Fish and Game mulls reducing upper Cook Inlet salmon goals KTVA by Chris Klint - March 27, 2019 The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has revealed a number of proposed reductions in salmon escapement goals for upper Cook Inlet streams, beginning a public discussion process ahead of a Board of Fisheries deadline next month. https://www.ktva.com/story/40207552/fish-and-game-mulls-reducing-upper-cook-inlet-salmon-goals Environment/Science Climate Change Is Already Reshaping Commercial Fishing Barron's by Christopher Free - March 26, 2019 The ocean has been steadily warming over the past 100 years, absorbing most of the heat trapped by atmospheric greenhouse gases. Unless we swiftly and dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the ocean could warm by as much as 4°C in the next 80 years. This puts fish and the people they feed and employ in hot water. Half of the planet relies on fish as a vital source of protein, and the fishing industry employs more than 56 million people worldwide. https://www.barrons.com/articles/climate-change-is-already-reshaping-commercial-fishing-51553605227 Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 03/28/2019 NMFS is opening directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to fully use the B season allowance of the 2019 total allowable catch of pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the GOA. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/03/28/2019-05943/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pollock-in-statistical-area-610-in-the-gulf-of FYI’s ComFish 2019 will take place March 28th-30th! Kodiak Chamber of Commerce - March 2019 ComFish is Alaska's Premier Commercial Fisheries Trade Show. In its 40th year, this long running trade show brings together gear vendors, government agencies, and nonprofits involved in every aspect of commercial fishing. Forums on relevant topics are organized every year for the purpose of sharing ideas and fishing information with the public. http://kodiakchamber.org/comfish Fresh Halibut Available in Shops and Restaurants Fishermen's News - March 27, 2019 It’s halibut season and harvesters in the commercial halibut are seeing their harvest for sale from Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle, Washington to fine restaurants in Washington state, Alaska and beyond. http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2019/03/fresh-halibut-available-in-shops-and.html
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