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SEAFOOD HEALTH

Seafood News Commentary – Charles  Santerre (August 2009)
 
University of Washington Tacoma study: Salmon often mislabeled (July 2011)

Should Consumers be Warned of Mercury in Fish at the Grocery Store? (July 2011)

KLAMATH RIVER

Scientists find holes in Klamath River dam removal plan (June 2011)

PacifiCorp warns Klamath dam removal could be delayed (January 2011)

http://klamathrestoration.gov/

COLUMBIA RIVER

NOAA: five-year review of Pacific salmon and steelhead populations listed under the Endangered Species Act (August 2011)

Redden Orders New Salmon BiOp By 2014; Says Post-2013 Mitigation, Benefits Unidentified (August 2011)

Habitat restoration soars on Columbia River, but fish benefits are murky (May 2011)

BiOp Oral Arguments: Redden Asks About Accountability If Future Survival Evaluations Fall Short (May 2011)

Interior Climate Change Water Resources Report: Columbia Basin Warmer, More Rain, Less Snow (April 2011)

Impacts of Avian Predation on Salmonid Smolts from the Columbia and Snake Rivers (March 2011)

Columbia River Basin Toxics Reduction Action Plan (September 2010)

CENTRAL VALLEY

Managing California’s Water: From Conflict to Reconciliation (2011)

Will wild salmon swim into Central Valley's future? (April 2011)

OCEAN (CONDITIONS, BERING SEA, ACIDITY, DEAD ZONES)

First regional cabled ocean observatory makes landfall on Oregon coast (July 2011)

Acidifying Oceans Could Hit California Mussels, a Key Species (July 2011)

Scripps Study Finds Plastic in Nine Percent of 'Garbage Patch' Fishes (July 2011)

Increasing Ocean Acidity Endangers Abalone (May 2011)

Seafood producers tackle ocean acidification at annual Summit (February 2011)

Arctic fish catch vastly underreported (by hundreds of thousands of metric tons) for 5 decades (February 2011)

Salmon Survival: It’s All About The Early Days In The Ocean And 2010 Tough To Call (January 2011)

Oregon Dead Zone Update (2010)

WAVE ENERGY

Effects Of EMFs From Undersea Power Cables On Elasmobranchs And Other Marine Species (May 2011)
 
Marine hydro firm OPT awards Oregon wave energy project contracts (April 2011)
 
Site Off Oregon Coast Selected For Wave Energy Testing, Including Impacts To Fish (April 2011)

BOEMRE and Oregon Form Offshore Renewable Energy Task Force (March 2011)

PFMC’s database of active and defunct hydrokinetic projects (March 2011)

Research: Will Electromagnetic Field From Marine, Hydrokinetic Power Devices Affect Salmon ? (September 2010)

PFMC Letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission commenting on the Reedsport OPT Wave Park project (June  2010)

MARINE SPATIAL PLANNING

NOAA approves Rhode Island plan for offshore energy/ocean stewardship  (July 2011)

National Ocean Council’s   Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning

Oregon Ocean Planning Information

California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative

Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative Reauthorization Act Introduced (May 2011)

AQUACULTURE

Agro groups: Derailing GM fish review would dent FDA’s credibility (August 2011)

Senators Call for Halt to GM Salmon Approval (July 2011)

NOAA announces aquaculture technology transfer initiative to enable domestic seafood production and create jobs in coastal communities (July 2011)

New offshore aquaculture bill seeks to protect oceans (July 2011)

Blue Frontiers : Managing the environmental costs of aquaculture (June 2011)

Department of Commerce and NOAA National Aquaculture Policies (June 2011)

Rep. Young’s Frankenfish Amendment Passes (June 2011)

Blue Frontiers: Managing the environmental costs of aquaculture (June 2011)

Finding Suitable Environmental Sites For Aquaculture (May 2011)

Begich leads fight against ‘frankenfish’ farming (January 2011)

MARINE MAMMALS

NOAA Withdraws Authorization To Kill Sea Lions; States Plan To Submit New Application (July 2011)

WDFW: Public can comment on review of federal sea lion science (July 2011)

Killer whales' fate linked to salmon

Sea lions caught at Bonneville Dam Monday not eligible to be euthanized (May 2011)
 
Humane Society Files Legal Challenge To NOAA’s Authorization Of Sea Lion Removal (May 2011)

ESA-Listed Steller Sea Lions Munching Away On Non-Listed White Sturgeon; Management Options Few (March 2011)

CLIMATE CHANGE

Human activities linked to warming and loss of sea ice (August 2011)

Northwest federal agencies prepare for a changing climate (July 2011)

El Niño-Southern Oscillation and other climate patterns play a major role in 2010; 2010 one of the two warmest years on record (June 2011)

What is the impact of the Ecosystem on fishery resources in the Bering Sea?

SECURE Water Act Section 9503(c) – Reclamation Climate Change and Water 2011 (April 2011)

New warning on Arctic sea ice melt (April 2011)

Oregon Climate Assessment Report (December 2010)

INVASIVE SPECIES

Alaska’s cold waters no barrier to invasive marine species, scientists say (August 2011)

Ballast Water Discharge Regulations: Still Swimming Upstream (July 2011)

Alaska: More like the Midwest every day (July 2011)

Invasive Mudsnails Detected In Western Washington Stream (June 2011)

Preventing an Invasive  Mussel Nightmare, Video (June 2011)

Foreign Species Invade San Francisco Bay (May 2011)

Invasive mussels causing massive ecological changes in Great Lakes (April 2011)

State, feds team up to fight ‘rock vomit’ threat to Alaska fisheries (March 2011)

FISHERIES MANAGEMENT

Fishing Groups Donate To King Crab Research (August 2011)

Pacific Council Establishes Cost Recovery Committee for the West Coast Groundfish Catch Share Program (July 2011)

New approach to sustain ‘forage’ fishing (July 2011)

Annual report to Congress on the Status of U.S. Fisheries (July 2011)

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YUKON FISH NET RECYCLING PROGRAM (August 2011)

NFHAP:  "Status of Fish Habitat" 2010 Report State Fact Sheets Available (June 2011)

Anglers catch almost 90,000 pikeminnow,  top fisherman collects $36k in 3 Months  (August 2011)

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission Green and Sustainable Practices & Activities
 
House Bill Aims to Reduce EPA Role Under the Clean Water Act (July 2011)

'Phenomenal' start to Russian River salmon restoration project (June 2011)

Rep.’s  Young and McDermott Introduce Capitol Construction Fund Legislation (June 2011)

New Report Finds Fraser Sockeye Decline Mirrors Larger Trend   (May 2011)

Gulf Oil Disaster Still Puzzles Scientists (April 2011)

Pacific Fisheries Bycatch Program

Pacific Fisheries Bycatch Program

The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (PSMFC) Pacific Fisheries Bycatch Program is a collaborative program established in 2008 and designed to develop techniques to reduce bycatch in West Coast fisheries. This program and its collaborative partners have been able to pursue a wide-ranging array of conservation engineering projects relevant to reducing bycatch in west coast trawl fisheries. These projects have provided valuable information to industry and management.

Pacific Fisheries Information Network (PacFIN)

Pacific Fisheries Information Network (PacFIN)

The Pacific Fisheries Information Network (PacFIN) provides timely and accurate data essential for effective fisheries management. The nation’s first regional fisheries data network, PacFIN is a joint Federal and State data collection and information management project. The PacFIN aggregates detailed and summarized state and federal fisheries data to allow fishery managers and associated agencies to track commercial fish catches by area. This helps the states, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC), and other agencies manage fisheries and fishery resources more effectively. The need for this data has become more critical as the demand on our fisheries has increased.

PIT Tag Information Systems (PTAGIS)

PIT Tag Information Systems (PTAGIS)

The PIT Tag Information System (PTAGIS), is a data collection, distribution, and coordination project. The fundamental purpose of PTAGIS is to monitor the migratory habits of fish in migrating through the dams that comprise the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) by collecting and distributing data via electronic Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tags.

Recreational Fisheries Information Network (RecFIN)

Recreational Fisheries Information Network (RecFIN)

Recreational Fisheries Information Network (RecFIN) is a coordinated fishery data collection, analysis, and monitoring program which seeks to integrate existing state and federal recreational data collection programs. RecFIN was designed to bring together the various organizations data collection efforts to more effectively gather information on the marine recreational fishery harvest, fishing effort, and the seasonal and geographical distribution of that catch and effort in support of management and stock assessment needs.

Regional Mark Processing Center (RMPC)

Regional Mark Processing Center (RMPC)

The Regional Mark Processing Center (RMPC) has been in operation since 1977 when it was decided that a centrally managed regional database was needed to share coded wire tag (CWT) data among the various fisheries agencies on the West Coast of the U.S. The RMPC undertakes the design, development, implementation, and on-going evaluation of the central database for the storage and retrieval of Pacific Coast wide CWTs and related fisheries information.

StreamNet

StreamNet

StreamNet is a cooperative information management and data dissemination project specializing in regionally standardized, georeferenced fisheries and aquatic habitat data from across the Columbia River Basin and the Pacific Northwest in support of fisheries management, monitoring, planning, research, and policy analysis.

Tri-State Dungeness Crab (TSDC)

Tri-State Dungeness Crab (TSDC)

The Dungeness crab is a native species to Pacific nearshore habitat from Alaska to Mexico. It supports one of the West Coast’s most valuable fisheries, with about 99% of the Dungeness crab on the U.S. market coming from domestic sources. Landings of Dungeness crab in the fisheries of California, Oregon, and Washington have maintained a cyclical pattern for nearly 50 seasons. Harvests have ranged from 8 million to 54 million pounds, peaking approximately every 10 years.

Vessel Monitoring System Reimbursement Program (VMS)

Vessel Monitoring System Reimbursement Program (VMS)

The Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) Reimbursement Program was established to offset the cost of purchasing a VMS unit for the purpose of complying with fishery regulations pursuant to the Magnuson – Stevens Act. The reimbursement program was announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Service in July 2006, and has expanded nationally since its inception. The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission in collaboration with the NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) distributes the allocated reimbursement funds to eligible, confirmed vessel owners and operators.