Fisheries

Genetically engineered salmon clears FDA import hurdle

Genetically engineered salmon is on its way to the United States.  Food and Drug Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced Friday that he is canceling an import alert, the last barrier keeping the fish out of the country.  The manufacturer of AquAdvantage Salmon can now transport engineered salmon eggs to the company’s facility in Indiana, where it’s to be grown into full-sized …

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Alaska Fisheries Report — March 7, 2019

              The Coast Guard releases its report on the sinking of the F/V Destination, the Bering Sea crabber that went down with all hands two years ago. Among the causes cited, stability issues, overloading, fishing in icy conditions and crew fatigue. We’ll have details on this week’s program.              Alaska seafood exports to China dropped substantially last year because …

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Coast Guard helo crew and CGC Midgett medevacs fourth person in one week

  Man lifted from 210-foot F/V Ocean Rover northwest of Cold Bay 57-year-old had injured finger   Coast Guard press release posted as received.   Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew with the crewman they medevaced off F/V Ocean Rover. PHOTO: CG 17th District Facebook page. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a fishing …

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Coast Guard report on F/V Destination cites mistakes leading to loss of six crewmembers

Crabber capsized two years ago in Bering Sea Four primary factors contributed to ‘vulnerable condition’ Stability issues, improper loading, getting underway in freezing conditions, and crew fatigue   Story by Laura Kraegel at KUCB in Unalaska The U.S. Coast Guard is considering civil penalties against the owners of the F/V Destination — the crab boat that capsized two years ago …

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Alaska Fisheries Report — Feb. 28, 2019

                A whole lot of fishin’ going on. Hundreds of boats were out fishing during February. We’ll have a rundown on who’s fishing where.             A new study gives Alaska regulators a better look at what happens when hatchery salmon produce in the wild.             Trident Seafoods will pay up to $23 million in a settlement with the …

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Medevac Number Three in Four Days for Cutter Midgett and Air Station Kodiak

Woman suffering respiratory infection Lifted off F/V Golden Alaska   The Coast Guard Air Station MH-65 Dolphin crew forward deployed to the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett has been busy this week out on the fishing grounds near Cold Bay.   Medevac off F/V Golden Alaska on Thursday. Photo: USCG. Following is a press release printed as received from the Coast …

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Air Station Kodiak and CGC Midgett team up for second medevac in two days

Patient showing symptoms of appendicitis Airlifted 24-year-old male off F/V Ocean Peace MH-65 Dolphin was still in Cold Bay delivering first patient   The Coast Guard Cutter John Midgett and a Kodiak Air Station helicopter crew made a second medevac in just two days’ time this week. USCG Cutter Midgett. Photo: US Navy via USNI.org.     In addition to …

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Coast Guard helo medevacs fisherman off the Vaerdal

56-Year-Old Man Suffering Chest Pains Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin crew was ‘forward deployed’ on CGC Midgett out of Seattle   A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak helicopter crew medevaced a fisherman to Cold Bay Monday after he was reported to be suffering from chest pains. According to a Coast Guard statement, the 56-year-old man was onboard the fishing vessel Vaerdal which …

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