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Friday, March 26, 2021

Alaska Tanner crab fishery ends due to declining CPUE Cordova Times - March 25, 2021 A commissioner’s permit fishery for Tanner crab in Prince William Sound closed on Saturday, March 20, to avoid localized depletion, after state fisheries officials noted a decreasing catch per unit effort of legal crab per pot. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/03/25/tanner-crab-fishery-ends-due-to-declining-cpue/ With Fishing Slowed By Pandemic, Bering Sea Crabbers Push For Extended Season KUCB by Hope McKenney - March 25, 2021 A group of Bering Sea crabbers say the pandemic has slowed their fishing season, and they want more time to catch their quota before the state shuts down their season next week. But the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has denied their request for an extension, citing low population numbers and an upcoming mating season. https://www.kucb.org/post/fishing-slowed-pandemic-bering-sea-crabbers-push-extended-season City Officials Remove Passenger Limits In Taxis, Clarify Traveler Quarantine For Vaccinated People KUCB by Hope McKenney - March 24, 2021 Unalaska city officials have eased some of the island's health mandates designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, based on updated CDC and state guidance. https://www.kucb.org/post/city-officials-remove-passenger-limits-taxis-clarify-traveler-quarantine-vaccinated-people#stream/0 West Coast State discloses virus outbreak at Pacific Seafood in Warrenton Eight cases linked to plant The Astorian by Nicole Bales - March 24, 2021 An outbreak at Pacific Seafood in Warrenton is tied to eight coronavirus cases. https://www.dailyastorian.com/coronavirus/state-discloses-virus-outbreak-at-pacific-seafood-in-warrenton/article_e9a90616-8cf4-11eb-bf4e-979baea21a88.html Politics Legislative Update: Fisheries Committee is hard at work Cordova Times by Rep. Louise Stutes - March 25, 2021 Dear Friends and Neighbors, I hope this finds you well and in good spirits. I wanted to provide a short legislative update on recent work by the House Fisheries and Transportation Committees, as well as the Alaska Marine Highway System’s budget. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/03/25/legislative-update-fisheries-committee-is-hard-at-work/ National Meeting surging retail demand for seafood Supermarket Perimeter by Andy Nelson - March 26, 2021 KANSAS CITY - We recently sat down (virtually) with Megan Rider, domestic marketing director for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI), to get the pulse of the retail grocery seafood market. https://www.supermarketperimeter.com/articles/6414-meeting-surging-retail-demand-for-seafood Environment/Science Gulf of Alaska Climate Integrated Modeling Socioeconomics—from Climate to Communities Economists and social scientists are examining fleet dynamics, community impacts, and adaptation potential in Gulf of Alaska fishing communities associated with Climate Change. NOAA Fisheries - March 23, 2021 There are three fundamental questions to understand how climate change will impact the Gulf of Alaska social-ecological system https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/alaska/socioeconomics/gulf-alaska-climate-integrated-modeling-socioeconomics-climate-communities GOA is slow to return to pre-heat-wave status Whether full recovery of the Gulf of Alaska ecosystem will occur is still unknown Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - March 25, 2021 A heat wave that impacted the marine food web of the Gulf of Alaska in 2014 officially ended in 2016, but federal fisheries scientists still don’t know if that ecosystem will revert to pre-heat-wave conditions. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/03/25/goa-is-slow-to-return-to-pre-heat-wave-status/

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