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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Changes to Red Snapper and Grouper-Tilefish Quota Regulations
US - NOAA Fisheries has announced a new rule, effective October 27, 2014, which makes changes to the Gulf of Mexico reef fish fishery....
Monday, September 29, 2014
President Obama Creates World’s Largest Marine Protected Area in Pacific Ocean
US - President Obama has created the world’s largest marine protected area in the Pacific Ocean. By proclamation, the President is expanding the current Pacific...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Big Public Support for EPA's Protection of Bristol Bay
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has received approximately 700,000 comments in support of its plan to use its Clean Water Act authority to restrict...
Begich, Sullivan; Dunbar, Young Face Off Over Alaska Fisheries
US - It’s FISH ON! for Alaska’s Congressional candidates when they meet for the popular fisheries debate on Wednesday evening, October 1 in Kodiak....
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Scientists Announce Support for AquaBounty GM Salmon
US - Ninety scientists have sent a letter to President Obama this week regarding their concerns about a "damaged" FDA review/approval system for animal biotechnology...
President's Council Releases Report on Combating Antibiotic Resistance
US - The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) has released a report to the President entitled 'Combating Antibiotic Resistance', saying...
Friday, September 19, 2014
US Launches National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistance
US - The US government has launched a new strategy to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria with increased surveillance and faster tests....
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
$20 Million Grant to Launch Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network in Maine
US - A $20 million National Science Foundation EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) grant will establish a Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture...
Monday, September 15, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Republican Sullivan Makes Fishery Debate a Priority
US - Fish on! The lure of reaching a statewide audience was too much to pass up for US Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan, who will be at the Oct. 1 fisheries debate at...
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Republican Dan Sullivan Bows Out of Fisheries Debate
US - “Surprised and disappointed” was the reaction by Senator Mark Begich upon learning that his opponent Dan Sullivan has bowed out of an October 1 fisheries...
Monday, September 08, 2014
Rhode Island Adopts Oyster Aquaculture Disease Management Plan
US - The state of Rhode Island has adopted a plan facilitated by the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography to reduce the likelihood of human...
Red Snapper Fishing in South Atlantic to Close on September 9
US - Commercial harvest of red snapper in South Atlantic waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) September 9, 2014. ...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
NOAA Seeks Public Comment on the Proposed Rule for the Aquaculture Plan of the Gulf of Mexico
US - NOAA Fisheries is seeking public comment on a proposed rule for the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council's Fishery Management Plan for Regulating Offshore...
Monday, September 01, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska Calls for Ban on Russian Seafood
US - If Russia won’t buy seafood from the US, we won’t buy seafood from them. That’s the gauntlet being thrown down by Alaska’s Congressional Delegation...
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Pacific Hake Plugging Up West Coast
US - More than 1000 metric tons of Pacific Hake is unable to be shipped to Russia due to the country's import ban and other countries are bidding low for the inventories,...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Hook-and-Line Golden Tilefish Fishing to Close in South Atlantic
US - The commercial hook-and-line component of golden tilefish harvest in South Atlantic waters will close, at 12:01 a.m. (local time) August 29, 2014. ...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Researchers Investigate Alaska's Chinook Salmon Decline
US - More than 100 researchers and three dozen projects are underway to find clues as to why Alaska’s Chinook salmon production has declined since 2007....
Monday, August 25, 2014
Vermilion Snapper Trip Limit Decreased in South Atlantic
US - The daily trip limit for the commercial harvest of vermilion snapper in the South Atlantic is reduced from 1,000 pounds gutted weight to 500 pounds gutted weight,...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Closure Date Announced for Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack
US - The commercial and recreational harvest of greater amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico will be closed at 12:01 a.m. on August 25, 2014, and remain closed until...
Monday, August 18, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: $60 million Alaskan Seafood Exports to be Halted by Russian Ban
US - Seafood is by far Alaska’s top export and as it heads overseas, global politics play a big role in making sales sink or swim. That dynamic took center stage...
Friday, August 15, 2014
Two Texas Fish Protected Under Endangered Species Act
US - Following an agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity to speed decisions on protection for 757 imperiled species, the US Fish and Wildlife Service...
Monday, August 11, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Republican Candidates Want Environmental Regulators Out of Alaska’s Mining Decisions
US - Breached mine tailings dams be damned! As millions of Fraser River sockeye salmon head for spawning beds polluted by a brew of metal toxins oozing from the...
Monday, August 04, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishermen Welcome an End to Permit for Cleaning Decks
US - Fishermen won’t need special permits to hose off their decks thanks to a bill moving through the US Senate. That’s garnered a big sigh of relief form harvesters...
Monday, July 28, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Shaping Alaska's Fisheries
US - Nowhere in the world do people have more say in shaping fisheries policy than in Alaska. While the outcomes might get mixed rants and reviews, no one is ever...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Bristol Bay Reds Catch 11 Million More Than Projected
US - It came as no surprise when the first price postings last week tanked for Bristol Bay sockeye salmon to $1.20/lb, with an extra 15 cents for chilled fish. That...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
What is Causing High Prices for Shrimp?
US - After years of depressed and declining prices, the US market for shrimp has been on the uptick since 2010. For the US shrimp industry, this has meant increases...
Public Meeting to be Held on Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring
US - US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a public meeting on antimicrobial resistance monitoring in the food supply in August....
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Barley Studied as a High-protein Fish Food
US - A process that improves the nutritional value of barley for use in fish feed has been developed by scientists at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and...
Monday, July 14, 2014
Seasonal Fishing Closure of Jacks in South Atlantic Approaching
US - Commercial harvest of jacks in South Atlantic waters will close, at 12:01 a.m. on July 15, 2014. ...
Friday, July 11, 2014
Shrimp Fishery to Re-Open Off Texas
US - NOAA Fisheries announces federal waters from nine to 200 nautical miles off Texas will open to shrimp trawling at 30 minutes after official sunset, local time,...
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