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Monday, March 9, 2020

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ADF&G concludes some P-cod, Pollock openers Cordova Times - March 7, 2020 A state waters fishery for Pacific cod in Prince William Sound closed to longline gear on March 4 based on projected harvest levels indicating that the guideline harvest level of 437,425 pounds would be achieved by that date. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2020/03/07/adfg-concludes-some-p-cod-pollock-openers/ Sitka herring roe fishery closed over small fish, weak markets and coronavirus uncertainty KCAW by Katherine Rose - March 3, 2020 The Sitka Sac Roe Herring Fishery likely won’t happen this year. That’s according to a statement released last week by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. https://www.alaskapublic.org/2020/03/03/sitka-herring-roe-fishery-closed-over-small-fish-weak-markets-and-coronavirus-uncertainty/ Are You Prepared: Coronavirus and the Alaska Economy KTUU by Jill Burke March 7, 2020 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Alaska's major economic sectors are trying to find the best way to monitor and respond to the impact of the global spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus first documented in Wuhan, China, in December. https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Are-You-Prepared-Coronavirus-and-the-Alaska-Economy---568577991.html Alaska fishing fleets on guard amid coronavirus outbreak Seattle Times by Hal Bernton - March 7, 2020 North Pacific Ocean fishing fleets take to sea for weeks at a time with crews who work long hours and bunk in close quarters. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/alaska-fishing-fleets-on-guard-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/ National Coronavirus halts seafood industry trade show Some concerned companies were already backing out of Seafood Expo North America Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - March 6, 2020 Seafood Expo North America, which attracts a large continent in the Alaska seafood industry, and annually generated millions of dollars in sales, has been postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2020/03/06/coronavirus-halts-seafood-industry-trade-show/ Environment/Science Pebble pulse: Bristol Bay leaders testify in federal court, say EPA went rogue National Fisherman by Jessica Hathaway - March 3, 2020 Bristol Bay fishermen, tribal leaders and fisheries advocates once again offered their testimony on the value of protections for the world’s most productive sockeye salmon habitat. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/alaska/pebble-pulse-bristol-bay-leaders-testify-in-federal-court-say-epa-went-rogue/ Labeling and Marketing 3MMI - Will There Be A 2020 Fraser River Sockeye Fishery? TradexFoods - March 9, 2020 --- Fraser River Sockeye in British Columbia Canada are known to have some of the highest fat content; with some culinary experts saying it is the best tasting Sockeye in the world - but will there be a Fraser Sockeye Fishery for 2020? Watch this week’s episode to find out... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxruhApPyEA&feature=emb_logo

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