Friday, November 16, 2018

November 16, 2018

 

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Upper Cook Inlet fishermen seek federal disaster declaration
Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl - November 14, 2018
This season was a sour one for salmon fishermen across the Gulf of Alaska, and participants in multiple fisheries are seeking funding for relief.
https://www.alaskajournal.com/2018-11-14/upper-cook-inlet-fishermen-seek-federal-disaster-declaration#.W-2PdidReu4


NOAA plan to boost aquaculture production criticized
Commercial fishermen’s association says plan is the problem, not the solution
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - November 15, 2018
NOAA Fisheries’ strategic plan to develop sustainable marine aquaculture is drawing criticism from commercial fishermen and environmentalists who argue it’s the problem rather than the solution to feeding more people.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2018/11/15/noaa-plan-to-boost-aquaculture-production-criticized/

Senate approves exemption for Anacortes-built trawler grounded by too much foreign steel
Coast Guard legislation approved Wednesday also would authorize maintenance funding for the Seattle-based Polar Star icebreaker and addresses federal regulation of ship ballast water discharges.
Seattle Times by Hal Bernton - November 14, 2018
A $75 million fishing vessel, marooned in a Washington shipyard because it was built with too much foreign steel, would be allowed to work in U.S. waters under a waiver to federal maritime law approved Wednesday by the Senate.
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/senate-approves-exemption-for-anacortes-built-trawler-grounded-by-foreign-steel-law/


Environment/Science
Alaska Pollock Spawning Season May be Earlier Under Climate Change
A new study shows how climate and fishing are changing pollock spawning time, and how changes in spawning time could affect fisheries in the future.
NOAA Fisheries - November 15, 2018
A new study using an unprecedented 32-year data series reveals that spawning time of Alaska pollock-- target of the Nation’s biggest fishery-- varied by as much as three weeks over the past three decades in the Gulf of Alaska. The new study found clear evidence that the changes were driven by both climate and fishing.
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/alaska-pollock-spawning-season-may-be-earlier-under-climate-change


Labeling and Marketing
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute: Marketing Update
ASMI - November 2018
Photo Contest Winners Announced, All Hands on Deck, ASMI Attends Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, ASMI Speaks at Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Symposium, Fortune Fish Launches Incentive Program for Alaska Seafood Sales, Foodable.io with Alaska Seafood, ASMI Central Europe Promotes Alaska Seafood to Universities Across Germany ...
https://mailchi.mp/alaskaseafood/alaska-seafood-marketing-update-asmi-leaders-speak-at-women-in-seafood-2655961


FYI’s
What are the best fish to eat for health?
Medical News Today by Shannon Johnson - November 12, 2018
Fish contains high levels of nutrients and protein, particularly oily fish, such as salmon and tuna. Fish often has less cholesterol and saturated fat than meat, and it is a staple of the healthful Mediterranean diet. Fish also provides vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, zinc, and iron.
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323661.php

SeaShare deliveries just keep growing
Regional hubs are being added for Alaska
Cordova Times - November 15, 2018
SeaShare’s deliveries of seafood to 28 locations in 16 states, including Alaska, have reached one million pounds so far this year and another 270,00 pounds are in progress, says executive director Jim Harmon.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2018/11/15/seashare-deliveries-just-keep-growing/

Red king crab adds class to appetizer offerings
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - November 15, 2018
Bristol Bay red king crab, in relatively short supply this winter, is a popular ingredient in a number of seafood appetizers being created by Alaska chefs for diners at some of the Anchorage area’s finer restaurants.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2018/11/15/red-king-crab-adds-class-to-appetizer-offerings/
 

 

 

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