Alaska/Pacific Coast

Local fishermen may soon be able to sell fish from their boats
KMXT by Mitch Borden – November 13, 2017
At its last regular meeting, the Kodiak city council advanced an ordinance, that would allow fishermen to sell their catch to customers directly from their vessels, to its second reading. If passed the ordinance would allow the harbormaster to issue permits to fishermen that’d let them sell seafood in a certain section of the harbor.
http://kmxt.org/2017/11/local-fishermen-may-soon-able-sell-fish-boats/

Alaska Fisheries Report
KMXT by Kayla Desroches – November 9, 2017
On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is opening up tanner crab for harvest in the Kodiak Management Area for the first time since 2013.
http://kmxt.org/2017/11/alaska-fisheries-report-nov-09-2017/

Environment/Science

Exploratory work continues on potential Icy Bay mine
Environmental questions posed on potential adverse impact to fisheries
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman – November 10, 2017
A decision on actual development may be several years off, but the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority is already planning to drill for more core samples in 2018 on the gold and heavy minerals deposit near Icy Cape, about 75 miles from Yakutat.
http://www.thecordovatimes.com/2017/11/10/exploratory-work-continues-potential-icy-bay-mine/

FYI’s

Salmon complete 1,000-mile journey, and life
Juneau Empire by Ned Rozell – November 10, 2017
MOUTH OF THE DELTA RIVER — On a morning with biting air in the single digits Fahrenheit, this river smells like sulfur and is splashy and loud. Bald eagles and ravens swoop in the updraft of a nearby rock bluff in what looks like play.
http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2017-11-09/salmon-complete-1000-mile-journey-and-life

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November 14, 2017