Alaska/Pacific Coast

Bristol Bay reds part of seafood sales program
Bristol Bay Times Molly Dischner – January 8, 2016
Bristol Bay sockeye could get a boost this year from an expanding seafood sales program organized by the Alaska Marine Conservation Council.

Reds from the region have long been a part of the organization’s Catch of the Season program. Between that and AMCC’s Kodiak Jig Seafoods brand, the nonprofit distributes five species of wild Alaska seafood in-state, including sockeye, Kodiak bairdi crab, Norton Sound red king crab, rockfish and Pacific cod.
http://www.thebristolbaytimes.com/article/1601bristol_bay_reds_part_of_seafood_sales

International

Global Fish Trade Values Contracted in 2015
Fish Site –  January 8, 2016
GLOBAL – After years of rising seafood exports, global trade values are contracting in 2015. There are several reasons for this including the weakening of many key emerging markets, lower prices for a number of important species and the cancellation of the second anchoveta season in Peru in 2014, according to Globefish, FAO.
http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/26993/global-fish-trade-values-contracted-in-2015/

Environment/Science

UA, KIB Assembly, Kodiak City Council, and Public Meet About Fisheries Research Facility
KMXT by Kayla Desroches – January 8, 2016
Uncertainty about the future of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center and concern from the public prompted UA President Jim Johnsen to put together a task-force with members drawn from the academic community. The committee will advise administration on what direction to go with the facility. Johnsen and task-force leader, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Research Dan White, stopped by Kodiak this week to hear what local representatives have to say.
http://www.kmxt.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6993

FYI’s

Prep underway for BOF Area M meeting
KDLG by Molly Dischner – January 8, 2016
BBEDC and BBNA are looking for Bristol Bay residents who want to testify at the Board of Fisheries Area M meeting in Anchorage next month. The Alaska Board of Fisheries will meet in Anchorage next month to discuss the Alaska Peninsula, Aleutian Islands and Chignik finfisheries/ Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation and Bristol Bay Native Association are looking to send area fishermen to testify at the meeting, said BBEDC Regional Fisheries Director Gary Cline.
http://kdlg.org/post/prep-underway-bof-area-m-meeting

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January 11, 2016