Alaska Catch falls short in first Southeast troll opening KFSK by Joe Viechnicki - August 5, 2021 Southeast’s commercial troll catch of king salmon fell short of its target in the first summer opening in July. The fleet gets another shot at those chinook in a second fishing period starting Friday, August 13. https://www.kfsk.org/2021/08/05/catch-falls-short-in-first-southeast-troll-opening/ Alaska Fisheries Report August 5th KMXT by Dylan Simard - August 5, 2021 In which Terry learns a great many things about Sablefish, as well as the ballad of the Wild Alaskan. https://kmxt.org/2021/08/alaska-fisheries-report-august-5th/ The Pacific Council News Reporting on the June Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting Marine Planning Committee formed, Staffing changes and advisory body membership , Council to host CCC Meeting in October, Salmon , Groundfish, Habitat, Current legislation, Coastal Pelagic Species https://mailchi.mp/noaa/pacific-council-news-spring-702176?e=8c33a9b552 Environment/Science Meet one of Bristol Bay’s salmon counters who tallied sockeye during the biggest run on record KDLG by Stephanie Maltarich - August 5, 2021 This summer, Sooz Green packed her bags to travel north from New Mexico to Bristol Bay, where she became one of three tower counters on the Wood River. https://www.alaskapublic.org/2021/08/05/meet-one-of-bristol-bays-salmon-counters-who-tallied-sockeye-during-the-biggest-run-on-record/ Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Blackspotted and Rougheye Rockfish in the Central Aleutian and Western Aleutian Districts of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/05/2021 NMFS is prohibiting retention of blackspotted and rougheye rockfish in the Central Aleutian and Western Aleutian districts (CAI/WAI) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary because the 2021 blackspotted and rougheye rockfish total allowable catch (TAC) in the CAI/WAI of the BSAI has been reached. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/08/05/2021-16736/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-blackspotted-and-rougheye-rockfish-in-the Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/06/2021 The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit application submitted by the Coonamessett Farm Foundation contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed Exempted Fishing Permits. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/08/06/2021-16787/magnuson-stevens-act-provisions-general-provisions-for-domestic-fisheries-application-for-exempted FYI’s National Maritime Center Offers Updates on Training Courses, Programs Fishermen's News - August 4, 2021 Officials with the National Maritime Center say the last automatic course and program extensions, based on the COVID-19 pandemic, expired on June 30 and Marine Training Providers should address the need for individual extensions by emailing NMCCourses@uscg.mil. http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2021/08/national-maritime-center-offers-updates.html A Research Vessel Found SpongeBob Look-Alikes A Mile Under The Ocean's Surface NPR by Laurel Wamsley - July 31, 2021 An ocean expedition exploring more than a mile under the surface of the Atlantic captured a startlingly silly sight this week: a sponge that looked very much like SpongeBob SquarePants. https://www.npr.org/2021/07/31/1022837166/real-life-spongebob-squarepants-noaa-expedition
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