Alaska/Pacific Coast

More sockeye enter Kenai, Thursday commercial opening still on table
Peninsula Clarion by Elizabeth Earl – July 25, 2017
More sockeye salmon passed the sonar into the Kenai River on Monday, but it’s still up in the air whether commercial fishermen will go out Thursday for their regular fishing period.
http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/local/2017-07-25/more-sockeye-enter-kenai-thursday-commercial-opening-still-table

Environment/Science

NOAA: Marine Debris Can Be Prevented
Fishermen’s News – July 26, 2017
The director of NOAA’s marine debris program, Nancy Wallace, says that all marine debris comes from humans and thus, for the most part, can be prevented.
http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2017/07/noaa-marine-debris-can-be-prevented.html

Federal Register

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska License Limitation Program (LLP) for Groundfish, Crab, and Scallops
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 07/27/2017
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/07/27/2017-15812/proposed-information-collection-comment-request-alaska-license-limitation-program-llp-for-groundfish

FYI’s

UFA Texting Salmon Habitat Information
Fishermen’s News – July 26, 2017
United Fishermen of Alaska (UFA) is using text messaging to keep commercial fishermen informed about salmon habitat developments requiring quick action, and offering prizes for those signing in to stay updated.
http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2017/07/ufa-texting-salmon-habitat-information.html

Sitka Seafood Festival Kicks Off
Fishermen’s News – July 26, 2017
Organizers of the Sitka Seafood Festival are planning a series of events from August 1 to 19 in celebration of wild Alaska seafood, with proceeds to fund efforts to help more young fishermen participate in commercial fisheries.
http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2017/07/sitka-seafood-festival-kicks-off.html

Ocean Tuesday starts conversation on innovation
Alaska Journal of Commerce by Naomi Klouda – July 26, 2017
Picture crustacean DNA that allows crabs the ability to grow a new leg. That chemical makeup, in an innovator’s hands, becomes a product to seal up a human puncture wound.
http://www.alaskajournal.com/2017-07-26/ocean-tuesday-starts-conversation-innovation#.WXn_YYqQw_V

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July 27, 2017