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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Alaska Fisheries Report — Nov. 14, 2019 KMXT by Maggie Wall - November 18, 2019 Southeast Alaska’s winter troll king salmon season is underway. Landings are up from last year, but last year was nothing to brag about. One sign of encouragement, though, is the price which opened at $12 a pound. http://kmxt.org/2019/11/alaska-fisheries-report-nov-14-2019/ Dungeness crab season postponed in multiple US states Seafood Source by Ben Fisher - November 18, 2019 The U.S. West Coast Dungeness crab season has been postponed in multiple states for a variety of reasons. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/dungeness-crab-season-postponed-in-multiple-us-states?utm_source=marketo&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_content=newsletter&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTTJFM05qSXdaalpsT1RkbCIsInQiOiJaODdRUEF3MXVOdFprbys5U1ZyUHJyQWFPYVRXbHEweGo3Y05pRVhTQVFuMzVodDdKeVwvSVM5SkxPMzFFQ2JxU0U0a2dNY2hwNFhTdDUwQzhMN0ZzY3Z5dlJPN0xcL0JtM2JJdENvV1FLMFQ1ODNMVk5jTWl5WjgzT1dUcnFPcmozIn0%3D Warm water fish migrating to Northern Bering Sea are thriving Nome Nugget by Sandra L. Medearis - November 15, 2019 Lyle Britt, NOAA fisheries research biologist visited Nome last week with colleague Duane Stevenson to report on impacts of sea ice loss on the Bering Sea ecosystem and the creatures within it. http://www.nomenugget.com/news/warm-water-fish-migrating-northern-bering-sea-are-thriving Fish Factor: Salmon profits are up over 2018 fishery Cordova Times by Laine Welch - November 18, 2019 Alaska’s 2019 salmon season was worth $657.6 million to fishermen, a 10 percent increase from the 2018 fishery. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/11/18/fish-factor-salmon-profits-are-up-over-2018-fishery/ International Conversations That Matter: The state of salmon Pacific salmon are remarkably resilient. They are still many opportunities for us to ensure their survival and return to abundance. Vancouver Sun by Stu McNish - November 15, 2019 More often than not, when we hear news about Pacific salmon we brace ourselves for more bad news. https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/conversations-that-matter-the-state-of-salmon Environment/Science Field season marked by low flow and high pre-spawn mortality Cordova Times by Teal Barmore - November 17, 2019 It was a very strange year for the Prince William Sound Science Center field crews collecting data on pink salmon for the pedigree component of the Alaska Hatchery Research Project (AHRP) in Prince William Sound this last summer. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/11/17/field-season-marked-by-low-flow-and-high-pre-spawn-mortality/ Loss of Arctic sea ice poses threat of deadly virus Cordova Times - November 17, 2019 A lengthy University of California Davis study highlights how the decline of Arctic sea ice may have opened pathways to the Arctic for a deadly pathogen responsible for killing thousands of European harbor seals in the North Atlantic in 2002. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/11/17/loss-of-arctic-sea-ice-poses-threat-of-deadly-virus/

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