State will open small Alaska cod fishery National Fisherman by Laine Welch - December 23, 2019 They say good things come in small packages. That’s the case for Alaska cod fishermen heading into the new year. A small cod fishery will occur in Gulf of Alaska state waters (out to three miles) for 2020, putting to rest speculation that no cod would be coming out of the gulf next year. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/alaska/state-will-open-small-alaska-cod-fishery/ Proposals sought on PWS fisheries The Cordova Times - January 7, 2020 Proposed changes to finfish and shellfish regulations for Prince William Sound are being accepted by the Alaska Board of Fisheries through April 10 for consideration in the board’s 2020-2021 meeting cycle. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2020/01/07/proposals-sought-on-pws-fisheries/ Kodiak BOF session to take up intercept issues Fields: intercept occurrences of Upper Cook Inlet bound fish are unpredictable Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - January 7, 2020 A long-term controversy over interception of salmon stocks between Kodiak Island and Cook Inlet is expected to highlight the upcoming meeting of the Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting at Kodiak Jan. 11-14. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2020/01/07/kodiak-bof-session-to-take-up-intercept-issues/ Alaska Fisheries Report — Jan. 2, 2019 KMXT by Maggie Wall - January 3, 2020 We’re going to ease into the new year with a few good books. First up, we have the story of a Bering Sea Captain. Jake Jacobson recounts stories and memories of his five decades fishing Alaska’s dangerous and unpredictable waters. http://kmxt.org/2020/01/alaska-fisheries-report-jan-2-2019/ International Farmed fish flee damaged BC net pen The Cordova Times - January 6, 2020 An estimated 21,000 farmed Atlantic salmon escaped from the damaged net pen in a fish farm near Port Hardy, British Columbia, following a fire, the Canadian Press has reported. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2020/01/06/farmed-fish-flee-damaged-bc-net-pen/ Environment/Science Record of decision on Pebble delayed to autumn 2020 Final environmental impact statement now set during height of Bristol Bay sockeye fishery Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - December 27, 2019 A final environmental impact statement that will determine the future of a proposed copper, gold and molybdenum mine abutting the Bristol Bay watershed in Southwest Alaska has now been delayed until the summer of 2020. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/12/27/record-of-decision-on-pebble-delayed-to-autumn-2020/ FYI’s Board of Fish meets in Kodiak Jan. 11-14 to consider 37 area-wide fishing regulation changes KMXT by Maggie Wall - December 31, 2019 The Board of Fish is set to meet in Kodiak Jan. 11 – 14 to take up Kodiak specific fisheries proposals. http://kmxt.org/2019/12/board-of-fish-meets-in-kodiak-jan-11-14-to-consider-37-area-wide-fishing-regulation-changes/
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