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#03-18-2014 - ComFish News Roundup

CSM New halibut season arrives just in time in BC as freezers nearly empty SEAFOOD.COM NEWS [Victoria Times Colonist] By Carla Wilson - March 18, 2014   This year's halibut season is starting up just in time. "The freezers were all cleared out. The frozen market got really short, starting in November-December," said Cody Smith, who works in import, export and wholesale sales at Albion Fisheries in Victoria. "The cupboards were bare going into the fresh season." Halibut - the world's largest flatfish - is perennially popular. It is a white fish, with a firm texture and a mild flavour. "People who don't like fishy tasting fish will eat halibut," Smith said. "I think it is also a sign of spring in the Pacific Northwest because people are able to start.... EPA Extends Response Deadline on Pebble Mine Impacts POSTED: 05:04 PM AKDT Mar 17, 2014 JUNEAU - A federal agency is prov

SITKA SOUND SAC ROE HERRING FISHERY ANNOUNCEMENT (2-hour notice effective 8:00 a.m., Thursday, March 20, 2014)

#03-17-2014 - ComFish News Roundup - ♧LuckOfTheIrish

Alaska processors have successful pollock roe auction, with 86% higher volume and stable price SEAFOOD.COM NEWS by John Sackton - March 17, 2014 Reports from Seattle were of a very good pollock roe auction that will boost the results for Alaska pollock roe companies this year. Overall, over 7200 tons was... (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Is America Ready For Genetically Modified Fish? FDA Considers AquAdvantage Salmon By Matthew Mientka | Mar 16, 2014 03:31 PM EDT Though most Americans remain wary of genetically modified (GM) foods, U.S. regulators may soon approve a GM fish product known as the AquAdvantage salmon — or “Frankenfish” by critics. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said.... GE SALMON CO. FIRES BACK AT MURKOWSKI: AquaBounty Technologies, the Massachusetts company that i

#03-16-2014 - ComFish News Roundup

4:16 PM SAT MARCH 15, 2014 Alaska House Agrees to Extend and Expand a Salmon Product Tax Credit By MIKE MASON Legislation passed the Alaska House of Representatives Friday that expands a popular tax credit to include herring. House Bill 204 expands the Salmon Product Development Tax Credit to include herring with the goal of allowing seafood companies to further diversify their product forms. The bill's prime sponsor is Representative Alan Austerman. He believes the herring.... Trident sets new packaging, big expansion of frozen retail line with 9 new items SEAFOOD.COM NEWS  [SCOM]  March 15, 2014 Seattle-based Trident Seafoods is coming to Boston with its line of frozen retail products with new red-hot graphics and nine new items.  The frozen entrees are designed to please,  health-conscious consumers who.... Seafood industry in

Chicago (river) goes green #Ireland #PaddysDay

Chicago goes green #Ireland #PaddysDay — Deirdre Moran (@DeeMorany) March 16, 2014 For you @BallyfinDemesne and @SheenFalls - boats turn the Chicago River green. Happy #StPatricksDay #Ireland — Janine Cifelli (@JanineCifelli) March 16, 2014

#03-15-2014 - ComFish News Roundup

Industry Urges Senate for Vessel Discharge Legislation Posted by Eric HaunFriday, March 14, 2014 ............ Signatories to the March 13 letter include:  Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers Association, American Association of Port Authorities, American Chemistry Council, American Great Lakes Ports Association, American Iron and Steel Institute, American Maritime Congress, American Maritime Officers, American Maritime Officers Service, American Tunaboat Association,  American Waterways Operators, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association, At-sea Processors Association, Chamber of Shipping of America, Conservation Cooperative of Gulf Fishermen, Dredging Contractors of America....... Alaskans Weigh in on Controversial DNR Permitting Bill Dozens of people from around the state called in or testified in person on House Bill 77 Chris Klint, Senior Digital Producer POSTED: 09:39 PM AKDT Mar 14, 2014

#03-14-2014 - ComFish News Roundup

Law introduced to exempt fishing vessels from EPA discharge rules BY MOLLY DISCHNER, ALASKA JOURNAL OF COMMERCE Published: 2014.03.13 11:40 AM Sen. Mark Begich and Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio introduced legislation March 6 to exempt fishing vessels from proposed discharge rules that could require stringent monitoring of the rainwater that pools on deck. “I introduced this legislation with (Rubio) so shippers and other vessel owners that visit multiple ports don’t have to deal with the unreasonable patchwork of EPA rules telling them how to manage ballast water and other discharges,” Begich said in a formal statement. “It sets a national standard for ballast water and other discharges and significantly tightens these rules over time. It gives a permanent exemption for fishermen and other small boat owners who are not considered part of the problem. This bill has broad bipartisan support and the backing of the maritime industry and Alaska fishermen.” The Vessel Incidental Di

F/T Alaska Ocean Crew Member Dies in Acetylene Explosion

F/T Alaska Ocean - By Lauren Rosenthal Thursday, March 13 2014 The Coast Guard and Unalaska police are investigating a fatal accident that took place aboard a 376-foot factory trawler this week. Police chief Jamie Sunderland says crew members on the Alaska...

#03-13-2014 - ComFish News Roundup

Alaska residents decry permitting bill Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:00 am Matt Buxton JUNEAU — “Extremism,” “anti-democracy” and “legislative trash” were just a few of the phrases Alaskans used to describe a controversial permitting bill that was resurrected by the Parnell administration this week. The Senate Resources Committee would have heard even more creative descriptions for House Bill 77, but many dozens still were waiting for their two minutes to testify when chairwoman Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, promptly ended testimony after the allotted 90 minutes passed. Testifier after testifier, whether it was from Fairbanks, Anchorage, Juneau, Mat-Su, Kodiak or one of the state’s many other.... http

#03-12-2014 - ComFish News Roundup

Bristol Bay Sockeye to Splash Down in Boston Bristol Bay Exhibiting at North America’S Largest Seafood Exposition Bristol Bay, AK (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 For the first time, Bristol Bay sockeye salmon will be featured at Seafood Expo North America (formerly the International Boston Seafood Show), taking place March 16th – 18th in Boston, MA. North America’s largest seafood exposition, this three-day trade show attracts over 19,000 seafood buyers and suppliers from around the world. During the Expo, the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA) will be hosting Booth #2518 on the show floor and participating in a... Ketchikan Fisherman Pleads Not Guilty in Diver Death POSTED: 05:30 AM AKDT Mar 12, 2014 KETCHIKAN, Alaska - A 32-year-old Ketchikan commercial fisherman has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and criminal negligent homicide in the death of man who died while diving to harvest sea cucumbers. The