Alaska/Pacific Coast

PWS pinks find their way into Cook Inlet commercial harvest
KBBI by Aaron Bolton – March 9, 2018
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has been conducting a limited study on straying hatchery pink salmon around lower Cook Inlet and Kachemak Bay to see whether fish from the Tutka Bay Lagoon and Port Graham hatcheries have been spawning in wild streams, but to its surprise, it discovered Prince William Sound hatchery fish in several local systems. But hatchery pinks from the Sound are also winding up in the commercial harvest.
http://kbbi.org/post/pws-pinks-find-their-way-cook-inlet-commercial-harvest

High-pressure herring fishery becoming safer as new generation takes the helm
Fatal sinking of Miss Cory off Comox 1 year ago heightens risk awareness
CBC News by Deborah Wilson – March 6, 2018
As crews scramble to capture their quotas during the herring fishery that launched Friday on Vancouver Island’s east coast, a group that promotes training for fishermen says on-board safety appears to be improving.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/herring-fishing-industry-death-fish-safe-bc-1.4564005

Environment/Science

SFU study concludes no adverse effects to B.C. coast from Fukushima
Vancouver Sun by Tiffany Crawford – March 11, 2018
A Simon Fraser University researcher has determined that no serious damage was done to B.C.’s coast following the Fukushima nuclear-power-plant disaster in Japan seven years ago.
http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/sfu-study-concludes-no-adverse-effects-to-b-c-coast-from-fukushima

Labeling and Marketing

3MMI – The Wild Shrimp Markets – Quotas, Landings, Pricing, Outlook
TradexFoods – March 12, 2018
Read Report Here: http://www.tradexfoods.com/3mmi/2018-… 3MMI — In this week’s episode we will discuss the Wild Shrimp Markets. 23 million pounds of Pink shrimp were landed in Oregon in 2017, down 34 percent from the 2016 harvest of 35 million pounds. According to an infographic released by the Oregon Department of fish and Wildlife, the 2017 season was the lowest catch since 2009, with the fishery suffering from El Nino since the 2014/2015 fishery…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=0c7o_gYsT5U

FYI’s

Board of Fish to meet on peninsula in 2020
Peninsula Clarion Elizabeth Earl – March 10, 2018
Central Kenai Peninsula fishermen will get to stay at home for the 2020 Board of Fisheries meeting.
http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/local/2018-03-10/board-fish-meet-peninsula-2020

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March 12, 2018