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Friday, March 29, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Alaska Fisheries Report KMXT by Maggie Wall - March 28, 2019 It’s been 30 years since the Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef. The massive spill would forever change the lives of many Alaska fishermen and their families. http://kmxt.org/2019/03/alaska-fisheries-report-march-28-2019/ Tanner crab harvesters offered more fishing opportunity Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - March 28, 2019 Harvesters in the Prince William Sound Area Commissioner’s Permit tanner crab fishery are getting a season extension, to compensate for stormy weather conditions that kept them off the grounds for days. https://thecordovatimes.com/2019/03/28/tanner-crab-harvesters-offered-more-fishing-opportunity/ E&E Foods to purchase APICDA subsidiary Cordova Times - March 28, 2019 Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association has announced plans to sell its subsidiary Cannon Fish Co. to E&E Foods, a leader in the seafood industry that has operated in the Seattle area since 1932. https://thecordovatimes.com/2019/03/28/ee-foods-to-purchase-apicda-subsidiary/ Seiners explain decision to stop test fishing KCAW by Katherine Rose - March 27, 2019 As of Tuesday evening, herring seiners in Sitka were standing down from further test fishing — but they weren’t calling it a strike. After a full week spent looking for schools of marketable size and roe content, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game couldn’t interest any boats in making test sets over the weekend. KCAW’s Katherine Rose spoke with seiners about their collective decision to stay tied up at the dock. https://www.kcaw.org/2019/03/27/seiners-explain-decision-to-stop-test-fishing/ National Sardine Decline Means Likely Fishing Ban Along West Coast Dramatic sardine population decline means likely West Coast fishing ban San Fransisco Chronicle by Peter Fimrite - March 26, 2019 There won’t be any boats pulling bulging nets of fresh sardines out of the ocean along the West Coast this year after another dramatic decline in population virtually guarantees a ban on the commercial take of the tiny schooling fish. https://www.sfchronicle.com/science/article/Dramatic-sardine-population-decline-means-likely-13718772.php International Tariffs force Alaska seafood industry to look beyond China News Miner - March 28, 2019 KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Chinese tariffs are forcing Alaska's seafood industry to look for markets beyond the Asian giant, according to an industry marketing organization. https://www.newsminer.com/news/alaska_news/tariffs-force-alaska-seafood-industry-to-look-beyond-china/article_638aa4e9-3e05-57ef-b29c-cfa3f78aee5c.html Environment/Science International study to shed light on the mysterious lives of salmon at sea KBBI by Aaron Bolton - March 28, 2019 Scientists know surprisingly little about a salmon’s life outside of their freshwater and nearshore habitats, but an ambitious study is attempting to change that. The International Year of the Salmon put together an expedition with 21 international scientists in the Gulf of Alaska, all in the hopes of understanding more about the mysterious lives salmon lead in the open ocean. https://www.alaskapublic.org/2019/03/28/international-study-to-shed-light-on-the-mysterious-lives-of-salmon-at-sea/ State research vessel leaves Sitka as window for fishery narrows KCAW by Katherine Rose - March 28, 2019 The Sitka sac roe herring fishery remains on two-hour notice, but many seiners and tenders have already left Sitka. If the Alaska Department of Fish & Game doesn’t find enough mature herring to allow fishing to occur, it would be only the second time in the 43-year history of the Sitka fishery that a commercial harvest has not been held. https://www.kcaw.org/2019/03/28/state-research-vessel-leaves-sitka-as-window-for-fishery-narrows/ FYI’s Helping hands roll up sleeves, pay it forward at Fraser River cleanup About 700 volunteers spent a sunny Saturday collecting garbage on the banks of the Fraser River in Chilliwack Vancouver Sun by Glenda Luymes - March 23, 2019 CHILLIWACK — They came from all over the Lower Mainland, with little in common but a love for the river. https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/helping-hands-roll-up-sleeves-pay-it-forward-at-fraser-river-cleanup ComFish Alaska marks its 40th year Annual forums and trade show offer updates on marketing, legislation and new gear Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - March 28, 2019 Alaska’s seafood industry is gathered in Kodiak March 27-30, for the 40th year running, to talk all things fish, from state and federal legislation to legal challenges, preventing fatal falls overboard, energy audits and vessel upgrades. https://thecordovatimes.com/2019/03/28/comfish-alaska-marks-its-40th-year/

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