Alaska/Pacific Coast

University of Alaska Fills Need for Fisheries Professionals
Fishermen’s News by Margaret Bauman – April 1, 2017
From its campuses to broad based research in the field, the University of Alaska’s College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences has for decades produced a wellspring of talent to enhance fisheries on a local, state and national level.
http://www.fishermensnews.com/story/2017/04/01/features/university-of-alaska-fills-need-for-fisheries-professionals/460.html

Register by April 3 for PWS sablefish fishery
Cordova Times – March 21, 2017
Registration continues through 5 p.m. on April 3 for the 2017 Prince William Sound area sablefish fishery, with a guideline harvest level of 117,000 pounds for the season opening on April 15.
http://www.thecordovatimes.com/2017/03/21/register-by-april-3-for-pws-sablefish-fishery/

Alaska’s salmon awarded continued certification
Cordova Times – March 21, 2017
Alaska’s salmon fishery has been awarded continued certification to the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management Certification Program.
http://www.thecordovatimes.com/2017/03/21/alaskas-salmon-awarded-continued-certification/

National

Trump lays plans to reverse Obama’s climate change legacy
New York Times by Coral Davenport – March 21, 2017
WASHINGTON — President Trump is poised in the coming days to announce his plans to dismantle the centerpiece of President Obama’s climate change legacy, while also guttingseveral smaller but significant policies aimed at curbing global warming.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2017/03/21/trump-lays-plans-reverse-obama-climate-change-legacy/wuwHvoGoSsjhgjwxhRuu1M/story.html

Labeling and Marketing

Bering Sea Fisheries: Groundfish Faces Marketing Challenges
Fishermen’s News by Margaret Bauman – April 1, 2017
A supermarket ad in Anchorage newspapers in early March boasted of fresh cod fillets for $6.99 a pound, subject to fishing and weather conditions.
http://www.fishermensnews.com/story/2017/04/01/features/bering-sea-fisheries-groundfish-faces-marketing-challenges-by-margaret-bauman/459.html

Federal Register

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Northern Rockfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 03/21/2017
NMFS is opening directed fishing for northern rockfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI). This action is necessary to fully use the 2016 total allowable catch (TAC) of northern rockfish in the BSAI.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/03/21/2017-05536/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-northern-rockfish-in-the-bering-sea-and-aleutian

FYI’s

Iditarod demand for king crab keeps Nome fishermen busy
KTVA by Heather Hintze – March 20, 2017
On a brisk and breezy afternoon, the stillness of the Bering Sea ice was broken up by the sounds of commercial crabbers, hard at work removing icy buildup from their crab pot openings.
http://www.ktva.com/iditarod-demand-king-crab-keeps-nome-fishermen-busy-605/

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March 22, 2017