Alaska/Pacific Coast

Tanner crab fishery to open in Kodiak for first time since 2013
KMXT by Kayla Desroches – November 6, 2017
This year will be the first opening for Tanner crab the Kodiak management area has seen in a few years.
http://kmxt.org/2017/11/tanner-crab-fishery-open-kodiak-first-time-since-2013/

Finfish issues on tap at Valdez Dec. 1-5
CDFU proposals urges repeal of mandatory inside waters commercial salmon fishery closures
Cordova Times – November 7, 2017
Over 50 proposals regarding Prince William Sound and Upper Copper and Susitna river finfish issues will be under consideration at the Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting in Valdez Dec. 1-5, including 10 specifically related to the Copper River commercial salmon fishery.
http://www.thecordovatimes.com/2017/11/07/finfish-issues-tap-valdez-dec-1-5/

WA fish landings up 52% last year
Chinook Observer – November 7, 2017
ILWACO — Signaling a return to more normal ocean conditions after the nutrition-poor “Blob” disrupted the northeast Pacific between 2013 and 2015, Washington’s overall commercial fisheries strongly rebounded in 2016, according to the definitive annual federal report on U.S. fisheries released last week.
http://www.chinookobserver.com/co/fishing-aquaculture/20171107/wa-fish-landings-up-52-last-year

FYI’s

Commissioner and 3 employees are leaving embattled Alaska fishing agency
Alaska Dispatch News by Nathaniel Herz – November 7, 2017
One of the two leaders of an embattled Alaska commercial fishing agency is leaving his job, he said this week.
https://www.adn.com/politics/2017/11/07/commissioner-3-employees-are-leaving-embattled-alaska-fishing-agency/

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