National Fisherman

A cabin-owner in Norway has called in a fermented herring expert from Sweden to “disarm” a 25-year-old can of ‘surstromming’, the odorous Swedish delicacy, which he had become terrified would explode.
 
Inge Hausen, a pensioner from the village of Tyrsil, contacted an explosions expert from the Norwegian army in desperation after finding the can, which had swelled so much that it had lifted his roof by two centimeters.
 
He was referred to Ruben Madsen of Sweden’s Surstromming Academy, who will travel to Norway next Tuesday to carry out the procedure, watched by crowds of journalists and aficionados of the odorous Swedish dish.
 
“What I will do is first reduce the gas pressure - slowly, slowly, slowly, because it’s risky, and then open it,” Mr Madsen, who describes himself as “the king of surstromming”, told The Telegraph.
 
“For me, the most interesting thing is that if there is still fish in the can, I will eat it. It’s considered an extreme delicacy.”
 
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Inside the Industry

NMFS announced two changes in regulations that apply to federal fishing permit holders starting Aug. 26.

First, they have eliminated the requirement for vessel owners to submit “did not fish” reports for the months or weeks when their vessel was not fishing.

Some of the restrictions for upgrading vessels listed on federal fishing permits have also been removed.

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Alaskans will meet with British Columbia’s Minister of Energy and Mines, Bill Bennett, when he visits Juneau next week and will ask him to support an international review of mine developments in northwest British Columbia, upstream from Southeast Alaska along the Taku, Stikine and Unuk transboundary rivers.

Some Alaska fishing and environmental groups believe an international review is the best way to develop specific, binding commitments to ensure clean water, salmon, jobs and traditional and customary practices are not harmed by British Columbia mines and that adequate financial assurances are in place up front to cover long-term monitoring and compensation for damages.

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