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Monday, July 1, 2019

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Bristol Bay Fish Expo kicks off fishing season KDLG by Isabelle Ross - June 28, 2019 A group of children walked between tables of exhibitors in the Bristol Bay Borough school gym. They were walking alongside a bin that held a large king salmon caught in Egegik. http://www.thebristolbaytimes.com/article/1926bristol_bay_fish_expo_kicks_off_fishing Early In The Season, Chum Salmon Numbers Low Across Western Alaska KYUK by Anna Rose MacArthur - June 27, 2019 On the Kuksokwim River, king salmon are arriving in slightly higher numbers than previous years at this point in the season. Red salmon are coming in strong like they have in recent summers. Meanwhile, biologists are asking, "Where are the chum?" Chum salmon are arriving in much lower numbers than previous years in rivers across Western Alaska. KYUK asked the researcher who tracks these numbers on the Kuskokwim what’s going on. https://www.kyuk.org/post/early-season-chum-salmon-numbers-low-across-western-alaska Why the two main forecasts have a 5 million-fish difference Forecasting the salmon run is an evolving science. This year, there is a 5 million-fish gap between the ADF&G and UW sockeye salmon forecasts this year. Here’s why. KDLG by Sage Smiley - June 28, 2019 This year, 44.6 million sockeye salmon will return to Bristol Bay – if you trust the University of Washington forecast. https://www.kdlg.org/post/why-two-main-forecasts-have-5-million-fish-difference#stream/0 Sockeye salmon are leaving home a year early Futurity: Research News by Michelle Ma-Washington - June 28, 2019 An ample buffet of freshwater food, which climate change has brought on, is altering the life history of one of the world’s most important salmon species, according to new research. https://www.futurity.org/sockeye-salmon-climate-change-2094672-2/ Commercial king salmon summer troll season opens KFSK by Joe Viechnicki - June 28, 2019 The commercial salmon trolling season for king salmon in Southeast Alaska opens Monday, July 1 and is expected to last around six or seven days. The first opening has a total harvest target of 58,000 chinook, up a little from last year’s. https://www.kfsk.org/2019/06/28/commercial-king-salmon-summer-troll-season-opens/ International Canada Has a New Fisheries Act. How Does It Stack Up? The details of how the act will apply to specific species will be spelled out in forthcoming regulations. Hakai Magazine by Holly Lake - June 28, 2019 Canada has the longest coastline in the world, yet it has long been a lax outlier in fisheries management. But with an overhaul of the federal Fisheries Act now complete, the sense among advocates and fisheries experts is that the tide is about to turn. https://www.hakaimagazine.com/news/canada-has-a-new-fisheries-act-how-does-it-stack-up/

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