Alaska/Pacific Coast

Advances in Trawling
Fishermen’s News by David J. Pratt – August 1, 2017
Humans by our very nature fear what is new. For better and sometimes worse, a fear of “new” can slow critical progress, especially where sticking with “tried and tested” becomes a safely known position. Therefore, driving progress requires individuals willing to bravely explore their mysterious world. And we continue to rely on these pioneers to help us ensure that new becomes now. Indeed, the application of logic and reason over thousands of generations has enabled us to claim our place as custodians of our planet, even while our activities have proven how powerful we can be.
http://www.fishermensnews.com/story/2017/08/01/features/advances-in-trawling/482.html

Fish and Game opens red king crab fishing off Juneau next week
Two crab per person allowed in 4-day season
Juneau Empire – July 23, 2017
Juneau fishermen looking for good news might find it in a crab claw.
On Friday afternoon, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced that a long-closed personal-use red king crab fishery will open for four days at the end of the month.
http://juneauempire.com/news/2017-07-23/fish-and-game-opens-red-king-crab-fishing-juneau-next-week

Don’t get too excited about chinook salmon numbers yet, officals warn
BC Local News – July 21, 2017
Although the chinook salmon numbers coming out of Alaska look promising, officials on this side of the border are warning Yukoners not to get too excited yet.
http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/435882863.html

International

Germany consumers boost demand for Alaska pollock
National Fishermen by Charlie Ess – July 24, 2017
With the exception of fillet blocks exported from the United States to Europe, it’s thumbs up for pollock products coming out of Alaska. Amid rising quotas in U.S. waters and despite surplus Russian fish competing in European block fillet markets, demand remains strong enough to absorb the volume.
https://www.nationalfisherman.com/alaska/germany-consumers-boost-demand-pollock/

FYI’s

Underwater Camera Helps Scientists Keep An Eye On Atka Mackerel
KUCB by Berett Wilber – July 23, 2017
Counting Atka mackerel became really important, according to National Marine Fisheries Service Biologist Suzanne McDermott, when Steller sea lions were declared endangered in 1997.
http://kucb.org/post/underwater-camera-helps-scientists-keep-eye-atka-mackerel

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July 25, 2017