Alaska/Pacific Coast

Alaska Fisheries Report
KMXT by Kayla Desroches – February 1, 2018
Coming up this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, the United States and Canada failed to agree on catch reductions for halibut along the Pacific coast at the International Pacific Halibut Commission meeting last week. Instead, commission regulations from last year will remain in place.

Tanner crab season closes
KMXT by Kayla Desroches – January 31, 2018
The tanner crab fishery wrapped up last week.
Nat Nichols, Alaska Department of Fish and Game area management biologist for the Groundfish, Shellfish & Dive Fisheries, says the opening lasted roughly four days, which is about what they expected.

IPHC solicits nominations for U.S. commissioners
The Cordova Times – February 1, 2018
NOAA Fisheries is soliciting through Feb. 28 nominations for two U.S. seats on the International Pacific Halibut Commission currently held by Linda Behnken of Sitka, representing Alaska, and Bob Alverson, of Seattle, representing Washington State.

Alaska Delegation Want Chukchi, Beaufort seas, Cook Inlet Kept in OCS Program
Fishermen’s News – January 31, 2018
Opportunities are fast approaching for the fisheries industry to voice opinions about the proposed Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas leasing program for 2019–2024.

Federal Register

Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2017-18 Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Inseason Adjustments
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 02/02/2018
This final rule announces inseason changes to management measures in the Pacific Coast groundfish fisheries. This action, which is authorized by the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (PCGFMP), is intended to allow fisheries to access more abundant groundfish stocks while protecting overfished and depleted stocks.


Kids combine environmental awareness and art
KMXT by Kayla Desroches – February 1, 2018
The First Friday art walk will feature one stop that draws attention to the issue of marine debris.

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Pacific Seafood Processors Association
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February 2, 2018