IPHC Media Release 2020-019 Successful Commencement of the 2020 IPHC Fishery-Independent Setline Survey IPHC - July 2, 2020 SEATTLE – The 2020 IPHC Fishery-Independent Setline Survey (FISS) successfully launched with first hooks hitting the water on 27 June 2020. This year, 898 stations are to be fished between now and 31 August 2020. https://www.iphc.int/library/documents/post/iphc-media-release-2020-019-successful-commencement-of-the-2020-iphc-fishery-independent-setline-survey Second seafood worker latest positive case in Petersburg KFSK by Joe Viechnicki - July 6, 2020 Petersburg’s emergency operations center announced another positive COVID-19 case in the community on July 4. https://www.kfsk.org/2020/07/06/second-seafood-worker-latest-positive-case-in-petersburg/ National Offshore wind: Seven things every fisheries professional needs to know National Fisherman - July 2, 2020 By now, you have probably seen quite a bit about offshore wind energy development planned for multiple regions of the United States. Fishermen and related businesses understandably run the gamut from bewildered (“That would never happen where I fish”), to overwhelmed (“There’s too much else going on to pay attention”), to laser-focused (“Leases are on my fishing grounds”). Here are seven key reasons you should get involved now. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/national-international/offshore-wind-seven-things-every-fisheries-professional-needs-to-know Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Sablefish in the Bering Sea Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 07/07/2020 NMFS is prohibiting retention of non-Community Development Quota (CDQ) sablefish by vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary because the 2020 non-CDQ sablefish initial total allowable catch (ITAC) in the Bering Sea subarea of the BSAI will be reached. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/07/07/2020-14591/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-sablefish-in-the-bering-sea-subarea-of-the
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