Togiak herring has 38,000-ton quota Cordova Times - May 13, 2020 Two purse seiners and one gillnet harvester held Alaska Department of Fish and Game permits for the herring fishery that opened on May 3 at Togiak, with a quota of 38,000 tons, up from 25,000 tons a year ago. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2020/05/13/togiak-herring-has-38000-ton-quota/ Alaska Fisheries Report — May 14, 2020 KMXT by Maggie Wall - May 14, 2020 If it’s salmon season it must be summer, right? The commercial salmon season kicked off on Thursday in the Copper River district. The first fresh salmon out of Alaska is usually met with a lot of hoopla and salivating by restaurants in Seattle. This year, it’s doubtful someone would be willing to pay $80 or $90 per person for a takeout meal. https://kmxt.org/2020/05/alaska-fisheries-report-may-14-2020/ Western Pacific Council calls on Trump to ease fishing restrictions in the Pacific marine monuments Seafood Source by Steve Bittenbender - May 12, 2020 A regional fishery management council sent a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump late last week urging his administration to ease limitations on fishing in the nation’s Pacific marine monuments, saying the restrictions hinder American tuna fishing. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/western-pacific-council-calls-on-trump-to-ease-fishing-restrictions-in-the-pacific-marine-monuments?utm_source=marketo&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_content=newsletter&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTjJWak5EaG1ObVZtTW1ZdyIsInQiOiJneFlScWg4ckJOWExVWTdueTRKRGF6QVhcL0h2RnBWYlZRaWF3Y015UEVmQ3gxZ29DYzVcL29sQnMydEdVSmdxaU5sXC9rSW5mOURrR29NRzhQRTVOSW94UWlpcGdxeVNWV0ZJUlwvRUlRSnI4YnhrYVBVaFNcL2lBcnZyd29BTXJRUktMIn0%3D FYI’s Alaska Airlines to start regular service to Bristol Bay May 18 KDLG by Tyler Thompson - May 11, 2020 This will be the first commercial service to Bristol Bay in more than a month, since RavnAir shut down all operations and filed for bankruptcy in early April. Alaska Airlines announced Monday that year-round services in Bristol Bay will start May 18. Alaska Air in Dillingham is scheduled to fly three days a week — Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The airline will fly two days a week in King Salmon, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. https://www.kdlg.org/post/alaska-airlines-start-regular-service-bristol-bay-may-18 Local family featured on Deadliest Catch donates seafood KATU - May 12, 2020 NEWPORT, Ore. — The Oregon Food Bank received a huge donation of seafood, thanks to a family that was featured on “Deadliest Catch” https://katu.com/news/local/local-family-featured-on-deadliest-catch-donates-seafood
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