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23 July 2015
Council Moves to Protect Deep-Sea Corals in Mid-Atlantic
US - The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) recently approved of an amendment to protect deep sea corals from the impacts of fishing gear in the Mid-Atlantic....
20 July 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Sockeye Salmon Landings Break Record
US - The world’s biggest sockeye salmon run at Bristol Bay went from “bust” to “unbelievable” in one week. Landings last week broke records every day for...
'Operation Roadhouse' Cracks Down on Illegal Paddlefish Trafficking
US - Three men from Colorado have pleaded guilty to illegally trafficking in paddlefish caviar after being caught in an undercover operation in the Warsaw, Missouri...
13 July 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Big Alaska Marine Debris Cleanup Begins
US - Kodiak volunteers were scrambling with front end loaders and dump trucks to ready 200,000 pounds of super sacks for the first pick up of a massive marine debris...
08 July 2015
Tropical Reef Fish Causes Illness in More People Than Previously Thought
US - Public health records may significantly underestimate the number of people in Florida who are sickened by a rare, dangerous food-borne toxin carried by popular...
07 July 2015
Fish Vet Group Achieves USDA APHIS Approval
US - Fish Vet Group – the world’s largest aquaculture health provider – is pleased to announce the laboratory services offered by their facility in Portland,...
30 June 2015
New $25 million Grants to Improve US Fishing Opportunities
US - NOAA has announced grants of more than $25 million for 88 projects under the 2014-2015 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program. This is the most significant amount...
29 June 2015
Success for FDA Fish Fraud Fighting Programme
US - The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) ongoing integration of forensic science as a way of combating seafood fraud and mislabeling is paying off....
24 June 2015
Floodplain Restoration to Benefit Salmon on West Coast of US
US - Government agencies have come together on the West Coast of the US to reconnect floodplain habitat with salmon-bearing streams, which should help to improve...
22 June 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Bright Spots Emerging in Bleak Global Salmon Sales Market
US - As Alaska’s salmon season heads into high gear, a few bright spots are surfacing in an otherwise bleak global sales market....
19 June 2015
New Trans Fats Ban will not Apply to Fish Feed
US - The US Food and Drug Administration released the final determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are not generally recognized as safe, or GRAS,...
17 June 2015
Call for Improvement in Counter Measure Against Food Poisoning Outbreaks
US - A consumer watchdog body in the US has called on authorities to step up reporting of outbreaks of food-borne illness and improve measures to counter the threat....
15 June 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Setnetting May Soon be Banned in Parts of Alaska
US - A one handed clap best describes the reaction to the 43,000 signature drop off by anti-salmon setnet advocates at the Division of Elections last week. It means...
08 June 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Total Alaska Salmon Catch Pegged at 221 million
US - Salmon fisheries are opening up this month from one end of Alaska to the other. Total catches so far of mostly sockeye, were under one million fish, but will...
01 June 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Salmon Fishermen Face Layoff as Budget Stalled
US - Alaska’s salmon industry is ready to get corked by the inability of state lawmakers to pass a budget....
29 May 2015
New Model Predicts Fish Population Response to Dams
US - A model has been developed to assess how dams affect the viability of sea-run fish species, which need to pass dams as they use both fresh and marine waters...
18 May 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Reduction in Halibut Bycatch Needed
US - The people of Alaska are making their voices heard and are demanding that fisheries practices change to reduce halibut bycatch....
15 May 2015
US Agriculture Predicted to Create Thousands of Jobs in Next Five Years
US - Nearly 58,000 jobs will open annually across the US in occupations involving agriculture and environment over the next five years, according to an employment...
14 May 2015
Gulf of Maine Algal Blooms Extent Predicted Similar to Last Three Years
US - New England's spring and summer harmful algal blooms will be similar in extent to those of the past three years, according to the 2015 Gulf of Maine seasonal...
11 May 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: How Much are Fishermen Affected by Long Term Health Problems?
US - How much are fishermen affected by long term health problems like hearing loss, lack of sleep and high blood pressure? A pilot study aims to find out and researchers...
07 May 2015
NOAA Offers Public Consultation on Fish at Risk from Illegal Fishing
US - The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced opportunities for the public to comment on the principles used to determine whether...
05 May 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: New Research Blames Too Many Pinks for Slow Sockeye Growth
US - Alaskan salmon producers are not buying the presumption that growing numbers of pinks are eating too much food in the ocean, causing sockeye salmon to grow...
27 April 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: 63 Million Hatchery Produced Salmon Expected to Return Home
US - Each year more than one third of all the salmon caught in Alaska begin their lives in a hatchery. There are 31 hatchery facilities in Alaska: 15 privately owned,...
24 April 2015
Declining Biomass Sparks Calls to Close Pacific Sardine Fishery
US - The Pacific Fishery Management Council has urged the National Marine Fisheries Service to close the Pacific sardine fishing season as quickly as possible, citing...
20 April 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Longliners Warned of Potential Damage from Lost Sablefish Pots
US - A mile long string of 29 sablefish pots was lost last month in Prince William Sound after being run over by tugs towing barges at Knight Island Passage....
16 April 2015
Red Lobster’s Nelson Griffin Joins GAA Board
US - Nelson Griffin of Red Lobster Seafood Company has joined the board of directors of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), the world’s leading standards-setting...
13 April 2015
US Fishermen Urge Action Against Illegal Mexican Fishing
US - The US fishing industry is calling on Congress to stop illegal fishing and protect the livelihoods of fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico....
Alaska Fish Factor: Wild Salmon May Soon Become Available to More Alaskans
US - Caribou instead of corn dogs…salmon instead of Trout Treasures… seal meat in place of spaghetti – all could soon be available to more Alaskans if traction...
07 April 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Another Bumper salmon Run Expected
US - Alaska is expecting another bumper run of salmon this year – state managers announced last Friday a projected total catch of 221 million salmon, 39 percent...
02 April 2015
US Plans to Combat and Prevent Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
US - A smarter and judicious use of antibiotics will help to slow the emergence of resistant bacteria....
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