Alaska/Pacific Coast

ADF&G forecasts average salmon runs in Prince William Sound
KBBI by Aaron Bolton – January 22, 2018
Salmon runs in Prince William Sound are predicted to be average or below average in 2018.
For seiners, wild pinks are expected to come in about 20 percent under the 10-year average for even years, but Alaska Department of Fish and Game Area Management Biologist Charlie Russell said hatchery fish are expected to pick up some of the slack.
http://kbbi.org/post/adfg-forecasts-average-salmon-runs-prince-william-sound

Fish Board cuts king salmon fishing
Juneau Empire by Kevin Gullufsen – January 23, 2018
‘Action plan’ would cancel spring king salmon fishing in Juneau in conservation effort
The Alaska Board of Fisheries has passed an “action plan” to help conserve struggling king salmon stocks on Southeast rivers during their last day of deliberations Tuesday in Sitka.
http://juneauempire.com/news/local/state/2018-01-23/fish-board-cuts-king-salmon-fishing

National

MSC to toughen up rules on sustainable fishing trips
The Grocer by Kevin White – January 19, 2018
Certified seafood will only enter MSC-certified supply chains if it comes from fishing trips where all activities on target stock are certified, the MSC said
https://www.thegrocer.co.uk/buying-and-supplying/sourcing/msc-to-toughen-up-rules-on-sustainable-fishing-trips/562413.article

Global market brightening for pollock
Seafood Source by Cliff White – January 23, 2018
Whether its as high-grade surimi in Asia, as a substitute for cod in Europe, or as deep-skinned, breaded product in the United States, demand for pollock is rising globally, according to Rasmus Soerensen, the executive vice president of global sales and marketing for American Seafoods.
https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/global-market-brightening-for-pollock

Federal Register

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Trawl Catcher Vessels in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 01/24/2018
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2018 Pacific cod total allowable catch apportioned to trawl catcher vessels in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/01/24/2018-01268/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-trawl-catcher-vessels-in-the

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Pot Catcher/Processors in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 01/24/2018
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher/processors using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season apportionment of the 2018 Pacific cod total allowable catch allocated to catcher/processors using pot gear in the BSAI.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/01/24/2018-01223/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-pot-catcherprocessors-in-the

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Greater Than or Equal to 60 Feet Length Overall Using Pot Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 01/24/2018
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels greater than or equal to 60 feet (18.3 meters (m)) length overall (LOA) using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season apportionment of the 2018 Pacific cod total allowable catch allocated to catcher vessels greater than or equal to 60 feet (18.3m) LOA using pot gear in the BSAI.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/01/24/2018-01286/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-catcher-vessels-greater-than-or

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January 24, 2018