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Monday, April 1, 2024

Monday, April 1, 2024


Alaska Alaska Legislature boosts allowable payments from fund that covers fishers’ crew medical costsAlaska Beacon by Yereth Rosen - March 29, 2024 Maximum payouts from a fund that covers medical costs of injured seafood harvesters would be boosted under a bill that won final passage in the Alaska Legislature on Thursday. Federal judge sides with Biden administration, rejects Alaska bids to expand Kuskokwim fishing A federal judge has settled a dispute that began in 2021, when the Dunleavy administration tried to expand salmon fishing opportunities beyond those offered by the federal government Alaska Beacon by Nathaniel Herz, Northern Journal - March 30, 2024 The Biden administration has won a closely watched lawsuit against the state of Alaska that validates the federal government’s authority to limit fishing for the dwindling populations of salmon on Southwest Alaska’s Kuskokwim River. Thousands of stranded herring expected to be left in the water during Kodiak’s sac roe fishery, fishers call for change KMXT by Davis Hovey - March 29, 2024  Kodiak’s herring sac roe fishery opens April 1 at 9:00 a.m. with another year of massive harvest levels. But because of continued market problems, few local fishermen are expected to participate and a surplus of fish could be left in the water. NOAA invests $1.5 million into researching harmful algal blooms in Kodiak KMXT by Brian Venua - March 29, 2024  There’s a new partnership to monitor Kodiak Island beaches for harmful algal blooms, which spread marine toxins like Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning. Academic, federal, and tribal entities are working to better understand which waters are most susceptible to the toxins. International Russia's 2024 seafood catch to-date over 2 percent higher than 2023

Seafood Source by Chris Chase - March 28, 2024 Russia’s catch across its fisheries is averaging ahead of 2023's numbers.Russia’s Federal Fishery Agency (Rosrybolovstvo) is reporting fishermen have, as of 28 March, caught 1.38 million metric tons (MT) across multiple species – 2.3 percent ahead of 2023.*Requires Subscription Federal Register Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2023-2024 Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Inseason Adjustments A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/01/2024 This final rule announces routine inseason adjustments to management measures in commercial and recreational groundfish fisheries. This action is intended to allow fishing vessels to access more abundant groundfish stocks while protecting rebuilding stocks.

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