Alaska/Pacific Coast State compensation for gillnetters trickles down Commercial salmon fishermen adjust to life off Columbia River The Daily Astorian by Katie Frankowicz - October 11, 2018 Money local commercial salmon fishermen will soon receive as compensation after reform policies pushed them off the Columbia River is “not nothing.” But it’s not quite something, either. http://www.dailyastorian.com/Local_News/20181011/state-compensation-for-gillnetters-trickles-down Danger below deck: Study investigates at-sea processing accidents National Fishermen by Michael Crowley October 11, 2018 It’s no secret that the offshore fishing industry can be a dangerous place to work, especially in Alaska where 399, or one third, of all the state’s work-related deaths from 1990 to 2014 occurred in the fishing industry. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/alaska/danger-below-deck-study-investigates-at-sea-processing-accidents/ Bristol Bay red king crab quota down 35 percent KDLG by Avery Lill - October 11, 2018 Fishing opens for Bristol Bay red king crab, Bering Sea snow crab and Bering Sea tanner crab on Oct. 15. The snow crab population is on the rise, while red king crab and tanner crab are declining. http://www.kdlg.org/post/bristol-bay-red-king-crab-quota-down-35-percent#stream/0 Federal Register Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/12/2018 This notice sets forth the proposed schedule and agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/10/12/2018-22251/marine-fisheries-advisory-committee-meeting North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/12/2018 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Charter Halibut Management Committee will meet in October, in Anchorage, AK. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/10/12/2018-22199/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 620 in the Gulf of Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/11/2018 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 620 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2018 total allowable catch of pollock for Statistical Area 620 in the GOA. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/10/11/2018-22141/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pollock-in-statistical-area-620-in-the-gulf-of FYI’s Students kick off Salmon in the Classroom program with egg take Homer News by Megan Pacer - October 11, 2018 Students stood on tip toes and craned their necks to get a good look at the pitcher of salmon roe mixed together with milt held up by fisheries biologist Andrew Waldo. https://www.homernews.com/news/students-kick-off-salmon-in-the-classroom-program-with-egg-take/ Finding help for addicted fishermen Boston Globe by Felice J. Freyer - October 08, 2018 NEW BEDFORD — It hurts to be a fisherman. Tyler Miranda found that out when he started working on a scallop boat at age 18. The son of a lobsterman and nephew of a scalloper, he was prepared for long days of heavy, repetitive work. But he didn’t anticipate how much his back would hurt after hours of shucking scallops, hauling buckets, and shoveling debris. https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/10/08/finding-help-for-addicted-fisherman/VrECwrTZNnhsSQePLi54iM/story.html
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