Thursday, February 21, 2019

February 21, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

International Gulf of Alaska Expedition Begins
Fishermen's News - February 20, 2019
Twenty-one scientists from five Pacific Rim countries have embarked on the International Gulf of Alaska Expedition 2019 ran under the auspices of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission. The organization is hailing the venture as its signature project of the International Year of the Salmon.
http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2019/02/international-gulf-of-alaska-expedition.html

Legislation would invest in oceans research
The Cordova Times - February 21, 2019
Bipartisan maritime legislation introduced in the U.S. House on Feb. 14 would restore funding for research and monitoring of changing ocean conditions that lapsed in 2012.
https://thecordovatimes.com/2019/02/21/legislation-would-invest-in-oceans-research/


Environment/Science
Feds advance Alaska’s Pebble gold and copper project with release of draft environmental review
Anchorage Daily News by Alex DeMarban - February 20, 2019
The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled the first-ever draft environmental review of the controversial Pebble gold and copper project.
https://www.adn.com/business-economy/2019/02/20/feds-release-draft-environmental-review-of-pebble-advancing-the-gold-project/

Ocean Acidification Could Affect Pacific Cod Development
Progress made in understanding what this could mean for Alaska’s second most valuable Groundfish fishery.
NOAA Fisheries - February 19, 2019
Scientists released results of a study showing that larval Pacific cod response to elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) levels varies depending on its stage of development. In laboratory experiments, NOAA Fisheries scientists and partners specifically examined larval cod behavior, growth, and lipid composition (the fats needed for storing energy and building muscles). As excess CO2 from the atmosphere dissolves in the ocean, pH is lowered and the ocean increases in acidity, in a process called ocean acidification. Studies like this are important because most marine fish mortality occurs at the larval stage of development and the high-latitude oceans where Pacific cod and other important commercial fisheries occur are expected to be among the most vulnerable to ocean acidification.
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/ocean-acidification-could-affect-pacific-cod-development


Labeling and Marketing
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute: Marketing Update
ASMI - February 2019
ASMI News and Updates Facebook Page, SENA Appointment Reservations, New Species Fact Sheet: Alaska Sablefish, ASMI Seafood Technical Director Presents at IntraFish Women of Seafood, ASMI Presents at Alaska-China Business Conference, ASMI Northern Europe leads fisheries panel at Arctic Encounter in London, ASMI Leads Sustainable Seafood Discussions in Japan, Alaska Seafood Chef featured in FSR Magazine
https://mailchi.mp/alaskaseafood/alaska-seafood-marketing-update-asmi-leaders-speak-at-women-in-seafood-2656017


FYI’s
Coast Guard coming to do vessel inspections
The Cordova Times - February 20, 2019
Commercial fishing vessel examiners from the Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Valdez will be in Cordova April 26 through May 1 to conduct dockside exams, to ensure vessel safety and preparedness for emergency situations.
https://thecordovatimes.com/2019/02/20/coast-guard-coming-to-do-vessel-inspections/

Trident Seafoods Protein Noodles Win Symphony’s Grand Prize
Fishermen's News - February 20, 2019
Protein Noodles from Trident Seafoods, made with sustainable, wild caught Alaska Pollock, have claimed top honors in the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation’s 2019 Alaska Symphony of Seafood. The competition’s top award was announced on the evening of Feb. 19 in Juneau, Alaska.
http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2019/02/trident-seafoods-protein-noodles-win.html


 

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