Alaska/Pacific Coast Alaska Fisheries Report KMXT by Maggie Wall - February 26, 2019 Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy released his proposed state budget for the year which begins July 1. And it’s not pretty. Things are still settling out but one item that is causing concern for fishing communities is the plan to send all of the raw fish tax taken at the dock to Juneau instead of sharing half with the town of delivery. http://kmxt.org/2019/02/alaska-fisheries-report-feb-21-2019/ National US climate and oceans agency hit by leadership shake-up Former industry scientist Neil Jacobs takes over as acting chief of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in a sudden switch. Nature by Jeff Tollefson - February 26, 2019 The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which has been without a permanent leader since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, is in the midst of a leadership shake-up. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00702-z International China opening up new seafood supply lines Seafood Source by Mark Godfrey - February 26, 2019 One of China’s largest and most inward cities, Lanzhou, is the latest to get an air cargo link to fly seafood from Southeast Asia. As China negotiates an end to trade tensions with the U.S. it has also been busily opening up new seafood trading routes and supply lines under its “One Belt, One Road” (also known as the New Silk Road) blueprint for opening up trade through new transport routes. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/china-opening-up-new-seafood-supply-lines?utm_source=marketo&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_content=newsletter&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTnpJNVltRTRaalk0TTJVNCIsInQiOiIxXC8zNjVmbDVTWDNqdWp6RFV3 emNTNlFiMWpLRCtqNklNcVY0cnI4ZURtMnZLUkMzUU5XZDl3OXNLSWtDZytMaGlTbll5c Wkyc21veUYxbGNcL3BcL3VUMFlzbWNWd1lUR3h4WGdpSUdrS2ZwRzJZT3ZyUmJaV1l MV1hVM1dMc0NkOSJ9
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