Alaska/Pacific Coast

Alaska Fisheries Report
KMXT – January 21, 2016
Coming up this week, the McDowell Group has updated its survey of Alaska’s seafood value, we continue our series on historic Alaska canneries, and the longest stretch of fishing safety in decades. All that and more, next on the Alaska Fisheries Report. We had help from the Cannery Project’s Anjuli Grantham in Kodiak, KIYU’s Tim Bodony in Galena, and KUCB’s Greta Mart in Unalaska.

Meet the Borough and City’s Fisheries Analyst
KMXT by Kayla Desroches – January 21, 2016
In the world of fisheries, the regulatory side serves as the framework for the production side, and one link involves guiding fishermen and their communities in how to navigate the unpredictable seas of policy.

Secretary of Commerce adopts halibut bycatch cuts
Alaska Journal of Commerce by DJ Summers – January 21, 2016
The Secretary of Commerce adopted Amendment 111 to the Magnuson-Stevens Act on Jan. 20, which cuts halibut bycatch limits for groundfish trawlers.

NOAA Analysis Shows Salmon Bycatch Source
Fishermen’s News – January 20, 2016
New technical reports released Jan. 12 by NOAA Fisheries’ Alaska Fisheries Science Center provide an update on sources of Chinook salmon caught incidentally in Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska trawl fisheries.

Labeling and Marketing

FDA: only Alaska pollock is ‘Alaska pollock’
Alaska Journal of Commerce by DJ Summers January 21, 2016
Alaska pollock is having a good 2016 so far, with boosted quotas, favorable certifications, and a federal rule that will give Alaska an edge over Russia.


Removal of derelict fishing gear has major economic impact by David Malmquist – January 21, 2016
A new study by researchers at William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows that removal of derelict fishing gear could generate millions of dollars in extra harvest value for commercial fisheries worldwide.

Understanding Google Earth Ocean Floor Data
Google Earth Blog – January 20, 2016
With the recent update to the Google Earth ocean floor data it is worth having a look at some of the patterns we can see and what causes them. In the past, some of the patterns have been mistaken for an alien base or Atlantis. However, most of the stranger patterns are merely an artifact of how the data is collected, processed and combined with other data-sets.

Market Fresh: Winter whites are in, and Fire Island is back
Alaska Disapatch News by Steve Edwards – January 19, 2016
Dannon Southall says it’s time to get a taste of Alaska seafood — right in the middle of winter. “The weather has been cooperating enough down in Southeast, allowing both the troll king salmon and shrimp fisherman to go out target some amazing Alaskan seafood,” Southall says. “The numbers of fresh kings has slowly been on the rise, we have both head-on fish and filets in house all week.

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January 22, 2016