NOAA logoNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA Fisheries Service is dedicated to protecting and preserving the nation's living marine resources through scientific research, fisheries management, enforcement and habitat conservation. NOAA Fisheries is a leading voice for commercial and recreational fisheries and continues to focus its efforts on sustaining marine resources.

Marine Conservation Association logoMarine Conservation Alliance is an Alaska non-profit organization formed by conservation minded Alaska and North Pacific coastal residents, communities,fixed and mobile gear fishermen, vessel owners and crew, processors, fishing organizations, support industries, western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) organizations, consumers, and others who are directly and indirectly involved in the North Pacific (Alaska) groundfish fisheries.

North Pacific Fisheries Management Council LogoThe North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) is one of eight regional councils established by the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act in 1976 (which has been renamed the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act) to oversee management of the nation's fisheries.

Kodiak Fisheries Research Center
The Kodiak Fisheries Research Center (KFRC) was designed to provide a multi-agency marine research facility that would foster marine fishery research as well as serve as a resource for providing educational opportunities to the Kodiak community.

USDA logoThe United States Department of Agriculture has more information about the health benefits of adding fish to your diet.
The USDA is responsible for country of origin labeling for seafood. There is recommendations to include distinction of product as "wild" or "farmed". See www.ams.usda.gov/cool for details.
It is important that the public report any mislabeling of seafood products discovered in your travels and/or observations when buying seafood from stores or restaurants. Alaska needs to distinguish its Wild caught products from that of the adulterated farmed products coming from other countries and states. Please Report violations to cool@usda.gov or if mislabeling violations for salmon occur within the state of Alaska call, Department of Environmental Conservation, Ernie Thomas at (906) 269-7637.

Farmed and DangerousThe Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform provides information on the negative effects of open net-cage fish farming. Salmon farming mass produces carnivorous fish in open net-cages that are like industrial feedlots in the ocean. No matter where they are in the world, open net cage salmon farms harm the environment, deplete wild fish stocks and endanger coastal livelihoods.

Raincoast ResearchRaincoast Research began studying orcas in British Columbia in 1981. Today the organization records whale and dolphin activity. They also research and publish information on the impact of Atlantic Farmed Salmon in British Columbia.

 

The Real AlaskaThe Real Alaska - If you care to live vicariously through some real Alaskan fisher people, check out this website and their stories.  One of the authors and brainchild of the site happens to be my niece Sierra.  There must be something in the blood of this family.

 

Buyer Beware when it comes to eating imported fish from developing countries. Check out this news report. China is also know to import tilapia under the name of Sole or Cod.  Your best bet is to by my wild fish from Alaska or other sustainable wild resources from the U.S.A.

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