State Tanner crab fishery opens Jan. 15 in Kodiak Cordova Times - November 1, 2018 Commercial fishing for Tanner Crab in the Kodiak district opens Jan. 15, unless delayed by weather, with a 500,000-pound guideline harvest level on the eastside section and 115,000 pounds in the southeast section. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2018/11/01/state-tanner-crab-fishery-opens-jan-15-in-kodiak/ Environment/Science Facing the Blob Challenges facing Alaska’s seafood industry Alaska Business by Isaac Stone Simonelli - November 2, 2018 Challenging statewide salmon harvests have dominated headlines, with record-high sockeye production in Bristol Bay being the state’s primary saving grace. However, salmon are not the only fish in the sea keeping the state’s fisheries afloat, with many fishermen relying on groundfish, herring, and miscellaneous shellfish to make ends meet. Some fishermen use alternative fisheries as a way to balance their portfolios, while others focus entirely on a single target species ranging from Dungeness crab to sablefish. “In a typical year, Alaska’s most valuable fisheries [measured by value of harvest] include salmon, pollock, Pacific cod, crab, halibut, and black cod,” says Garrett Evridge, an economist with McDowell Group, an Alaska-based research firm. http://www.akbizmag.com/Alaska-Business-Monthly/November-2018/Facing-the-Blob/ Warming PWS requires further study PWSSC cites gap in knowledge on ecosystem shifts Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - November 1, 2018 Rapid environmental changes already impacting salmon populations require substantially more research into the degree of these changes, fisheries experts are telling a congressional committee looking at the state of salmon in Alaska. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2018/11/01/warming-pws-requires-further-study/ Labeling and Marketing 3MMI - Rockfish Supply Boost Still Likely NOT Able to Meet Demand TradexFoods - November 5, 2018 After a dry spell in the summer months this year, Rockfish fillets finally begun to hit freezers last month. However, the recent supply boost still cannot meet current market demands across Canada and the USA. We spoke to several Pacific Rockfish suppliers here on the west coast and the consistent message is a... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_CjzFYtvp0 FYI’s Study: Fish rich diet helps fight asthma Cordova Times - November 6, 2018 An international study conducted by an Australian university has shown that eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids as part of a healthy diet can reduce asthma symptoms in children. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2018/11/06/study-fish-rich-diet-helps-fight-asthma/
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