Monday, April 1, 2019

April 1, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Run Forecasts and Harvest Projections for 2019 Alaska Salmon Fisheries and Review of the 2018 Season
ADF&G Press Release - March 29, 2019
(Juneau) — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) announces the release of the statewide report: Run Forecasts and Harvest Projections for 2019 Alaska Salmon Fisheries and Review of the 2018 Season (PDF 1,038 kB).
https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=pressreleases.pr&release=2019_03_29

Fresh wild Pacific halibut hits retail market
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - March 29, 2019
Fresh wild Pacific halibut, known for their delectable white meat, are back in retail seafood shops and being featured as dinner entrees in fine restaurants in Alaska.
https://thecordovatimes.com/2019/03/29/fresh-wild-pacific-halibut-hits-retail-market/


International
MSC issues new standard to combat forced labour in global seafood network
Just-food.com by Simon Harvey - March 29, 2019
The Marine Stewardship Council has announced new measures to combat forced and child labour in the global seafood industry for its certified members.
https://www.just-food.com/news/msc-issues-new-standard-to-combat-forced-labour-in-global-seafood-network_id141222.aspx


Environment/Science
Mystery of ocean survival’: Experts trying to figure out why salmon are dying at sea
Juneau Empire by Alex McCarthy - March 28, 2019
Under the heading of “marine survival” in his slideshow, Phil Richards put a photo of the Grim Reaper walking along a beach and looking out over the ocean.
https://www.savingseafood.org/science/mystery-of-ocean-survival-experts-trying-to-figure-out-why-salmon-are-dying-at-sea/

Alaska's Bering Sea is the Focus of a New NOAA Effort to Accelerate Science Delivery to Fisheries Managers
New approach will deliver more timely, actionable data on changing ocean conditions.
NOAA Fisheries - March 28, 2019
The Bering Sea is home to some of the nation's largest and most profitable commercial fisheries, including Alaskan pollock and Pacific cod. It's also one of the fastest warming parts of the world, with fish stocks becoming increasingly vulnerable to marine heat waves, the loss of sea ice, low-oxygen waters, harmful algal blooms, and other conditions that stress species, ecosystems, and economies.
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/alaskas-bering-sea-focus-new-noaa-effort-accelerate-science-delivery-fisheries


Federal Register
Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Deep-Water Species Fishery by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Gulf of Alaska
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 03/29/2019
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for species that comprise the deep-water species fishery by vessels using trawl gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the first seasonal apportionment of the Pacific halibut bycatch allowance specified for the deep-water species fishery in the GOA will be reached.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/03/29/2019-06127/fisheries-of-the-economic-exclusive-zone-off-alaska-deep-water-species-fishery-by-vessels-using


FYI’s
Eating Fish May Help City Kids With Asthma Breathe Better
KUCB by Allison Aubrey - March 30, 2019
It's long been known that air pollution influences the risk — and severity — of asthma. Now, there's emerging evidence that diet can play a role, too.
https://www.kucb.org/post/eating-fish-may-help-city-kids-asthma-breathe-better#stream/0

The hottest seafood culinary trends of 2019
Seafood Source by Sally James - March 29, 2019
The seafood industry, likely more than any other food category, is constantly evolving between advances in farming, concerns about sustainability, and ever-changing trends. 
https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/foodservice-retail/the-hottest-seafood-culinary-trends-of-2019

 

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