Alaska/Pacific Coast

PWS pink salmon harvest near five odd year average
93.9 M salmon caught statewide, as harvest growth continues
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman – July 28, 2017
Commercial harvests in Prince William Sound reached 23.7 million salmon, with the preliminary count on humpies alone at 17.4 million fish.
http://www.thecordovatimes.com/2017/07/28/pws-pink-salmon-harvest-near-five-odd-year-average/

Politics

Trump, House split on proposal to eliminate salmon restoration funding
Eureka Times-Standard by Will Houston – July 26, 2017
In the midst of one of the lowest West Coast salmon runs on record, the White House is proposing to eliminate tens of millions of dollars in federal funding used since 2000 to prevent the extinction of 28 salmon and steelhead species in the western U.S.
http://www.times-standard.com/general-news/20170726/trump-house-split-on-proposal-to-eliminate-salmon-restoration-funding

Trump administration steps in on fishing limits, and the implications could ripple
Boston Globe by David Abel – July 25, 2017
The Trump administration, in an unprecedented decision, has rejected the recommendation of a commission that has long overseen fishing issues along the East Coast, raising deep concerns about political meddling in the ongoing preservation of fragile stocks from Maine to Florida.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/07/25/trump-administration-roils-regional-waters-with-unprecedented-decision/3Taqg1zIq71BUselhHux1N/story.html

Environment/Science

Underwater Camera Helps Scientists Keep An Eye On Atka Mackerel
KUCB by Berett Wilber – Jul 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

Federal Register

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; “Other Flatfish” in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 07/28/2017
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for “other flatfish” in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2017 “other flatfish” total allowable catch (TAC) specified for the BSAI.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/07/28/2017-15941/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-other-flatfish-in-the-bering-sea-and-aleutian

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Alaska Plaice in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 07/28/2017
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Alaska plaice in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2017 Alaska plaice total allowable catch (TAC) specified for the BSAI.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/07/28/2017-15930/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-alaska-plaice-in-the-bering-sea-and-aleutian

FYI’s

Veteran Nushagak drifter, greenhorn daughter have best season ever
KDLG by Nicholas Ciolino – July 24, 2017
Longtime Bristol Bay fisherman Hector Sanchez of f/v El Nayar hauled in more salmon than ever this year, and it was his daughter Toni Sanchez’s first year as a crew member.
http://kdlg.org/post/veteran-nushagak-drifter-greenhorn-daughter-have-best-season-ever#stream/0

Friday’s Article From Glenn

Amazon has a secret health tech team called 1492 working on medical records, virtual doc visits
Amazon has a secret skunkworks lab called 1492, dedicated to health care tech.
Areas of exploration include a platform for electronic medical record data, telemedicine and health apps for existing devices like the Amazon Echo.

CNBC by Eugene Kim, Christina Farr – July 27, 2017
Amazon has started a secret skunkworks lab dedicated to opportunities in health care, including new areas such as electronic medical records and telemedicine. Amazon has dubbed this stealth team 1492, which appears to be a reference to the year Columbus first landed in the Americas.
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/26/amazon-1492-secret-health-tech-project.html

 

 

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