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Op-Ed: At Close of 115th Congress, Modern Fish Act Demonstrates Bipartisanship is Still Possible

On Wednesday night this week, the House of Representatives passed Senator Roger Wicker’s “Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017,” commonly referred to as the Modern Fish Act.

Stakeholder engagement resulted in a bill that includes:

  • A GAO study to assess the ecological, conservation, economic and social factors of each component of mixed-use fisheries, and an assessment of the budgetary requirements for periodic allocation reviews at the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Councils
  • A NAS study examining limited access privilege programs...

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John Kerry and Julie Packard Discuss their 5 Nation Asia Aquaculture Initiative

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [The Boston Globe] by John F. Kerry and Julie Packard - October 30, 2018

Tip O'Neill said, “All politics is local." It is just as applicable to global environmental diplomacy as it is to local ward politics. You have to go to the source of the problem to solve a challenge as vast as the health of the world's oceans. That's exactly what the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Monterey Bay Aquarium are doing — starting in Southeast Asia, the region from which ...

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OPINION: Hatcheries Are a Vital Part of Alaska's Fisheries

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] Opinion by Jerry McCune - July 3, 2018

Jerry McCune is the former president of United Fishermen of Alaska and the current president of Cordova District Fishermen United.

Summer is here, and salmon are returning to Alaska's rivers. Boats stream out of our harbors while Alaskans ready their sport rods, dipnets, and subsistence nets to take part in the annual harvest. Amid this swirl of activity runs another current that is far less enjoyable — the swirl of fish politics. The current topic of discussion, misinformation, and debate is Alaska's hatchery program ...

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Tom Mazzetta Not Bothered by Tariffs on AK Seafood, Says Shrimp Tariffs Forced Him to Close Plant

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SEAFOODNEWS] Opinion - by Tom Mazzetta - August 21, 2018

The following opinion was written by Tom Mazzetta, President of Mazzetta Company, regarding some of the issues surrounding the proposed tariffs on Alaskan seafood exported to China for Processing.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently announced that it would require roughly $811 million to support U.S. fishermen affected by retaliatory Chinese tariffs set to go into effect this week.  

Included in that number is financial support that would theoretically go to Alaskan seafood ...

 

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