Bristol Bay Fishermen Donate Salmon To Yukon River Villages
KYUK by Olivia Ebertz - July 23, 2021
Around 10,000 pounds of Bristol Bay chum and Chinook salmon are scheduled to arrive in a Lower Yukon River hub on July 23. The fish will then be distributed to surrounding villages. The donation is in response to a lack of subsistence salmon fishing on the Yukon River this summer, following record low salmon runs and tight fishing restrictions.
Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 21, 2021
Bristol Bay’s 2021 run is the largest on record, at 63.2 million fish. So far, 2021’s total has outplaced the 2018 record by about 300,000 fish. In all, 24.55 million salmon have escaped in rivers across the bay -- the third-largest escapement since Fish and Game started counting in 1952.
KDLG by Brian Venua - July 21, 2021
Bristol Bay's sockeye run of 63.2 million is the largest on record
Bristol Bay’s 2021 sockeye run is the largest on record; 63.2 million fish have returned to the bay, breaking the 2018 record of 62.9 million.
Low-Fat Diet Possible Culprit in Poor Survival of Young Pollock Born 2013
A case study of Alaska pollock born in 2013 provides valuable insight on how diet and habitat influence survival of this commercially valuable fish.
NOAA Fisheries - July 20, 2021
In summer 2013, the number of juvenile Alaska pollock in the Gulf of Alaska was the largest on record by far. A year later, those fish were mostly gone.
Central Gulf of Alaska Marine Heatwave Watch
Sea surface temperature conditions in the Central Gulf of Alaska have dropped and have remained below mean temperatures since June 23.
NOAA Fisheries - July 15, 2021
These sea surface temperatures are the lowest experienced in the past 7 years, since before the severe marine heatwave which struck this region in 2014-2016. In the Central GOA there appears to be a split with average sea surface temperatures or above to the west of Kodiak Island and cooler than average to the east of Kodiak Island.
Fishermen as scientists? A new app gathers climate observations from fishermen at sea
KDLG by Stephanie Maltarich - July 20, 2021
Fishermen have observed changes in ocean ecosystems for years. But, there was no one place to record those observations. This summer, a new mobile app will gather observations from commercial fishermen on the water to bridge the gap between what they see, and what scientists need to know.
Labeling and Marketing
3MMI - Salmon Market Conditions: Sockeye Up & Chum Down
TradexFoods - July 19, 2021
With the Bristol Bay Sockeye harvest hitting its historical week 28 peak in Alaska last week, Pacific Salmon continue to be in a state of decline. Chum are also seeing a devastating run yet again, with predictions being their harvest well below the five-year average. Our Recommendation is to secure new season Salmon inventories as they become available, or you may lose out.
2021 Species Recovery Grant Awardees Announced
NOAA Fisheries - July 21, 2021
NOAA Fisheries just announced $6.3 million in funding for 9 new projects and the continuation of 19 multi-year projects under the 2021 Species Recovery Grant Program. From these funds:
National Seafood Council launches scholarship program
Seafood Source by Christine Blank - July 20, 2021
The National Seafood Council Task Force launched a scholarship program in order to engage more small- and medium-sized seafood businesses in participating in developing a national seafood marketing and education program.
MSC announces two new director appointments for North America
Seafood Source by Madelyn Kearns - July 21, 2021
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) said it’s strengthening its presence in North America with the appointments of Erika Feller and Kurtis Hayne.
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