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28 September 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Bering Sea Crab Fishers May Face Delays Again
US - Bering Sea crabbers are again facing the possibility of a delayed fishery as Congressional Republicans threaten to shut down the government, this time over...
15 September 2015
$10 million Boost for US Fisheries, Fishing Communities
US - NOAA is making $10 million available in grants through the 2016 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program as part of its efforts to build resilient coastal communities...
14 September 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Commercial Fisheries Division Director Resigns
US - Alaska’s fishing industry was dismayed last week by the sudden news that Jeff Regnart, Director of the state’s Commercial Fisheries Division, will leave...
04 September 2015
US's Biggest Fish Farm Heading for San Diego
US - San Diego may soon become home to the US's largest fish farm. The environmentally sustainable aquaculture project will produce 5,000 metric tonnes of fish...
27 August 2015
Conviction After US Shrimp Mislabelling Case
US - A North Carolina seafood processor and wholesale distributor faces a felony conviction after Federal prosecutors exposed the company’s shrimp mislabelling...
24 August 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Chinook Salmon Research Suffers Funding Cuts
US - One of the casualties of this year’s budget cuts was funds for a program aimed at discovering why Alaska’s Chinook salmon stocks have been declining since...
18 August 2015
US Antibiotic Resistance Results Positive for Food Safety
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported mostly encouraging results for food safety in its recent report on antibiotic resistance, although some...
USDA to Purchase Surplus Alaska Canned Sockeye Salmon
US - Surpluses produced by large Alaska sockeye salmon harvests will be eased by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), which recently announced existing federal...
13 August 2015
Public Comment Opens for NOAA's Marine Mammal Protection in International Fisheries
UK - NOAA has issued a proposed rule to protect marine mammals in international fisheries which would require US trading partners to take measures to limit the incidental...
10 August 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska Salmon Fisheries Await Hearing Outcomes
US - Two hearings this month could change the face of Alaska’s salmon fisheries forever....
03 August 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Costco Turns Away From Chilean Farmed Salmon
US - More US food retailers are getting the message that Americans want to know what they are eating. And it’s clear that consumers don’t want their foods tainted...
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...
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