Alaska Fisheries Report – Nov. 1, 2018 KMXT by Maggie Wall - October 31, 2018 Landlocked farmed salmon hits retail stores. How electronic monitoring works as opposed to using live human observers. Ocean Beauty is selling out its Petersburg cannery and bunkhouse. http://kmxt.org/2018/10/alaska-fisheries-report-aug-1-2018/ State departments have an eye toward budget hikes Juneau Empire by James Brooks - October 30, 2018 Legislative and governor candidates have vowed across the state to further cut Alaska’s budget, but many state departments drafting their budget requests for the coming fiscal year are going in a different direction. https://www.juneauempire.com/news/state-departments-have-an-eye-toward-budget-hikes/ Politics Alaska voters strike down ‘Stand for Salmon’ ballot initiative KTOO by Elizabeth Harball - November 6, 2018 Following months of intense debate and millions of dollars in campaign spending, Alaska voters defeated Ballot Measure 1 by a wide margin. https://www.ktoo.org/2018/11/06/ballot-measure-1-additional-protections-for-salmon-habitats/ National Largest Seafood Companies Assessed Against Sustainable Development Goals Environmental Leader by Alyssa Danigelis - November 6, 2018 The World Benchmarking Alliance plans to assess the 30 largest seafood companies globally against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. A public evaluation of their draft methodology takes place now through December. https://www.environmentalleader.com/2018/11/seafood-companies-assessed/ Federal Register Export Trade Certificate of Review A Notice by the International Trade Administration on 11/06/2018 The Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (“OTEA”) of the International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, received an application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review (“Certificate”). This notice summarizes the application and requests comments relevant to whether the Certificate should be issued. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/06/2018-24220/export-trade-certificate-of-review Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 11/07/2018 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the Eastern Aleutian district (EAI) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) by vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2018 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific ocean perch in the EAI allocated to vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/07/2018-24375/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-ocean-perch-in-the-bering-sea-and FYI’s Foy will head AFSC research Cordova Times - November 6, 2018 Longtime federal shellfish researcher Robert Foy has been named by NOAA Fisheries officials as the new science and research director for the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2018/11/06/foy-will-head-afsc-research/
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