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27 May 2017
Alaska Fish Factor: Trump cuts could prove costly
The 2018 budget unveiled on May 23 by the Trump administration is bad news for anything that swims in or near US waters....
22 May 2017
Alaska Fish Factor: budget struggle threatens salmon jobs
Salmon managers are hoping for the best and planning for the worst as lawmakers extend into a third special session to try and agree on a state budget. It is the...
07 May 2017
Alaska Fish Factor: countdown to salmon season
Alaska’s salmon season officially gets underway in less than two weeks. The first fishery for sockeye and king salmon is set for May 18 at Copper River and the...
03 May 2017
Double bill backs Alaskan mariculture
Two bills which aim to improve access to state funding for Alaska’s shellfish and marine plant cultivators have been passed by the state’s House of Representatives...
21 April 2017
Alaskans assess state's mariculture potential
Alaska’s mariculture industry could be worth as much as $1 billion a year within three decades....
12 April 2017
Season set for Kodiak herring
The Kodiak herring sac roe fishery will begin at noon Saturday April 15th, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G) has announced this week....
11 April 2017
Ruling welcomed by US aquaculture industry
US aquaculture producers should be able to transport live fish across state boundaries without the prospect of inadvertently triggering draconian penalties, following...
04 April 2017
Marine research under threat
New plans to pull funding from Alaska Sea Grant a year earlier than previously announced, have inspired director, Paula Cullenberg, to issue an impassioned plea...
30 March 2017
Department to help keep predator threat at bay
Harassment, or “hazing,” of double-crested cormorants is set to begin soon in several areas along the Oregon Coast, in a bid to help improve survival of juvenile...
27 March 2017
Alaska Fish Factor: navy could disrupt salmon migration
Plans by the US Navy to conduct training exercises in the Gulf of Alaska for two weeks in early May have led to nine coastal communities signing resolutions asking...
20 March 2017
Storm over coast guard cut proposals
Plans to slash US Coast Guard funding by $1.3 billion have inspired 60 politicians to sign a letter in protest....
21 February 2017
NOAA Sea Grant Hopes to Boost US Aquaculture with $10 million in Funding
US - Depending on appropriations, NOAA Sea Grant expects to have available a total of $10,000,000-$12,000,000 across fiscal years 2017, 2018, and 2019 for a national...
20 February 2017
American Aquaculture’s Image Makeover is Good for Growth
US - In the USA the public perception of aquaculture has suffered from an image problem over the years. While the industry has taken huge steps to address this,...
13 February 2017
Alaska Fish Factor: Framework for Alaskan Mariculture Expansion Takes Shape
US - Shellfish, sea cucumbers, geoduck clams, seaweeds and biofuels are crops envisioned by a group of Alaskans who are crafting a framework for a statewide mariculture...
06 February 2017
USDA Suspends Development of Standards for Grades of Catfish
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has announced that it will suspend work related to the development of voluntary...
31 January 2017
Exclusive Info on the 2017 Halibut Quota
US - The International Pacific Halibut Commission was here in Victoria B.C. last week discussing the catch limits for the 2017 Halibut fishery, reports Rob Reierson...
27 January 2017
Hawaii Oceanic Technology Shuts Its Doors After Almost Ten Years in Business
US - Hawaii Oceanic Technology Inc., a Honolulu-based open ocean fish farming technology company, has shut down after nearly a decade in business....
24 January 2017
President Donald Trump Withdraws US from Trans-Pacific Partnership
US - US President Donald Trump has signed an executive action to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The move by Mr Trump has been met...
20 January 2017
Sonny Perdue Named New US Agriculture Secretary
US - President-elect Donald Trump has selected former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be the US Agriculture Secretary in the incoming Trump administration....
19 January 2017
Commerce Secretary Declares Fisheries Disasters for Nine West Coast Species
US - The US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has determined there are commercial fishery failures for nine salmon and crab fisheries in Alaska, California and...
16 January 2017
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishing Industry Hopeful of No Further Budget Cuts
US - As lawmakers convene this week in Juneau, Alaska’s fishing industry sees a glimmer of hope that its budget won’t be gutted again....
12 January 2017
New #EatMoreSeafood Initiative Offers Extra Incentive to Eat Seafood
US - A leading seafood provider is rewarding the public with gift cards and other incentives for heeding sweeping new federal guidelines that call on Americans to...
09 January 2017
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishery Advocates Calling for Review of Fish Habitat Law
US - Fishery advocates are hoping for the speedy delivery of a letter to state lawmakers that asks them to dust off a law pertaining to fish habitats....
03 January 2017
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishing Picks and Pans for 2016
US - The start of 2017 marks the 26th year for this weekly column that targets news for and about Alaska’s seafood industry. The goal is to make all readers more...
30 December 2016
Video Series Helps Seafood Industry Understand FDA’s Fish, Fishery Products Hazards and Controls Guidance
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has developed a video series, designed to assist the seafood industry and federal and state regulators in better understanding...
19 December 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Sea Share Donating Bycatch to Hunger Relief Programmes
US - Giving to the less fortunate is the true meaning of the Christmas season, and giving Alaska seafood has never been easier....
12 December 2016
US Implements Programme to Trace Fish and Fish Products on Entry to Country
US - The US has now established additional protections for the country's economy, global food security and the sustainability of shared ocean resources through the...
Alaska Fish Factor: Bristol Bay Sockeye Fishermen Urged to Deliver on Quality
US - With so many salmon fisheries occurring across Alaska each year, why is there always so much hoopla about Bristol Bay? It can be summed up in a single word:...
09 December 2016
Bumble Bee Foods Senior Vice President to Plead Guilty to Price-Fixing
US - The current senior vice president of sales at Bumble Bee Foods has agreed to plead guilty for his role in a conspiracy to fix the prices of packaged seafood...
05 December 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Bering Sea Fish Stocks Booming
US - Bering Sea fish stocks are booming but it’s a mixed bag for groundfish in the Gulf of Alaska....
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