Alaska/Pacific Coast

Board of Fisheries debates board-generated proposals
Peninsula Clarion by Elizabeth Earl – October 20, 2016
The Board of Fisheries wrapped up its Soldotna worksession with the discussion of a board-generated proposal to limit the size of boats in the Kenai River personal-use dipnet fishery.
http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2016-10-20/board-of-fisheries-debates-board-generated-proposals

Board of Fisheries addresses Agenda Change Requests
Peninsula Clarion by Elizabeth Earl – October 20, 2016
SOLDOTNA — On the second day of its worksession in Soldotna on Wednesday, the Board of Fisheries discussed a number of agenda change requests, or ACRs — requests for fisheries regulations submitted outside the regular cycles — to take up at its upcoming meetings this winter. The ACRs addressed issues around the state, not just the fisheries that have their regular cycles this winter.
http://www.alaskajournal.com/2016-10-20/board-fisheries-addresses-agenda-change-requests#.WAozbtxOFA4

Petersburg to consider accepting state docks next month
KFSK by Joe Viechnicki – October 19, 2016
Petersburg’s borough assembly hopes to make some decisions about taking over three state-owned docks in the borough, possibly as soon as next month.
The state Department of Transportation has offered to turn over the three remote facilities along with some money for maintenance work. One dock is at Entrance Island in Hobart Bay on the mainland north of Petersburg. Another is in the city of Kupreanof, just across the Wrangell Narrows from downtown Petersburg. And the third is at Papke’s Landing about 10 miles south of downtown.
http://www.kfsk.org/2016/10/19/petersburg-to-consider-accepting-state-docks-next-month/

Chinook salmon returns still below average
Peninsula Clarion by Elizabeth Earl – October 23, 2016
This year’s improvement in king salmon returns in many stream systems across the state may not be the end of a prolonged period of low production and decreasing size.
http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2016-10-23/chinook-salmon-returns-still-below-average

Environment/Science

No El Niño, but sparse sea ice, warm ocean water could mean near-normal 2016-17 winter
KUAC by Tim Ellis – October 22, 2016
A year ago, National Weather Service meteorologist Rick Thoman and many other forecasters and climate researchers knew the winter of 2015-16 was going to be a warm one.
http://www.ktoo.org/2016/10/22/no-el-nino-sparse-sea-ice-warm-ocean-water-mean-near-normal-2016-17-winter/

Labeling and Marketing

3MMI – West Coast Chum Salmon Landings a Relief After Disastrous Alaskan Harvests
TradexFoods – October 24, 2016
3-Minute Market Insight:
It’s a breath of fresh air for Chum Salmon Buyers as all indicators point to a record breaking run on the West Coast of Canada and the USA.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3nefL9g6ds

FYI’s

Seafood Processing Quality Control Training
Provided by Alaska Sea Grant and Manufacturing Alaska Extension Partnership
November 14–18, 2016
Kodiak, Alaska
Training for QA/QC professionals
The Seafood Processing Quality Control Training class is designed to build the expertise required by seafood quality control professionals. This intensive 5-day program includes classroom lectures and hands-on activities in the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center pilot plant and laboratory. Quality control professionals will broaden their skills and knowledge in seafood quality, safety, regulatory requirements, sanitation procedures, sensory analysis, and other QA/QC industry topics. All participants will earn a certificate.
http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=7fd9226401d03673dec1c12a3&id=146f4d4916&e=d7765604ea&utm_content=buffer6f5bd&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Long-term Challenges to Alaska’s Salmon and Salmon-Dependent Communities
A workshop coordinated by the Center for Salmon and Society
Dena’ina Center
Anchorage, Alaska
November 1–3, 2016
Contact: Milo Adkison, mdadkison@alaska.edu907-796-5452
Alaskans and salmon have been inextricably linked for generations. Salmon are affected by humans through direct harvest and through ecosystem alteration. Salmon-dependent communities are supported by salmon harvests, whether subsistence, personal use, commercial, or sport. Many communities are dependent on salmon as a key source of food, a principal driver of the economy, and a cultural keystone species. Ensuring this reality for generations to come is the purpose of these workshops and of the Center for Salmon and Society.
https://seagrant.uaf.edu/conferences/2016/salmon-and-society/

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October 24, 2016