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Friday, April 26, 2024

Alaska Report portrays mixed picture of Alaska’s huge seafood industry Size is a strength, and the economic value of the industry rose in 2021 and 2022, but employment is declining and recent price collapses are worrisome, the report says Alaska Beacon by Yereth Rosen - April 26, 2024 The Alaska seafood industry remains an economic juggernaut, but it is under strain from forces outside of the state’s control, according to a new report commissioned by the state’s seafood marketing agency. https://alaskabeacon.com/2024/04/26/report-portrays-mixed-picture-of-alaskas-huge-seafood-industry/ What Happened to All the Alaska Snow Crabs? NOAA Fisheries - April 25, 2024 A few years ago, snow crab populations in Alaska collapsed. Hear how NOAA biologists solved the mystery of what happened to them.Dive In with NOAA Fisheries |In October 2022, the Bering Sea snow crab season was canceled for the first time in U.S. history. Snow crab populations crashed unexpectedly and officials had no choice but to close the fishery. The next year, it happened again. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/podcast/what-happened-all-alaska-snow-crabs New analysis of high seas salmon surveys compiles decades of data Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - April 25, 2024 A new analysis integrating international salmon studies from the North Pacific Ocean, that date back to the 1950s, is giving fisheries researchers new insight on salmon and their tolerances of varied ocean temperatures. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2024/04/25/new-analysis-of-high-seas-salmon-surveys-compiles-decades-of-data/ Silver Bay Seafoods finalizes acquisition of Trident Seafood’s Ketchikan operation KRBD by Jack Darrell - April 25, 2024 Trident Seafood’s Ketchikan processing plant has officially changed hands. It was announced last month that Sitka-based Silver Bay Seafoods would be acquiring the plant the seafood processing giant, Trident, put up for sale late last year.   https://www.krbd.org/2024/04/25/silver-bay-seafoods-finalizes-acquisition-of-trident-seafoods-ketchikan-operation/ Environment/Science New Alaska research projects focus on climate change, mercury and workforce development Alaska Beacon by Yerth Rosen - April 25, 2024  Four new research projects selected for funding in a University of Alaska Anchorage program will address some of the most pressing problems facing the state: climate change, marine ecosystem health and losses in the labor force. https://alaskabeacon.com/briefs/new-alaska-research-projects-focus-on-climate-change-mercury-and-workforce-development/ New UAF Analysis Offers Insight Into Salmon at Sea Fishermen's News - April 24, 2024 A new analysis of multiple international high seas salmon surveys, led by the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), is building on an extensive body of work on the marine component of the salmon life cycle, the university announced April 15. https://fishermensnews.com/new-uaf-analysis-offers-insight-into-salmon-at-sea/ Federal Register IB 24-21: NMFS Opens Directed Fishing for Sablefish by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands NOAA Fisheries - April 24, 2024  The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is opening directed fishing for non-individual fishing quota (IFQ) sablefish by vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea subarea and the Aleutian Islands subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI), effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, May 1, 2024, according to Jonathan M. Kurland, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.   https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/bulletin/ib-24-21-nmfs-opens-directed-fishing-sablefish-vessels-using-trawl-gear-bering-sea-and

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