Alaska/Pacific Coast

Walker signs order merging CFEC duties with ADFG
Alaska Journal of Commerce by DJ Summers – February 17, 2016
Gov. Bill Walker signed an executive order on Feb. 16 that folds certain duties of the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission into the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
http://www.alaskajournal.com/2016-02-17/walker-signs-order-merging-cfec-duties-adfg#.VsXxtylOH5c

NOAA Action Plans Include Coho, Chinook
Fishermen’s News – February 17, 2016
Central California Coast coho salmon, Sacramento River winter run Chinook salmon and Alaska’s Cook Inlet beluga whales are earmarked for new five-year action plans aimed at moving them toward recovery.
http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2016/02/noaa-action-plans-include-coho-chinook.html

Fish & Game plans to cut 30 positions in upcoming budget
KDLL by Jenny Neyman – February 16, 2016
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is looking at trimming 30 positions next year in budget cuts.
http://www.ktoo.org/2016/02/16/fish-game-plans-to-cut-30-positions-in-upcoming-budget/

Mat-Su mapping study doubles borough stream miles
Alaska Journal of Commerce by DJ Summers – February 17, 2016
A new study found 50,000 miles worth of streams in the Matanuska and Susitna valleys, or enough to encircle the world with room to spare, and 28,000 more miles than previously thought.
http://www.alaskajournal.com/2016-02-17/mat-su-mapping-study-doubles-borough-stream-miles#.VsXyCilOH5c

Environment/Science

Scientists draft fish management plan as Bering Sea changes
KDLG by Molly Dischner – February 17, 2016
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council heard a draft plan for addressing climate change in the eastern Bering Sea earlier this month.
http://kdlg.org/post/scientists-draft-fish-management-plan-bering-sea-changes

Labeling and Marketing

Alaska Seafood Marketing Update
ASMI- February 17, 2016
For the first time, Alaska Seafood – among proteins, is the #1 brand featured on U.S menus. Datassential, a research firm with one of the largest chain and independent restaurant menu databases compiled the menu data. Restaurateurs across the country continue to see the benefit of calling out Alaska on the menu and featuring the Alaska Seafood logo.
http://us2.campaign-archive.com/?u=bcd6d5bec392f12ce703f7e00&id=b30ad81715

FYI’s

Lunching locally
Ketichkan Daily News – February 17, 2016
The way to support American jobs is to buy at home — especially when it comes to the seafood industry.
http://www.ketchikandailynews.com/free/local-edit-lunching-locally-2-17-16

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February 18, 2016