Alaska/Pacific Coast

NMFS GOA Groundfish Plan
Fishermen’s News – September 14, 2016
A final rule has been implemented to allow reapportionment of unused Chinook salmon prohibited species catch in the Gulf of Alaska trawl fisheries among specific trawl sectors, based on specific criteria and within specified limits.

East Coast Fishery

Obama to Create Atlantic Ocean’s First Marine Monument
New York Times by Julie Hirschfeld Davis – September 15, 2016
WASHINGTON — President Obama on Thursday will create the Atlantic Ocean’s first United States marine monument, preserving an expanse of sea canyons and underwater mountains off the New England coast as he races to use his executive power to protect vast stretches of land and water before he leaves office.


How Google is helping to crack down on illegal fishing — from space
Washington Post by Brady Dennis – September 15, 2016
Illegal and unreported fishing is a multibillion-dollar business around the globe, and one that has proven notoriously difficult to combat. In part, that’s because it involves a constant stream of renegade fishermen being pursued by countries that have only limited resources to carry out a perpetual cat-and-mouse game on the high seas.


Board Of Fish To Hold Work Session In Kenai Next Month
KSRM by Catie Quinn – September 14, 2016
The Alaska Board of Fisheries will hold a hearing in Kenai next month as part of a compromise reached after the Board voted against holding the 2017 Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meetings on the Peninsula.

Alaska prepares for vessel disasters
KDLG by Dave Bendinger – September 12, 2016
On one of the nicest days of the summer, the Coast Guard cutter Morgenthau needs help. The boat is playing the role of distressed vessel. A local tug slowly approaches its bow while crew members ready the Emergency Tow System. Horns blare and bang. One end of the rope is on the tug and the other on the Morgenthau. On both sides, people scramble to secure the lines for towing.

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September 15, 2016