Alaska Fish Factor: Projected overall salmon harvest is for 190M fish Cordova Times by Laine Welch - June 10, 2021 Eager buyers are awaiting Alaska salmon from fisheries that are opening almost daily across the state and it’s easy to track catches and market trends for every region. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/06/10/fish-factor-projected-overall-salmon-harvest-is-for-190m-fish/ Copper River salmon fishery reopens Renner: Fleet should have been employed to test the run Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - June 10, 2021 Commercial harvesters of the famed Copper River salmon were back in business on Wednesday, June 9, after state biologists tracking the sonar count saw a significant boost in the number of sockeye salmon heading upstream. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/06/10/copper-river-salmon-fishery-reopens/ Alaska Seafood leads the way in sustainability The Caterer - June 9, 2021 Sponsored article: Alaska is well-known for its snow-covered mountains, diverse wildlife, ageless glaciers and exceptionally green summertimes, but the state is also a world-class model for sustainability. https://www.thecaterer.com/products/food-drink/sponsored-alaska-seafood-sustainability Environment/Science Proposed conservation plans could affect Alaska mine project AP News by Becky Bohrer - June 8, 2021 JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An agreement announced Tuesday between an Alaska Native village corporation and conservationists would restrict development on lands in the Bristol Bay region where a mine developer has proposed a road, a move that could create another obstacle for the proposed Pebble Mine. https://apnews.com/article/alaska-government-and-politics-environment-and-nature-business-119b29791535600c19cdb6d0da5a561b Near-real time temperatures from the Bering Sea Bottom Trawl Survey As in past years, NOAA Fisheries scientists are providing information on ocean temperatures provided during the Eastern Bering Sea and Northern Bering Sea Bottom Trawl Surveys in 2021. NOAA Fisheries - June 2, 2021 During this year's Eastern Bering Sea and Northern Bering Sea Bottom Trawl Surveys we are collecting and sharing near-real time temperature data from the ocean seafloor. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/alaska/science-data/near-real-time-temperatures-bering-sea-bottom-trawl-survey Opinion Opinion: Sustaining Alaska’s fisheries through nonprofit hatcheries You don’t need me to tell you that fishing is central to Alaskan life… Peninsula Clarion by Matt Alward - June 9, 2021 You don’t need me to tell you that fishing is central to Alaskan life — as an economic driver, cultural touchstone, and recreational centerpiece. From commercial businesses to subsistence harvest to sport charters, fisheries have always played a significant role in the lives of Alaskans across the state, and we hope to continue that tradition for generations to come. Alaska’s fish stocks are a renewable resource that can support sustained fisheries well into the future—but only if properly managed. Hatcheries are vital to ensuring long-term sustainable harvests for all user groups, in years of both abundance and low returns, in Alaska. https://www.peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/opinion-sustaining-alaskas-fisheries-through-nonrofit-hatcheries/ FYI’s American Seafoods Hires Chris Oliver as Regulatory Special Advisor SeafoodNews.com by Peggy Parker - June 10, 2021 After a long and impressive career in public service, former head of NOAA Fisheries Chris Oliver has entered the private sector. Earlier this week, Seattle-based American Seafoods, the world’s largest at-sea processor of Wild Alaska Pollock, announced the hiring of Oliver as Special Advisor on Government Affairs. “We’re thrilled to have Chris and his deep national and international fisheries experience on our team,” said Mikel Durham, American Seafoods CEO. “He’s a sector authority, and his position here underscores our commitment to environmentally sound, sustainable, and productive fishery policies and guiding principles not just for American Seafoods, but also for U.S. fisheries management as a whole.” Almost exactly four years ago, Oliver was appointed by former President Trump as Assistant Administrator of for Fisheries at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In that capacity Oliver was responsible for commercial and recreational fisheries and for protected species throughout the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). He oversaw 3,100 federal employees and 1,100 contractors, five regional offices, seven science centers, and 14 satellite laboratories across the U.S. Prior to his service in Washington, D.C., Oliver was the executive director of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council for 16 years, and deputy prior to that. Oliver brings his extensive experience among fisheries policy makers and understanding of the regulatory process to his new position. American Seafoods is a leading producer in the Bering Sea and North Pacific, targeting pollock, Pacific cod, Pacific hake (whiting) and yellowfin sole. Their six at-sea processing vessels produce up to 150 mt of seafood daily. Company-owned vessels are American Dynasty, American Triumph, Katie Ann, Northern Eagle, Northern Jaeger, and Ocean Rover. Together, they employ approximately 800 crew and processors. https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1200937/American-Seafoods-Hires-Chris-Oliver-as-Regulatory-Special-Advisor
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