Friday, December 21, 2018

December 22, 2018

 

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Alaska Fisheries Report
KMXT by Maggie Wall - December 20, 2018
The list of top ports in the country is out. Is anyone surprised that Dutch Harbor placed number one and number two for volume and value of product landed in 2017?
http://kmxt.org/2018/12/alaska-fisheries-report-dec-20-2018/

Streamlined West Coast HMS Reporting Benefits Science, Management—And Fishermen
West Coast highly migratory species data management is now coordinated through a single group: the eastern Pacific HMS professional specialty group.
NOAA Fisheries - December 18, 2018
Highly migratory species (HMS) like swordfish, many tunas, and thresher and mako sharks play a major role in both the commercial and recreational fisheries on the West Coast. They are vital to maintaining a balanced ocean ecosystem and generating millions of dollars from economic activities across a broad range of businesses—from marine supply and service providers, shipyards, and processors to hotels, restaurants, seafood retailers, and tackle shops.
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/streamlined-west-coast-hms-reporting-benefits-science-management-and-fishermen

Groups: US must consider how salmon fishing hurts orcas
Vancouver Sun by Associated Press - December 18, 2018
SEATTLE — The federal government is violating the Endangered Species Act by failing to consider how salmon fishing off the West Coast is affecting endangered killer whales, two conservation groups said Tuesday as they threatened a lawsuit.
https://vancouversun.com/pmn/news-pmn/groups-us-must-consider-how-salmon-fishing-hurts-orcas/wcm/148e49f7-63cb-49d3-a136-e2d6fe55a23e


International
The most important environmental and sustainability stories of 2018
Seafood Source by Cliff White - December 20, 2018
Sustainability has become a buzzword in the seafood industry in recent years, a prerequisite for doing business in the 21st century.
https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/the-most-important-environmental-and-sustainability-stories-of-2018


FYI’s
Longtime Cordova agent poised to leave
Alaska Sea Grant by Paula Dobbyn - December 17, 2018
After 15 years with the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, our Cordova agent will be leaving us at month’s end.
https://alaskaseagrant.org/2018/12/17/longtime-cordova-agent-poised-to-leave/
 

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Pacific Seafood Processors Association
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