Alaska/Pacific Coast

Alaska Fisheries Report – July 5, 2018
KMXT by Maggie Wall – July 3, 2018
Salmon returns in most parts of the state continue to be disappointing. But not so for the Nushagak River in southwest Alaska.  Fishermen there broke the record for a single day’s catch. Hauling in nearly 2 million reds.
http://kmxt.org/2018/07/alaska-fisheries-report-july-5-2018/

Should a community’s population be a factor to set fish quotas in western Alaska?
Alaska Public Media by Liz Ruskin – July 3, 2018
Rep. Don Young is trying again to renew the Magnuson-Stevens Act.
The nation’s fundamental federal fisheries law hasn’t been reauthorized since 2006. Young’s bill would allow more flexibility for regional fisheries management councils, but for villages near the mouth of the Kuskokwim River it is notable for what’s not included.
https://www.ktoo.org/2018/07/03/should-a-communitys-population-be-a-factor-to-set-fish-quotas-in-western-alaska/

International

‘This is worrisome,’ Murkowski on Chinese sanctions to Alaska seafood
KTVA by Liz Raines – July 2, 2018
China is slated to impose a 25 percent tariff on U.S. seafood — including Alaska’s — by the end of this week, as part of increasingly heated trade negotiations between the two nations.
http://www.ktva.com/story/38560965/this-is-worrisome-murkowski-on-chinese-sanctions-to-alaska-seafood

Environment/Science

New Changes at NOAA Worry Some Scientists
WCIA by Kathryn Eident & Heather Goldstone – June 29, 2018
The federal agency that regulates what happens on, and in, the oceans is making some major policy changes, including some tweaks to its mission statement. That agency is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA. WCAI’s Kathryn Eident talked with science correspondent and Living Lab Host Heather Goldstone to learn more.
http://capeandislands.org/post/new-changes-noaa-worry-some-scientists#stream/0

Labeling and Marketing

3MMI – Pacific Halibut Prices Continue to Fall
TradexFoods – July 2, 2018
Read Report: http://www.tradexfoods.com/3mmi/2018-... 3MMI — In this week we take a closer look at the Pacific Halibut market right now. This year after a delay in confirming catch limits, the Commission set the quota at just under 28 million pounds. Despite the decreased quota, we are still seeing docks prices down significantly by about…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_fNuuZsL-E&feature=youtu.be

Federal Register

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Essential Fish Habitat Amendments
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 07/05/2018
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the approval of Amendment 115 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area, Amendment 105 to the FMP for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska, Amendment 49 to the FMP for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs, Amendment 13 to the FMP for the Salmon Fisheries in the EEZ Off Alaska, and Amendment 2 to the FMP for Fish Resources of the Arctic Management Area, (collectively Amendments).
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/05/2018-14347/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-essential-fish-habitat-amendments

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July 5, 2018