Alaska Fisheries Report KMXT by Maggie Wall - December 20, 2018 The list of top ports in the country is out. Is anyone surprised that Dutch Harbor placed number one and number two for volume and value of product landed in 2017? http://kmxt.org/2018/12/alaska-fisheries-report-dec-20-2018/ Streamlined West Coast HMS Reporting Benefits Science, Management—And Fishermen West Coast highly migratory species data management is now coordinated through a single group: the eastern Pacific HMS professional specialty group. NOAA Fisheries - December 18, 2018 Highly migratory species (HMS) like swordfish, many tunas, and thresher and mako sharks play a major role in both the commercial and recreational fisheries on the West Coast. They are vital to maintaining a balanced ocean ecosystem and generating millions of dollars from economic activities across a broad range of businesses—from marine supply and service providers, shipyards, and processors to hotels, restaurants, seafood retailers, and tackle shops. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/streamlined-west-coast-hms-reporting-benefits-science-management-and-fishermen Groups: US must consider how salmon fishing hurts orcas Vancouver Sun by Associated Press - December 18, 2018 SEATTLE — The federal government is violating the Endangered Species Act by failing to consider how salmon fishing off the West Coast is affecting endangered killer whales, two conservation groups said Tuesday as they threatened a lawsuit. https://vancouversun.com/pmn/news-pmn/groups-us-must-consider-how-salmon-fishing-hurts-orcas/wcm/148e49f7-63cb-49d3-a136-e2d6fe55a23e International The most important environmental and sustainability stories of 2018 Seafood Source by Cliff White - December 20, 2018 Sustainability has become a buzzword in the seafood industry in recent years, a prerequisite for doing business in the 21st century. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/the-most-important-environmental-and-sustainability-stories-of-2018 FYI’s Longtime Cordova agent poised to leave Alaska Sea Grant by Paula Dobbyn - December 17, 2018 After 15 years with the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, our Cordova agent will be leaving us at month’s end. https://alaskaseagrant.org/2018/12/17/longtime-cordova-agent-poised-to-leave/
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