Fisheries

More Time to Comment on "Frankenfish"

Feb 13, 2013
aquabounty.com

The public is being afforded more time to comment on a new genetically engineered fish species that many opponents are calling a "Frankenfish". If the "AquAdvantage Salmon" is ultimately approved it will be the first genetically engineered animal destined for human consumption.

Part two of a three-part series by Daniel Zwerdling and Margot Williams.

Next time you walk up to the seafood counter, look for products labeled with a blue fish, a check mark, and the words "Certified Sustainable Seafood MSC." Then ask yourself, "What does this label mean?"

Part one of a three-part series by Daniel Zwerdling and Margot Williams.

Rebecca Weel pushes a baby stroller with her 18-month-old up to the seafood case at Whole Foods, near ground zero in New York. As she peers at shiny fillets of salmon, halibut and Chilean sea bass labeled "certified sustainable," Weel believes that if she purchases this seafood, she will help protect the world's oceans from overfishing.

All 3 members of Alaska's Congressional Delegation are sponsoring legislation in response to tentative approval of the first genetically engineered animal intended for human consumption.

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell has chosen a replacement for Board of Fisheries member Bill Brown from Juneau who resigned last month. The Governor has tapped Reed Moriski from Fairbanks to serve out the remainder of Brown's term that expires in June of next year.

A man from Kodiak has been charged with unlawful of landing of salmon in Bristol Bay.  

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