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#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...
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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....
Kodiak: KMXT will broadcast fisheries meeting live Monday night
Saturday, 15 March 2014
KMXT will be broadcasting and streaming the Kodiak Fisheries Work Group meeting live from the Assembly Chambers Monday night from 6pm until it's conclusion around 10pm. We will....

Fleet of underwater gliders could improve global weather forecasts
While our entire climate model is based on the world's ocean currents, there's a surprising lack of detailed measurements in that area. Researchers from Rutgers and elsewhere want to rectify that with the Challenger Glider Mission, which will see the launch 16 unpowered, autonomous submarines later this month. As with....
Fisheries wiped out by Japan's tsunami seek ways to revive struggling industry
Published March 14, 2014 Associated Press
TONI, JAPAN –  When the tsunami smashed the seafood processing factory where Shoichi Sato was working, he lost his job but eventually found a new life. Three years later, Sato is among the businessmen helping to bring back the fishing industry, long a mainstay livelihood for coastal towns along Japan's northeastern coast. Sato's company, Kamaishi Hikari Foods, employs only 25 people but supports hundreds more who sell their catches of octopus, squid, salmon and mackerel for processing right at the water's edge. In Toni, whose entire port was wrecked by the tsunami, it's about the only.....

Red snapper fairness
Thursday, 13 March 2014
This week a series of public hearings began on proposed Amendment 28, which would reallocate a greater share of Gulf of Mexico red snapper to recreational fishermen. Commercial fishermen and others who support the gulf seafood industry are encouraged to attend a....

Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, March 13, 2014
Lobster landings net $47 million for port of Stonington
by Faith DeAmbrose
Preliminary data released by the Maine Dept. of Marine Resources on March 1 show another banner year for the Port of Stonington in 2013, and an increase in the boat price for lobster was the primary driving force. With 17,378,069 pounds of live lobster landed, the total ex-vessel value (average boat price) was recorded at $47,454,463, an increase of more than $3 million from 2012 figures. The totals could be subject to....

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