Alaska/Pacific Coast

Fish and Game looks at fall, winter fisheries
Bristol Bay Times by Molly Dischner – October 7, 2016
Fishermen will see a decrease in the 2016 Bristol Bay Red King crab catch this winter, as the summer trawl survey turned up less crab than in the past.

Alaska cod fishery completes 3rd annual surveillance audit – October 11, 2016
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) has announced the Alaska cod (Gadus macrocephalus) fishery completed the third annual surveillance audit for Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) certification.

Washington State delegates arrive for Alaska and Puget Sound Leadership Summit
KTUU by Leroy Polk – October 9, 2016
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) Starting on Tuesday, Alaska and Washington will participate in three days of meetings with top officials for the Alaska and Puget Sound Leadership Summit.


Gov. Walker speaks with public during Kodiak visit
KMXT by Kayla Desroches – October 10, 2016
Alaska is one state where the public has relatively easy access to its elected officials, and Gov. Bill Walker put some time aside to speak with the community during a visit to Kodiak on Friday.


Why Is Fish Good for You? Because It Replaces Meat?
New York Times by Roni Caryn Rabin – October 7, 2016
Articles often mention that eating any kind of fish (not just fatty fish) twice weekly reduces various health risks. Is this because it replaces red meat, or is there some other reason?
Many fish, especially oily, darker-fleshed fish like salmon and herring, are rich in heart-healthy, polyunsaturated, omega-3 fatty acids, but healthful fats are not the only reason to eat fish. Dietary guidelines in the United States encourage adults to eat eight ounces of a variety of fish and seafood each week – roughly two meals’ worth – because of the “total package of nutrients in fish,” which includes lean protein, vitamins A and D as well as B vitamins, and a host of minerals such as iron, iodine, selenium and zinc.

Feds asked to keep Alaska in OCS plan
Oceana: There is no compelling reason to schedule OCS lease sales in Alaska at this time
Cordova Times – October 7, 2016
Gov. Bill Walker is urging the Obama administration to keep Alaska in the five-year Outer Continental Shelf plan, saying the state needs access to its resources.


Alaska Senatorial Fisheries Debate
Debate on October 12, 2016 7-9pm
Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium
The Senatorial Fisheries Debate has been a tradition since the 1990’s. On October 12th, from 7PM to 9PM at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium, Candidates come together to debate a single topic: the fishing industry. Candidates that will attend are: Senator Lisa Murkowski, Joe Miller, Ray Metcalfe, Margaret Stock, and Breck Craig and moderated by Senator Gary Stevens. This two hour event will be sponsored by: Alaskan Leader Fisheries, Pacific Seafood Processors Association, Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers, At-Sea Processors Association, Groundfish Forum, UFA (United Fishermen of Alaska), City of Kodiak, and the Kodiak Island Borough. Tune in to KMXT 100.1 FM broadcasted statewide through Alaska Public Radio.

Walrus crowd emerges near Point Lay, though later than in past years
Alaska Dispatch News by Yereth Rosen – October 9, 2016
Pacific walruses have started to gather on an Arctic beach in Northwest Alaska, continuing what has become a near-annual ritual for the animals living in a habitat that is losing its summer and fall sea ice.

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October 11, 2016