Wednesday, February 27, 2019

February 27, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast
Alaska Fisheries Report
KMXT by Maggie Wall - February 26, 2019
Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy released his proposed state budget for the year which begins July 1. And it’s not pretty. Things are still settling out but one item that is causing concern for fishing communities is the plan to send all of the raw fish tax taken at the dock to Juneau instead of sharing half with the town of delivery.

US climate and oceans agency hit by leadership shake-up
Former industry scientist Neil Jacobs takes over as acting chief of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in a sudden switch.
Nature by Jeff Tollefson -  February 26, 2019
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which has been without a permanent leader since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, is in the midst of a leadership shake-up.

China opening up new seafood supply lines
Seafood Source by Mark Godfrey - February 26, 2019 
One of China’s largest and most inward cities, Lanzhou, is the latest to get an air cargo link to fly seafood from Southeast Asia. As China negotiates an end to trade tensions with the U.S. it has also been busily opening up new seafood trading routes and supply lines under its “One Belt, One Road” (also known as the New Silk Road) blueprint for opening up trade through new transport routes.


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