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Alaska Nice try, pollock: How Alaska’s most prolific fish almost won the state’s ranked choice mock election Alaska Public Media by Liz Ruskin - June 18, 2021 For a few glory-filled hours, the humble pollock was on top of the world. Or, more accurately, the fish was the frontrunner in an online mock election for favorite Alaska seafood. https://www.alaskapublic.org/2021/06/18/nice-try-pollock-how-alaskas-most-prolific-fish-almost-won-the-states-ranked-choice-mock-election/ Fearing Dismal Salmon Runs, Kwik'Pak Fisheries Pivots To Gardening KYUK by Olivia Ebertz - June 17, 2021 In recent years, the chum salmon runs on the Yukon River have been low. This year, it is too early to tell how the run will be. But with commercial fishing becoming a less reliable venture, one fishing enterprise is hoping to find stability by turning to veggies. https://www.kyuk.org/post/fearing-dismal-salmon-runs-kwikpak-fisheries-pivots-gardening Low Nushagak king run could mean more conservative management for the district The district's total king run is around 4,000. While it's still early in the season, managers say that if the numbers stay low they will implement more conservative management heading into the sockeye fishery. KDLG by Stephanie Maltarich - June 17, 2021 Fishermen in the Nushagak District may face more conservative management this season due to low king salmon returns. https://www.kdlg.org/post/low-nushagak-king-run-could-mean-more-conservative-management-district#stream/0 State Removes Permit Requirement To Fish In Section 5 Of Kuskokwim River KYUK by Greg Kim - June 17, 2021 State permits are no longer required to fish using gillnets in Subsistence Section 5 of the Kuskokwim River. Section 5 spans from the Holitna River mouth to the headwaters of the Kuskokwim, including the villages of Stony River, McGrath, and Nicolai. https://www.kyuk.org/post/state-removes-permit-requirement-fish-section-5-kuskokwim-river Environment/Science Biden’s 30×30 plan gives hope, but also uncertainy Sustainable Fisheries by Jack Cheney - June 16, 2021 On May 6th, the Biden administration released the “Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful” report that instructed NOAA to expand the National Marine Sanctuaries System, the National Estuarine Research Reserve System, to “help restore fish populations and better protect threatened and endangered species.” This report is considered the administration’s plan to meet the 30% of land and water protected by 2030 or “30 by 30” initiative put forth by executive order (E.O. 14008) in January 2021. https://sustainablefisheries-uw.org/biden-30x30-plan-hope-but-uncertainy/ FYI’s News Release: U.S. Coast Guard welcomes new vice commandant U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 06/18/2021 05:04 PM EDT WASHINGTON – Adm. Charles W. Ray was relieved as vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard by Adm. Linda L. Fagan during a military change-of-watch ceremony held Friday at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2e4807b

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