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This Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of the loss of the F/V Destination; Unalaska is facing its third day of flight cancellations; and the 2018 Winter Olympics have begun in PyeongChang, South Korea. [...]
Thu, Feb 08, 2018
Source: KUCB Unalaska Newscasts
Fishing industry officials faced with a declining workforce are increasingly modernizing and automating equipment to meet harvesting and processing demands with a smaller, but smarter workforce at sea and in shoreside operations. The combination of comparatively low pay in seafood production and increasing non-labor operating costs is also prompting seafood engineers [...]
Thu, Feb 08, 2018
Source: Cordova Times / Fisheries
Transboundary news to share! Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott recently returned from Ottawa, the federal capital of Canada. The two held meetings with Canadian government officials to communicate Alaskans long-standing concerns about mining and other industrial pollution in transboundary rivers that flow across the border between [...]
Thu, Feb 08, 2018
Source: UFA Updates
Sen. Sullivan and Lt. Gov. Mallott in Ottawa Alaska leaders turn up pressure to clean up abandoned Tulsequah Chief mine after Canada has allowed decades of unmitigated pollution into Taku. [...]
Wed, Feb 07, 2018
Source: United Fishermen of Alaska
Invasive species are eyeing the Bering Sea; APICDA's outgoing CEO is running for office; and a Homer program is helping teens talk about being LGBTQ in rural Alaska. [...]
Wed, Feb 07, 2018
Source: KUCB Unalaska Newscasts
A decline in the domestic workforce for the seafood industry's harvesting and processing sector is prompting efforts for modernization and automation of the harvest to reduce the number of workers needed, while increasing skills required of those who get the jobs.That was the message from Gleyn Bledsoe of Washington State [...]
Wed, Feb 07, 2018
Source: Fishermens News Online
Alaska took its concerns about the potential impact of mining near transboundary waterways to a federal level this week, while meeting with Canadian ministers of natural resources, environment and climate, fisheries and crown-indigenous relations and northern affairs in Ottawa, Ontario.According to Alaska Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott, the goal was to [...]
Wed, Feb 07, 2018
Source: Fishermens News Online
A new report prepared for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute says consumers are eating more seafood, citing their health concerns as a primary driver.According to the Chicago-based consulting and research service firm Technomic, younger consumers are more likely to find seafood and plant-based proteins to be healthier than poultry, beef [...]
Wed, Feb 07, 2018
Source: Fishermens News Online
The February meeting of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) is under way in Seattle, Washington, with final action scheduled on small sideboard issues.In June, the council adopted a purpose and need statement, and alternatives for analysis to revise federal regulations prohibiting directed fishing for species with sideboard limits [...]
Wed, Feb 07, 2018
Source: Fishermens News Online
By: Laine WelchFish Factor/For the JournalPost date: Wed, 02/07/2018 - 10:42amMillennials are now the nation's “peak spenders” and they are gravitating towards healthier eating which favors more seafood. “We see year over year that there is this cohort aged 35 to 54 that is going to be spending far more across [...]
Wed, Feb 07, 2018
Source: AJOC Fisheries

 

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