Sunday, January 24, 2016

Catching up

Deckboss was preoccupied recently and failed to post some noteworthy items. So here, for the record, is a roundup of what we missed.

• The International Pacific Halibut Commission, which meets this week in Juneau, posted these proposals for 2016 catch limits.

• The Commerce Department has approved an amendment to tighten Bering Sea halibut bycatch limits.

• A state legislator has filed a bill to ban the sale of genetically modified fish in Alaska.

• Matt Marinkovich will not run for another term on the board of the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association.

• The Alaska Board of Fisheries has rejected purse seining on the lower Yukon River.

• Fishing Company of Alaska's Karena Adler has crossed the bar.

• The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency denied it issued a preemptive veto of the Pebble mine.

• Roland Maw has been charged in connection with false residency claims on applications for commercial fishing permits and Permanent Fund dividends.

• Acting on a directive from Congress, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has updated its seafood list so that fish caught in foreign waters can no longer be labeled "Alaska pollock."

• The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making another pollock buy.

• The Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska pollock fisheries have won Marine Stewardship Council recertification.

• Unalaska has a new police chief.

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