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ARCTIC BALANCING ACT
The Alaska Arctic Commission is trying to balance far-reaching goals — from development and energy to international cooperation — to more immediate needs like ports, plumbing, and building strong rural economics and infrastructure for rural communities.
Import ban snubs Pacific hake
More than 1000 metric tons of Pacific Hake is unable to be shipped to Russia due to the country's import ban and other countries are bidding low for the inventories.
– The Fish Site
B.C. spill sediment clouds water
A plume of sediment deposited in Quesnel Lake by the collapse of Imperial Metals' Mount Polley mine tailings dam is changing water quality as it shifts, according to the Interior Health Authority.
– Vancouver Sun
Judge affirms Klamath water releases
A federal judge on Wednesday denied a request by irrigation suppliers in California's Central Valley to stop emergency water releases ordered by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation that are intended to prevent another fish kill on the Klamath River.
Seeking innovation in Seattle
A Northumbrian salmon netsman and a UK seabird expert are being sent to Seattle to witness innovative bird conservation measures in Washington State's salmon fishing grounds.
– Fish News EU
Crabbers lobby for Russian import ban
An Alaska crab fishing group is calling for President Obama to ban imports of seafood from Russia.
Nushagak pink, silver seasons end
The commercial fishery for pink and silver salmon in the Nushagak District is done for the season. KDLG's Mike Mason checked in with Fish and Game for the final numbers.
Fisheries debate in Kodiak
As one of the largest fishing ports in the nation, it only makes sense that Kodiak would host a gubernatorial debate focused solely on the seafood industry.
Opinion: Agency's failing on bycatch
Mr. Olson says: "In 2012, the council acted to reduce the amount of halibut that could be taken as bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska trawl and longline fisheries to provide additional halibut for directed fisheries and for conservation purposes." What he does not say is that the council, which he chaired, also reduced observer coverage on trawlers from 30 percent to 15 percent.
– Alaska Dispatch News
Morro Bay docks opened for fish sales
The Morro Bay City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday to allow fishermen to congregate to sell their fish from tie-ups at the harbor's public-use docks.
– The Tribune