Alaska/Pacific Coast

Crabbers holding out hope for high prices after cuts
Local mayors petition Board of Fisheries to review Tanner crab closure
Alaska Journal of Commerce by DJ Summers – October 18, 2016
Despite a grim beginning to the season, members of the crab industry are holding out hope for high prices and a late fishery.
http://www.alaskajournal.com/2016-10-18/crabbers-holding-out-hope-high-prices-after-cuts#.WAeH0txOFA4

Public weighs in at Board of Fisheries
Peninsula Clarion by Elizabeth Earl – October 18, 2016
Fishermen and the fisheries-inclined turned out by the dozens Tuesday for an open hearing before the Board of Fisheries to air their concerns on a host of issues.
http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2016-10-18/public-weighs-in-at-board-of-fisheries

Environment/Science

Economic impacts of climate change on global fisheries could be worse than we thought
Mongabay by Mike Gaworecki – October 14, 2016
A study published last month in the journal Scientific Reports explores the potential economic impacts of climate change as it affects the amount and composition of fish in marine fisheries and leads to decreased catches.
https://news.mongabay.com/2016/10/economic-impacts-of-climate-change-on-global-fisheries-could-be-worse-than-we-thought/

Federal Register

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/18/2016
NMFS is prohibiting retention of the incidental catch allowance for Pacific Ocean perch in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the 2016 total allowable catch of Pacific Ocean perch apportioned to the incidental catch allowance in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA has been reached.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/10/18/2016-25140/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-ocean-perch-in-the-central-regulatory

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Pot Catcher/Processors in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/19/2016
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher/processors using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2016 Pacific cod total allowable catch allocated to catcher/processors using pot gear in the BSAI.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/10/19/2016-25319/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-pot-catcherprocessors-in-the

Opinion

What I like about MPAs
Youtube by Ray Hilborn – October 19, 2016
Ray Hilborn discusses where MPAs have a significant role in marine conservation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjDKhtU_nDE&feature=youtu.be

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October 19, 2016