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Alaska Lawmakers Approve Task Force to Consider Responses to Seafood Industry ‘Implosion’

5/27/2024 - By Yereth Rosen, Alaska Beacon. A special legislative panel is to make recommendations about state policies to rescue Alaska’s seafood industry, a major pillar of the economy that is mired in crisis, under a bill that won final passage over the weekend. The measure, Senate Concurrent Resolution 10, would establish an eight-member seafood… SEE MORE
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Endangered species listing sought for horseshoe crabs

2/15/2024 - By nationalfisherman.com. A petition filed Feb. 12 with NOAA Fisheries seeks federal Endangered Species Act protection for the American horseshoe crab, a long-ubiquitous species whose populations have  “crashed in recent decades because of overharvesting and habitat loss,” according to the Center for Biological Diversity. The center and 22 other environmental… SEE MORE
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How Long Can You Keep Fish on Ice?

3/25/2023 - By Teresa Taylor. The short answer is fish will last up to five days on ice – but if you don’t gut and bleed the fish first, it will only last a day or two before the flavor and quality of the fish suffer. But that’s not always practical, as… SEE MORE
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Recreational boating degrades vegetation important for fish recruitment

2/25/2023 - By springer.com  Recreational boating increases globally and associated moorings are often placed in vegetated habitats important for fish recruitment. Meanwhile, assessments of the effects of boating on vegetation, and potential effects on associated fish assemblages are rare. Here, we analysed (i) the effect of small-boat marinas on vegetation structure, and… SEE MORE