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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Alaska Humpy surge boosts Prince William Sound harvest to 54.3M Pink salmon harvests way up for PWS, Southeast Alaska Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - August 25, 2021 Pink salmon harvests year-to-date are up by 40-41% in Prince William Sound and Southeast Alaska compared to 2019, a welcome boon for both seiners and bears in those regions. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/08/25/humpy-surge-boosts-prince-william-sound-harvest-to-54-3m/ Final action set for BSAI P-cod trawl catcher plan Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - August 25, 2021 Final action on a Bering Sea/Aleutian Island Pacific cod trawl catcher vessel plan that may including quota share allocations to harvesters and processors is on the agenda for the fall meeting of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/08/25/final-action-set-for-bsai-p-cod-trawl-catcher-plan/ Environment/Science The Carbon Footprint Of The Foods We Eat Does Matter For Our Future Forbes by Phil Lempert - August 25, 2021 Earlier this month the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published one of the most comprehensive reports based on the analysis of more than 14,000 scientific studies warning that unless change happens quickly the world is headed for further climate disruptions for centuries to come. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement following the release of the report that it is a “code red for humanity”. https://www.forbes.com/sites/phillempert/2021/08/25/the-carbon-footprint-of-the-foods-we-eat-does-matter-for-our-future/?sh=61d9b834652e Federal Register North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/26/2021 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Crab Plan Team will meet September 13, 2021, through September 17, 2021 and on September 24, 2021. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/08/26/2021-18410/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Groundfish Fishery by Non-Rockfish Program Catcher Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Western and Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/26/2021 NMFS is opening directed fishing for groundfish, other than pollock, by non-Rockfish Program catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Western and Central Regulatory Areas of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to fully use the 2021 groundfish total allowable catch available for non-Rockfish Program catcher vessels directed fishing for groundfish, other than pollock, using trawl gear in the Western and Central Regulatory Areas of the GOA. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/08/26/2021-18371/fisheries-of-the-economic-exclusive-zone-off-alaska-groundfish-fishery-by-non-rockfish-program

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