Fish Factor: Demand for snow crab is ‘insatiable’
Cordova Times by Laine Welch - April 22, 2021
“Insatiable” is the word being used to describe the demand for snow crab as the world’s largest fishery got underway on April 5 in Eastern Canada. And while more snow crab will be available this year, buyers expect a tight supply.
New report attempts to quantify Bristol Bay's subsistence salmon with a look at protein replacement
KDLG by Tyler Thompson - April 22, 2021
A third of the state’s subsistence salmon harvest was caught in Bristol Bay in 2017. That’s according to a new report from the McKinley Research Group. The subsistence economy is critical to Bristol Bay’s culture, and it’s the oldest and most continuous use of salmon.
Seawatch: Vaccinated seafood workers can skip quarantine
Dillingham sets new rules exempting visiting seafood workers from quarantine if vaccinated.
Homer News by Cristy Fry - April 22, 2021
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck last year, some were calling for the state to shut down the Bristol Bay salmon season to avoid bringing thousands of workers from out of state into the small community of Dillingham to keep from overwhelming the limited health care system.
Collaboration Offers the Best Hope for Lasting Puget Sound Salmon Solution
Recovering salmon populations takes habitat, hard work, and partnerships.
NOAA Fisheries by Barry Thom - April 19, 2021
Tidal wetlands in the Nisqually River Basin, where restored habitat fosters growth of juvenile salmon and steelhead on their way to the ocean.
Warming waters pose starvation risk to cod larvae
Timing of first feeding, production of zooplankton prey are key to survival
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - April 22, 2021
Warming waters in the southeast Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska ecosystems can boost the metabolic demand for food of young Pacific cod. But what if, due to warming ocean waters, there is no prey to be found?
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing Plan
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/21/2021
This final rule implements the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for the International Pacific Halibut Commission's regulatory Area 2A off of Washington, Oregon, and California. In addition, this final rule implements management measures governing the 2021 recreational fisheries that are not implemented through the International Pacific Halibut Commission. These measures include the recreational fishery seasons, allocations, and management measures for Area 2A. These actions are intended to conserve Pacific halibut and provide angler opportunity where available.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/22/2021
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Bering Sea Fishery Ecosystem Plan Climate Change Taskforce will meet May 10, 2021 and May 13, 2021.
Biden taps ocean scientist Rick Spinrad to run NOAA
New climate nominees include Montanan Tracy Stone-Manning, picked to lead the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management
Washington Post Jason Samenow and Juliet Eilperin - April 22, 2021
President Biden has picked Rick Spinrad, an oceanographer with decades of science and policy experience, to run National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the government’s leading agency for weather, climate and ocean science.
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