Alaska/Pacific Coast

The Alaska Fisheries Report
KMXT.org – April 30, 2015
Coming up this week, Togiak herring opened up this week, direct marketing of salmon is getting a boost, and the delegation from the state’s largest fishing port decline to sign a letter asking for a huge cut in bycatch. We had help from KDLG’s Dave Bendinger in Dillingham, KCAW’s Robert Woolsey in Sitka, KMXT’s Kayla Desroches in Kodiak, and KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver in Homer.
http://www.kmxt.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6498&Itemid=2

Environment/Science

NOAA plans GOA, Eastern Bering Sea surveys
Gulf survey researchers will be looking for species not typically seen who may have moved north due to warmer waters
Cordova Times – May 2, 2015
Federal fisheries scientists will begin surveys of the Gulf of Alaska and the Eastern Bering Sea in mid-May, collecting data needed for fisheries managers to determine sustainable fishery harvest levels.
http://www.thecordovatimes.com/article/1518noaa-plans-goa-eastern-bering-sea-surveys

Studies show potential impact of climate on Arctic species
Federal research focuses on Arctic cod northern rock sole
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman – May 3, 2015
Findings of two projects released on April 29 by researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are shedding some light on the potential impact of climate change on some Arctic marine species. – See more at: http://www.thecordovatimes.com/article/1518studies-show-potential-impact-of-climate-on

FYI’s

Blessing and remembering Alaska’s commercial fishermen
KTOO by Casey Kelly – May 1, 2015
This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of Juneau’s Blessing of the Fleet. The annual tradition honors those who participate in one of the state’s largest industries.
http://www.ktoo.org/2015/05/01/blessing-remembering-alaskas-commercial-fishermen/

Business of Fish: May 5th and 7th
The annual Business of Fish gets underway next week.
KDLG by Matt Martin – May 1, 2015
Alice Ruby, Director of the Economic Development and Brokerage for BBEDC, says participants can expect to get new information and educational information about the upcoming fishing season.
http://kdlg.org/post/business-fish-may-5th-and-7th

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May 4, 2015