Alaskans question mining influence, imbalance in Board of Fish appointees KFSK by Joe Viechnicki - September 1, 2020 A number of Alaskans are opposing appointment of a nominee with ties to Pebble Mine and a geographic imbalance on the state’s Board of Fisheries. https://www.kfsk.org/2020/09/01/alaskans-question-mining-influence-imbalance-in-board-of-fish-appointees/ East Coast Fishery NMFS, fishermen partners launch ‘plan C’ survey in Gulf of Maine National Fisherman by Kirk Moore - September 2, 2020 With their regular fisheries surveys thwarted by covid-19 precautions, researchers from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center and a pair of Massachusetts fishing vessels have embarked on a three-week longline survey to compensate with new technology. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/northeast/nmfs-fishermen-partners-launch-plan-c-survey-in-gulf-of-maine Federal Register North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/04/2020 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Social Science Planning Team will be held via webconference on September 21, 2020. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/09/04/2020-19634/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Central Gulf of Alaska Rockfish Program; Amendment 111 A Proposed Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/04/2020 NMFS issues a proposed rule to implement Amendment 111 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska Management Area (GOA FMP) and a regulatory amendment to reauthorize the Central Gulf of Alaska (CGOA) Rockfish Program. This proposed rule would retain the conservation, management, safety, and economic gains realized under the existing Rockfish Program and make minor revisions to improve administration of the Rockfish Program. This proposed rule is necessary to continue the conservation benefits, improve efficiency, and provide economic benefits of the Rockfish Program that will expire on December 31, 2021 without this proposed rule. This proposed rule is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the GOA FMP, and other applicable laws. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/09/04/2020-18055/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-central-gulf-of-alaska-rockfish-program FYI’s Breaking: Pacific Marine Expo launches online experience for 2020 National Fisherman by Jessica Hathaway - August 31, 2020 As the pandemic continues to hamper in-person events, the organizers of Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle have decided to cancel the 2020 trade show at Century Link Field Event Center. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/breaking-pacific-marine-expo-launches-online-experience-for-2020
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