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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Alaska Alaska’s Copper River Wild Salmon Fishery Opens May 16: ADF&G Fishermen's News - May 8, 2024 Alaska’s celebrated Copper River wild salmon fishery opens on Thursday, May 16 for a 12-hour commercial drift gillnet fishing period, while waters within the expanded Chinook salmon inside closure area closed for that same period. Dutch Harbor and New Bedford named top fishing ports National Fisherman by Carli Stewart - May 6, 2024 Last month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released the top two commercial fishing ports in 2022. By volume, Dutch Harbor, Alaska, was the biggest, but by value, New Bedford, Mass was top. According to the Kodiak Daily Mirror, a staggering 613.5 million pounds of seafood across various species was landed in Dutch Harbor in 2022. This diverse range of landings paints a vivid picture of the richness and variety of the seafood industry. Over the past 20 years, Dutch… *Requires Subscription National FISHES Act Introduced to Cut Red Tape In Delivery of Disaster Funds Fishermen's News - May 8, 2024 Legislation backed by 16 members of Congress aims to expedite delivery of disaster relief following fisheries disaster declarations by cutting red tape currently complicating the approval process by federal agencies. Federal Register North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 05/08/2024 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Pacific Northwest Crab Industry Advisory Committee (PNCIAC) will meet May 22, 2024. Applications for Membership to the American Fisheries Advisory Committee A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 05/07/2024 Applications are being sought for appointment by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) for 9 membership positions to serve on the 22-member American Fisheries Advisory Committee (AFAC or Committee). Individuals selected to serve on the Committee will serve a term of three years, unless otherwise stipulated. FYI’s Loved ones gather for reading of 264 names on Fishermen’s Memorial and the Blessing of the Fleet Six names to be engraved this summer join tribute to others at sea and in fishing industry who died. Juneau Empire by Mark Sabbatini - May 4, 2024 Brett Van Alen was a commercial seiner and troller in Southeast Alaska, as well as a fisher for squid and sardines in California, who died last December aboard a boat at the age of 38, according to his father Ben. On Saturday members of Brett’s extended family gathered at the Alaska Commercial Fishermen’s Memorial for an annual ceremony where his name was announced as one of the six that will be engraved into the memorial wall this summer. In Memoriam Former Pacific Fishermen Shipyard Manager Doug Dixon Dies Fishermen's News - May 8, 2024 Longtime maritime industry figure Douglas Dixon, who was the former general manager and director of Pacific Fishermen Shipyard in Seattle, has died.

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