Alaska/Pacific Coast

Alaska Marks Second Annual Wild Salmon Day
Fishermen’s News – August 9, 2017
Alaska will celebrate Wild Salmon Day on August 10, with free salmon chowder and barbecues, music, community art projects, salmon dip competition, fisher poetry and games.
http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2017/08/alaska-marks-second-annual-wild-salmon.html

Mallott talks climate change, fisheries, state budget cuts
KRBD by Leila Kheiry – August 8, 2017
Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott was in Ketchikan and Metlakatla this week. He attended the Founders Day celebration in Metlakatla on Monday, and then stopped by KRBD Tuesday for a quick interview.
https://www.krbd.org/2017/08/08/mallott-talks-climate-change-fisheries-state-budget-cuts/

Port Moller test fishery season recap
The Port Moller test fishery is meant to help fisherman and processors in Bristol Bay to predict the timing, composition and size of the sockeye run. This season the study did well to predict run timing, but was not as accurate sampling the run’s composition.
KDLG by Nicholas Ciolino – August 9, 2017
The Port Moller test fishery is funded by a combined effort from the state and the Bristol Bay commercial fishing industry. The study is conducted by fishing a series of stations every day for twenty minutes each on a straight line from Port Moller out into the bay toward Cape Newenham.
http://kdlg.org/post/port-moller-test-fishery-season-recap

Environment/Science

NOAA to Offer Fishermen Option for Electronic Monitoring in 2018
Alaska Native News by Julie Speegle, NOAA –  August 8, 2017
Beginning in 2018, Alaska fishermen, some of whom may not have the space on their vessel or life raft capacity for a NOAA Fisheries observer, will have the option to use an electronic monitoring (EM) system instead.
http://alaska-native-news.com/noaa-to-offer-fishermen-option-for-electronic-monitoring-in-2018-30077

FYI’s

Juneau chef wins national seafood award with king crab risotto recipe
Alaska Dispatch News by Suzanna Caldwell – August 8, 2017
Another Alaska chef has been crowned the “King of American seafood.”
https://www.adn.com/alaska-life/food-drink/2017/08/08/juneau-chef-wins-national-seafood-award-with-king-crab-risotto-recipe/

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April 10, 2017