US President Donald Trump signed a bill last week that will make permanent an agreement between the Dungeness crab fisheries of California, Oregon, and Washington, KUOW reported.
The bill, which was sponsored by U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and introduced by her in 2014, received unanimous support from both parties in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.
The agreement creates a permanent tri-state fishery management… Read More
An outbreak of vibriosis – a bacterial infection that primarily affects the digestive tract – has sickened 25 people who ate raw oysters in the Seattle area last month.
Vibriosis causes watery diarrhea, fever, headache, severe abdominal cramping, and vomiting, and can be a very serious condition for those who have compromised immune systems. Symptoms generally last for around a week and, in most cases, medical treatment is not… Read More
Last month, Seattle celebrated its third annual Alaska Herring Week, in which restaurants and grocers throughout the city featured herring-heavy menus and herring-stocked shelves in an attempt to garner local attention for the oft-overlooked fish.
Though herring is one of the largest fisheries in the world and is ubiquitous throughout Northern Europe, there is not much of an appetite for the fish in the Northwest United States, where salmon and… Read More