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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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Commercial fishermen stand to lose billions from government shutdown Washington Examiner by John Siciliano - January 15, 2019 The government shutdown is jeopardizing jobs and tens of billions of dollars in revenue for the heavily regulated commercial fishing industry, a coalition of groups representing fishermen from Cape Cod to Alaska said Tuesday. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/energy/commercial-fishermen-stand-to-lose-billions-from-government-shutdown Government shutdown: Inspections resuming for high-risk food, like seafood, baby formula USA TODAY by Zlati Meyer - January 15, 2019 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is restarting inspections of high-risk foods that had been stopped due to the federal government shutdown as early as Tuesday. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/01/15/government-shutdown-inspections-fda-food-safety/2581587002/ Environment/Science Pebble EIS delayed, but not by federal shutdown, says Army Corps KDLG by Avery Lill - January 9, 2019 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers confirmed that the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Pebble Mine is now expected in mid-February rather than January 2019, as previously estimated. https://www.kdlg.org/post/pebble-eis-delayed-not-federal-shutdown-says-army-corps#stream/0 Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Less Than 60 Feet (18.3 Meters) Length Overall Using Hook-and-Line or Pot Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 01/16/2019 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters (m)) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2019 Pacific cod total allowable catch allocated to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 m) LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear in the BSAI. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/01/16/2019-00067/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-catcher-vessels-less-than-60-feet

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