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PSP Part 2: With new lab, STA takes a gamble on shellfish testing

Despite the risk of paralytic shellfish poisoning -- or PSP -- Southeast Alaska has a robust dive fishery that includes geoduck clams. The entire industry hinges on weekly testing results from the Department of Environmental Conservation laboratory in Anchorage. This scenario could change in the not-too-distant future, as Sitka Tribe of Alaska seeks to open an independent testing lab for Southeast. Read More

Sitka fish processor recalls two years’ worth of product

A Sitka seafood processor has recalled two-year’s worth of product, after a state inspection revealed that monitoring equipment had failed. The US Food and Drug Administration announced the recall by Big Blue Fisheries on September 30. It covers all vacuum-packed smoked fish produced by Big Blue -- for the last two years. Read More

GE salmon to be approved by FDA?

The FDA is considering approving genetically engineered, or GE, salmon to be sold in the U.S. It has sparked renewed protests by opponents of genetically modified organisms, or GMO’s. Sen. Mark Begich on Thursday introduced two bills in the US Senate that would ban these new salmon. Sitka held a demonstration at Crescent Harbor on Saturday. Read More
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