Alaska/Pacific Coast

About 14,000 sockeye on the books in Bristol Bay through Monday
Starting next week, look for this data in our nightly Bristol Bay Fisheries Report, which will air nightly at 6 & 10 p.m., and 2 a.m., with early shows at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
KDLG by Dave Bendinger – June 13, 2017
Bristol Bay has put more than 14,000 sockeye on the books this season. Monday’s catch in Ugashik was recorded at 1,000 fish, and Egegik caught some 12,000 sockeye on top of the 1,000 from last week’s efforts.
http://kdlg.org/post/about-14000-sockeye-books-bristol-bay-through-monday#stream/0

Politics

Sullivan Updates Kodiak on Bills Affecting Fisheries Resources
KMXT by Kayla Desroches – June 13, 2017
Republican Senator Dan Sullivan spoke with the public at a town hall Saturday and updated Kodiak on some bills he’s been involved in, including ones that impact fisheries.
http://kmxt.org/2017/06/sullivan-updates-kodiak-bills-affecting-fisheries-resources/

Labeling and Marketing

BBRSDA talks quality, markets and marketing, and Pebble at annual preseason meeting
Attendance was low at Saturday’s meeting of Bristol Bay drifter’s association in Dillingham Saturday. Members heard an update on the sockeye market, the new marketing campaign, and how the RSDA is helping fund management again this year.
KDLG by Nicholas Ciolino – June 14, 2017
The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association holds an annual meeting for its members just before the fishing season, alternating between Dillingham and Naknek. This year’s was held last Saturday in Dillingham, and KDLG’s Nick Ciolino was among the 20 or so drifters who attended.
http://kdlg.org/post/bbrsda-talks-quality-markets-and-marketing-and-pebble-annual-preseason-meeting#stream/0

Federal Register

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Prohibited Species Donation Program
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 06/14/2017
NMFS announces the renewal of two prohibited species donation (PSD) permits to SeaShare, authorizing this organization to distribute Pacific salmon and Pacific halibut to economically disadvantaged individuals under the PSD program. Salmon and halibut are caught incidentally during directed fishing for groundfish with trawl gear off Alaska. This action is necessary to comply with provisions of the PSD program and is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/06/14/2017-12313/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-prohibited-species-donation-program

FYI’s

Bristol Bay Expo puts focus on fishing, kids, and fish
First local fish expo had 43 vendors and raised roughly $15,000 to benefit the Little Angels Childcare Academy.
KDLG by Caitlin Tan – June 12, 2017
The first Bristol Bay Fish Expo was held Friday and Saturday in Naknek. The theme was “Bridging the Bay: Connecting the community and industry” and was a fundraiser for the Little Angel’s Child Care Academy.
http://kdlg.org/post/bristol-bay-expo-puts-focus-fishing-kids-and-fish

In the Race to Alaska, Team Pure & Wild is racing 750 miles by water (with no engines) to support SeaShare and promote wild, sustainable Alaska seafood
Team Pure & Wild is still at the head of the pack, approaching the Bella Bella checkpoint! Check the tracker here: http://tracker.r2ak.com/ And read the latest Team Pure & Wild Facebook update here. Eat more fish!

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Pacific Seafood Processors Association
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June 14, 2017