Monday, November 26, 2018

November 26, 2018

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Study looks at climate impact on Pollock
Older, more age-diverse stocks tend to spawn earlier
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - November 25, 2018
A federal fisheries study on the impact of climate change on Pollock has found that spawning times have varied in the Gulf of Alaska by over three weeks throughout the last three decades.

2018 salmon season among highest in value
Smaller overall catch earned fishermen nearly $600M
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - November 25, 2018
Alaska’s 2018 commercial salmon harvest, excluding 2016, was the smallest in 34 years, but the seventh most valuable since 1975, earning harvesters $595.6 million.

NPFMC to take final action on charter halibut catch
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - November 22, 2018
Federal fisheries managers are set to take final action at their December meeting in Anchorage on charter halibut management measures for Southeast and Southcentral Alaska for 2019.

Building resilience for the oceans

Environmental Defense Fund - November 2018
Scientists have long warned that warming seas could devastate fisheries around the world.
But new research from EDF and its partners shows how smart management can help revive our oceans, even with climate change.

Five reasons for hope on World Fisheries Day 2018
EDF Oceans - November 21, 2018
You may not have it on your calendar – but today is World Fisheries Day – a moment to celebrate the incredible bounty that we receive from the sea. It’s also an opportunity to take stock and reflect on where we’ve been, and where we’re headed. As we look back over the past year, the EDF Oceans team has been struck by how much the global oceans community has accomplished. And we’re increasingly optimistic and energized about the future health and resilience of our oceans. Here are five reasons for hope on World Fisheries Day.

Labeling and Marketing
ASMI “exploring options” for Alaska RFM certification program

Seafood Source by Cliff White - November 21, 2018
The board of directors of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has voted to transition its sustainable fisheries certification scheme, the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification, out of the organization.

Federal Register
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 11/26/2018
This notice announces receipt of an exempted fishing permit (EFP) application from Mr. Cory Lescher and Dr. Bradley Harris, Alaska Pacific University. If granted, this EFP would allow up to five Amendment 80 vessels in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) management area yellowfin and rock sole fisheries to retain red king crab (RKC; Paralithodes camtschaticus) bycatch on board for periods of no more than 72 hours during the 2019 BSAI flatfish fisheries' “A” season.

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