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Thursday, October 29, 2020

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Alaska

Fishermen and crew will benefit from city's recovery grant program KBBI by Jay Barrett - October 28, 2020 The Homer City Council on Monday night passed its latest emergency recovery grant program, this one aimed at fishermen, predictably named “FERG.” It’s stocked with $1.3 million in federal CARES Act money funneled to the city through the state of Alaska in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. https://www.kbbi.org/post/fishermen-and-crew-will-benefit-citys-recovery-grant-program Federal, State Meeting Will Take Up Salmon Management in Cook Inlet EEZ Fishermen's News - October 28, 2020 Alternatives for salmon fishery management in the exclusive economic zone of Cook Inlet will be on the table when the Alaska Board of Fisheries and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council convene a Joint Protocol Committee meeting in a web conference on Thursday, Nov.5. http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2020/10/federal-state-meeting-will-take-up.html UFA Wants Alaska’s CARES Act $50M Funds Limited to Alaska Resident Fishermen Fishermen's News - October 28, 2020 United Fishermen of Alaska is voicing strong objections to the state’s draft CARES Act Funding Plan over the percentage of that $50 million proposed to go to commercial and sport fishing charter entities and the exclusion of the state’s private non-profit salmon hatcheries. http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2020/10/ufa-wants-alaskas-cares-act-50m-funds.html Environment/Science Study Shows Pollock Stocks are Mixing More Due to Changing Ocean Conditions and Weather Patterns With the loss of the cold water barrier in 2017-2019, historically present in the Bering Sea in summer months, young and adult pollock are spreading out and moving north. NOAA Fisheries - October 26, 2020 The Bering Sea cold pool, a bottom water mass that is < 0-2o C resulting when winter sea ice recedes affects fish movement. Warmer water temperatures and reduced sea ice in recent years resulted in shrinkage of the cold pool. Figure: NOAA Fisheries. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/study-shows-pollock-stocks-are-mixing-more-due-changing-ocean-conditions-and-weather FYI’s ASMI’s All Hands On Deck Conference Goes Virtual Fishermen's News - October 28, 2020 The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s annual All Hands On Deck conference will go virtual this year from Tuesday, Nov. 10 through Friday, Nov. 13. http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2020/10/asmis-all-hands-on-deck-conference-goes.html Flashback Friday — October 1990 — Halibut • Pollock • Squid • Lobster National Fishermen Jessica Hathaway - October 22, 2020 Hauling halibut over the side of the longline schooner Polaris. NF Cover December 1990 On the cover: Hauling halibut over the side of the longline schooner Polaris. NF Highliner Jimmy Ruhle partners with the Ruggiero brothers of Newark, N.J., to convert the 120-foot Ranger from a trawler to a Mid-Atlantic squid boat. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/national-international/flashback-friday-october-1990

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