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2013-08-08 23:02:12

August is National Sandwich Month and Gorton’s is making it easier than ever to celebrate the occasion with one of its newest innovations, Fish Sandwich Fillets. Thanks to this delicious and convenient option, consumers can just “add a bun and you’re done.” Gloucester, MA (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 August is National Sandwich Month and Gorton’s is making it easier than ever to celebrate the occasion with one of its newest innovations, Fish Sandwich Fillets. Thanks to this delicious...

2013-01-19 23:04:45

Harvesting of wild Alaska pollock, the nation´s largest sustainable fishery, will begin Sunday, January 20 Juneau, Alaska (PRWEB) January 18, 2013 The harvest season for Alaska pollock, the nation's largest fishery, opens Sunday, January 20. The 2013 Alaska pollock Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska is 1,387,146 metric tons, 3.8% higher than last year's TAC of 1,335,944 metric tons. Alaska pollock accounts for approximately 30% of all...

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2010-12-10 09:53:10

Despite a 30-year warming trend, the last three years in the Bering Sea have been the coldest on record. A University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist says that the cold temperatures have helped produce larger zooplankton in the Bering Sea, which may be changing the way Walleye pollock are feeding. Alexei Pinchuk, research professional at the UAF Seward Marine Center, has spent the last three years gathering zooplankton samples in the Bering Sea. He and his colleagues have been looking at how...

2010-01-13 11:38:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alaska pollock, the largest U.S. commercial fishery and one of the top five seafoods eaten in the United States, has been deemed sustainable under the criteria developed by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) by the certification body, Moody Marine, and a team of three independent experts. The evaluation of the fishery was conducted as part of the five-year recertification of Alaska pollock under the MSC sustainability program and was submitted...

2009-05-14 12:00:00

Seafood Watch Applauds Foodservice Provider's Commitment MONTEREY, Calif. and CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- At Monterey Bay Aquarium's Cooking for Solutions, Compass Group USA announced the three-year results of its sustainable seafood purchasing initiatives implemented in 2006. They also took the opportunity to announce the second phase of its sustainability seafood platform leading up to 2012. Compass Group recognizes the Monterey Bay Aquarium as the leading science-based...

2008-12-15 18:37:00

JUNEAU, Alaska, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The North Pacific Fisheries Management Council (NPFMC) announced December 13 the 2009 Alaska pollock total allowable catch (TAC) of 815,000 metric tons, an 18.5% reduction from 2008. The decision follows the recommendations of scientists to ensure the ongoing sustainability of the stock due to the cyclically lower abundance of Alaska pollock. "We manage Alaska's fisheries with a steadfast commitment to science. That's affirmed by the Council's...

2008-07-06 00:00:12

For fish-lovers on a budget, pollock has always been top of the menu but now its popularity is growing thanks to the endorsement of celebrity chefs. Gordon Ramsey and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall have both been strong supporters of the fish over recent months and it seems consumers have got the message. A recent survey by Seafish, the Government's sea fish industry authority, found pollock sales have increased by 171 per cent over the past 12 months, not only due to a growing celebrity fan...

2008-06-19 12:00:34

By Melissa Allison, Seattle Times Jun. 19--Greenpeace stirred the waters of the seafood industry this week with a report rating seafood buying practices at 20 of the nation's largest supermarket chains. One industry group called the report garbage, and federal regulators said it contains errors. The environmental activist group wants to hold stores accountable for "their role in supporting unsustainable fisheries," according to a news release. The ratings focus on overfishing and other...

2008-05-28 15:00:23

Cape Capensis is a premium species caught by deep sea trawlers off the west coast of Southern Africa where the nutrient-rich, unpolluted, icy waters of the Benguela current are swept up the coast of Africa from the Antarctic. This frigid water is vital to the fish's firm texture and delicate, sweet flavor. These premium cape capensis fillets are processed and frozen at sea locking in quality and freshness. The demand for Cape Capensis is growing in the U.S. It is a popular alternative to...


Latest Alaska pollock Reference Libraries

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2007-06-24 19:56:44

Pollock (or Pollack, pronounced the same and listed first in most UK and US dictionaries) is the common name used for either of the two species of marine fish in the Pollachius genus. Both P. pollachius and P. virens are commonly referred to as Pollock. Other names for P. pollachius include the Atlantic Pollock, European Pollock, Lieu Jaune, and Pollock, while P. virens is sometimes known as Boston Blues (separate from Bluefish), Coalfish or Saithe. Both species can grow to 3 ft 6 in (1.07...

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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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