Alaska/Pacific Coast

Chitina preview: Big run, but scrawny salmon again in 2016
News Miner by Sam Friedman – May 13, 2016
FAIRBANKS — There’s some bad news mixed with the jubilation about last year’s big red salmon run on the Copper River: The individual fish were smaller.
http://www.newsminer.com/features/outdoors/chitina-preview-big-run-but-scrawny-salmon-again-in/article_4e1a9e58-18dc-11e6-b616-c7283b98bb33.html

Labeling and Marketing

3MMI – What’s Going to Happen to Salmon this Season, Crystal Ball Forecasts for 2016
Tradexfoods – May 16, 2016
3-Minute Market Insight:
– With the 2016 salmon season rapidly approaching, speculative pricing and harvest forecasts can be found everywhere already.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_8tr7fXjH4

Federal Register

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Deep-Water Species Fishery by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the of the Gulf of Alaska
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 05/16/2016
NMFS is opening directed fishing for species that comprise the deep-water species fishery by vessels using trawl gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to fully use the 2016 groundfish total allowable catch specified for the species comprising the deep-water species category in the GOA.
https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/05/16/2016-11492/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-deep-water-species-fishery-by-vessels-using?utm_campaign=subscription+mailing+list&utm_medium=email&utm_source=federalregister.gov

FYI’s

USDA solicits canned pink salmon
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service – May 2016
The U.S. Department of  Agriculture (USDA) invites  offers to sell canned salmon  pursuant to the AMS Master Solicitation for use in the  National School Lunch Program  and other Federal Food and  Nutrition Assistance Programs.  Acceptances will be  announced by midnight, June 1,  2016.  Deliveries are to be  made between September 1, 2016 and December  31, 2016.
https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2000004052%20-%20Bid%20Invitation.pdf

Opinion

Hilborn Response To Greenpeace
Ray Hilborn – May 11, 2016
I would like to thank Greenpeace for offering this opportunity to advertise our research and its results. Greenpeace is unable to attack the science I and my collaborators do; science that threatens their repeated assertions that overfishing is universal and that the oceans are being emptied.
https://rayhblog.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/hilborn-response-to-greenpeace.pdf

Six thoughts about Greenpeace’s attack on Ray Hilborn.
Southern Fried Science by Andrew David Thaler – May 13, 2016
First, some background:
Fisheries Scientist Under Fire For Undisclosed Seafood Industry Funding
Ray Hilborn: Overfishing Denier
Hilborn’s Response to Greenpeace
Or, just read Trevor Branch’s timeline.
1. The idea that scientists should declare every source of funding over the history of their career on every scientific paper is impractical and wholly unnecessary in a connected world where anyone can effortlessly access a researcher’s CV. Non-profit NGOs only need to file one financial disclosure statement every year, not attach it to every press release, and that is also perfectly adequate.
http://www.southernfriedscience.com/six-thoughts-about-greenpeaces-attack-on-ray-hilborn/


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