Alaska/Pacific Coast

Oregon crabbers bounced back in 2016, look forward to start of new season
Portland Business Journal – October 31, 2016
A dismal year for Dungeness crab contributed to a big decline in the value of Oregon’s fisheries in 2015 – from $158 million down to $116 million — according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s recently released annual national report.
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2016/10/31/oregon-crabbers-bounced-back-in-2016-look-forward.html

Salmon fishing in St. Paul: Building a new subsistence resource
Alaska Public Media by Zoë Sobel – November 1, 2016
For many Alaskans, subsistence is all about salmon. But in St. Paul, that isn’t the case. Fur seals and seabirds are primary subsistence food in the Pribilof Island community.
http://www.alaskapublic.org/2016/11/01/salmon-fishing-in-st-paul-building-a-new-subsistence-resource/

Environment/Science

Barrow has record-warm October, continuing pattern associated with low sea ice
Alaska Dispatch News by Yereth Rosen – November 2, 2016
The nation’s northernmost community just closed out its warmest October on record, and other far-north parts of Alaska also posted records for autumn warmth, the National Weather Service said.
https://www.adn.com/arctic/2016/11/01/barrow-posts-record-warm-october-continuing-pattern-associated-with-low-sea-ice/

Federal Register

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Exchange of Flatfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 11/01/2016
NMFS is exchanging unused flathead sole and rock sole Community Development Quota (CDQ) for yellowfin sole CDQ acceptable biological catch (ABC) reserves in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to allow the 2016 total allowable catch of yellowfin sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area to be harvested.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/01/2016-26350/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-exchange-of-flatfish-in-the-bering-sea-and

FYI’s

SeaShare, High Liner Foods, US Foods to Donate 170,000 Servings of Seafood to Virginia Food Banks
National Non-profit, Seafood and Freight Companies Fight Hunger with Large Donation of Salmon
Bainbridge Island, WA: Today, Seashare, a non-profit dedicated to bringing seafood to food banks, announced they have partnered with High Liner Foods in Newport News, VA and US Foods of Rosemont, Il, to donate 170,000 servings of salmon to the Capitol Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C. and Lorton,VA, and the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank in Hampton, VA.
Read more on attached press release

Removing the Smell: Could Odourless Fish Take off in Japan?
The Fish Site – November 1, 2016
JAPAN – Although fish is popular in Japan, its distinct smell is enough to turn some consumers off. But recent work at Kindai University might catch on with them; at least, that is what researchers are hoping for. The University has recently come up with a new method of raising fish that don’t smell. Bonnie Waycott reports from Japan on Kindai’s latest work and another unique kind of fish with a fresh, citrus aroma.
http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/28402/removing-the-smell-could-odourless-fish-take-off-in-japan/

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November 2, 2016