Board of Fisheries to reconvene committee on hatcheries Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl - March 4, 2019 For the first time in about a decade, the Board of Fisheries will reconvene its committee focused on the state’s salmon hatcheries. http://www.alaskajournal.com/2019-03-04/board-fisheries-reconvene-committee-hatcheries#.XH6kjdF7k6g Hatcheries the ‘canary in the coal mine’ as drought extends across Southeast Alaska KCAW by Jacob Resneck - March 1, 2019 A drought declaration for parts of Southeast Alaska has expanded to include Sitka and Juneau. That means most of Alaska’s panhandle is officially in moderate to severe drought. https://www.kcaw.org/2019/03/01/hatcheries-the-canary-in-the-coal-mine-as-drought-extends-across-southeast-alaska/ National NMFS bycatch report expands to include more fisheries National Fisherman by Samuel Hill - February 28, 2019 NMFS recently released an update to the the U.S. National Bycatch Report, adding to the document overall bycatch trends for major U.S. fisheries for 2014 and 2015. Bycatch trends remain the same, but the agency continues to add fisheries data to enhance the scope of the project. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/national-international/nmfs-bycatch-report-expands-to-include-more-fisheries/ Environment/Science Scientists observe low sea ice in Bering Sea off Alaska Seymour Tribune by Dan Joling - March 4, 2019 ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Open water has replaced sea ice in much of the Bering Sea off Alaska’s west coast, leaving villages vulnerable to powerful winter storms and adding challenges to Alaska Native hunters seeking marine mammals, an expert said Monday. http://www.tribtown.com/2019/03/04/us-bering-sea-low-ice/ 2018 Alaska Fisheries Science Center Year in Review NOAA Fisheries - February 28, 2019 Our research supports NOAA Fisheries’ stewardship mission to protect and provide sustainable use of Alaska living marine resources. In doing so, we help provide jobs, strong local economies, coastal resiliency, and food security for coastal and Alaska Native communities, and the nation. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/2018-alaska-fisheries-science-center-year-review
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