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Monday, July 15, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Alaska allows sale of Chinook incidentally caught during commercial chum salmon fishing Strong run numbers at the Pilot sonar meant a lifting of restrictions, an ADFG biologist said Yukon News by Jackie Hong - July 12, 2019 Alaskan fishermen were allowed to sell Chinook salmon incidentally caught during the commercial fishing period for chum, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) announced July 9. Record Warm Water Blamed for Salmon Deaths Record-high temperatures in Alaska are believed to be the culprit behind salmon US News by Associated Press - July 13, 2019 BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Record-high temperatures in Alaska are believed to be the cause of salmon deaths in the western part of the state. Southeast AK hatchery chums late, or missing KFSK by Joe Viechnicki - July 12, 2019 Hatchery chum salmon returns in Southeast Alaska so far this summer have been much weaker than expected throughout the panhandle. There are signs that some of these fish may be late to show up but hatchery managers don’t expect to meet their forecasts. Local and Traditional Knowledge Included in Bering Sea Management Plan Alaska Native News by Lauren Cuddihy | Alaska Sea Grant - July 14, 2019 With assistance from Alaska Sea Grant, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council recently adopted what some are calling a groundbreaking ecosystem management plan for the Bering Sea that incorporates local and traditional knowledge. Politics Congressman Don Young Fights for Alaskan Fishermen, Introduces Bipartisan Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization Alaska Native News by Zack Brown | Office of Representative Young - July 12, 2019 Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Congressman Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) introduced H.R. 3697, the Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act. This bipartisan legislation reauthorizes the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery and Conservation Management Act – landmark fisheries management and conservation legislation first written by Congressman Young in 1975. The Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) was last reauthorized in 2006. Environment/Science Murkowski finds EPA criticism of Pebble Mine ‘substantial’ KTOO by Liz Ruskin - July 11, 2019 The Environmental Protection Agency issued harsh assessments of the proposed Pebble Mine last week, and they’ve made an impression on Lisa Murkowski. But the senator says her powers are limited. Scientists get peek into how some fish change sex as adults Associated Press by Jeremy Rehm - July 10, 2019 If in the beginning there was male and female, fish seem to have forgotten the memo. For nearly 500 fish species, including the clownfish in “Finding Nemo,” the great divide between sexes is more like a murky line: If circumstances call for it, the fish can swap their sex, with females turning into males in some species and males turning into females in others. FYI’s Amazon Prime Day: 5 Seafood Organizations You Can Support For Free While You Shop Urner Barry by Amanda Buckle - July 15, 2019 This Amazon Prime Day you have a chance to score epic deals – all while making a donation to an organization aiding the seafood industry. And the best part is that you don't have to spend an extra dime! Prime Day is a shopping event for Amazon Prime subscribers that runs July 15 and July 16. Throughout the day subscribers will be able to score "epic deals" on a wide range of items. However, what many don't realize is that if they shop via AmazonSmile, a website operated by the e-commerce giant, they can donate 0.5% of their purchase to a charitable organization of their choice. So, how does it work? Instead of visiting, Amazon Prime subscribers should login through Once logged into the site, users will be able to search for an organization that they would like Amazon to make a contribution to. The site operates exactly the same as, but product detail pages will display text that reads "eligible for AmazonSmile donation." The process will donate 0.5% on all eligible purchases at no additional cost. Below are 5 organizations that aid the seafood industry who are registered with AmazonSmile: Seafood Nutrition Partnership The Seafood Nutrition Partnership is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that aims to build awareness of the "health and nutritional benefits of seafood." Seafood Industry Research Fund The Seafood Industry Research Fund (SIRF) is a non-profit organization that "awards grants to individuals and institutions to conduct forward-thinking research that will advance the seafood industry." Research projects they fund involve nutrition, fisheries resource management, food safety technology and aquaculture. SeaShare SeaShare is a non-profit organization that helps the seafood industry donate to hunger relief efforts throughout the U.S. The organization has been able to distribute over 220 million servings of seafood since forming in 1994. Sustainable Fisheries Partnership The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership's mission is to "engage and catalyze global seafood supply chains in rebuilding depleted fish stocks and reducing the environmental impacts of fishing and fish farming." Oyster Recovery Partnership The Oyster Recovery Partnership is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that "designs, promotes and implements consensus-based and scientifically-sustainable shellfish ecological restoration, aquaculture and commercial fishery activities to improve the environment and expand economic opportunities in the Chesapeake and Coastal Bay and beyond."

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