Run Forecasts and Harvest Projections for 2019 Alaska Salmon Fisheries and Review of the 2018 Season ADF&G Press Release - March 29, 2019 (Juneau) — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) announces the release of the statewide report: Run Forecasts and Harvest Projections for 2019 Alaska Salmon Fisheries and Review of the 2018 Season (PDF 1,038 kB). https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=pressreleases.pr&release=2019_03_29 Fresh wild Pacific halibut hits retail market Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - March 29, 2019 Fresh wild Pacific halibut, known for their delectable white meat, are back in retail seafood shops and being featured as dinner entrees in fine restaurants in Alaska. https://thecordovatimes.com/2019/03/29/fresh-wild-pacific-halibut-hits-retail-market/ International MSC issues new standard to combat forced labour in global seafood network Just-food.com by Simon Harvey - March 29, 2019 The Marine Stewardship Council has announced new measures to combat forced and child labour in the global seafood industry for its certified members. https://www.just-food.com/news/msc-issues-new-standard-to-combat-forced-labour-in-global-seafood-network_id141222.aspx Environment/Science Mystery of ocean survival’: Experts trying to figure out why salmon are dying at sea Juneau Empire by Alex McCarthy - March 28, 2019 Under the heading of “marine survival” in his slideshow, Phil Richards put a photo of the Grim Reaper walking along a beach and looking out over the ocean. https://www.savingseafood.org/science/mystery-of-ocean-survival-experts-trying-to-figure-out-why-salmon-are-dying-at-sea/ Alaska's Bering Sea is the Focus of a New NOAA Effort to Accelerate Science Delivery to Fisheries Managers New approach will deliver more timely, actionable data on changing ocean conditions. NOAA Fisheries - March 28, 2019 The Bering Sea is home to some of the nation's largest and most profitable commercial fisheries, including Alaskan pollock and Pacific cod. It's also one of the fastest warming parts of the world, with fish stocks becoming increasingly vulnerable to marine heat waves, the loss of sea ice, low-oxygen waters, harmful algal blooms, and other conditions that stress species, ecosystems, and economies. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/alaskas-bering-sea-focus-new-noaa-effort-accelerate-science-delivery-fisheries Federal Register Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Deep-Water Species Fishery by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Gulf of Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 03/29/2019 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for species that comprise the deep-water species fishery by vessels using trawl gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the first seasonal apportionment of the Pacific halibut bycatch allowance specified for the deep-water species fishery in the GOA will be reached. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/03/29/2019-06127/fisheries-of-the-economic-exclusive-zone-off-alaska-deep-water-species-fishery-by-vessels-using FYI’s Eating Fish May Help City Kids With Asthma Breathe Better KUCB by Allison Aubrey - March 30, 2019 It's long been known that air pollution influences the risk — and severity — of asthma. Now, there's emerging evidence that diet can play a role, too. https://www.kucb.org/post/eating-fish-may-help-city-kids-asthma-breathe-better#stream/0 The hottest seafood culinary trends of 2019 Seafood Source by Sally James - March 29, 2019 The seafood industry, likely more than any other food category, is constantly evolving between advances in farming, concerns about sustainability, and ever-changing trends. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/foodservice-retail/the-hottest-seafood-culinary-trends-of-2019
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