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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Alaska Air says it will continue service to Kodiak, working to provide service for fishermen KMXT received the following press release from Alaska Airlines and posted it here with minor editing. KMXT by Maggie Wall - April 6, 2020 Alaska Airlines responds to Ravn suspension of service ANCHORAGE – With the announcement on Sunday of RavnAir Alaska stopping all operations, Alaska Airlines expressed deep concern for the Ravn employees and communities in the state impacted by the news. https://kmxt.org/2020/04/alaska-air-will-continue-service-to-kodiak-working-to-provide-service-for-fishermen/ Federal aid coming for fisheries industry The Cordova Times - April 6, 2020 A new $2 trillion stimulus package will provide significant financial relief during the novel coronavirus pandemic for small businesses, including those in the seafood industries, according to the Marine Fish Conservation Network. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2020/04/06/federal-aid-coming-for-fisheries-industry/ Kodiak requires all persons arriving from out of town to quarantine 14 days KMXT by Kavitha George - April 3, 2020 KMXT received this announcement from the city of Kodiak on Friday afternoon. It has been lightly edited for clarity. All persons arriving in Kodiak must self – quarantine as follows: https://kmxt.org/2020/04/kodiak-requires-all-persons-arriving-from-out-of-town-to-quarantine-14-days/ In Bristol Bay, spring means salmon — and thousands of fishermen from coronavirus hot spots Anchorage Daily News by Kyle Hopkins - April 6, 2020 Later this spring, Alaska’s Bristol Bay will blossom into one of the largest annual salmon fisheries in the world. https://www.ktoo.org/2020/04/06/in-bristol-bay-spring-means-salmon-and-thousands-of-fishermen-from-coronavirus-hot-spots/ National Seafood industry struggling to stay afloat amid outbreak Associated Press by Patrick Whittle - April 5, 2020 The seafood industry has been upended by the spread of the coronavirus, which has halted sales in restaurants and sent fishermen and dealers scrambling for new markets. https://www.kentucky.com/news/health-and-medicine/article241781866.html Environment/Science Where, oh where, did the salmon go? Expedition puzzled A research expedition returning to Victoria is puzzled by a no-show of the fish after an initial big haul Times Colonist by Carla Wilson - April 5, 2020 A trawl net captured three species of salmon off southern Vancouver Island today marking success after several days without any sign of salmon during a scientific expedition. https://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/where-oh-where-did-the-salmon-go-expedition-puzzled-1.24112883 Federal Register Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/06/2020 The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its Archipelagic Plan Team (APT) and the Data Collection Subpanel (DCSP) of the Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee—Technical Committee (FDCRC-TC) by web conference to discuss fishery management issues and develop recommendations for future management of fisheries in the Western Pacific Region. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/04/06/2020-07134/western-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meetings

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