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

The Northeast Fisheries Science Center has announced that Dr. Jon Hare has been selected to serve as the permanent science and research director effective Oct. 31.

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It’s no secret that fraud is a problem in the seafood industry. Oceana repeatedly touts a mislabeling epidemic. While their method has been criticized, the perception of rampant fraud  has been established.

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