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Alaska/Pacific Coast Alaska Fisheries Report — Jan. 17, 2018 KMXT by Pam Foreman - January 17, 2019 Think winter is a slow time for Alaska fisheries? Well, think again. Cod, pollock, snow crab, Tanner crab, rockfish and a wide assortment of white fish are among the fisheries either currently open, or set to open soon. http://kmxt.org/2019/01/alaska-fisheries-report-jan-17-2018/ Why Alaska has more at stake in the government shutdown than any other state Washington Post by Andrew Van Dam - January 17, 2019 Alaska is in the fourth year of a statewide recession. It has the nation’s highest unemployment rate and, since 2015, the fastest rate of job losses. And its weak economy is particularly vulnerable to a prolonged government shutdown — the federal impasse has sidelined more federal workers per capita there than in any other state. (D.C. is higher.) https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2019/01/17/why-alaska-has-more-stake-government-shutdown-than-any-other-state/?utm_term=.244f5848a1de Communities reliant on Coast Guard services feel the pain of the federal gov. shutdown KBBI by Aaron Bolton - January 15, 2019 The federal government’s partial shutdown shows just how important basic government operations are to Alaska’s coastal communities. https://www.kbbi.org/post/communities-reliant-coast-guard-services-feel-pain-federal-gov-shutdown After 20 years and $1 billion spent on Washington state salmon programs, fish still declining, new report says The 2018 State of the Salmon report by the Governor's Salmon Recovery Office paints a sobering picture. Seattle Times by Lynda V. Mapes - January 17, 2019 After 20 years and nearly $1 billion spent on Washington state salmon recovery programs, most salmon are still in decline, a state report has found. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/after-20-years-and-1-billion-spent-on-washington-state-salmon-programs-fish-still-declining-new-report-says/ Labeling and Marketing Champion Petfoods, Featuring Wild-Caught, Sustainable Fish, Coming to Petco Stores Urner Barry by Amanda Buckle - January 17, 2019 On Thursday Petco and Champion Petfoods announced a strategic partnership to bring Champion’s award-winning Acana and Orijen dog and cat foods to Petco stores and Petco.com beginning March 4. The partnership is part of Petco’s commitment to offer only “high-quality, nutritious foods that contribute to the health and well-being of pets.” “Champion is an extremely mission-driven company that’s built a well-deserved reputation for serving up award-winning foods for dogs and cats, and their Acana and Orijen brands align perfectly with the bold nutrition standards we announced late last year,” Petco CEO Ron Coughlin said. “As a leader in providing pets and pet parents with everything they need to live healthy, happy lives together, we’re thrilled to add industry-leading brands for anyone who wants to feed their pets the healthiest foods available.” Champion Petfoods’ Acana dog food offers a Freshwater Fish product made with fresh rainbow trout, blue catfish and white perch. Cat food options under the Acana brand include Wild Atlantic, which is made with Atlantic mackerel, Atlantic herring, Acadian redfish, silver hake and yellowtail flounder. Champion Petfoods’ Orijen brand dog food features wild-caught fish, nest-laid eggs, as well as fresh free-run chicken and turkey. The combo was designed to provide protein to nourish dogs through all life stages. Looking specifically at their “Original” product, a 13 lb package is made with over 11 lbs of fresh, raw or dehydrated animal ingredients. When it comes to seafood, that includes 2/3 lb of fresh or raw wild flounder, 1/2 lb of fresh whole Atlantic mackerel, and 1/2 lb of fresh or raw whole Atlantic herring. Meanwhile, cat owners will be able to purchase Orijen’s Six Fish food, which is packed with fresh, sustainable and wild-caught fish from Vancouver Island. A 5.4 kg package of Six Fish is made with over 4 1/2 kg of fresh, raw or dried wild-caught fish, including: 1 1/2 kg of fresh or raw whole wild pilchard, 1/2 kg of fresh or raw whole wild hake, 1/3 kg of fresh or raw whole wild mackerel, 1/4 kg of fresh or raw whole wild flounder, 1/4 kg of fresh or raw whole wild rockfish and 1/4 kg fresh or raw whole wild sole. https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1129344/Despite-Predictions-Russian-Fisherman-Do-Not-Expect-Pollock-Decline-Over-Next-5-Years Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Greater Than or Equal to 60 Feet Length Overall Using Pot Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 01/17/2019 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels greater than or equal to 60 feet (18.3 meters (m)) length overall (LOA) using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season apportionment of the 2019 Pacific cod total allowable catch allocated to catcher vessels greater than or equal to 60 feet (18.3m) LOA using pot gear in the BSAI. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/01/17/2019-00072/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-catcher-vessels-greater-than-or Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Pot Catcher/Processors in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 01/17/2019 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher/processors using pot gear in the Bering Start Printed Page 125Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season apportionment of the 2019 Pacific cod total allowable catch allocated to catcher/processors using pot gear in the BSAI. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/01/17/2019-00073/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-pot-catcherprocessors-in-the FYI’s Special Salmon for Polar Bear Party Fishermen's News - January 16, 2019 The Alaska Zoo in Anchorage is throwing a polar bear birthday party on Saturday, Jan. 19, with polar bear refreshments courtesy of Copper River Seafoods. http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2019/01/special-salmon-for-polar-bear-party.html Rachel Baker named ADF&G deputy commissioner The Cordova Times - January 17, 2019 A federal fisheries manager who has spent the past 15 experience working on state and federal seafood issues will join the Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Feb. 1 as the agency’s new deputy commissioner. https://thecordovatimes.com/2019/01/17/rachel-baker-named-adfg-deputy-commissioner/
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