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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Southeast pink salmon forecast cause for concern, cause for conservation Native Land by Jenny Weis - April 24, 2019 As the days grow longer and summer plans start to materialize, ‘18 million’ is a number on the mind of many across Southeast Alaska, especially those in the numerous industries that rely on salmon fishing. Seafood Processors Looking for 4,000+ Workers Fishermen's News - April 24, 2019 Recruiting sessions are being posted through May by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development in hopes of filling over 4,000 full-time temporary seafood processing jobs for that industry with Alaska hires. Copper River opener to kick off salmon season in week of May 12 Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl - April 24, 2019 Every spring, Alaska commercial fishermen hold their breaths before taking the plunge of salmon season and the unpredictability of what the runs will bring. Seiners Harvest 14,000 Tons of Togiak Herring Fishermen's News - April 24, 2019 Nineteen seiners engaged in the Togiak herring fishery have harvested upwards of 14,000 tons to date, with an average size of 372 grams and 11.7 percent roe maturity, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G). FYI’s LifeMed Improves Coverage Of The Aleutians KUCB by Zoe Sobel - April 22, 2019 LifeMed Alaska now provides year round medevac service to the Aleutians. Previously the air ambulance service operated a seasonal base in Unalaska during commercial fishing seasons and openings.

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