Alaska/Pacific Coast

Copper River Salmon Season To Begin May 16
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced opening date for the highly anticipated Copper River Salmon fishery.
PRWEB – May 9, 2016
The countdown is on for fresh Copper River salmon. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced the first opening of the Copper River salmon fishing season. The opener is scheduled for 12 hours beginning at 7:00 am and closing at 7:00 pm on Monday, May 16, 2016.

Managers, fishermen, discuss Nushagak District openings
Arctic Sounder by Molly Dischner – May 6, 2016
Boat work isn’t the only fishery prep underway in Dillingham. This winter, drifters have been voicing their opinions on when they want to fish in the Nushagak District, and that conversation is expected to continue at the Annual Business of Fish gathering in Dillingham this week.

East Coast Fishery

Misunderstood pollock key to New England seafood’s future
A loose consortium of fishermen, processors, restaurateurs and sustainable seafood advocates is trying to rebrand Atlantic pollock as New England’s fish.
The Associated Press by Patrick Whittle – May 8, 2016
It might not be time yet to rechristen Cape Cod as Cape Pollock, but the humble fish is staking its claim.

Federal Register

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 05/09/2016
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the B season apportionment of the 2016 Pacific cod total allowable catch allocated to trawl catcher vessels in the BSAI.


New book captures connection between Alaskans and wild salmon
Made of Salmon available in local bookstores online
Cordova Times by Matt Nevala – May 6, 2016
Take a fascinating exploration of the deep connections Alaskans share with wild salmon by devouring the amazing stories in Made of Salmon, The Salmon Project’s new book hitting bookshelves across Alaska.

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May 9, 2016