UFA Update

April 11, 2003

 

Table of Contents

  1. Killer Appetites in Western Alaska 
  2. USDA Announces Details Of Informational Sessions On Country Of Origin Labeling
  3. Ships dump sludge at sea illegally
  4. Draft Addendum to the Endangered Species Act, Section 7 Consultation Biological Opinion and Incidental Take Statement of October 2001. Comment period through April 18, 2003
  5. Fish Factor:  $10 million for seafood marketing must wiggle through red tape
  6. Brief Summary for March 17-27, 2003 Statewide Dungeness Crab, Shrimp, Miscellaneous Shellfish (except SE/Yakutat), and Supplemental Issues
  7. BOF:  MPA Update from March 2003
  8. BOF:  BS/AI Crab Rationalization Task Force Formed
  9. Pacific Fishing sold to Seattle publisher
  10. Seafood.com News Paid Service To Launch This Month
  11. Alaska Coast Guard excels in rescue role
  12. April 2003 issue of Fishline
  13. The Future of Alaska's Salmon Returns
  14. Legislators want food lab in seafood plant
  15. Seafood jobs drop, others pick up
  16. Processor testifies importer pushed for lower prices
  17. Wild fish is closer to organic label
  18. Federal panel approves crab plan
  19. Assessment Team Requests Public Comment on Accreditation for NOAA’s Office For law Enforcement
  20. Alaska Quality Seafood Program
  21. BC Salmon Farmers Association Reports Preliminary Sea Lice Monitoring Results
  22. Wild, not organic; amendment would bestow coveted label on fish
  23. The Salmon Farm MonitorNews from the Salmon Farm Protest Group
  24. International Pacific Halibut Commission turns 80
  25. Country of Origin Website Update:  Examples of records that may be useful for COOL verification purposes
  26. Mutiny leads to arrest of fishing boat captain
  27. ADFG:  Alaska Salmon Enhancement Report 2002 Annual Report (Mar 2003)
  1. Killer Appetites in Western Alaska.
     

  2. USDA Announces Details Of Informational Sessions On Country Of Origin Labeling.  
    Work is in progress to set up a session in Kodiak in mid-June.
     

  3. Ships dump sludge at sea illegally.  
     
  4. Draft Addendum to the Endangered Species Act, Section 7 Consultation Biological Opinion and Incidental Take Statement of October 2001. Comment period through April 18, 2003.  
     
  5. Fish Factor:  $10 million for seafood marketing must wiggle through red tape.
     
  6. Brief Summary for March 17-27, 2003 Statewide Dungeness Crab, Shrimp, Miscellaneous Shellfish (except SE/Haykutat), and Supplemental Issues.  
     
  7. BOF:  MPA Update from March 2003.
     
  8. BOF:  BS/AI Crab Rationalization Task Force Formed.
     
  9. Pacific Fishing sold to Seattle publisher.
     
  10. Seafood.com News Paid Service To Launch This Month.
     
  11. Alaska Coast Guard excels in rescue role.
     
  12. April 2003 issue of Fishline. 
     
  13. "The Future of Alaska's Salmon Returns" is the third workshop for the project "Tools for the Salmon Industry," a University of Alaska, Alaska Sea Grant, and Washington Sea Grant initiative. The workshop will be held April 21, 2003, 8:30-4:00 in UAA commons room 206.

    The success of Alaska's wild salmon fishery depends on the amount of fish available to harvest, and the intensity and duration of fluctuations in run strength. Hardships due to market conditions are exacerbated if salmon returns are weak. Experts will present information on salmon stocks in Alaska and other regions, past and present.

    Conference coordinators are Milo Adkison, SFOS, and Paula Cullenberg, UAF Marine Advisory Program. For more information call 907-274-9691 or visit the Salmon Tools web site at: http://www.sfos.uaf.edu/salmontools/.

    The workshop is free and open to the public. It is geared to several public audiences, community economic development planners, seafood processors, legislators, reporters, fisheries managers, biologists, and fishermen. Attendees at the first two Salmon Tools workshops represented 25 Alaska communities.
     
  14. Legislators want food lab in seafood plant.
     
  15. Seafood jobs drop, others pick up.  
     
  16. Processor testifies importer pushed for lower prices.
     
  17. Wild fish is closer to organic label.
     
  18. Federal panel approves crab plan.
     
  19. Assessment Team Requests Public Comment on Accreditation for NOAA’s Office For law Enforcement.
     
  20. Alaska Quality Seafood Program.
     
  21. BC Salmon Farmers Association Reports Preliminary Sea Lice Monitoring Results.
     
  22. Wild, not organic; amendment would bestow coveted label on fish.
     
  23. The Salmon Farm MonitorNews from the Salmon Farm Protest Group.  Go to this site to sign up for a free email newsletter from this Scottish group:  
     
  24. International Pacific Halibut Commission turns 80. 
     
  25. Country of Origin Website Update:  Examples of records that may be useful for COOL verification purposes.
     
  26. Mutiny leads to arrest of fishing boat captain.  
     
  27. ADFG:  Alaska Salmon Enhancement Report 2002 Annual Report (Mar 2003).