Alaska/Pacific Coast

The Alaska Legislature passed a budget and avoided a government shutdown. What happens now?
Alaska Dispatch News by Lisa Demer, Tegan Hanlon – June 26, 2017
It took more than five months, but the long-gridlocked Alaska Legislature finally agreed on a nearly $9 billion operating budget late Thursday, averting a government shutdown.
https://www.adn.com/politics/alaska-legislature/2017/06/24/the-alaska-legislature-passed-a-budget-and-avoided-a-government-shutdown-what-happens-now/

Alaska’s orcas battle fishermen for their catch
CBS News by Jonathan Berr – June 26, 2017
Killer whales have turned the tables on fishermen working in the dangerous waters of the Bering Sea off Alaska. Now the orcas are preying on the fishermen, sometimes stalking them for days at a time before stealing the catch off their lines, a problem that has worsened in recent years.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/alaskas-orcas-battle-fishermen-for-their-catch/

Yukon salmon runs offering opportunities for harvest
KIYU by Tim Bodony – June 23, 2017
Yukon River king and summer chum salmon runs are shaping up to be some of the strongest in years.
http://www.alaskapublic.org/2017/06/23/yukon-salmon-runs-offering-opportunities-for-harvest/

Alaska’s Kuskokwim King Salmon Numbers Mimic Historic Lows
Statistics from the Bethel Test Fishery show king salmon numbers this year are similar to 2012 and 2013 numbers that were minimized by a population crash.
US News – June 23, 2017
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Statistics from the Bethel Test Fishery show king salmon numbers this year are similar to 2012 and 2013 numbers that were minimized by a population crash.
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/alaska/articles/2017-06-23/alaskas-kuskokwim-king-salmon-numbers-mimic-historic-lows

Labeling and Marketing

3MMI – Russian Pollock Pricing On The Rise; Here Is Our Crystal Ball Outlook…
TradexFoods – June 26, 2017
Russian Pollock pricing is starting to increase amidst strong demand following several months of great fillet pricing. The fishery is inactive at the moment; however, opportunity buys in January and February has left large inventories in China and Russia.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myhC4E_3Coo

Federal Register

Fisheries Off West Coast States; Modifications of the West Coast Commercial Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Actions #1 Through #4
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 06/26/2017
NMFS announces four inseason actions in the ocean salmon fisheries. These inseason actions modified the commercial salmon fisheries in the area from Cape Falcon, OR, to Point Arena, CA.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/06/26/2017-13307/fisheries-off-west-coast-states-modifications-of-the-west-coast-commercial-salmon-fisheries-inseason

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June 26, 2017