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Articles from the March 1, 2018 edition

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Third World Problems

We complain about our regulations and enforcement officials, usually with good reason, but as tight as it is to make a living fishing on the West Coast, it's tougher elsewhere. In North Korea, food... Full story

 

WDFW Director Resigns Under Pressure

Washington Department of Fish and wildlife director Jim Unsworth has resigned under pressure on several issues, including a controversial management plan for Chinook salmon in Puget Sound. WDFW officials said his resignation would be effective Feb.... Full story

 

Keep Cool

Improving the quality of harvested fish has been a priority for groups in Bristol Bay, and the most effective way to achieve this quality improvement has been found to be refrigeration. At least one... Full story

 

Protecting the Integrity of the Seafood Trade

In Washington State, the licensing framework for commercial seafood buying and dealing has evolved into a confusing patchwork of legislative changes and additions. Small businesses were faced with... Full story

 
 By Tom Ewing    Features    March 1, 2018

NMFS Proposes Commerce Trusted Trader Program

In January, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published a proposed rule called the "Commerce Trusted Trader Program" (CTTP). The proposal has been a long time coming. It would be part of a... Full story

 

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