Alaska/Pacific Coast

Alaska fishermen, processors talk about industry challenges
Homer News – November 2, 2016
With daunting problems facing the Alaska economy and its seafood industry, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute heard from fishermen and processors at their annual meeting last week.
http://homernews.com/homer-features/seawatch/2016-11-02/alaska-fishermen-processors-talk-about-industry-challenges

Fisherman’s faith in wild-caught seafood pays off
Bellingham Business Journal by Jennifer Sasseen – October 31, 2016
The story of how an Alaska salmon fisherman became an avid nutrition advocate and built a company to ship wild-caught seafood across the country is a fish tale of the passionate sort.
http://bbjtoday.com/blog/fishermans-faith-in-wild-caught-seafood-pays-off/34472

Alaska Continues to Lead in Volume of Seafood Landings
Fishermen’s News – November 2, 2016
A new federal report on the nation’s fisheries confirms that Alaska, with six billion pounds, led all states in volume of seafood landings in 2015.
http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2016/11/alaska-continues-to-lead-in-volume-of.html

Fish and Wildlife Commission to hear Columbia River Fisheries Reform update and recommendations
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife – November 1, 2016
SALEM, Ore.—The Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Wednesday Nov. 9, in Salem to be updated on research, evaluation and implementation of the Commission’s Columbia River fisheries reform policy. The meeting agenda and supporting materials are online at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/16/11_nov/index.asp.
http://www.dfw.state.or.us/news/2016/11_nov/110116.asp

National

MREP bridging trust gaps between fishermen, scientists and regulators
Seafood Source by Cliff White – October 26, 2016
In most coastal areas of the United States where fishing is a significant part of the economy, it’s taken for granted that fishermen and regulators don’t think fondly of each other.
http://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/mrep-bridging-trust-gaps-between-fishermen-scientists-and-regulators

Federal Register

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 11/03/2016
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from catcher vessels using trawl gear and American Fisheries Act (AFA) trawl catcher processors (C/Ps) to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters (m)) LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear, C/Ps using hook-and-line gear, and Amendment 80 (A80) C/Ps in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) management area. This action is necessary to allow the 2016 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod to be harvested.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/03/2016-26504/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-reallocation-of-pacific-cod-in-the-bering-sea

FYI’s

Fick Joins ABSC as Executive Director
Fishermen’s News – November 2, 2016
Tyson Fick, a prominent face in the marketing of all of Alaska’s abundant seafood harvest for the past six years, will join Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers on Dec. 1 as executive director.
http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2016/11/fick-joins-absc-as-executive-director.html

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November 3, 2016