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Alaska/Pacific Coast

Salmon Restrictions In Effect At McLees Lake Through July 9
KUCB by Laura Kraegel – July 3, 2018
Unalaska fishermen cannot take salmon at McLees Lake within 500 yards of the river mouth.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued that reminder Sunday as the restriction went into effect.

Salmon struggles extend to unprecedented restrictions at Chignik
Journal of Commerce by Jim Paulin – July 2, 2018
A tough sockeye salmon commercial fishing season is shaping up in the Gulf of Alaska, from the Copper River across to Kodiak Island and back to the mainland at Chignik. And the Yukon River is seeing dismal chinook salmon returns, although the summer chum run is strong.

City Council may wade into battle over pink salmon hatcheries
KBBI by Aaron Bolton – June 29, 2018
The Homer City Council is set to consider whether or not it wants to wade into an ongoing battle between salmon hatcheries and their critics during a special meeting Monday.


State won’t support Pebble, unless proves zero fisheries impact
KTVA by Liz Raines – July 1, 2018
Gov. Bill Walker wants to press pause on the controversial Pebble Mine project in Southwest, Alaska. The proposed project would lie within the Bristol Bay Watershed, home to the world’s largest wild salmon fishery.

‘Storminess’ Could Make Fishing More Risky as Climate Warms
Researchers say the effects of more frequent and intense weather would hit hardest in developing countries that rely on fishing for livelihoods and sustenance. But few have studied the potential catastrophic impacts on global fisheries – or the potential solutions.
Ocean Deeply by Alastair Bland – July 2, 2018
Tens of thousands of people die every year trying to catch fish to eat or sell, and weather is one of the biggest hazards to lives and equipment. The International Red Cross estimates that 3,000–5,000 people, mainly fishers, are killed by intense thunderstorms on Africa’s Lake Victoria each year. In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan destroyed some 30,000 fishing boats in the Philippines.


How this fishing chef takes salmon from ocean to table
KDLG by Austin Fast – June 29, 2018
Salmon usually pass through many hands on their way from ocean waves to the table, but not for Christopher Wang of San Francisco. He’s a deckhand on the F/V Marion Ruth who single-handedly completes most of the salmon supply chain as a fisherman, direct marketer and private chef all rolled into one.


Ann Owens
Pacific Seafood Processors Association
Office Manager
1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: 206.281.1667
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July 3, 2018