Tuesday, March 5, 2019

March 5, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Board of Fisheries to reconvene committee on hatcheries
Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl - March 4, 2019
For the first time in about a decade, the Board of Fisheries will reconvene its committee focused on the state’s salmon hatcheries.
http://www.alaskajournal.com/2019-03-04/board-fisheries-reconvene-committee-hatcheries#.XH6kjdF7k6g

Hatcheries the ‘canary in the coal mine’ as drought extends across Southeast Alaska
KCAW by Jacob Resneck - March 1, 2019
A drought declaration for parts of Southeast Alaska has expanded to include Sitka and Juneau. That means most of Alaska’s panhandle is officially in moderate to severe drought.
https://www.kcaw.org/2019/03/01/hatcheries-the-canary-in-the-coal-mine-as-drought-extends-across-southeast-alaska/


National
NMFS bycatch report expands to include more fisheries
National Fisherman by Samuel Hill - February 28, 2019
NMFS recently released an update to the the U.S. National Bycatch Report, adding to the document overall bycatch trends for major U.S. fisheries for 2014 and 2015. Bycatch trends remain the same, but the agency continues to add fisheries data to enhance the scope of the project.
https://www.nationalfisherman.com/national-international/nmfs-bycatch-report-expands-to-include-more-fisheries/


Environment/Science
Scientists observe low sea ice in Bering Sea off Alaska
Seymour Tribune by Dan Joling - March 4, 2019
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Open water has replaced sea ice in much of the Bering Sea off Alaska’s west coast, leaving villages vulnerable to powerful winter storms and adding challenges to Alaska Native hunters seeking marine mammals, an expert said Monday.
http://www.tribtown.com/2019/03/04/us-bering-sea-low-ice/

2018 Alaska Fisheries Science Center Year in Review
NOAA Fisheries - February 28, 2019
Our research supports NOAA Fisheries’ stewardship mission to protect and provide sustainable use of Alaska living marine resources. In doing so, we help provide jobs, strong local economies, coastal resiliency, and food security for coastal and Alaska Native communities, and the nation.
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/2018-alaska-fisheries-science-center-year-review

 

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