Monday, October 8, 2018

October 8, 2018

Alaska/Pacific Coast
Chignik salmon fisheries made $3000 between six permits in 2018
The exvessel value per permit has been over $100,000 for the past 10 years in the Chignik Management Area. This year, the entire fishery brought in $3000, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's season summary.
KDLG By Avery Lill - October 6, 2018
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released its summary of the 2018 Chignik salmon season this week. The Board of Fish already declared the sockeye salmon fishery a disaster in early July. Then the governor declared it an economic disaster in August. This report from Fish and Game confirms that the entire fishery only brought about $3000 dollars between the six permit holders who fished. KDLG’s Avery Lill has more.

Labeling and Marketing
October is Alaska Seafood Month
Cordova Times - October 5, 2018
Gov. Bill Walker has declared October as Alaska Seafood Month, and Oct. 25 as Commercial Fishing Day.

Retailers rolling out promotions for National Seafood Month
Seafood Source by Christine Blank - October 5, 2018
Seafood and wine retail merchandising, menu specials, and distributors featuring local seafood are among the top promotions running during National Seafood Month in the United States in October.

Federal Register
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2017-2018 Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Inseason Adjustments
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/09/2018
This final rule announces routine inseason adjustments to management measures in commercial groundfish fisheries. This action, which is authorized by the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan, is intended to allow commercial fishing vessels to access more abundant groundfish stocks while protecting overfished and depleted stocks.

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Region Amendment 80 Permits and Reports
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/09/2018
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

PWSRCAC hosts response training in Whittier
Whittier responds come aboard cruise vessel to observe exercises
Cordova Times - October 4, 2018
For the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council oil spill response training at Whittier is a community event.


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