Alaska/Pacific Coast

Alaska still No. 1 for commercial fisheries landings, but value dropped last year
Alaska Dispatch News by Annie Zak – November 1, 2017
Alaska easily led the country in commercial fisheries landings again in 2016, according to an annual report released Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

A Look Back at Statewide Salmon Fisheries for 2017
KMXT by Kayla Desroches – October 31, 2017
Most of the 2017 salmon fisheries have ended for the season.


NOAA: American fisheries remain a strong economic driver
Saving Seafood – November 1, 2107
November 1, 2017 — The following was released by NOAA Fisheries:
Commercial and recreational fisheries remain a strong contributor to the United States economy, according to the annual Fisheries of the United States report released today by NOAA.


Study reviews potential climate impacts on Kenai River salmon
Peninsula Clarion by Elizabeth Earl – October 31, 2017
Though the Kenai River’s salmon populations are still healthy compared to other Pacific salmon populations, a number of climate change-influenced factors could threaten them in the future.

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November 2, 2017