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11 February 2016
New Study Finds Fish Fins Sense Touch
US - A new study has found that the pectoral fins of fish feel touch through a surprisingly similar biological mechanism to mammals....
08 February 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Research Bycatch Feeds Hunger Relief Programmes
US - Needy Alaskans are enjoying a rare taste of sablefish, thanks to a science project that kept research fish from going over the rails....
05 February 2016
New US Seafood Traceability Programme a Step Towards Tackling IUU Fishing
US - A new proposal for creating a US seafood traceability programme — the next step the government is taking to ensure that global seafood resources are sustainably...
01 February 2016
WinCo Foods Commits To Four-Star BAP By 2018
As part of its sustainable seafood procurement policy, WinCo Foods has committed to sourcing three-star and four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) products by...
Alaska Fish Factor: Halibut Stocks Showing Signs of Improvement
US - Alaska’s halibut stocks are showing signs of an uptick and fishermen’s catches will not be slashed for the first time in 15 years....
28 January 2016
Processors Disappointed with Pollock Test Fishery
US - The Prince William Sound Pollock test fishery began last week and the first harvests are in. Processors are disappointed as fishing has been slow and most fish...
25 January 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Chinook Salmon Worth More than Oil
US - A single Chinook salmon is worth more than a barrel of oil. The winter kings being caught by Southeast Alaska trollers are averaging 10 pounds each with a dock...
22 January 2016
Derelict Fishing Gear Removal has Major Economic Benefit for Fisheries
US - A new study by researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows that removal of derelict fishing gear could generate millions of dollars...
21 January 2016
US on Mission to Boost Food Exports to Chile, Peru
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will lead a trade mission March 14 to March 18 to expand export...
18 January 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishing Issues to Take a Back Seat
US - Fishing issues will take a back seat to budget cutting when the Alaska legislature convenes on January 19 for its 90-day session, but two early fish bills (and...
14 January 2016
Safeway Celebrates 2015 Seafood Sustainability Milestone
US - FishWise retailer partner Safeway has reached a major milestone in seafood sustainability. As of year-end 2015, 77 per cent of Safeway’s fresh and frozen...
12 January 2016
Study Finds Alaska Spends More on Commercial Fishing Than it Earns
US - A new study by researchers Bob Loeffler and Steve Colt from the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) has found...
11 January 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Mariculture Industry Passes Big Milestones
US - Alaska’s mariculture industry has passed some big milestones, and is getting set to head into the weeds. Aquatic farming, which was ok’d by Alaska lawmakers...
06 January 2016
Researchers Explore Potential of Popular South American Fish in US
US - University of Florida researchers are studying whether it could be viable to bring a popular South American fish - Arapaima - to the United States....
05 January 2016
NOAA Looking to Increase Aquaculture in US's Northeast
US - As the worldwide demand for seafood grows and wild stocks already being heavily fished there’s an increased interest in aquaculture. With the dynamic of the...
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska Ready for Big Catches as Groundfish Season Opens
US - “Tis the season for even bigger Alaska fish catches when groundfish seasons open at the start of the New Year. Catches of pollock, cod, flounders and other...
04 January 2016
US Congress Changes Market Name of the Nation’s Largest Fishery
US - Seafood consumers in the US gained more certainty about the source of the seafood they buy as part of a bill that the US Congress passed and President Obama...
Alaska Fish Factor: 2015 Overview
US - 2016 marks a quarter of a century for this weekly column that targets Alaska’s seafood industry. At the end of every year, I proffer my ‘no holds barred’...
21 December 2015
National Fish & Seafood Continues to Lead in Ethical Sourcing
US - National Fish & Seafood (NFS), a US based division of Pacific Andes Group, continues to strengthen its long-standing position as a leader in social responsibility...
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska Crab Shells Fueling an Eco-Revolution
US - Alaska crab shells are fueling an eco-revolution that will drive new income streams for fabrics to pharmaceuticals to water filters. And for the first time,...
17 December 2015
Senators Fight Federal Rules Establishing Catfish Inspection Office
US - US Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) have introduced a Resolution of Disapproval under the Congressional Review Act that would nullify the...
16 December 2015
States' Fish Consumption Advisories Often Not in Line with Federal Recommendations
US - Fish consumption advisories are used to inform citizens about fish with potentially hazardous levels of toxins such as methyl mercury....
14 December 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Caught by Alaskans Made a Winner of Fish 2.0 Competition
US - Caught by Alaskans for Alaskans is a business concept that bested 170 others in a global fisheries business competition last month at Stanford University in...
07 December 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Halibut Catches Could be Down Again in 2016
US - Despite some encouraging signs that Pacific halibut stocks are stabilizing after being on a downward spiral for nearly two decades, catches could decrease slightly...
03 December 2015
NOAA Expects Increase in Ciguatera Fish Poisioning
US - A new NOAA study is forecasting an increase in ciguatera fish poisoning in the Gulf of Mexico and the US Southeast Atlantic coast due to the predicted rise...
02 December 2015
Tru Shrimp™ Systems Opens State-of-the-Art Shrimp Research Center
US - tru Shrimp™ Systems has announced that its state-of-the-art shrimp research center is now open....
01 December 2015
Downward Pricing Trend on Small Rockfish Fillet
US - In the first quarter, a strong fresh market and large sized fish dried up opportunities on small-sized rockfish fillets. Now prices are beginning to trend downwards...
30 November 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: It's Time to Enter the 2016 Symphony of Seafood
US - The call is out for products to compete in Alaska’s most celebrated seafood bash, and another new category has been added to the mix....
27 November 2015
US Looks to Further Grow Ag Exports to China
US - As the US agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack heads to China for trade talks, the US Department of Agriculture announced considerable growth in US exports to...
26 November 2015
USDA Catfish Inspection to Begin in March 2016
US - The USDA has released a final rule establishing an inspection program for catfish, both domestically-raised and imported, which will become effective in March...
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