Alaska/Pacific Coast

The Alaska Fisheries Report
KMXT- January 14, 2016
Coming up this week, pollock in Prince William Sound, humpies on the Yukon, young fishermen in Juneau, and have we seen the last of The Blob, or is it just taking a breather? We had assistance this week from KCHU’s Marcia Lynn in Valdez, KIYU’s Tim Bodony in Galena, KCAW’s Robert Woolsey in Sitka and KTOO’s Matt Miller in Juneau.
http://www.kmxt.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7002&Itemid=2

Federal Subsistence Board votes to improve Alaska relations
KNBA by Joaqlin Estus –  January 14, 2016
The Federal Subsistence Board voted Tuesday to work to re-establish better relations with the state of Alaska.
http://www.alaskapublic.org/2016/01/14/federal-subsistence-board-to-seek-agreement-with-state/

Fisherman’s Association discusses APICDA losses
Bristol Bay Times by Jim Paulin  – January 16, 2016
Fishery issues around the Bering Sea were discussed at last week’s meeting of the Unalaska Native Fisherman’s Association, from Atka to False Pass, to pollock trawling in Unalaska Bay, and financial losses for the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Community Development Association, the region’s community development quota group.
http://www.thebristolbaytimes.com/article/1602fishermans_association_discusses_apicda

Fish board votes not to authorize purse seine fishing on Yukon River
News Miner by Sam Friedman – January 17, 2016
FAIRBANKS — Alaska’s Board of Fisheries voted 5-2 Saturday to not approve a new type of commercial chum salmon fishing gear in the lower Yukon River.
In one of the board’s most contested decisions of its five-day meeting, the regulatory body was against opening the river to purse seining, a method that involves encircling a group of fish with a net and pulling it closed like a purse.
http://www.newsminer.com/features/outdoors/fish-board-votes-not-to-authorize-purse-seine-fishing-on/article_2f633204-bcf7-11e5-8104-cbfe4ca11a25.html

Alaska’s commercial fishing industry just had its first year with no deaths
Alaska Dispatch News by Annie Zak – January 16, 2016
For the first year-long period on record, from Oct. 1, 2014, through the end of September 2015, the Coast Guard recorded zero operations-related commercial fishing fatalities in Alaska, a milestone in an industry known for its “Deadliest Catch” persona.
http://www.adn.com/article/20160116/alaskas-commercial-fishing-industry-just-had-its-first-year-no-deaths

International

A tale of two fisheries: Fortunes of Norway and Chile diverge
Financial Times by Emiko Terazono
This is the tale of two salmon producers and how the pervasive fingers of market economics pry into even the more obscure areas of trade.
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/2d6edf6a-b884-11e5-bf7e-8a339b6f2164.html#axzz3x82pK412

FYI’s

These 9 Restaurants Serve The Best Crab In Alaska
Only in Your State by Casea Peterson – January 16, 2016
Sure, you can get seafood anywhere, but there is something special about getting it in Alaska where the waters provide it and the locals harvest it. Not to mention where it is outrageously overpriced.  It’s no surprise that seafood is Alaska’s specialty, but without a doubt the Alaskan King Crab is the most notoriously sought after meal. Whether it’s from the Bering Sea or the Norton Sound, crab is Alaska’s state dish! (Salmon at a close second, or perhaps they tie in your opinion.) These restaurants serve up the best crab plates Alaska can offer!
http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/alaska/best-crab-ak/

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January 18, 2016