Alaska/Pacific Coast

Press Release: 2018 Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon Salmon Processing Capacity Survey Summary Published
ADF&G Press Release – March 6, 2018
2018 Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon Salmon Processing Capacity Survey Summary Published
(Juneau) — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) announces release of the 2018 Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon Processing Capacity Survey Summary.

Small fixed gear vessels can now officially join pool for electronic monitoring
KMXT by Kayla Desroches – March 5, 2018
More and more commercial fishing vessels are using cameras for catch accounting. The cameras record activity that human reviewers then look over and analyze later.


Marine Stewardship Council Celebrates 20 Years of Keeping Oceans Wild
Saving Seafoods – March 6, 2018
SEATTLE — The following was released by the Marine Stewardship Council:
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), the world’s most recognized, science-based seafood certification program, marks 20 years of working to keep the world’s oceans wild with a new campaign. “Keep It Wild” celebrates the people who love wild seafood and who have been instrumental in partnering with the MSC to protect the world’s oceans over the past two decades. The MSC has launched a new website – – to better highlight its work and mission and to encourage consumers to continue choosing seafood with the organization’s blue fish label that denotes wild, certified and sustainable seafood.


Reports that say study shows fishing covers more than half of oceans greatly overstate impact, expert says
Nutra Ingredients USA by Hank Schultz – March 5, 2018
The interpretation of a recent fisheries report that could cloud the perception of marine ingredient sustainability has been debunked by fisheries expert Ray Hilborn, PhD.

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March 7, 2018