Alaska Gillnetters hit the Togiak herring fishing grounds for the first time this season Gillnetters normally fish along the bluffs in Kulukak, but since wind is in the forecast today, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game provided more options for the fleet. KDLG by Isabelle Ross - May 7, 2021 Gillnetters arrived on the grounds of the Togiak herring fishery today. They can fish from Picnic Beach, on the east side of Kulukak Bay, and around Right Hand Point up to around Nunavachak Bay. https://www.kdlg.org/post/gillnetters-hit-togiak-herring-fishing-grounds-first-time-season Alaska House approves restoring funding to Wrangell’s Fish & Game office KSTK by Sage Smiley - May 7, 2021 House lawmakers have added money to the budget to reopen the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s office in Wrangell that’s been closed since last year. But it’s uncertain whether the funds will be vetoed again by the governor. https://www.kstk.org/2021/05/07/alaska-house-approves-restoring-funding-to-wrangells-fish-game-office/ National Biden administration details plans to conserve 30% of US land and water by 2030 CNN by Liz Stark - May 7, 2021 The Biden administration on Thursday outlined in a new report how it aims to achieve its goal of conserving 30% of America's lands and waters by 2030. https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/06/politics/conservation-plans-biden-administration/index.html FYI’s PFMC Groundfish Management Team to hold online meeting June 10, 2021 Pacific Fishery Management Council - May 7, 2021 The following was released by the Pacific Fishery Management Council: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a webinar meeting of its Groundfish Management Team (GMT) to discuss items on the Pacific Council’s June 2021 meeting agenda. This meeting is open to the public. The online meeting will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. The scheduled ending time for this GMT meeting is an estimate, the meeting will adjourn when business for the day is completed. https://www.savingseafood.org/news/council-actions/pfmc-groundfish-management-team-to-hold-online-meeting-june-10-2021/ Econ 919 — Sustainable Salmon Fund KDLL by Sabine Poux - May 7, 2021 Alaska sets aside money each year for projects that contribute to healthy salmon stocks and habitats. The Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fund is the state’s share of a federal program geared toward protecting Pacific salmon populations. The fund is also distributed between five other states and tribal partners. https://www.kdll.org/post/econ-919-sustainable-salmon-fund#stream/0
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