Alaska/Pacific Coast Bristol Bay's red king crab fishery nears completion Bristol Bay Times by Jim Paulin - November 15, 2019 The Bristol Bay red king crab fishery was 99% complete earlier this week, with just one boat still out picking pots, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Unalaska. http://www.thedutchharborfisherman.com/article/1946bristol_bays_red_king_crab_fishery_nears Fish Factor: SE Alaska residents oppose roadless rule exemption for Tongass Cordova Times by Laine Welch - November 14, 2019 The federal government’s plan to raze more roads through the Tongass National Forest is facing strong headwinds from fishermen, Native groups and coastal communities throughout Southeast Alaska. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/11/14/fish-factor-se-alaska-residents-oppose-roadless-rule-exemption-for-tongass/ Biologists forecast strong red run for Bristol Bay, but some worry about when the bubble will burst If ADF&G's 2020 sockeye forecast for Bristol Bay comes in as predicted, it would make next year another in a series of big returns. But some biologists caution that continued abundance could lead to a downturn. KDLG by Isabelle Ross - November 15, 2019 Almost 49 million sockeye are forecast to return to Bristol Bay this summer. “It’s looking pretty good — this is a relatively high forecast," said Greg Buck, the area research biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. https://www.kdlg.org/post/biologists-forecast-strong-red-run-bristol-bay-some-worry-about-when-bubble-will-burst#stream/0 Labeling and Marketing 3MMI - Puget Sound Chum Fishery A Bust; Pacific Salmon Doom & Gloom TradexFoods - November 18, 2019 --- The 2019 Preliminary Preseason Run Size Forecast for Puget Sound Chum's was 1,085,600 Fish. As for what is actually happening - processors are calling this season a bust... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-XJZeFkZms FYI’s NOAA Appoints Alexa Cole as Director for International Affairs and Seafood Inspection Ms. Alexa Cole will lead NOAA Fisheries’ work to maintain sustainable global resources and a level playing field for U.S. fishermen and seafood producers. NOAA Fisheries - November 14, 2019 Today, NOAA announced the appointment of Ms. Alexa Cole as the new Director for NOAA Fisheries’ Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection. She will officially assume this role in the coming weeks and will work out of agency headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/noaa-appoints-alexa-cole-director-international-affairs-and-seafood-inspection US panel backs wider use of fish oil to prevent heart attack Associated Press by Matthew Perrone - November 14, 2019 WASHINGTON (AP) — Government health experts on Thursday recommended broader use of a prescription-strength fish oil drug to help many more patients at risk for heart attack, stroke and related health problems. https://apnews.com/27bacc13f1244c35b6a0f1c337defeed
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