North Pacific Fishery Management Council Newsletter NPFMC - February 2019 Call for Nominations: FMAC, BSAI Crab Management, Fixed Gear CV Rockfish Retention, BSAI Trawl CV Pacific cod, IFQ Medical & Beneficiary Transfer Provisions, Partial Deliveries in BSAI Crab Rationalization Fisheries https://www.npfmc.org/february-2019-newsletter/ Seafood Industry Harvests Success with Ongoing Pilot Program West Coast Seafood Processors Association - February 12, 2019 An exempted fishing permit (EFP) program allowed West Coast trawl fishermen and processors to test changes in the fishery that increased their catch by more than 14 million pounds of fish in 2018 – an increase of 300 percent from 2017. https://www.savingseafood.org/news/conservation-environment/seafood-industry-harvests-success-with-ongoing-pilot-program/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SavingSeafoodRss+%28Saving+Seafood%29 Environment/Science Scientists seek out the secret of salmon during ocean voyage Kitsap Sun by Christopher Dunagan - February 19, 2019 An international team of 21 scientists left Sunday on a wintry expedition that could help untangle some of the greatest mysteries surrounding Pacific salmon: Where do these migrating fish go when they leave their local waters, and why are they dying in such large numbers? https://www.kitsapsun.com/story/news/2019/02/19/scientists-seek-out-secret-salmon-during-ocean-voyage/2921493002/ Labeling and Marketing Early signs show strong wild Alaska salmon market for 2019 Seafood Source by Brian Hagenbuch - February 18, 2019 A lot can change in a few months, fisheries economists are quick to say, but early indications point to very favorable conditions for wild Alaska salmon prices in 2019, especially for sockeye, the state’s top-dollar species. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/early-signs-show-strong-wild-alaska-salmon-market-for-2019
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