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Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Alaska Application open for those affected by 2019 & 2020 crab fisheries disasters in Alaska KUCB by Davis Hovey - June 24, 2024 Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers Executive Director Jamie Goen said the vast majority of that funding, $12,948,148, will go to the Bering Sea Tanner crab fishery. https://www.kucb.org/industry/2024-06-24/application-open-for-those-affected-by-2019-2020-crab-fisheries-disasters-in-alaska Copper River setting pace in Prince William Sound harvests National Fisherman - June 25, 2024 Commercial harvesters on the Copper River were into a 36-hour opener on June 17, as estimated catches through Saturday, June 15, showed an increase in sockeyes harvested and a decline in Chinooks over the same week in 2023. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/alaska/copper-river-setting-pace-in-prince-william-sound-harvests Market factors a "perfect storm" for Alaska's seafood industry, says Undercurrent's Kirsten Dobroth KDLG by Jessie Sheldon - June 25, 2024 It’s been a really interesting time for the Bristol Bay Sockeye Fishery. The 2022 season brought the highest number of fish to Bristol Bay ever, with a 79 million fish run. The following 2023 season then brought some of the lowest prices ever seen for sockeye. And this year, even though there’s a more average run size forecasted and higher prices, the processor scene is changing significantly, with Peter Pan seafoods going into receivership this spring, and a new floating processor in the bay–Northline Seafoods. https://www.kdlg.org/news/2024-06-25/market-factors-a-perfect-storm-for-alaskas-seafood-industry-says-undercurrents-kirsten-dobroth Many salmon runs expected to be fairly good this year KFSK by Hannah Flor - June 25, 2024 As commercial salmon fishing gets under way in Southeast Alaska, projections for salmon returns are up. Troy Thynes is the regional finfish coordinator for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. He said as with any forecast, this one is only good until the fish start returning. https://www.kfsk.org/2024/06/25/many-salmon-runs-expected-to-be-fairly-good-this-year/ NOAA Fisheries Issues Final Rule Implementing Pacific Whiting Fishery Fishermen's New - June 26, 2024 Federal fisheries officials have implemented the domestic 2024 harvest specifications for Pacific whiting fisheries off the coasts of Washington, Oregon and California, including the 2024 Tribal allocation for the Pacific whiting fishery, the non-tribal sector allocations, and a set-aside for incidental mortality in research activities and non-groundfish fisheries. https://fishermensnews.com/noaa-fisheries-issues-final-rule-implementing-pacific-whiting-fishery/ Report identifies opportunities restoring access to SE Alaska fisheries Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - June 25, 2024 A new report compiled by the Alaska Sustainable Fisheries Trust (ASFT) in Sitka finds that Southeast Alaska communities are losing access to fisheries, but also identifies opportunities for implementing new ways to restore such access for the region. https://thecordovatimes.com/2024/06/25/report-identifies-opportunities-restoring-access-to-se-alaska-fisheries/

National FDA-backed report: US women, children not eating enough seafood “[The report] is a significant one that clearly highlights the amount of fish women and children eat falls well below [U.S.] recommendations,” Seafood Source by Christine Blank - June 25, 2024 More must be done to boost consumption in alignment with seafood consumption amounts recommended in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), according to a report issued by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, a nonprofit institution that provides information to help inform public opinion and shape public policy. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/food-safety-health/us-government-report-highlights-need-to-boost-seafood-consumption-among-women-children International Sonar Monitoring on Seafloor Shows Pollock Traveling Between U.S., Russia EEZsFishermen's News - June 26, 2024 A new federal fisheries study released June 20 shows that substantial numbers of pollock travel seasonally between the two U.S. and Russian exclusive economic zones (EEZ). https://fishermensnews.com/sonar-monitoring-on-seafloor-shows-pollock-traveling-between-u-s-russia-eezs/ Federal Register Pacific Halibut Fisheries of the West Coast; 2024 Catch Sharing Plan; Inseason Action A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 06/26/2024 NMFS announces inseason action for the Oregon Central Coast subarea in the Pacific halibut recreational fishery in the International Pacific Halibut Commission's (IPHC) regulatory Area 2A. Specifically, this action announces that the Oregon Central Coast subarea's spring all-depth fishery will be open 7 days per week from July 1 through July 31. This action is intended to provide opportunity for anglers to achieve the catch limit in the Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) 2024 Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2024/06/26/2024-13985/pacific-halibut-fisheries-of-the-west-coast-2024-catch-sharing-plan-inseason-action

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