Alaska/Pacific Coast

2015 Kuskokwim King Salmon Escapement Better Than Last Year
KYUK by Charles Enoch – April 11, 2016
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says 2015 was a better year for king salmon escapement and subsistence harvests compared to the previous year.
http://kyuk.org/2015-kuskokwim-king-salmon-escapement-better-than-last-year/

International

Newfoundland Forms a Groundfish Council
SeafoodNews –  April 11, 2016
The Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union in Newfoundland, Canada met with several seafood processing facilities in the province to form the Newfoundland and Labrador Groundfish Development Council.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqW7LQPTxS0&index=2&list=PLesIt7MVoTPqBXJyfHTSKzb09u2ekM5AB&nohtml5=False

Federal Register

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska; Exchange of Flatfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/12/2016
NMFS is exchanging unused rock sole Community Development Quota (CDQ) for yellowfin sole CDQ acceptable biological catch (ABC) reserves in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to allow the 2016 total allowable catch of rock sole, and yellowfin sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area to be harvested.
https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/04/12/2016-08419/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-exchange-of-flatfish-in-the-bering-sea-and?utm_campaign=subscription+mailing+list&utm_medium=email&utm_source=federalregister.gov

Commentary

For Alaska fisheries, reason to celebrate 40 years of Magnuson-Stevens Act
Alaska Dipatch News by James W. Balsiger,Chris Oliver,Sam Cotten,Doug DeMaster –
April 11, 2016
April 13, 2016, marks the 40th anniversary of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, a law that took U.S. fisheries management in federal waters from being virtually non-existent to becoming a global model of sustainability.
http://www.adn.com/article/20160411/alaska-fisheries-reason-celebrate-40-years-magnuson-stevens-act

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