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New Poll Finds Strong U.S. Consumer Support for Alaska Seafood, Disapproval for Marine Stewardship Council Policies

MSC-LogoIn addition to showing that Alaska remains the premium name in sustainable seafood, the poll found that that there is equal if not more consumer comfort with the UN FAO-based RFM certification program over MSC, whose policy of conditional certification of unsustainable fisheries was met with widespread disapproval. Read [email protected]  15:22

Are You Confident in NOAA/NMFS Trawl Surveys?

Are you confident in these government agency’s suedo scientific trawl surveys?

At 2:05.00 Russ Brown, Deputy Science and Resource Director of
the Northeast Regional Science Center gets invited to address Mr. Kendalls
questions by  Dr Chris Legualt. He was also the lead scientist fot the ECO
SYSTEM SURVEY BRANCH, explains why they are using the gear they are using on Bigelow.                                                                                                  

They went through a six year advisory process which included stake holders to get the right gear for surveys,

consulting with industry, the NEFMC, Mid Atlantic FMC, along with key academic stakeholders,

(whoever they are), professors who study fish behavior, and fishing gear, and things like that. Things like that? Fishing gear?

The group then decided what the objective would be, including the protocols to be used on the vessel itself.

He goes on to say,”The Center is conducting an ECO SYSTEM SURVEY.” “A multi specie survey that is not targeting any single specie,

but the objectives of the group was to design a survey to sample a variety of habitats, a variety of species, a variety of sizes within those species,

to really get a picture of what the eco system looks like.

“When you design a survey like that, there are a lot of trade offs you need to make in terms of spatially where you sample,

the types of gear you’re using, etc.”

Trade off’s? In like not collecting the data needed to sample abundance?