Alaska/Pacific Coast

Pollock and salmon projected for big year in 2018
Jim Paulin by Alaska Journal of Commerce – December 20, 2017
Next year is looking like another big one for pollock in the Bering Sea and sockeye salmon in Bristol Bay. But times are tough for cod fishermen, especially in the Gulf of Alaska.
http://www.alaskajournal.com/2017-12-27/pollock-and-salmon-projected-big-year-2018#.WkUSlUtG2fU

ADF&G seeks vessel for Pollock test fishery
Cordova Times – December 28, 2017
Bids are being sought by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for a vessel to contract to conduct a test fishery using pelagic trawl gear to harvest up to 408 metric tons of walleye pollock in the Prince William Sound area.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2017/12/28/adfg-seeks-vessel-pollock-test-fishery/

Boards of Fish, Game plan for 2018-2019 meeting cycle
Cordova Times – December 27, 2017
Alaska Boards of Fisheries and Game are asking for an informal solicitation of comments or preliminary proposals from local fish and game advisory committees and the public on potential changes if a joint board meeting is scheduled during the 2018/2019 meeting cycle.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2017/12/27/boards-fish-game-plan-2018-2019-meeting-cycle/

Pacific Fisheries Technologists Conference
Fishermen’s News – December 27, 2017
“Tools of the trade” is the theme of the upcoming 69th annual Pacific Fisheries Technologists Conference at the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska February 5–7.
http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2017/12/pacific-fisheries-technologists.html

As kings suffer across Southeast, Chilkat Chinook candidate for “stock of concern”
KHNS by Berett Wilber – December 27, 2017
For more than five years, Southeast’s iconic king salmon have been returning in fewer and fewer numbers. Managers with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game are recommending Chilkat, Unuk and King Salmon River Chinooks become official “stocks of concern.”
https://www.alaskapublic.org/2017/12/27/as-kings-suffer-across-southeast-chilkat-chinook-candidate-for-stock-of-concern/

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December 28, 2017