Alaska/Pacific Coast

Alaska regulators, legislator demand comment extension
Reprinted from Greenwire with permission from E&E News. Copyright 2018. For more essential energy and environment news go to www.eenews.net
Greenwire by Dylan Brown – March 30, 2018
Alaska regulators and a top state lawmaker yesterday joined calls for extending the federal public comment period on the proposed Pebble mine.
https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060077831

Submit proposals to Alaska BOF by April 10
Cordova Times – April 4, 2018
Those seeking to submit proposals for consideration by the Alaska Board of Fisheries 2018/2019 meeting cycle must transmit them in time to be received by April 10.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2018/04/04/submit-proposals-to-alaska-bof-by-april-10/

Press Release: ADF&G Announces 2018 Southeast Alaska Chinook Salmon All Gear Harvest Limit
ADF&G – April 3, 2018
JUNEAU — Under provisions of the Pacific Salmon Treaty, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) announces that the 2018 preseason Chinook salmon all-gear harvest limit for Southeast Alaska is 130,000 “treaty fish”. This year’s all-gear harvest limit is nearly 80,000 fish lower than the preseason limit available in 2017 and includes a 10% reduction in response to conservation needs for Southeast Alaska (SEAK), Transboundary River, and Northern British Columbia Chinook salmon stocks. More information about the basis for 2018 Chinook salmon conservation measures in SEAK is publicly available on the ADF&G website (link provided below).
http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=pressreleases.pr&release=2018_04_03_2

Federal Register

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/05/2018
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the B season apportionment of the 2018 Pacific cod total allowable catch allocated to catcher vessels using trawl gear in the BSAI.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/04/05/2018-06987/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-catcher-vessels-using-trawl-gear

FYI’s

Tanner crab devoured during celebration dinner
Cordova residents, state officials thanked for help with fishery
Cordova Times by Emily Mesner – April 3, 2018
Local fishermen, cannery employees and government officials celebrated Cordova’s first Tanner crab fishery in 30 years with plates of fresh crab, shared with friends, family and coworkers.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2018/04/03/tanner-crab-devoured-during-celebration-dinner/

 

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April 5, 2018