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CAPTAIN REMEMBERED AS A 'HERO'
The father of the captain of the fishing vessel that sank off Campbell River said his son died a hero, trying to save his crewmates.
– Times Colonist
Fisheries reporter to leave Bristol Bay
Many will remember Mason as a fisheries reporter, carrying the torch of others gone before him.
– Bristol Bay Times
Ocean predators in steep decline
Consumers prefer predatory fish like grouper, tuna, swordfish and sharks to species lower on the food chain such as anchovies and sardines, providing strong incentives for fishermen to catch the bigger fish.
– Scientific American
Coho comeback for urban creek
In the greenbelt behind the Providence Alaska Medical Center, where Chester Creek was left intact and undisturbed within its natural channel, coho salmon seemed to be everywhere.
– Alaska Dispatch News
Congressional candidate vows to protect MSA
The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act governs harvests in federal waters. Some political observers say it could be altered, if the November election changes the balance of power in Congress.
U.S. customs pressured to step up seafood
In light of shrimp shipments which were recently rejected by the European Union for containing excessive antibiotics, US Senator Mary L. Landrieu, Chair of the Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee, called on US Customs and Border Protection to increase inspections of foreign seafood coming into the US.
– Fish Information and Services
Drill conductor course in OR
The U.S. Coast Guard will offer an AMSEA two day Drill Conductor Course for commercial fishermen.
– The Worldlink
Agencies team up for 'biodiversity observation'
The projects, to be funded at approximately $17 million over the next five years, subject to the availability of funds, will demonstrate how a national operational marine biodiversity observation network could be developed. Such a network would serve as a marine resource management tool to conserve existing biodiversity and enhance U.S. biosecurity against threats such as invasive species and infectious agents.