Alaska/Pacific Coast

Navy discusses Alaska exercises that conflict with fishing
Associated Press – October 17, 2017
The U.S. Navy is working with Kodiak-area officials and residents to come up with a better time to conduct military training in Alaska that conflicts with an important regional fishing season.
http://www.latimes.com/sns-bc-ak–navy-training-community-discussion-20171017-story.html

After Hurricane Power Outages, Looking To Alaska’s Microgrids For A Better Way
NPR by Rachel Waldholz – October 16, 2017
This archipelago in the Gulf of Alaska is home to one of the busiest commercial fishing ports in the country. Inside the Ocean Beauty seafood plant in Kodiak, where a maze of conveyer belts carry gutted salmon past workers in hairnets and gloves, manager James Turner ticks off everything that contributes to his monthly electricity bill: canning machines, pressure cookers, freezers lights.
http://www.npr.org/2017/10/16/558103413/after-hurricane-power-outages-looking-to-alaskas-microgrids-for-a-better-way

Federal Register

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Sablefish in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/17/2017
NMFS is prohibiting retention of sablefish by vessels using trawl gear and not participating in the cooperative fishery of the Rockfish Program in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the 2017 total allowable catch of sablefish allocated to vessels using trawl gear and not participating in the cooperative fishery of the Rockfish Program in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA has been reached.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/10/17/2017-22454/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-sablefish-in-the-central-regulatory-area-of-the

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 10/18/2017
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 2017 total allowable catch of yellowfin sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area to be harvested.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/10/18/2017-22612/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-exchange-of-flatfish-in-the-bering-sea-and

FYI’s

People From Across the Country Travel to Kodiak to Learn How to Smoke Fish
KMXT by Mitch Borden – October 16, 2017
Smoked salmon is popular across Alaska and the world. For those who want to learn more about the process of making it, there’s an annual two-day workshop in Kodiak.  It’s open to novices and masters and shows them how to produce the savory treat on a commercial scale.
http://kmxt.org/2017/10/people-across-country-travel-kodiak-learn-smoke-fish/

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October 18, 2017