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2013-03-22 23:03:52

Alaska Seafood announces the opening of two sustainable whitefish fisheries. Alaska is home to over 95% of the Pacific halibut and over 65% of the black cod caught in the U.S. Juneau, Alaska (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 Alaska´s wild halibut and black cod (sablefish) harvest season opens tomorrow, March 23, 2013. Statewide Total Allowable Catch (TAC) limits for Alaska halibut and black cod are set at over 23 million pounds and 35 million pounds respectively. Alaska is home to over 95% of the...

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...

Salmon Runs Can Vary From Century To Century
2013-01-15 12:04:21

University of Washington Salmon runs are notoriously variable: strong one year, and weak the next. New research shows that the same may be true from one century to the next. Scientists in the past 20 years have recognized that salmon stocks vary not only year to year, but also on decades-long time cycles. One example is the 30-year to 80-year booms and busts in salmon runs in Alaska and on the West Coast driven by the climate pattern known as the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. Now work...

Marine Ecosystems Threatened Worldwide By Traditional Fisheries Management Approach
2012-10-26 13:11:37

The Institute for Ocean Conservation Science In a Perspectives article, "The Risks of Overfishing," published today in the journal Science, Dr. Ellen K. Pikitch, executive director of the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science and professor at Stony Brook University, cautions against continuing traditional fisheries management. According to Dr. Pikitch, current and recent studies demonstrate the need for "a more precautionary approach to fisheries management, in which fishing is...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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