Icicle, Ocean Beauty, two of Alaska’s largest processors, merge salmon operations Alaska Public Media by Jacob Resneck - May 30, 2020 Two of Alaska’s largest seafood companies are merging their salmon processing businesses. Icicle Seafoods and Ocean Beauty Seafoods will be combining forces to create OBI Seafoods. https://www.alaskapublic.org/2020/05/30/icicle-ocean-beauty-two-of-alaskas-largest-processors-merge-salmon-operations/ How the largest fishing port in the nation is responding to COVID-19 and incoming seasonal workers | Alaska Insight KUCB - May 29, 2020 As businesses across the state reopen, the Aleutian Islands community of Unalaska in the fishing port of Dutch Harbor faces the dual challenge of limited airline service in combination with coronavirus travel restrictions that have drastically reduced area commerce. Local restaurants and bars have been especially hard hit in their battle to stay afloat. https://www.alaskapublic.org/2020/05/29/how-the-largest-fishing-port-in-the-nation-is-responding-to-covid-19-and-incoming-seasonal-workers-alaska-insight/ Environment/Science Sound Science: Sockeye salmon size predicts migratory success Cordova Times by Teal Barmore - May 30, 2020 During the summer of 2015, the commercial fishing community in Cordova was abuzz with rumors about why the fishermen were not catching fish, even though the escapement monitored by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game was showing plenty of sockeye returning to the river system. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2020/05/30/sound-science-sockeye-salmon-size-predicts-migratory-success/ Pacific Fisheries officials extend observer requirement suspensions to 31 July Seafood Source by Bernadette Carreon - May 29, 2020 Pacific Fisheries officials, on 21 May, extended a suspension of 100 percent observer coverage requirements on all purse-seiners fishing in the waters of member-nations to 31 July. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/pacific-fisheries-officials-extend-observer-requirement-suspensions-to-31-july FYI’s Young artists land top honors in the 2020 Alaska Fish Art Contest USDA Press Release - May 29, 2020 The USDA Forest Service – Alaska Region, Wildlife Forever and Bass Pro Shops are proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Alaska Fish Art Contest®. The 2020 National Fish Art Contest received over 5,000 entries from 47 states and 32 international countries. Seventeen entries were submitted by young Alaskan artists. https://www.anchoragepress.com/arts_and_entertainment/young-artists-land-top-honors-in-the-2020-alaska-fish-art-contest/article_475bb71c-a214-11ea-81c5-5b5a3295bd00.html
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