Alaska/Pacific Coast

Department Releases More Detail About Cook Inlet Fish in Kodiak Waters
KMXT by Kayla Desroches – September 21, 2017
A genetic study that’s sparked a Cook Inlet claim on sockeye salmon in Kodiak waters is now a little bit more specific. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game published an addendum to that document on Monday.
http://kmxt.org/2017/09/department-releases-detail-cook-inlet-fish-kodiak-waters/

Protected waters foster resurgence of West Coast rockfish
Phys.org – September 20, 2017
West Coast rockfish species in deep collapse only 20 years ago have multiplied rapidly in large marine protected areas off Southern California, likely seeding surrounding waters with enough offspring to offer promise of renewed fishing, a new study has found.
https://phys.org/news/2017-09-foster-resurgence-west-coast-rockfish.html

Alaska by the numbers: U.S. Coast Guard’s 150 years here
Alaska Dispatch News by Mike Campbell – September 16, 2017
This year, the U.S. Coast Guard is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its presence in Alaska — or the territory that became the 49th state. The Revenue cutter Lincoln transported the first federal officials to Sitka for the formal transfer of proprietorship from Russia, a ceremony that took place Oct. 18, 1867. Since then, the Coast Guard has protected the waters of Alaska and the people who use them.
https://www.adn.com/alaska-life/we-alaskans/2017/09/16/alaska-by-the-numbers-u-s-coast-guards-150-years-here/

Environment/Science

NOAA Fisheries studies Bering Sea bloom
Researchers want to learn how to predict and mitigate bloom effects on marine life
Cordova Time by Margaret Bauman – September 22, 2017
Federal fisheries scientists say they are hoping to witness in September changing colors of the Bering Sea, as they investigate why it happens and what it means for the ecosystem that supports the nation’s biggest fisheries.
http://www.thecordovatimes.com/2017/09/22/noaa-fisheries-studies-bering-sea-bloom/

Labeling and Marketing

3MMI – Pink Salmon: What China Wants and What Alaska is Offering…
TradexFoods – September 25, 2017
As we approach the Fall, production space before Chinese New Year is rapidly booking up even during strong raw material pricing. As anticipated, Pacific Cod supply is still poor and raw materials are practically on par with it’s Atlantic counterpart…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUwTq-QRI4g

FYI’s

Teeth, noise, photos: Looking for clues about the ailing Cook Inlet beluga population
Alaska Dispatch News by Yereth Rosen – September 24, 2017
Nine years after Cook Inlet belugas were formally listed as endangered, the population is stuck at only about one-fourth of its historic size. Despite a series of protections, the belugas have not recovered, and exactly why remains a mystery.
https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/wildlife/2017/09/24/teeth-underwater-noise-and-photo-collection-examined-for-clues-about-cook-inlet-beluga-woes/

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September 25, 2017