Alaska/Pacific Coast

Management impact on fishing families studied
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman – May 8, 2018
In a series of workshops in five Alaska communities, National Marine Fisheries Service hopes to learn more about the impact of fisheries management on Alaska’s fishing families.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2018/05/08/management-impact-on-fishing-families-studied/

International

China trade mission focus of Anchorage Chamber luncheon
KTUU by Richard Mauer –  May 07, 2018
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – The big Chinese trade mission leaves Alaska later this month, and was the subject of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Monday.
http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/China-trade-mission-is-the-focus-of-an-Anchorage-chamber-lunch-481992091.html

Environment/Science

Ask a Climatologist: Traditional knowledge is critical to climate research
Alaska Public Media by Annie Feidt – May 8, 2018
Scientists use lots of expensive sensors and satellites for studying climate change in Alaska. But more and more, they’re also relying on something that’s a lot more low tech — traditional ecological knowledge.
https://www.alaskapublic.org/2018/05/08/ask-a-climatologist-traditional-knowledge-is-critical-to-climate-research/

Federal Register

Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 05/08/2018
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Hawaii Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP), American Samoa Archipelago FEP, and Mariana Archipelago FEP Advisory Panels (AP) to discuss and make recommendations on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/05/08/2018-09797/western-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting

Proposed Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request; Aleutian Islands Pollock Fishery
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 05/09/2018
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment this continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/05/09/2018-09834/proposed-extension-of-a-currently-approved-information-collection-comment-request-aleutian-islands

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May 9, 2018