainability-certifications
Can Walmart (and Other Mega-Corporations) Do Good? 
Jan. 06, 2014
Alaska state officials are hosting Walmart executives in the state capital this week in an effort to resolve a months-old dispute over Alaskan salmon fisheries’ sustainability credentials. The seeds of the quarrel were planted... http://business.time.com/2014/01/06/walmart-and-the-myth-of-corporate-responsibility/

Petition Sponsors Say “Allocation” Not an Issue
Posted: January 7, 2014 at 5:59 am
Sponsors of a failed petition to ban set nets in urban areas say they’re confused by the Lt. Governor’s statements about allocation. The Lt. Gov appeared on KSRM’s Tall Dark and Handsome Show yesterday afternoon.... http://radiokenai.net/petition-sponsors-say-allocation-not-an-issue/

Slew of Kasilof Sockeye Proposals
Posted: January 6, 2014 at 12:24 pm
A slew of Kasilof sockeye proposals will be presented to the Board of Fish later this month. Local management biologist Pat Shields said most of the proposals are aimed at clarifying the sockeye goals.... http://radiokenai.net/slew-of-kasilof-sockeye-proposals/

Opinion: Pebble Mine: One foot in the grave?
Bad to very much worse. That sums up the lack of progress in 2013 for the massive Pebble Mine, proposed by a diminishing consortium of foreign mining companies for the headwaters of the Bristol Bay wild salmon fishery in southwest Alaska. Coming off a disappointing 2012, the Pebble Limited Partnership and its uniquely reckless project hit the rocks repeatedly in 2013. As one.... http://www.nationalfisherman.com/news-events/top-news/2831-opinion-pebble-mine-one-foot-in-the-grave

Why Farmed Fish Need More Veggies In Their Diet
CBC  |  By Evelyn Boychuk
Posted: 01/07/2014 5:00 am EST
Consumer demand for sustainable farmed seafood is growing, but the food supply for the salmon in the pens is running thin – there are simply not enough fish in the sea. “Historically, fishmeal [ground-up wild fish] has been a relatively inexpensive and highly nutritious [fish food] source,” says Ian Forster, an aquatic animal nutrition scientist for Fisheries and Oceans Canada. However, according to The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture, a 2012 report by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization, fish farming has been.... http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/01/07/farmed-salmon-tastes-like-chicken_n_4553372.html















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