Monday, December 15, 2014

Murkowski cites fishery items in giant omnibus budget bill

The budget includes $2 million to implement electronic monitoring systems on fishing vessels. Murkowski said she told NOAA last year that using cameras could be safer and more efficient than placing an observer onboard.

BBRSDA invites applications for board vacancy

Kodiak retains legislative lobbyist

Recovering California sheephead gobble up pesky urchins

Fish farming finds its way to land-locked Midwest

Navy's robot tuna

Opinion: Can seafood be both kosher and sustainable?


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sullivan lands spot on Senate Commerce Committee

The Commerce Committee is of particular interest because it oversees fisheries, as well as the Coast Guard.

USCG provides update on lost South Korean trawler

Congressman Young is 81, feels good, eats a lot of fish

Study: Climate change could 'challenge' SE Alaska salmon

See the winners in ASMI's photo contest!

B.C. salmon farmers to spend $1.5M on wild fish study

Commentary: Could Canadian fish farms harm California's wild salmon?


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Obama shores up Bristol Bay drilling ban

The action to withdraw the area from all future oil and gas leasing extends indefinitely a temporary withdrawal that was issued in 2010 and was set to expire in 2017.


Federal panel makes recommendations on pirate fishing, seafood fraud

Facing budget crunch, Alaska governor cuts Susitna dam funding

NOAA touts stunning Alaska coastal photography

Infection from failed pregnancy killed orca off Vancouver Island

Chumming up: Oregon, Washington partner to help dog salmon

Ammonia leak causes stir at Charleston, Ore., seafood plant


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hatchery changes recommended in Southeast Alaska

Chinook salmon smolt might be released at a new site in Kake, and chum salmon egg takes could increase at a facility near Wrangell.

Bristol Bay association's Sue Aspelund talks potential buyback

Proposed amendment would affect 'C shares' in Alaska crab fisheries

Prince William Sound pollock trawl quota announced

Dillingham gets a Subway!

Washington commission considers Willapa Bay salmon policy

WSU report says water plan overvalues fish recovery

NMFS West Coast official appointed to tropical tuna commission

Life aboard a tramper, remembered after Bering Sea sinking


Friday, December 19, 2014

NMFS invites input on deterring pesky marine mammals

Whales, sea lions, and other marine mammals can damage commercial fishing gear and devour the catch. The agency is taking written comments on non-lethal methods to discourage them.

'The Alaska Fisheries Report' from KMXT in Kodiak

Congress acts to ease Pacific Coast groundfish fleet buyout costs

NOAA grant to help West Coast shellfish growers with ocean acidification

Federal spending bill includes fisheries-related funds

NYT blog: wild fish vs. farmed fish

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