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#03-18-2014 - ComFish News Roundup

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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.... http://seafood.com/Story.aspx?story=920790&topic=59807

EPA Extends Response Deadline on Pebble Mine Impacts
POSTED: 05:04 PM AKDT Mar 17, 2014
JUNEAU - A federal agency is providing more time for the state and the group behind the proposed Pebble Mine to provide information showing development at the site would not result in "unacceptable" environmental impacts. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has initiated a process that could lead to it prohibiting or.... http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/epa-extends-response-deadline-on-pebble-mine-impacts/25026144

Fisheries Work Group Takes Up Gulf Trawl Bycatch
Mar 17, 2014
Brianna Gibbs/KMXT
The Kodiak Fisheries Work Group will hold a meeting tonight and discuss Gulf of Alaska Trawl Bycatch Management issues. Assemblywoman Chris Lynch said the goal of the meeting will be to draft recommendations for the North Pacific Fishery Management Council's April meeting on bycatch management, specifically recommendations that will... http://www.kmxt.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5614


NOAA to discuss West Coast shellfish ban with Chinese officials in Beijing March 21st
SEAFOOD.COM NEWS [Northwest Public Radio] by Ashley Ahearn - March 18, 2014
China banned shellfish imports from most of the West Coast in December over concerns about contamination. The move has cost the shellfish industry in Washington hundreds... http://seafood.com/Story.aspx?story=920786&topic=59804

Time for 'Deadliest Catch' to go home
Erik Velsko
March 17, 2014
Almost everyone interested in the commercial fishing industry is now familiar with Discovery Channel’s hit reality series "Deadliest Catch." The show is entertaining, the cinematography is superb, the characters are portrayed as both villainous and heroic and it’s filmed in one of the most brutal environments in the world. To average Americans sitting in front of their televisions, "Deadliest Catch" is an interesting documentary in a historically ignored industry. However, there.... http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20140317/time-deadliest-catch-go-home

Nissui quickly squelches rumor it might sell Gorton's
SEAFOOD.COM NEWS [Gloucester Times] By Sean Horgan - March 18, 2014
Nippon Suisan Kaisha, the Japanese parent company of Gorton’s, has moved quickly to squelch speculation from a Toronto-based analyst that it might be looking to divest itself of the iconic Gloucester fish processor. The Octagon Capital analyst, Robert Gibson, wrote in a Feb. 7 report that continued losses in Nippon Suisan Kaisha’s (also known as Nissui) U.S. fish processing operations might prompt the Japanese international... http://seafood.com/Story.aspx?story=920780&topic=59808

Boston (home of AquaBounty): Fish traceability is seafood expo focus
By Doug Fraser
March 18, 2014
BOSTON — Nestled in a booth among displays of high-tech conveyer belts and gleaming ice makers, Braddock Spears sat at a table in an exhibitor's booth, looking much like one of the fishing industry power players that flocked to the Seafood Expo North America at the state convention center. But his company, the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, is an Internet-based nonprofit organization helping seafood dealers and major buyers buy from well-managed fisheries from all over the globe. Spears said the presence of organizations like his at the largest seafood and processing show in the Western Hemisphere reflects a growing reality that good fishing practices have... http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140318/NEWS/403180311/-1/NEWS01

Finland’s hydropower consumers asked to shell out extra to help salmon and trout
YLE NewsEye on the Arctic
March 17, 2014
Hydroelectric power may be a greener option than some alternatives, but it does sometimes block the natural paths of salmon and trout. Fish ladders can help, and Finnish electricity consumers are now being asked to contribute to the costs of their installation and maintenance. The hydroelectric plant in ├ůminnefors, in western Uusimaa, blocks salmon and sea trout from reaching their breeding grounds in the Mustionjoki river. They would need fish ladders to help... http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20140317/finland-s-hydropower-consumers-asked-shell-out-extra-help-salmon-and-trout











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