Glacier Fish, a Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.-based seafood processing company, has announced the preliminary workings of a deal in partnership with Pacific Stevedoring to purchase a former paper mill site in Everett, Washington.
The 58-acre waterfront site is the former Kimberly-Clark mill property, which the Port of Everett has been considering condemning for public use. The companies said that they would invest USD 100 million (EUR 89.9… Read More
The total 2018 salmon catch in the Pacific Ocean by North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission member countries including Canada, Japan, Korea, Russia, and the United States was more than one million metric tons… Read More
Representatives from the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP), NOAA Fisheries, At-Sea Processors Association and the Marine Stewardship Council met on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, 22 May, for a briefing hosted by the Oceans Caucus Foundation… Read More
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has ordered the state’s Department of Transportation to set aside USD 175 million (EUR 156.5 million) for culvert repairs to aid the state’s salmon population.
A federal judge in 2013 ordered Washington state to fix its culverts, the under-roadway pipes that block migrating fish, but this year’s state budget allocated only USD 100 million (EUR 89.4 million) to the project.
Inslee directed… Read More
Despite an order from the U.S. Supreme Court, the state of Washington is not spending enough to fix culverts in a way that allows spawning fish to migrate up streams.
A federal judge in 2013 ordered Washington State to fix its culverts, the under-roadway pipes that block migrating fish, but this year’s state budget allocated only USD 100 million (EUR 89.4 million) to the project, about one-third of what Washington Governor Jay Inslee said… Read More
Vietnam War veteran Dan Barth thinks that shellfish can help soldiers handle post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as save his fellow veterans from isolation, and ultimately suicide.
Soon after Barth graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in forestry in 1969, he was drafted to fight in the Vietnam War, where he served from 1970 to 1973.
After returning home from the war, he worked for Washington… Read More
West Coast fishing communities earned millions of dollars from a trial program allowing fishermen to cash in on rebounding rockfish populations, NOAA announced last month.
Exempted fishing permits (EFPs) were granted to a number of vessels under the trial period, which brought in almost 14 million pounds of fish, with the aim being taking some of the strain off overfished species such as salmon. The catch brought in USD 5.5 million… Read More
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has backed down on the terms of a proposed pollution permit for seafood processors in the state, after the last iteration of the permit expired eight years ago, according to the Statesman Journal.
Since the permit expired, more than a dozen Oregon seafood processors have been operating under an administrative extension as negotiations have taken place.
The Department of Environmental… Read More
San Diego, California, U.S.A.-based cellular aquaculture company BlueNalu has expanded operations and moved to a larger research facility as it begins commercialization of its first products.
BlueNalu’s new 6,000 square-foot facility is located in the Sorrento Valley section of San Diego. The company has 12 full-time employees in addition to a number of contracted employees.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new facility took place… Read More