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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Wednesday, April 10, 2024


AlaskaAlaska tribal groups push for caps on salmon bycatch, while pollock industry seeks genetic, data-driven solutionsThe Alaska pollock industry continues to question the effectiveness of a chum bycatch cap.Interfish by Rachel Sapin - April 9, 2024A range of alternatives that still includes a potential "hard cap" on Alaska chum salmon bycatch for Alaska pollock trawlers is being moved forward for consideration by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC), which regulates and sets quotas for fisheries in federal waters off Alaska.*Requires Subscription Alaska roe herring season ends with 90% of quota still in water With no fisheries expected to be seen in Kodiak and Togiak for the 2024 season, Alaska's sac roe herring fishery ended with a total harvest of 13,300 short tons in Sitka Undercurrent News by Masahiko Takeuchi Editor note: The herring roe fishery in North America operates in "short" or US tons, a measure that is written in full every time it is used. Metric tons are shortened to "t" after first use. *Requires Subscription International Seafood Solutions Alliance Calls for Emphasis on Humane Working Conditions Fishermen's News - April 10, 2024 Ryan Bigelow, Director of Projects for the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions (with microphone) speaking during a panel session at the Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Summit 2023. Environment/Science Influence of Climate on Young Salmon Provides Clues to Future of World’s Largest Sockeye Run New insight on how climate drives salmon survival provides key information for sustainable management and resilient fishing communities. NOAA Fisheries - April 08, 2024 The world’s largest run of sockeye salmon begins in Bristol Bay river systems that flow into the Bering Sea. There young salmon face a crucial bottleneck: they must find good food and conditions so they can store enough fat to survive their first winter at sea. Understanding how climate drives survival during this critical life stage is key to predicting future salmon returns in a rapidly changing ecosystem. FYI’s Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/09/2024 NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from vessels using jig gear to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters (m)) length overall using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to allow the A season apportionment of the 2024 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod to be harvested.

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