Alaska/Pacific Coast Winter king salmon landings up from last year but still below average KCAW by Ari Snider - November 12, 2019 Southeast Alaska’s winter troll season for king salmon has gotten off to a little better start in 2019. Commercial landings and number of fish caught are up from last year. However, both still lag behind five- and ten-year averages for this point in the season. https://www.kcaw.org/2019/11/12/winter-king-salmon-landings-up-from-last-year-but-still-below-average/ Dungeness crab 'meating up' at slowest rate in years; also slow to harden Chinook Observer - October 31, 2019 LONG BEACH — Dungeness crab in Long Beach Peninsula waters have the lowest percentage of meat in at least five years of late-October testing. More than 85% of local crab also are too soft to harvest. This is bad news for the traditional Dec. 1 opening date, which has often proved illusory in the past two decades. https://www.chinookobserver.com/news/local/dungeness-crab-meating-up-at-slowest-rate-in-years-also/article_1b25dd8c-fc1d-11e9-a146-efb59a8ba5ff.html Environment/Science Science symposium calls for presenters to apply Cordova Time by Zachary Snowdon Smith - November 12, 2019 A regional science symposium has invited presenters to apply. The Copper River Basin Symposium has called for 250-word presentation abstracts on topics ranging from fisheries management to geology, glaciology and human history. Detailed proposal guidelines can be found on the Copper River Watershed Project website. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/11/12/science-symposium-calls-for-presenters-to-apply/ Alaska Cod Populations Plummeted During The Blob Heatwave— New Study Aims to Find Out Why Scientists simulated the Blob marine heatwave in the laboratory to assess the effects of past and future climate change on one of Alaska’s valuable commercial fish. NOAA Fisheries - November 8, 2019 This study is the first of several planned features on Alaska Fisheries Science Center research on Pacific cod in Alaska. Pacific cod are an important target of commercial fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/alaska-cod-populations-plummeted-during-blob-heatwave-new-study-aims-find-out-why
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