Thursday, October 18, 2018

October 18, 2018

Alaska/Pacific Coast

NPAFC Launches International Year of the Salmon
Fishermen's News - October 17, 2018
The North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) is planning a high seas expedition to the central Gulf of Alaska to learn more about salmon stocks in its five-member nations.
http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2018/10/npafc-launches-international-year-of.html

Alaska Fisheries Report
KMXT by Maggie Wall - October 17, 2018
The Alaska Board of Fish takes up the question of hatchery salmon.
A new video campaign shows the trickle down effects of the seafood tariffs and how tariffs hurt fishing related jobs.
http://kmxt.org/2018/10/alaska-fisheries-report-oct-18-2018/


International
Russia to Start Export Fish Sales Through Auctions in Coming Months
SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Eugene Gerden - October 16, 2018
The Russian Federal Agency for Fishery, Rosrybolovstvo, plans to establish special trading areas in the Primorye region for the export sales of domestic fish and seafood, according to recent statements by Ilya Shestakov.

The introduction of auction platforms, according to Shestakov, will make the existing sales mechanism more transparent and will allow the sales of Russian fish at fair market prices.

All the trading platforms will be equipped with modern refrigeration facilities and have special inspection compartments, which will allow buyers to see and check their products with their own eyes.

In addition to fish, the auctions will apply to other seafood and crab caught in Russian territorial waters.

According to Rosrybolovstvo, a significant part of Russian fish is currently sold for almost nothing to South Korea, Japan and other countries of the Asian Pacific, after being re-sold at local auctions at significantly higher prices.

The Russian government has not ruled out the possibility of mandatory sales of certain types of fish and seafood through auctions.

According to Shestakov, these platforms may be established during the next 10 to 12 months.

In the meantime, according to some Russian experts, the introduction of such auctions will face with fierce resistance of the Russian fish mafia, as this may result in a significant drop in their illegal profits.
https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1119929/Russia-to-Start-Export-Fish-Sales-Through-Auctions-in-Coming-Months


Environment/Science
Researchers tackle data gaps in ocean acidification impacts
Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl - October 17, 2018
SEWARD — Increasingly acidic oceans are expected to affect marine species on which fishermen of all stripes rely. One of the things that’s not known is how it’s exactly going to affect each individual species, particularly in Alaska.
http://www.alaskajournal.com/2018-10-17/researchers-tackle-data-gaps-ocean-acidification-impacts#.W8igD1JRefU

As Arctic Sea Ice Declines, Phytoplankton Spreads North
Fishermen's News - October 17, 2018
A study released by the American Geophysical Union confirms that as Arctic sea ice declines phytoplankton blooms are expanding northward into ice-free waters. The big question is how this expansion will impact marine ecosystems in coming years.
http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2018/10/as-arctic-sea-ice-declines.html


Labeling and Marketing
Status of Salmon Fisheries and Progress of ASMI Programs Meetings
Fishermen's News - October 17, 2018
Two upcoming meetings of interest to commercial fishermen were announced yesterday in Alaska, one of the status of salmon stocks and the other on the progress of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) projects.
http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2018/10/status-of-salmon-fisheries-and-progress.html

 

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