Alaska Humpy deliveries jump to 23.3M fish Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - July 29, 2021 A boost in commercial deliveries of pink and coho salmon pushed the Prince William Sound preliminary harvest estimate to 27 million salmon through Tuesday, July 27, up from 20.1 million fish just a week earlier. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/07/29/humpy-deliveries-jump-to-23-3m-fish/ How could B.C. commercial salmon fishery closures affect Southeast Alaska? KSTK by Sage Smiley - July 29, 2021 This summer, Canada closed most of British Columbia’s commercial salmon fisheries. Declining stocks were to blame for the drastic conservation measures. Southeast Alaska shares coastline and transboundary rivers with B.C. — so what could this mean for the region? https://www.kstk.org/2021/07/29/how-could-b-c-commercial-salmon-fishery-closures-affect-southeast-alaska/ FISH FACTOR: Alaska crab shells displacing man-made chemicals Alaska Journal of Commerce by Laine Welch - July 27, 2021 Most people are unaware that the yarns and fabrics that make up our carpets, clothing, car seats, mattresses, even mop heads, are coated with chemicals and metals such as copper, silver and aluminum that act as fire retardants, odor preventers, antifungals and anti-microbials. https://www.alaskajournal.com/2021-07-27/fish-factor-alaska-crab-shells-displacing-man-made-chemicals Environment/Science Alaskan Scientists Continue Humpback Research as Whale Watching Industry Aims to Rebound A lack of tourism in 2020 provided researchers with an unprecedented opportunity to study humpback whales in Alaska waters during an unusually quiet time. NOAA Fisheries - July 23, 2021 Juneau, Alaska is one of the most popular whale watching tourism destinations in the world. Roughly 1.3 million tourists visited the city in 2019 via cruise ship, and more than 330,000 of those visitors participated in local whale watching trips during their port-of-call. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/alaskan-scientists-continue-humpback-research-whale-watching-industry-aims-rebound FYI’s Salmon was critical to sled dogs’ diet in 17th century Working dog teams consumed Chinook, sockeye, coho and chum Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - July 26, 2021 A University of British Columbia report based on research into ancient frozen canine feces confirms that salmon was an important part of Arctic sled dog diets at least 300 years ago. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/07/26/salmon-was-critical-to-sled-dogs-diet-in-17th-century/ Nominations for Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Ends July 29 Urner Barry by Amanda Buckle - July 28, 2021 NOAA Fisheries is seeking nominations to fill vacancies on the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, and the application deadline is tomorrow, Thursday, July 29. The Committee researches, evaluates, and provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce and NOAA on the development and implementation of agency policies that address science and regulatory programs that are critical to the mission and goals of NOAA Fisheries. They are looking for members that have experience across the wide spectrum of commercial, recreational, aquaculture and subsistence fisheries, as well as those in processing, marketing, working waterfronts and restaurants. The Committee is also looking for members who are highly qualified in marine, ecosystems or protected resources management and conservation, as well as human dimensions or social sciences associated with living marine resources. Other requirements include being able to fulfill the time commitments required for two in-person annual meetings, one to two virtual meetings, and between-meeting subcommittee work. These individuals will serve for a term of three years. Applicants may be associated with tribes and indigenous peoples, environmental organizations, academia, consumer groups, and other marine life interest groups. However, an applicant may not be a federal employee, a member of a Regional Fishery Management Council, a registered federal lobbyist, or state employee.
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