Economic Status Reports for the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands NOAA Fisheries - May 2019 The Groundfish Economic Status (SAFE) Reports summarizes available economic data about the federal groundfish fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands. Published annually as an appendix to the Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation reports, the Economic Status Report presents summary statistics on catch, discards, prohibited species catch, ex-vessel and first-wholesale production and value, participation by small entities, and effort in these fisheries. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/alaska/commercial-fishing/economic-status-reports-gulf-alaska-and-bering-sea-aleutian-islands Copper River sockeye fishery off to a good start KBBI by Aaron Bolton - May 22, 2019 Alaska’s first commercial salmon fishery is off to a good start on the Cooper River in Prince William Sound. After two fishing periods, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Area Management Biologist Jeremy Botz said fishermen have caught nearly 74,000 sockeye and about 4,000 chinook. https://www.kbbi.org/post/copper-river-sockeye-fishery-good-start The Pacific Council News Reporting on the March and April 2019 Pacific Fishery Management Council meetings held in Vancouver, Washington and Rohnert Park, California. State of the California Current report notes ecosystem improvements and challenges, Salmon seasons set for 2019, National Marine Fisheries Service reinitiates consultation on southern resident killer whales, New newsletter format debuts,Changes to groundfish essential fish habitat, Rockfish Conservation Areas approved, Pacific sardine assessment shows stock below "overfished" threshold... https://mailchi.mp/02ff233fa648/pacific-council-news-spring-315373?e=8c33a9b552 Environment/Science Salmon researchers seek funds for expanded expedition in 2020 Times Colonist by Carla Wilson - May 19, 2019 Fundraising is underway to mount winter scientific expeditions in the north Pacific Ocean in 2020 and 2021 to learn more about the lives of millions of salmon, as climate change alters the ecosystem and fisheries managers puzzle over why some stocks are crashing. https://www.timescolonist.com/islander/salmon-researchers-seek-funds-for-expanded-expedition-in-2020-1.23827160 FYI’s Seafood fraud a hot topic at US restaurant show Seafood Source by Christine Blank - May 20, 2019 Seafood fraud is a hot topic at the ongoing National Restaurant Show, taking place from 18 to 21 May in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/foodservice-retail/seafood-fraud-a-hot-topic-at-us-restaurant-show Is Copper River Salmon Really Worth $60 A Pound? Forbes by Leslie Kelly - May 22, 2019 After one glorious bite of the ruby red-fleshed fish from Alaska, the answer is likely going to be an emphatic yes, Copper River salmon is definitely worth the sky-high price. For those who don’t know about this salmon, here are a few reasons why it’s extra special. https://www.forbes.com/sites/lesliekelly/2019/05/21/is-copper-river-salmon-really-worth-60-a-pound/#2b13322634e6
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