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Thursday, November 21, 2019

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Pebble Mine Opponents Set to Present at Pacific Marine Expo Fishermen's News - November 20, 2019 Bristol Bay stakeholders and commercial fishing leaders from Alaska and Washington who feel the proposed Pebble project in Southwest Alaska poses a threat to the multi-million-dollar wild salmon fishery have scheduled a panel discussion on the matter during Pacific Marine Expo. It will take place on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle, Wash. http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2019/11/pebble-mine-opponents-set-to-present-at.html BOF to consider limits on hatchery cost recovery Cordova Times - November 20, 2019 Forty-seven proposals are on the agenda for the Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting at the Alaska Vocational Technical Center in Seward Dec. 10-13, including one to cap the number of each salmon species harvested for cost recovery in private nonprofit salmon hatcheries. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/11/20/bof-to-consider-limits-on-hatchery-cost-recovery/ Run of 48.9 M sockeyes forecast for Bristol Bay in 2020 Impact of 2019 warmer waters, drought conditions, won’t be determined until 2023 Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - November 20, 2019 Bristol Bay’s sockeye salmon fishery is forecast to produce a run of nearly 49 million fish in 2020, with a harvest of 34.56 million reds, exceeding the harvest forecast of 26.11 million fish in 2019, when fishermen actually caught over 43 million reds. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/11/20/run-of-48-9-m-sockeyes-forecast-for-bristol-bay-in-2020/ Official data on production, prices, markets and destinations of Alaska Pollock surimi Fis.com - November 20, 2019 At US Customs, the average price of Alaska pollock surimi (Gadus chalcogrammus) (HS 0304991130) was USD 2.69/kg in September. This price is 1% lower than August and 1% higher than September 2018. In the first nine months of the year, the price averaged USD 2.74/kg, up 7% on that of the same period in 2018. https://fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?l=e&country=0&special=&monthyear=&day=&id=105383&ndb=1&df=0 Federal Register Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Revisions To Catch Sharing Plan and Domestic Management Measures in Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 11/20/2019 This final rule implements regulations that require Charter Halibut Permits (CHPs) to be registered annually with NMFS before use. In 2010, NMFS implemented the Charter Halibut Limited Access Program that issued a limited number of CHPs to persons who operate in the guided sport (charter) halibut fishery on the waters of International Pacific Halibut Commission Regulatory Areas 2C and 3A. The annual registration of CHPs is intended to improve the enforcement of CHP transfer limitations and ownership caps, as well as provide additional information to NMFS and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council on any changes in CHP ownership, leasing, and participation. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/11/20/2019-25072/pacific-halibut-fisheries-revisions-to-catch-sharing-plan-and-domestic-management-measures-in-alaska Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Revisions To Catch Sharing Plan and Domestic Management Measures in Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 11/20/2019 This final rule implements regulations that require Charter Halibut Permits (CHPs) to be registered annually with NMFS before use. In 2010, NMFS implemented the Charter Halibut Limited Access Program that issued a limited number of CHPs to persons who operate in the guided sport (charter) halibut fishery on the waters of International Pacific Halibut Commission Regulatory Areas 2C and 3A. The annual registration of CHPs is intended to improve the enforcement of CHP transfer limitations and ownership caps, as well as provide additional information to NMFS and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council on any changes in CHP ownership, leasing, and participation. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/11/20/2019-25072/pacific-halibut-fisheries-revisions-to-catch-sharing-plan-and-domestic-management-measures-in-alaska

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