Tuesday, October 23, 2018

October 23, 2018

Alaska/Pacific Coast
Alaska Salmon Stakeholders Divided on Ballot Initiative
Alaska salmon stakeholders are split on a ballot initiative that aims to strengthen state law protecting salmon habitat.
US News by Associated Press - October 19, 2018
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska salmon stakeholders are split on a ballot initiative that aims to strengthen state law protecting salmon habitat.
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/alaska/articles/2018-10-19/alaska-salmon-stakeholders-divided-on-ballot-initiative

Kenai asks the state to declare this year’s upper Cook Inlet fishery an economic disaster
Peninsula Clarion by Victoria Petersen - October 21, 2018
Wednesday night, the Kenai City Council unanimously voted to request that Gov. Bill Walker declare an economic disaster for the upper Cook Inlet fisheries region and support a recovery plan.
https://www.peninsulaclarion.com/news/kenai-asks-the-state-to-declare-this-years-upper-cook-inlet-fishery-an-economic-disaster/

Alaska chum salmon robust on stronger flesh market, Japanese stock declines
Seafodd Source by Brian Hagenbuch - October 22, 2018
Alaska chum salmon has settled into a robust niche as processors make inroads on flesh markets and Japanese chum stocks continue to bottom out.
https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/alaska-chum-salmon-robust-on-stronger-flesh-market-japanese-stock-declines


International
Sea of Okhotsk Pollock Catch Will be More Than 1 million Tons with Improved Fall Fishing
SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Eugene Gerden - October 22, 2018
Russia has officially started a new autumn-winter fishing season for pollock and herring in the Far East, according to the Russian Federal Agency of Fisheries (Rosrybolovstvo).

As part of these plans, particular attention will be paid to the catch in the Sea of Okhotsk, particularly the North-Okhotsk sea subzone, where all the quotas, allocated for the current year, should be used.

By the end of the year total quotas for 115,000 tons should be used.

This year, the first part of the pollock/herring fishing season (season "A," from January to April) was held during difficult weather and ice conditions, so the volume of catch was significantly lower than initially expected figures. In this regard, many are pinning their hopes on the second part of the season.

According to the Igor Melnikov, deputy director of Pacific Research Fishing Center (TINRO-center), one of Russia’s leading research institutions in the field of fishing, pollock have grown significantly since April. He predicts the majority of catch will account for large-sized fish, which will be beneficial for processors.

At the same time in the case of herring, fishermen are currently experiencing a lack of fleet to harvest the quotas. In addition, the purchase price for this fish is at present significantly lower than last year. In this regard, scientists predict no more than 80 percent of the allocated quotas will be used this year.

According to data from the Center for Monitoring Systems for Fisheries and Communications, as of October 15, more than 953,000 tons of pollock and 74,300 tons of Pacific herring were produced in the Sea of Okhotsk from the beginning of the year.
https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1120575/In-Alaska-Everyones-Grappling-With-Climate-Change


Environment/Science
Panel will review salmon fisheries science
Cordova Times - October 19, 2018
A Senate field hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 20 at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage to review current science behind Alaska’s salmon fisheries and to identify information gaps.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2018/10/19/panel-will-review-salmon-fisheries-science/


FYI’s
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute invites you to attend All Hands On Deck
October 29-31, 2018, Hotel Captain Cook
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s All Hands On Deck annual meeting will take place Monday October 29th – Wednesday October 31st at the Hotel Captain Cook, located in Anchorage, AK. For information regarding individual meeting times, you can view our event agenda.
https://mailchi.mp/alaskaseafood/asmi-reception-invitation-china-fisheries-seafood-expo-2655929

ASMI sponsors running team based in Spain
Cordova Times - October 19, 2018
A European running team sponsored by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has reported a successful first half of the year, running 44 races from January to July, with runners placing in the top 10 a total of 25 times.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2018/10/19/asmi-sponsors-running-team-based-in-spain/

 

 

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