National Fisherman

When commercial fishermen go out to catch salmon, halibut or black cod, they also bring in some other, lesser-known species.
Wolf eel, sand dab, and skate wing can be delicious, too. But they’re usually thrown out because nobody wants to buy them. Hence, these “trash fish” get wasted even though they could be served on a white tablecloth and paired with wine.
A Trash Fish Supper in Portland Nov. 10 is designed to show people why we should think twice before tossing out these trash fish while raising money for a sustainable seafood program called Chefs Collaborative.
Four Portland chefs will prepare dishes using wolf eel, sanddab, skate wing, yellowtail rockfish and ivory salmon, a type of salmon that is white instead of pink.
“We are in the process of fishing out our favorites,” said event organizer Amanda Osborne. “ People always order salmon or halibut or things they're familiar with. But there's stuff fishermen will catch that they don't intend to catch and for which there's no market. The idea is to do something delicious with species that they've never heard of before.” 
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Inside the Industry

The anti-mining group Salmon Beyond Borders expressed disappointment and dismay last week at Alaska Governor Bill Walker’s announcement that he has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with B.C. Premier Christy Clark.

This came just days after his administration asked members of his newly-formed Transboundary Rivers Citizens Advisory Work Group to provide comment on a Draft Statement of Cooperation associated with Transboundary mining.


NMFS recently released a draft action plan for fish discard and release mortality science, creating a list of actions that they hope can better inform fisheries.

We know that fishermen have to deal with bycatch by discarding or releasing unwanted catch overboard, but there is a data gap regarding how those fish survive.

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