West Coast News Release: Coast Guard Pacific Area hosts North Pacific Coast Guard Forum Summit U.S. Coast Guard - September 17, 2021 ALAMEDA, Calif. – The commander of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area, an Alameda-based unit that oversees U.S. Coast Guard activities from the U.S. western states to Asia and from the Arctic to Antarctica, hosted an annual forum summit with coast guard counterparts from five countries Tuesday through Thursday. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2f22165 National US Senate approves drift gillnet ban again Seafood Source by Steve Bittenbender - September 21, 2021 A bill banning large drift gillnets from being used in federal waters has unanimously been approved in the U.S. Senate. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/us-senate-approves-drift-gillnet-ban-again Environment/Science Valuable crab populations are in a ‘very scary’ decline in warming Bering Sea Seattle Times by Hal Bernton - September 21, 2021 Federal biologist Erin Fedewa boarded a research vessel in June in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, and journeyed to a swath of the Bering Sea that typically yields an abundance of young snow crab in annual surveys. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/valuable-crab-populations-crash-in-a-warming-bering-sea/ FYI’s September 2021 PFMC decision document online Pacific Fishery Management Council - September 21, 2021 The following was released by the Pacific Fishery Management Council: The Pacific Fishery Management Council met September 9-11, and 13-15, 2021 via RingCentral webinar. The September 2021 Council Meeting Decision Document contains the highlights of significant decisions made during that meeting. Results of agenda items that do not reach a level of highlight significance are typically not described in the decision document. https://www.savingseafood.org/news/council-actions/september-2021-pfmc-decision-document-online/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SavingSeafoodRss+%28Saving+Seafood%29
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