Alaska/Pacific Coast

A Look Into the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Advisory Panel
KMXT by Kayla Desroches – June 8, 2016
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council meets this week in Kodiak for one of its five annual meetings and there are a couple of advisory groups that also get together. One is called the Scientific and Statistical Committee and the other is called the Advisory Panel, or AP.
http://kmxt.org/2016/06/look-north-pacific-fishery-management-councils-advisory-panel/

Pollock B-Season Set To Start
KUCB by Zoe Sobel – June 9, 2016
Friday at noon is the start of the B-season for pollock. Unlike the A-season, which focuses on pollock roe, the B-season harvests the fish for its fast food and surimi potential.
http://kucb.org/post/pollock-b-season-set-start#stream/0

Pollock fishermen may struggle to maintain catch numbers as oceans change
Sea Grant by Lauren Frisch – June 10, 2016
Juneau, Alaska—The behavior of pollock fishermen may yield insights about the effects of climate change on fishing operations, according to preliminary findings of a University of Alaska Fairbanks student researcher.
https://seagrant.uaf.edu/news/2016/06-10-16-pollock-fishermen-adapt-to-change.php

Annual limits loosened as king salmon surge into Deshka River
Alaska Dispatch News by Mike Campbell – June 10, 2016
Encouraged by one of the best king salmon runs in recent years, biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Friday boosted the annual limit on the Deshka River from two to five fish.
http://www.adn.com/adventure/fishing/2016/06/10/kuskokwim-salmon-fishing-begins-sunday/

Bristol Bay communities working on processing plants
KDLG by Molly Dischner – June 10, 2016
Efforts to launch local processors in two Bristol Bay communities may finally be coming to fruition.
http://kdlg.org/post/bristol-bay-communities-working-processing-plants#stream/0

National

Sustainable catch nearly doubles over 5 years, reports MSC
Seafood Source by Madelyn Kearns – June 08, 2016
A new report commissioned by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and published in time to celebrate World Oceans Day (observed on 8 June) outlines how effective management and other improvements undergone by MSC-certified fisheries have positively impacted the world’s oceans.
http://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/sustainable-catch-nearly-doubles-over-5-years-reports-msc

Environment/Science

Scientists Track Salmon on First Swim to Sea
SitNews by Christine Baler – June 9, 2016
Right now, young Chinook salmon are leaving the rivers they were born in to begin life at sea.
The first year in the ocean is thought to be the most critical time in the life of a salmon, and largely decides how many will live and be available to harvest as adults or return to their natal rivers to spawn. Yet little is known about what salmon do during that critical first year at sea.
http://www.sitnews.us/0616News/060916/060916_first_swim.html

Labeling and Marketing

Nutrition labels may help seafood sales: Study
Supermarket News – June 10, 2016
Adding a nutrition label to packages of raw seafood increased consumers’ willingness to buy, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Florida.
http://supermarketnews.com/seafood/nutrition-labels-may-help-seafood-sales-study

FYI’s

Bank on It: SeaShare’s Mission to Bring Seafood to Hungry Americans
The Healthy Fish – June 13, 2016
Can you imagine not being able to afford healthy food for your family? Unfortunately, this is an everyday reality for the 48 million Americans who have limited access to nutritious food. Many of these Americans rely on food banks to keep their families fed, but these services often lack the resources to access high-quality, nutrient dense seafood that promotes good health and helps reduce the risk of chronic disease. Seeing this need, the non-profit organization SeaShare has helped the seafood industry donate over 200 million servings of seafood to food banks across the United States since 1994.
http://thehealthyfish.com/bank-seashares-mission-bring-seafood-hungry-americans/

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June 13, 2016