Alaska Fisheries Report Nov. 7, 2019 KMXT by Maggie Wall - November 8, 2019 Warming water conditions have been causing big shifts in Alaska’s ecosystems. While some species have been hit especially hard by the rise in ocean temps, some, like rockfish and sablefish, for example, appear to have thrived in the warmer waters. http://kmxt.org/2019/11/alaska-fisheries-report-nov-7-2019/ Salmon harvesting jobs lost in 2018 fisheries Cordova Times - November 9, 2019 A new report on seafood jobs in Alaska notes that fishery harvest employment declined by 4.9 percent in 2018, erasing most of the gains seen a year earlier. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/11/09/salmon-harvesting-jobs-lost-in-2018-fisheries/ Increase in observer fees has people in the fishing industry questioning how their dollars are being spent KMXT by Kavitha George - November 8, 2019 In Kodiak’s Dog Bay harbor Jake Everich is puttering around the galley of his trawler, the Alaskan. He bought his boat in March to fish for rockfish and pollock around the Gulf of Alaska. It’s just under 75 feet — a relatively small operation. https://www.alaskapublic.org/2019/11/08/increase-in-observer-fees-has-people-in-the-fishing-industry-questioning-how-their-dollars-are-being-spent/ Environment/Science Marine Heatwave in the Pacific Shrinks from “Blob” in Size, Retreats Farther Offshore Scientists tracking heatwave will compare ecological effects to earlier “Blob” NOAA Fisheries - November 7, 2019 The progression of the marine heatwave, which reached its maximum size and intensity on August 29. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/marine-heatwave-pacific-shrinks-blob-size-retreats-farther-offshore Climate change reports point to eating more seafood as a way to help save the planet SeafoodSource by Nicki Holmyard - November 8, 2019 The United Nations’ Climate Action Summit in New York, which kicked off Climate Week at the end of September, may be long over, but the activities that took place around the world – and the strong messaging about the need to find solutions to save the planet from global warming – reached an unprecedented number of people this year. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/climate-change-reports-point-to-eating-more-seafood-as-a-way-to-help-save-the-planet
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