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#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.... http://kdlg.org/post/alaska-house-agrees-extend-and-expand-salmon-product-tax-credit

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.... http://seafood.com/Story.aspx?story=920593&topic=59735

Seafood industry invests in research and training at the Kodiak Center
March 15, 2014
(SitNews) - Alaska’s seafood industry has invested in the search for new uses of pollock byproducts and the development of a seafood processing quality-control training program. The work will be done at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, the state’s only research processing plant. Faculty at KSMSC will receive more than $350,000 from the Pollock Conservation Cooperative Research Center, a consortium of fishing companies that operate.... http://www.sitnews.us/0314News/031514/031514_kodiak_center.html

Fish Factor
Move towards ‘head to tails’ usages for fish
By LAINE WELCH
March 15, 2014
(SitNews) - Co-products is the big new buzz word in the seafood industry as more companies move towards ‘head to tails’ usages for fish. “For instance, the oils we are producing now from pollock livers has become so valuable in capsules and other human nutraceutical products, it makes no sense to call the livers a “byproduct” of the fillets or surimi. All of it is important in the puzzle of how to maximize the value of each fish caught,” said Alex Oliveira, a food.... http://www.sitnews.us/LaineWelch/031514_fish_factor.html

Marine invasive species get bioblitzed in Ketchikan
By DEBORAH MERCY
March 15, 2014
(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Non-native marine species are showing up along the Alaska coastline. While their numbers are small compared to California, where more than 200 marine invasive species are listed, there is reason for concern. So researchers who track the newcomers have enlisted volunteer reinforcements - the people who live along the coast. As marine traffic increases, areas such as Ketchikan and Sitka are becoming home to unwanted marine species. In 2010, the tunicate Didemnum vexillum, also know as D. vex or rock vomit, was discovered near Sitka. It interferes with... http://www.sitnews.us/0314News/031514/031514_marine_invasive.html

Judge orders Oregon hatchery to release fewer fish
By GOSIA WOZNIACKA-Associated Press
Friday, March 14, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A judge has ordered federal fish managers in Oregon to release fewer young salmon into the Sandy River this year to ensure that hatchery fish don’t harm wild fish - but has left other hatchery operations intact. Federal Judge Ancer Haggerty ordered Friday that the National Marine Fisheries Service allow releases of no more than 200,000 coho smolts into the Sandy this year - 100,000 fewer than planned. But the judge did not order a complete temporary shutdown of hatchery.... http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/14/judge-orders-oregon-hatchery-to-release-fewer-fish/

Salmon outlook takes sharp turn for the better
Tom Stienstra
Published 5:42 pm, Saturday, March 15, 2014
In just a few days last week, the outlook for salmon off the Bay Area coast upgraded from a doomsday scenario to a new dawn. The reversal of fortune is in time for this year's California opener April 5, and the impact will be felt for years. The biggest news is that 12 million juvenile salmon scheduled to be set free in the next month from Coleman National Fish Hatchery in Shasta County will instead be trucked to the bay and released in pulses from submerged..... http://www.sfgate.com/outdoors/article/Salmon-outlook-takes-sharp-turn-for-the-better-5321176.php

USDA may revise tuna school purchase policy on Monday, WSJ hits Samoa's 'meltdown' over competition
SEAFOOD.COM NEWS[Wall st. Journal]   (Editorial)  March 15, 2014
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Nutritionists say fish is brain food, so you might think the U.S. government would make it available in school cafeterias. Yet for some three years tuna has been hard to come by when the bell rings for lunch across America. This absurdity is brought to... http://seafood.com/Story.aspx?story=920588&topic=













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