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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Alaska Earthquake may have triggered sunken fishing vessel to spill diesel off Kodiak Island KUCB by Jared Griffin - August 13, 2021 A shipwreck from decades ago has begun leaking diesel fuel off Kodiak Island. Environmental officials suspect last month’s massive earthquake could have disturbed the submerged vessel. https://kmxt.org/2021/08/earthquake-may-have-triggered-sunken-fishing-vessel-to-spill-diesel-off-kodiak-island/ 2021 Preliminary Alaska Commercial Salmon Harvest - Blue Sheet ADF&G - August 2021 The Blue Sheet reports cumulative salmon harvest during the commercial fishing season in thousands of fish. Statewide harvest estimates on this page are refreshed twice daily. Please note, inseason harvest estimates published in this report are preliminary and subject to change. Confidential catch information is not included in these cumulative totals. Questions about inseason data collection and individual estimates should be directed to the fishery area management biologists. https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=commercialbyfisherysalmon.bluesheet National USDA awards USD 10 million in Alaska pollock contracts Seafood Source by Christine Blank - August 16, 2021 The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded around USD 10 million (EUR 8.5 million) in Alaska pollock contracts to Trident Seafoods and Channel Fish Processing. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/usda-awards-usd-10-million-in-alaska-pollock-contracts Environment/Science UBC researchers map Pacific salmon habitat, finding much is lost or inaccessible The 14 salmon populations considered in the study include two that have been assessed as endangered by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, three that are considered threatened and one of "special concern." The Canadian Press by Brenna Owen - August 14, 2021 Pacific salmon can no longer access hundreds of kilometres of spawning streams or floodplain habitat after decades of urban, agricultural and resource development around British Columbia’s Lower Fraser River, a study has found. https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/ubc-researchers-map-pacific-salmon-habitat-finding-much-is-lost-or-inaccessible FYI’s NPFMC October hybrid meeting North Pacific Fishery Management Council - August 16, 2021 The following was released by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council: The NPFMC will hold meetings over the period September 30-October 15, 2021. The SSC and Advisory Panel will meet entirely via webconference, and the Council will meet via webconference on October 6th, and tentatively in person from October 10-15th, at the Egan Center in Anchorage, AK. The eAgenda, Schedule, and a list of when documents are available is now posted. Please note the SSC has a separate SSC eAgenda. More detailed information is available on our website. https://www.savingseafood.org/news/council-actions/npfmc-october-hybrid-meeting/

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