McDowell Group releases report on Alaska's Salmon hatcheries Frontiersman by Tim Bradner - October 19, 2018 A new report shows that Alaska’s salmon hatcheries created one fourth of the economic value of the state’s total salmon harvest between 2012 and 2016 along with about 4,700 jobs statewide. https://www.frontiersman.com/mcdowell-group-releases-report-on-alaska-s-salmon-hatcheries/article_1f96fb04-d3d2-11e8-8b01-97dc05f9c39e.html Gulf of Alaska is focus for salmon study Cordova Times - October 20, 2018 A high seas expedition to the central Gulf of Alaska is set for early 2019 by the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission to address knowledge gaps regarding salmon in the open ocean. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2018/10/20/gulf-of-alaska-is-focus-for-salmon-study/ BOF rejects ACRs on hatchery issue Next board hatchery committee meeting set for March 8 Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - October 19, 2018 Efforts to move forward with proposals to limit hatchery production of salmon in Alaska were soundly rejected on Oct. 16 at an Alaska Board of Fisheries work session in Anchorage. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2018/10/19/bof-rejects-acrs-on-hatchery-issue/ Environment/Science Persistent Alaska warmth this fall has brought back ‘the blob.’ If it lasts, it could mean a wild winter in the Lower 48. Washington Post by Ian Livingston - October 18 Throughout early fall, Alaska has been oddly warm and pleasant. The cause of the freakishly nice weather has been massive high pressure anchored over and around the state. One of the strongest on record for fall, this sprawling dome of warm air has helped keep the usual transition to cold stunted. https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2018/10/18/persistent-alaska-warmth-this-fall-has-brought-back-blob-if-it-lasts-it-could-mean-wild-winter-lower/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a79a29c8302c Labeling and Marketing 3MMI - It’s A Confusing Time For the Haddock Market TradexFoods - October 22, 2018 The Norwegian and Russian governments met last week to agree on the Barents Sea Haddock Quota for the 2019 fishery. The joint Haddock quota for Russia and Norway is set at 172,000MT - a reduction of 14% from 202,000MT in 2017. It is a confusing time for the Haddock market as news of Quota cuts and tariffs should equate to prices rising, however that might not be the way this year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSUVa-p7oZs FYI’s Study: Diets rich in fish oil could slow spread of breast cancer Cordova Times - October 21, 2018 A new study in the journal Clinical & Experimental Metatasis says omega-3 fatty acids, like those typically contained in fish oil, may suppress the growth and spread of breast cancer cells in mice. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2018/10/21/study-diets-rich-in-fish-oil-could-slow-spread-of-breast-cancer/
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