Alaska/Pacific Coast

Deja vu in Bristol Bay? Big red salmon run resembles last year’s
Bristol Bay Times by Molly Dischner – July 16, 2016
Fishing boats travel in Nushagak Bay on July 12, 2016. The Nushagak District, near Dillingham, is one of Bristol Bay’s five commercial fishing districts. Through July 13, 6.4 million salmon were harvested there. (Molly Dischner / The Bristol Bay Times)

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report
KDLG by Dave Bendinger – July 19, 2016
One company posts a price of .75/lb, plus a .15 cent chilling bonus. Tonight, reaction on that price, and analysis of the run so far and what’s to come.


Salmon sharks contribute to chinook decline
Bristol Bay Time by Jim Paulin – July 15, 2016
Is the warm belly of the salmon shark the answer to the decline of the king salmon in western Alaska? Fisheries biologist Andy Seitz likes to think it is, based on astonishingly high temperatures transmitted from electronic tagging devices attached to the chinooks.

New insight into beluga whale behavior shows decreased seasonal range in Cook Inlet
Alaska Dispatch News by Alex DeMarban – July 17, 2016
Newly released studies about one of America’s most endangered animals, the Cook Inlet beluga whale, shed new light on the subspecies and could have implications for the Port of Anchorage’s modernization project and other development in the region.

Labeling and Marketing

3MMI – Sockeye Salmon Makes a Comeback in Bristol Bay
TradexFoods – July 18, 2016
3-Minute Market Insight:
– With a smaller than normal run, offers will be limited and prices will be firm moving forward as processors speculate high prices ahead.

Federal Register

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area; Amendment 113
A Proposed Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 07/19/2016
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted Amendment 113 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP) to the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) for review. If approved, Amendment 113 to the FMP would modify the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) Pacific cod fishery to set aside a portion of the Aleutian Islands Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) for harvest by vessels directed fishing for Aleutian Islands Pacific cod and delivering their catch for processing to shoreside processors located on land west of 170 W. longitude in the Aleutian Islands (Aleutian Islands shoreplants). The harvest set-aside would apply only if specific notification and performance requirements are met, and only during the first few months of the fishing year. This harvest set-aside would provide the opportunity for catcher vessels operating in the Aleutian Islands Pacific cod fishery, Aleutian Islands shoreplants, and the communities where Aleutian Islands shoreplants are located to receive benefits from the Aleutian Islands Pacific cod fishery, while the notification and performance requirements would preserve an opportunity for the complete harvest of the BSAI Pacific cod resource. Amendment 113 is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the FMP, and other applicable laws.


Young fishermen working on almanac
Got a favorite boat recipe? Great diagram of a knot? The Alaska Young Fishermen’s Network is looking for submissions to include in a new young fishermen’s almanac.
KDLG by Molly Dischner – July 17, 2016
Being a greenhorn in Alaska’s fisheries can be tough. A project orchestrated by the Alaska Young Fishermen’s Network and funded by the Alaska Humanities Forum seeks to help newcomers enter the fishery, and celebrate the sea-faring life.

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Pacific Seafood Processors Association
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July 19, 2016