The first quarter shows an increase in exports of Alaska pollock surimi from the US Fis.com - May 21, 2019 At US Customs, the average price of Alaskan pollock surimi (Theragra chalcograma) (HS 0304991130) was USD 2.79/kg in March. This price is up 4% on that of February and 11% on that of January 2018. In the quarter the price averaged USD 2.76 / kg, 9% more than in 2018. https://fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?monthyear=&day=21&id=102901&l=e&country=0&special=&ndb=1&df=0 Environment/Science Q&A: On a Bering Sea island, disappearing ice threatens a way of life Science Magazine by Warren Cornwall - May 17, 2019 Over the past two winters, ice cover in the Bering Sea between Alaska and Russia has fallen to the lowest levels seen in at least 4 decades. Now, scientists are trying to figure out whether this is a statistical fluke, or another sign of climate change. A lasting shift could dramatically transform a region that is home to indigenous communities whose way of life relies on ice. Some communities cut holes in the sea ice for crabbing, for example, or use the ice to travel to fishing and hunting areas. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/05/qa-bering-sea-island-disappearing-ice-threatens-way-life Ghost nets still fishing in the deep waters of Puget Sound Kitsap Sun by Christoper Dunagan - May 20, 2019 Lost and abandoned fishing nets, which have killed millions of sea creatures in Puget Sound, still lurk in deeper, darker waters, where they continue to catch fish and crabs. https://www.kitsapsun.com/story/news/2019/05/20/ghost-nets-still-fishing-deep-waters-puget-sound/3746329002/ FYI’s US seeks more pollock after awarding Trident new contract Seafood Source by Christine Blank - May 20, 2019 The United States Department of Agriculture is looking to purchase nearly 1.7 million pounds of Alaska pollock, while awarding Trident Seafoods with its most recent contract. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/us-seeks-more-pollock-after-awarding-trident-new-contract Corps corrects end date for Pebble project comment period AP News - May 20, 2019 JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has corrected the closing date for the extended comment period for a draft environmental review of a proposed copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region. https://www.apnews.com/64b1da5d621641bbadcef5bf130c67bd
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