National Fisherman

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska's wild salmon is in the spotlight again after a major federal contractor decided not to serve it because of how it's certified.

Sodexo USA, which contracts food service programs to several federal agencies including the Department of Defense, will now only buy seafood certified by the Marine Stewardship Council.

It's an organization that has regulated sustainable fishing standards around the world.

This is the second time this summer an issue over the certification of Alaska's salmon, that's not labeled as sustainable. Earlier this summer, Walmart did the exact same thing by refusing to buy anything that didn't have the MSC label.

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 11/06/14

In this episode:

NOAA report touts 2013 landings, value increases
Panama fines GM salmon company Aquabounty
Gulf council passes Reef Fish Amendment 40
Maine elver quota cut by 2,000 pounds
Offshore mussel farm would be East Coast’s first

 

Inside the Industry

Fishermen in Western Australia captured astonishing footage this week as a five-meter-long great white shark tried to steal their catch, ramming into the side of their boat.
 
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EAST SAND ISLAND, Oregon—Alexa Piggott is crawling through a dark, dusty, narrow tunnel on this 62-acre island at the mouth of the Columbia River. On the ground above her head sit thousands of seabirds. Piggott, a crew leader with Bird Research Northwest, is headed for an observation blind from which she'll be able to count them.
 
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