News and Notes
USDA to purchase up to USD 10 million worth of pink salmon for domestic food assistance programs
17 September, 2005
The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will spend up to USD 10 million to purchase pink salmon from this year's harvest for distribution. www.fis.com
Louisiana fisheries officials fear backlash of Hurricane Katrina
16 September, 2005
Officials at Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries fear that Hurricane Katrina will have a one-year economic impact on the state's seafood industry estimated at around USD 1.6 billion. www.fis.com
Wild Alaska Salmon Harvest Tops 200 Million
13 September, 2005
As August faded, the Alaska salmon harvest topped 200 million fish, making it one of the best seasons ever. And, for the third year in a row, the fishery will show an increase in value. At Kodiak, the summer pink salmon harvest topped 28 million, making it the third highest on record. "Alaska Fisherman's Journal"
Alaskan Processors harness fish waste to power engines
9 September, 2005
Although Alaska seafood processing companies have been harnessing fish waste, such as heads, guts and bones to fuel their power generators and boilers for quite some time, the trailblazing technology has surged ahead with the recent increase in fuel prices.www.fis.com
Hurricane Katrina worsens already debilitated native shrimp industry
8 September, 2005
The severe boat and infrastructure damage inflicted by Hurricane Katrina in the gulf states of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana has only further disabled the nation's shrimping industry that was economically struggling to begin with, say bayou shrimpers. The United States coastal region provides nearly half of all US shrimp consumed, with Louisiana hauling in more shrimp than any other state. Mounting fuel costs, fierce competition by way of cheaply produced foreign farmed shrimp are also factors.www.fis.com
U.S. Seafood Supply & Prices Affected by Katrina
5 September, 2005
Louisiana Oysters and other varieties of fish and shellfish dependant on active Gulf Coast Ports will rise or become unavailable in some parts of the nation this week. fis.com
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