Alaska/Pacific Coast

Salmon Update: Harvest continues as season nears end
Coho salmon commercial catch appears to be on the upswing
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman – September 8, 2016
It’s not over until it’s over, and the salmon harvest continues in Prince William Sound, growing by some 18,000 humpies from the four area hatcheries just in the day ended on Sept. 6.


Arctic sea ice in race for second-lowest annual minimum
Alaska Dispatch News by Yereth Rosen – September 8, 2016
Arctic sea ice is nearing the end of its annual melt, and one outcome is certain: 2016 will have either the second-lowest or third-lowest minimum extent measured since satellites began mapping ice.

Labeling and Marketing

Continues Alliance With World Wildlife Fund
EconoTimes – September 7, 2016
HOUSTON — Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) today announced an expanded commitment to improve the sustainability of its seafood procurement practices and standards through 2020, in collaboration with World Wildlife Fund (WWF).


One fish, two fish, what the hell is this blue fish?
Alaska Dispatch News by Suzanna Caldwell – September 6, 2016
Each season, Southeast fishing guide and lodge owner Rick Hedding helps catch three or four blue lingcod.

Exclusive: A Fish Called Obama—Newly Discovered Species Named for President

In tribute to his marine conservation efforts in the Pacific, scientist names new species after Hawaii-born president.
National Geographic by Craig Welch – September 2, 2016
MIDWAY ATOLL, Pacific Ocean—The maroon and gold creature was found 300 feet deep in the waters off Kure Atoll. It’s the one fish known to live only within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, a pristine expanse of coral reefs and seamounts home to millions of seabirds, endangered turtles, endangered monk seals, and more than 7,000 species.

Wilson joins IPHC as executive director
Cordova Times – September 7, 2016
A former official with the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission has become the seventh executive director of the International Pacific Halibut Commission.

Wooden boat, halibut festivals join forces
Weekend of events range from a fish fry to classic boat-painting event
Homer Tribune by Carey Restino – September 2016
As the Homer fishing fleet makes its way back to port this month from Prince William Sound, Kodiak and other locales, a celebration planned this weekend on the Homer Spit is ready to celebrate the many ways our community is connected with the sea that surrounds it.

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September 9, 2016