Alaska/Pacific Coast

Grant will aid pre-implementation of EM
Cordova Times – September 30, 2016
A grant received by the North Pacific Fisheries Association will build a data collection infrastructure in advance of implementation of electronic monitoring for Alaska’s pot cod fishery.
http://www.thecordovatimes.com/2016/09/30/grant-will-aid-pre-implementation-of-em/

Board of Fisheries to hold worksession in Soldotna
Peninsula Clarion by Elizabeth Earl – October 1, 2016
In three weeks, Kenai Peninsula residents will get a chance to air their concerns to the state Board of Fisheries in Soldotna.
http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2016-10-01/board-of-fisheries-to-hold-worksession-in-soldotna

The Alaska Fisheries Report
KMXT by Jay Barrett – September 30, 2016
Coming up this week, The Blob is not only back, but it turns out it never really left us; and so how is climate change affecting our fisheries? All that, could offshore surveys be predicting an improving king run on the Yukon? We had help from Alaska Energy Desk’s Zoe Sobel and Annie Feidt, and KIYU’s Tim Bodony.
http://kmxt.org/2016/09/alaska-fisheries-report-19/

International

New Satellite-Based Technology Aims To Crack Down On Illegal Fishing
KUCB by Zoe Sobel – September 28, 2016
Commercial fishing in Alaska is a multibillion dollar industry. But every year, billions of dollars are lost to illegal fishing around the world. A new satellite-based surveillance system makes it easier to track illegal fishing. But some fishermen aren’t ready for Big Brother watching their every move.
http://kucb.org/post/new-satellite-based-technology-aims-crack-down-illegal-fishing

Environment/Science

Earth’s expanding crust, swallowed beneath the Aleutians
Alaska Science Forum by Ned Rozell – October 1, 2016
FAIRBANKS — Sometimes, a great idea arrives ahead of its time. A person squints at a raw landscape, thinks about it in his bunk on a heaving ship, dreams of it. He scribbles a diagram. He remains quiet years later as others rediscover the same thing.
http://www.newsminer.com/features/sundays/alaska_science_forum/earth-s-expanding-crust-swallowed-beneath-the-aleutians/article_2b19b812-8777-11e6-b56d-2b667ec9c35a.html

Labeling and Marketing

3MMI – What Happened to the Fraser River Sockeye Salmon? We ask DFO, Scientist and Fishermen
TradexFoods – October 3, 2016
Tradex EXCLUSIVE!!
3-Minute Market Insight:
For this special 300th episode we dug deep to find answers for the question in the back of everyone’s mind –where has all the Fraser River Sockeye salmon gone?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arHnMX0kzIs

FYI’s

Workshop will focus on salmon challenges
Cordova Times – September 30, 2016
A workshop focused on identifying long-term challenges to Alaska salmon and communities dependent on salmon is scheduled for Nov 1-3 at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage.
http://www.thecordovatimes.com/2016/09/30/workshop-will-focus-on-salmon-challenges/

BSAI annual crab industry meeting set for Oct. 12
Cordova Times – September 30, 2016
Crab industry entities will meet with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Anchorage on Oct. 12 to review the total allowable catch for the 2016-17 fisheries for the species they target.
http://www.thecordovatimes.com/2016/09/30/bsai-annual-crab-industry-meeting-set-for-oct-12/

Ocean acidification workshop set for Nov. 30-Dec. 1
Cordova Times – September 30, 2016
Registration is now open online for a free two-day workshop on ocean acidification, hosted by the Alaska Ocean Acidification Network, is set for Nov. 30-Dec.1 at the Anchorage Downtown Marriott
http://www.thecordovatimes.com/2016/09/30/ocean-acidification-workshop-set-for-nov-30-dec-1/

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October 3, 2016