National Fisherman


Sure, Thursday is a big turkey day, but we're Alaskans. We pick fins over feathers and local over flown-in any day.
 
So think differently.
 
And Alaska's cold waters are producing.
 
"Finally got in this season's red king crab in and the rumors that we initially heard on the product were true -- big, bright and full of meat," says John Jackson of New Sagaya Markets. "So here it is first of the season Alaskan red king crab.
 
"Great eating during the holidays for sure and real treat in Alaska."
 
At New Sagaya, red king crab is $21.99 per pound and golden king crab is $15.99 per pound. New Sagaya has plenty of other tasty treats, some from waters outside Alaska. Live Atlantic lobsters $12.99 per pound, while fresh marlin is $7.50 per pound.
 
Read the full story at the Anchorage Daily News>>

Inside the Industry

NOAA recently published a proposed rule that would implement a traceability plan to help combat IUU fishing. The program would seek to trace the origins of imported seafood by setting up reporting and filing procedures for products entering the U.S.

The traceability program would collect data on harvest, landing, and chain of custody of fish and fish products that have been identified as particularly vulnerable to IUU fishing and fraud.

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The following was released by the Maine Department of Marine Resources on Jan. 22:

The Maine Department of Marine Resources announced an emergency regulation that will support the continued rebuilding effort in Maine’s scallop fishery. The rule, effective January 23, 2016, will close the Muscle Ridge Area near South Thomaston and the Western Penobscot Bay Area.

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