National Fisherman


U.S. economic sanctions against Russia over Ukraine may wind up helping the Alaskan fishing industry.
 
At least that's the hope of those promoting "Just Say Nyet," a petition intended to get Congress to ban Russian seafood imports.
 
Organizers cite Russia's possible involvement in the downing of a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet over Ukraine on July 17, and Russian support for Syrian President Bashar Assad in his country's civil war as reasons to boycott Russian seafood.
 
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Inside the Industry

Legislators from Connecticut and Massachusetts complained about the current “out-of-date allocation formula” in black sea bass, summer flounder and scup fisheries in a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this week.

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The Southeast Alaska Fishermen’s Alliance recently announced that the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation has awarded the organization a Hollings Grant to reduce whale entanglements in Alaska salmon fisheries by increasing the use of acoustic whale pingers to minimize entanglements in fishing gear.

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