Restaurant closures create uncertainty in the market for premium Copper River salmon Alaska Public Media by Abbey Collins - May 11, 2020 Alaska’s summer commercial salmon season kicks off this week, with the opening of the Copper River District. Copper River salmon are prized fish, beloved by many, especially high-end restaurants on the West Coast. But restaurants may not be reliable buyers this year, as owners grapple with reduced business amid the coronavirus pandemic. https://www.alaskapublic.org/2020/05/11/restaurant-closures-create-uncertainty-in-the-market-for-premium-copper-river-salmon/ Watch live: Officials discuss COVID-19 preparedness, Bristol Bay commercial salmon season at 5 p.m. Anchorage Daily News - May 11, 2020 Dr. Alexander Eastman, senior medical officer with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will discuss an upcoming tour to assess Alaska’s preparedness for COVID-19, today, at 5:00 p.m. https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2020/05/11/watch-live-officials-discuss-covid-19-preparedness-bristol-bay-commercial-salmon-season-at-5-pm/ Millions coming to Alaska in fishery relief KTUU by Cheyenne Mathews - May 07, 2020 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - As part of the CARES Act, Alaska is set receive $50 million in fishery assistance. The money will be made as direct assistance to subsistence, commercial and charter fishery participants, processors and other fishery businesses. https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Millions-coming-to-Alaska-in-fishery-relief-570293551.html 2019 Processors Survey Released BBRSDA - May 6, 2020 Northern Economics Inc. produces this annual processor survey for BBRSDA gathering prior season information from Bristol Bay processors capturing data on finished product forms, chilled product volumes and quality impact, ice production capacity, and respondents’ opinions of trends and priorities within the fishery. https://www.bbrsda.com/updates/2020/5/6/2019-processors-survey-released West Coast Pacific Seafood worker in Warrenton tests positive for the coronavirus The Astorian - May 9, 2020 WARRENTON — Pacific Seafood suspended operations at a plant in Warrenton after a worker tested positive for the coronavirus. John King, the general manager of the seafood processor, said the worker was resting at home. https://www.dailyastorian.com/coronavirus/pacific-seafood-worker-in-warrenton-tests-positive-for-the-coronavirus/article_624578a4-925d-11ea-a857-5b2114587db3.html Environment/Science Sound Science: PWSSC builds resilience with new research plan Cordova Times by Teal Barmore - May 10, 2020 The theme of resilience emanates from the new research plan that the Prince William Sound Science Center adopted this spring. Organized into three major sections, the plan is large enough to encompass existing research programs, as well as areas of intended expansion. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2020/05/10/sound-science-pwssc-builds-resilience-with-new-research-plan/
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