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#01-20-2014 - ComFish News Roundup

Alaska Fish Factor: Good Science Should Drive Fisheries Policy
20 January 2014
US - Good science should drive all fisheries decisions, and Lite Guv Mead Treadwell says he has the chops to maintain a true course. Treadwell, a Republican who hopes to unseat Democratic US Senator Mark Begich in November’s election, paid a recent visit to Kodiak and “talked fish” in a brief interview. Few can claim Treadwell’s experience and understanding of the Arctic, where he has represented Alaska on U.S. Delegations in three circumpolar government groups, and been a director of the Institute of the North. He said he “doesn’t expect any major.... http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/22282/alaska-fish-factor-good-science-should-drive-fisheries-policy

Second wave of prefile bills released
English: Source: FDA-OCI
English: Source: FDA-OCI (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Associated Press
12:49 PM January 17, 2014
HB249, from Rep. Scott Kawasaki, says a person may not knowingly use a seed or plant produced with genetic engineering to produce or grow an agricultural product to sell.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Bills related to medical mishaps, citations and genetically engineered seeds are included in the second wave of measures filed ahead of next week’s legislative session..... http://www.ktva.com/second-wave-of-prefile-bills-released/

Linking North Slope Climate, Hydrology and Fish Migration
November 15, 2013 • Filed under: News — melanie.rohr
At this week’s seminar, WERC PhD candidate Erica Betts will present her research on the adaptive strategies of Arctic Grayling in a changing Arctic climate..... http://ine.uaf.edu/werc/2013/11/15/linking-north-slope-climate-hydrology-and-fish-migration-2/

GMO labelling battle restarts
UNITED STATES
Monday, January 20, 2014, 23:50 (GMT + 9)
Only some months from the rejection of genetically modified organisms (GMO) labelling by Washington voters, the battle restarts in Olympia. Lawmakers on Friday heard a bill that would require labelling genetically engineered salmon for sale. Opponents call the modified salmon a "frankenfish." They worry that the modified.... http://fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?l=e&country=0&special=&monthyear=&day=&id=65899















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