Alaska/Pacific Coast

Bristol Bay Salmon Tops Forecast
Fishermen’s News – July 20, 2016
Bristol Bay’s wild salmon harvest has reached upwards of 33 million fish, surpassing the harvest forecast of 29.52 million fish, and the preliminary commercial salmon harvest for Alaska statewide is climbing toward 64 million fish.

Yukon, Kuskokwim kings rebound, but not to historic levels
Alaska Journal of Commerce by DJ Summers – July 20, 2016
For two of the state’s largest king salmon runs — the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers — conservative management is biting into commercial fisheries and in some cases the subsistence harvest itself.


Brexit red herring? Britain’s post-EU fishing policy an ‘illusion,’ former commissioner says
RT – July 20, 2016
Britain’s post-Brexit fishing plan is an “illusion” according to the former head of EU fisheries, Maria Damanaki. She warned it would be impossible for the UK to dictate its own fishing policies after leaving the bloc.


Draft EIS on Potential Cook Inlet Lease
Fishermen’s News – July 20, 2016
Public comment is being sought through Sept. 6 on a draft environmental impact statement analyzing possible environmental impact of a potential oil and gas lease sale in Alaska’s Cook Inlet, a major commercial salmon harvest area.

B.C. coast to see historic cleanup of marine debris as Japanese tsunami money runs out
Vancouver Sun by Larry Pynn – July 19, 2016
A coordinated marine-debris cleanup described as the largest in Canadian history is underway all along B.C.’s west coast, from the remote wave-tossed beaches of Cape Scott and Haida Gwaii to the tourist-heavy Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.
It is largely funded by the last of a $1-million package provided by the Japanese government in 2012 for tsunami debris cleanup in B.C.

Labeling and Marketing

Alaska Seafood Marketing Update
ASMI- July 2016
GSSI Recognizes Alaska RFM, Where Flavor Runs Wild POS Materials
Now Available!, Save the Date: Alaska Roe Workshop, ASMI Sponsors International
Corporate Chefs Association, Food52 Alaska Salmon Recipe Contest


Historic walrus database goes live, 160 years in the making
BBC News by Charlie Northcott  – July 20, 2016
For 160 years, seafarers have braved polar bears, storms and bitter isolation to observe huge herds of walrus gathering off the coast of Alaska and Russia each summer.|

Historians investigate old South Naknek cannery
KDLG by Molly Dischner – July 20, 2016
Should a second piece of Bristol Bay’s commercial fishing history be added to the National Register of Historic Places? That’s the question some historians have set out to answer.

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July 21, 2016