Alaska/Pacific Coast

Southern SE could see late pink salmon push
Ketchikan Daily News by John Lee McLaughlin – August 12, 2017
Rain showers expected this weekend for southern Southeast Alaska promise a much needed drink for the limited number of pink salmon that have returned so far this year to the region — after a recent stretch of dry summer heat threatened to zap their freshwater spawning grounds.
http://www.ketchikandailynews.com/article/20170812/ARTICLE/170819985

Alaska shuts down all sport, commercial king fishing in Southeast
KCAW by Robert Woolsey – August 10, 2017
The Alaska Department of Fish & Game is shutting down all commercial and sport fishing for king salmon in Southeast Alaska.
https://www.kcaw.org/2017/08/10/alaska-shuts-sport-commercial-king-fishing-southeast/

Southeast fleets adjust to a season without kings
KCAW by Robert Woolsey – August 10, 2017
The realities of the Southeast king salmon closure will hit home as of Thursday, August 10, when no one — whether fishing commercially or recreationally — will be permitted to retain one of Alaska’s most sought-after species.
https://www.kcaw.org/2017/08/10/southeast-fleets-adjust-season-without-kings/

Humpy harvest in PWS jumps to 29M
Statewide salmon harvest climbs to nearly 135 M
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman – August 11, 2017
Pink salmon harvests are now coming on strong, up from 19.7 million humpies through Aug. 2 to in excess of 29 million through Aug. 8, bringing the total commercial salmon harvest in Prince William Sound to 35 million fish.
http://www.thecordovatimes.com/2017/08/11/humpy-harvest-pws-jumps-29m/

International

Want the freshest Unalaska fish? You’ll have to go to Europe.
KTOO by Zoë Sobel – August 10, 2017
Unalaska is America’s most productive fishing port – hauling in over 780 million pounds of seafood in 2015. That fish gets shipped all over the world and eventually — after processing — some of it comes back to Unalaska.
http://www.ktoo.org/2017/08/10/want-freshest-unalaska-fish-youll-go-europe/

Environment/Science

Rare whales found in Bering Sea thanks to acoustic technology
KTUU by Leroy Polk – August 11, 2017
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – Scientists aboard a research vessel in the Bering Sea have successfully tracked and photographed a species of whale that has not been seen for almost 10 years.
http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Rare-whales-found-in-Bering-Sea-thanks-to-acoustic-technology-439897483.html

Labeling and Marketing

3MMI – Market Predictions as Chum and Pink Salmon Make Their Way Down From Alaska
TradexFoods – August 14, 2017
Domestic inventories on the West Coast appear to be thin, for both Pink and Chum salmon, as raw materials are still on their way down from Alaska. Much of the frozen inventory has begun to ship overseas, according to domestic export databases, presumably to China and Europe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow159BYpWuo

FYI’s

Local fisherman celebrates 60th year of fishing
The end of this salmon season marked the 60th consecutive year of fishing for Archie Fischer. He is a Bristol Bay native who has seen the commercial fishing industry evolve over the past half a century.
KDLG by Caitlin Tan – August 9, 2017
Archie Fischer wrapped up his salmon season at the end of July. He said it was a disappointing run for him.
http://kdlg.org/post/local-fisherman-celebrates-60th-year-fishing#stream/0

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