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Russian seafood export ban would have big impact on US

...pollock products. A year ago the Marine Stewardship Council, an E-NGO self-charged with championing sustainable commercial fisheries, gave its stamp of approval to the Russian pollock fishery as sustainable. There is simply no comparison between...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-09/russian-seafood-export-ban-would-have
Opinion
SHI aims to rebuild stocks to culturally, archaeologically indicated levels at historical locations

...Harris and Gordon say they see balls of herring in most bays they fly over.Lynn Canal is still far from an open commercial fishery, Harris said. Last year, the spawning biomass was above the threshold for a fishery, but that doesn't mean...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-18/shi-aims-rebuild-stocks-culturally-a
Outdoors
My Turn: A wake-up call in Alaska's waters

...new study shows (for the first time) that ocean acidification is driving changes in waters vital to Alaska's commercial fisheries and traditional subsistence way of life. As one of our planet's most under-recognized challenges, ocean acidification...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-30/my-turn-wake-call-alaskas-waters
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Harvest season is upon us

...top predator. At the same time, this animal has the ability - which has been proven - to negatively impact our commercial fisheries and subsistence way of life. As we enter what many Alaska Natives consider to be the best time to harvest the mammal...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-27/empire-editorial-harvest-season-upon-
Opinion
Public comment period opens for KSM mine

...identified mitigation measures for the project would address potential impacts in Alaska on fish; recreational and commercial fisheries and human health from changes to water quality and quantity in the Unuk River." Meanwhile, hundreds of Alaskan...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-24/public-comment-period-opens-ksm-mine
Outdoors
Herring search spans millennia

...meat, oil and bait. The commercial fishery wasn't managed like it is...populations and lucrative, active commercial fisheries, as well as subsistence harvest...geographically than is indicated by the commercial fishery today.""While modern herring...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-11/herring-search-spans-millennia
Outdoors
Flooded by debt, Kake salmon hatchery to close

...The fish coming out of here getting caught by the commercial fisheries ... are a direct benefit to the community...program there."It's a tremendous benefit for the commercial fisheries of Southeast to be able to increase production...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-21/flooded-debt-kake-salmon-hatchery-close
State
My Turn: Far-fetched scenarios possible if EPA's power left unchecked

...region, and throughout my career I have demonstrated my steadfast support for subsistence, recreational, and commercial fisheries in our state. I understand and agree with many of the concerns raised about the potential Pebble mine. That's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-04/my-turn-far-fetched-scenarios-possibl
Opinion
Herring Rock marks traditional harvest

...rock had spawn around it. Every bay had spawn around it," Hope said. "It was amazing."After decades of the commercial fishery, Hope said, the herring spawn no longer sprawls across the harbor the way he remembers it.Hope said the sac...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-31/herring-rock-marks-traditional-harvest
State
Fish Factor: Frankenfish labeling advances in Congress

...harvested, that's another thing," explained Kurt Iverson, the Research and Planning project leader at the state Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission.Likewise, there is an important distinction between fishery poundage and values. Some are...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-06/frankenfish-labeling-advances-congress
State

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