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24 October 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: New Study Investigates Climate Change's Impact on Alaskan Salmon
US - A changing climate is altering rain and snowfall patterns that affect the waters Alaska salmon call home, for better or worse. A first of its kind study now...
20 October 2016
Revisions Made to Fishery Management Guidelines in Progress Towards Ending Overfishing
US - NOAA Fisheries has announced final revisions to the guidelines that federal managers will use as they routinely update the nation's marine fisheries plans....
14 October 2016
Nut-Based Feed Satisfies Trout's Protein Requirements
US - Thanks to researchers at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), a new feed ingredient made from tree nuts is available to fish farmers....
10 October 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: US Senate Candidates Get Ready for Kodiak Fisheries Debate
Fish on! The lure of reaching a statewide radio audience has once again attracted a full slate of political hopefuls to Kodiak for its popular fisheries debate....
03 October 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaskans Find Innovative Use for Cod Trimmings
US - Alaskan Cod Crunchies begin a national roll out this week with a debut at Costco’s two stores in Anchorage. The dog treats are one of the newest products...
26 September 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Pressure for Government to Declare 'Disaster' for Regions Hurt by Low Salmon Catch
US - Governor Bill Walker has officially requested that the federal government declare a disaster for four Alaska regions hurt by one of the poorest pink salmon...
19 September 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Tanner Crab Fishery Awaits Revival
US - Cordovans are hoping to revive a long lost Tanner crab fishery in Prince William Sound as a step towards keeping the town’s waterfront working year round....
12 September 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Fall a Busy Time for Alaskan Fishermen
US - It surprises many people across the state that fall is one of the busiest times for Alaska’s fishing industry from the Panhandle to the Bering Sea. As salmon...
30 August 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Pink Salmon Fishermen Await Financial Relief
US - Wheels are already in motion to provide two measures of relief for Alaska’s pink salmon industry, which is reeling from the lowest harvest since the late...
23 August 2016
Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Scallops
US - A recent hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii has been traced back to frozen imported scallops from the Philippines....
22 August 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Pink Salmon Fishery to be Worst in 20 Years
US - Alaska’s 2016 pink salmon fishery is set to rank as the worst in 20 years by a long shot, and the outlook is bleak for all other salmon catches except sockeyes....
15 August 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska Launches Ocean Acidification Website
US - Alaska is one of a handful of US states to launch a go-to website aimed at keeping ocean acidification in the public eye....
12 August 2016
New Bycatch Rule Established for US Seafood Imports
US - Nations exporting fish and fish products to the United States will have to meet fishing standards for protecting marine mammals equal to those American fishermen...
NOAA Warns Stronger Hurricane Season Expected
US - The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a stronger Atlantic hurricane season than usual. ...
09 August 2016
Weekly Overview: New Fish Virus Identified in Wisconsin
ANALYSIS - A new virus, dubbed largemouth bass reovirus, has been found in fish taken from Pine Lake in Wisconsin, US, following a large mortality event back in...
08 August 2016
Still More to Do on Deep Sea Protection
US - A recent review of the United Nations landmark resolutions to protect the deep sea has revealed that there is still more work to do....
Alaska Fish Factor: Large Sockeye Catch Saves the Summer Season
US - Two big fish stories have been spawned so far by the 2016 Alaska salmon season: 1) sockeyes save the day; and 2) colossal pinks....
05 August 2016
US Releases Final Rule for Electronic Reporting of Fish Trade Data
US - In a move to help stop illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the US, a final rule has been published which establishes regulations to integrate...
01 August 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: New Programme Allows Fishermen to Share Information on Salmon Stocks
US - Who knows more about local salmon and their habitats than Alaska fishermen? That’s the impetus behind a new information-gathering project spawned by United...
25 July 2016
Sustainable Fishery Projects get $10 million Funding
US - Approximately $10 million in funding for projects focusing on sustainable fisheries and coastal fishing communities has been made available by NOAA Fisheries....
21 July 2016
Is a Fishing Ban the Only Option Left for Pacific Bluefin Tuna?
US - The Pacific bluefin tuna fishery has been fished down more than 97 per cent and with overfishing continuing, The Pew Charitable Trusts is calling for a two...
Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management Programme Recognised by GSSI
US - The GSSI (Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative) Steering Board has announced its recognition of the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification...
19 July 2016
US, Vietnam Reach Agreement on Shrimp Imports
US - The United States and Vietnam have signed an agreement to resolve two longstanding World Trade Organisation (WTO) disputes over imports of Vietnamese shrimp...
18 July 2016
GMO Labelling Bill Passed in US
US - New legislation designed to offer consumers more information about genetically engineered ingredients in their food passed in the US House of Representatives...
15 July 2016
Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Predicted Smaller Than Last Year's Record
US - NOAA and its research partners have predicted that western Lake Erie will experience a less severe bloom than the record-setting one experienced last year during...
11 July 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaskan Fisheries in Full Swing
US - Salmon takes centre stage each summer but many other fisheries also are in full swing from Ketchikan to Kotzebue....
08 July 2016
Concern Over US's Upgrading of Thailand to Tier 2 Watch List
US - The US State Department has upgraded Thailand to Tier 2 Watch List of its annual human trafficking index after two years on Tier 3....
04 July 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Will Brexit Harm Alaska's Seafood Exports?
US - The United Kingdom’s recent exit from the European Union – dubbed Brexit - has turned seafood trading on its head....
27 June 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Eco-entrepreneurs Turning Crab Shells into New Products
US - Turning crab shells into every day products is becoming a reality for the Tidal Vision team of eco-entrepreneurs from Juneau....
20 June 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Putting Herring Back on the Menu
US - There’s much more to Alaska herring than roe and bait. To prove that point, nearly 40 of Seattle’s finest restaurants and retailers will celebrate Northwest...
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