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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
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....
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...
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...
13 January 2016
NOAA Expands US Aquaculture Opportunities
US - NOAA has filed a final rule implementing the nation’s first comprehensive regulatory program for aquaculture in federal waters. ...
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...
08 January 2016
New Dietary Guidelines Urge Americans to Eat More Fish
US - The United States Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) has released the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), which...
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
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...
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...
23 November 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaskans Talk Budgets and Bycatch
US - Alaskans are being asked to weigh in on two tough issues: budgets and halibut bycatch. First off, the state Boards of Fish and Game are asking for ideas on...
20 November 2015
US and Cuba to Cooperate on Marine Protected Areas
US and CUBA - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Park Service (NPS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with...
19 November 2015
AquaBounty Receives FDA Approval for GM Salmon
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved AquaBounty Technologies's New Animal Drug Application for the production, sale, and consumption of its...
17 November 2015
New Partnership to Improve Blue Swimming Crab Sustainability
US - The US National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) Crab Council has signed an agreement with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership to collaborate on improving the sustainability...
09 November 2015
New Law Empowers US to Combat Illegal Fishing, Seafood Fraud
US - President Obama has now signed the Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Enforcement Act, marking another critical step in the Administration’s...
Alaska Fish Factor: January Tanner Crab Fishery Called Off Again
US - The popular January Tanner crab fishery has been called off for the third year running throughout the Westward Region (Kodiak, Chignik and the South Peninsula),...
04 November 2015
Looking to Expand or Change Your Aquaculture Business?
US - The National Aquaculture Association (NAA) is hosting two one-hour webinars designed especially for aquaculture producers looking to expand or diversify their...
02 November 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska Leads US Fish Landings
US - Alaska claimed the top three fishing ports for landings again last year, and led all US states in terms of seafood landings and values....
30 October 2015
Latest US Fisheries Report Shows Continued Stability
US - In 2014, the US’s commercial and recreational fisheries show continued stability and make a large contribution to the nation’s economy thanks to sustainable...
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