Alaska/Pacific Coast

North Pacific council takes first step in creating salmon plan
Peninsula Clarion by Elizabeth Earl – April 7, 2017
A lot of new faces are coming to the table at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, and not a lot of them are happy about it.
http://www.alaskajournal.com/2017-04-07/north-pacific-council-takes-first-step-creating-salmon-plan#.WOuXI461s_U

Crabbers win at fish board
Bristol Bay Times by Jim Paulin – April 7, 2017
Even with all the bad news lately with quota declines and a canceled Tanner season, Bering Sea crabbers won a few positive changes when the Alaska Board of Fisheries met last week in Anchorage, according to Jim Stone, owner of the fishing vessel Polar Sea, and a member of Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers.
http://www.thedutchharborfisherman.com/article/1714crabbers_win_at_fish_board

Urban streams: salmon in the city face development onslaught
Vancouver Sun by Larry Pynn – April 8, 2017
Byrne Creek appears from nowhere.
It has no glacial snowpack or lake from which to draw its waters. They just percolate through the ground and flow through storm pipes in south Burnaby until they form a short-lived stream that barely supports spawning salmon.
http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/urban-streams-salmon-in-the-city-face-development-onslaught

Politics

Unalaska council members criticize cruise ships
Bristol BayTimes by Jim Paulin – April 7, 2017
Cruise ships were criticized by local elected officials last week when the Unalaska Dutch Harbor Convention and Visitors Bureau made its annual request for funding from the Unalaska City Council.
http://www.thebristolbaytimes.com/article/1714unalaska_council_members_criticize_cruise

Fish Board appointees scheduled for mid-April vote
Bristol Bay Times by  Molly Dischner – April 7, 2017
Alaska lawmakers will consider more than a dozen appointments to state boards and commissions this month, including a Dillingham drift fisherman nominated to the state Board of Fisheries.
http://www.thebristolbaytimes.com/article/1714fish_board_appointees_scheduled_for_mid-april

Labeling and Marketing

3MMI – Sockeye Market Expectations Moving Into the Next Season
TradexFoods  – April 10, 2017
Alaskan Pink Salmon is expected to be in abundance this odd-numbered year, with steady pricing expected for the foreseeable future.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3WwzICGF3o

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April 10, 2017