Friday, April 12, 2019

April 12, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

NPFMC Approves Mothership Restrictions in BSAI, GOA
Fishermen's News - April 10, 2019
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council has adopted catcher processor mothership restrictions for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) and Gulf of Alaska when taking delivery of non-community development quota Pacific cod from trawl catcher vessels.
http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2019/04/npfmc-approves-mothership-restrictions.html

Alaska Fisheries Report
KMXT by Maggie Wall - April 11, 2019
This week we go to the Iliamna Lake region for public hearings on Pebble Mine. It’s a region that lacks employment opportunities, and the mine could provide good paying jobs.
http://kmxt.org/2019/04/alaska-fisheries-report-april-11-2019/

Yukon chinook salmon run could be lower again this year, frustrating First Nations
'We're not seeing results,' said Tr'ondek Hwech'in First Nation leader at Yukon River Panel meeting
CBC News - April 10, 2019
The chinook salmon run on the Yukon River this year is expected to be roughly the same size or slightly smaller than last year — and that's frustrating some First Nations along the river.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yukon-river-panel-chinook-run-2019-1.5092502

Workforce Wednesday: Seasonal jobs in the seafood industry
KTVA - April 11, 2019
If you’re considering a summer job, now is the time to start looking. If you’re not sure where to start, you might consider the seafood industry.
https://www.ktva.com/story/40293998/workforce-wednesday-seasonal-seafood-industry-jobs

Herring sac roe harvest nixed for Sitka
Cordova Times - April 11, 2019
Abundance aside, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has cancelled the commercial sac roe herring fishery in Sitka for 2019 for lack of market quality fish.
https://thecordovatimes.com/2019/04/11/herring-sac-roe-harvest-nixed-for-sitka/


Politics
Murkowski,Young reintroduce coastal mapping initiative
KTVA - April 10, 2019
Two of Alaska’s three congressional members are among lawmakers bringing a long-sought bill to improve mapping of the nation’s shorelines back before Congress.
https://www.ktva.com/story/40286288/murkowski-young-reintroduce-coastal-mapping-initiative


International
New report: China’s seafood processing sector in decline
Seafood Source by Mark Godfrey - April 11, 2019
A recently published report has pointed out numerous problems with China’s seafood processing sector, highlighted by labor shortages, low technical capacity, rising costs, and not enough spending on research and development.
https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/new-report-chinas-seafood-processing-sector-in-decline?utm_source=marketo&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_content=newsletter&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTTJJeU4yUXpZekF5WXpOaSIsInQiOiIzZk9hWk51VEd6eE5talBqM2Fpcm40aUZLMzNuVFNoZmtjZUtLYW1sbDlEanhWODhybDlOb2xQTnF1dUd1REZxM0ZPZmoweXVrcG1KeGJIVDBrTjd0YnZFcHQwZzBxT3VSODFScTVnT1wvR1FuSVdRMDMrTG8yWUhMNDZOMVpvOUQifQ%3D%3D


Federal Register
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Gulf of Alaska; Final 2019 and 2020 Harvest Specifications for Groundfish; Correction
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/12/2019
The National Marine Fisheries Service is correcting a final rule that published on March 14, 2019, implementing the final 2019 and 2020 harvest specifications and prohibited species catch allowances for the groundfish fishery of the Gulf of Alaska. One table in the document contains errors associated with flathead sole. These corrections are necessary to provide the correction information about the amount of flathead sole available for commercial harvest in 2019, thus allowing commercial fishermen to maximize their economic opportunities in this fishery. This correction also is necessary to comport with the requirements of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/04/12/2019-07276/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-gulf-of-alaska-final-2019-and-2020-harvest

Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/12/2019
The Acting Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an exempted fishing permit application submitted by the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. This exempted fishing permit would require participants to use electronic monitoring systems on 100 percent of sector trips for catch accounting in the Northeast multispecies fishery; additionally, vessels would be authorized to access portions of Northeast multispecies closed areas. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed exempted fishing permits.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/04/12/2019-07280/magnuson-stevens-act-provisions-general-provisions-for-domestic-fisheries-application-for-exempted


FYI’s
Fishpeople rolls out new seafood kits, expands distribution
Seafood Source by Christine Blank - April 10, 2019
Fishpeople Seafood is rolling out new several new seafood products aimed at making meals more flavorful and easier to prepare.
https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/foodservice-retail/fishpeople-rolls-out-new-seafood-kits-expands-distribution

Drill conductor training coming to Cordova
Cordova Times - April 11, 2019
A fishing vessel drill conductor class will be held May 1 in Cordova by the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association, offering hands-on training with marine safety equipment and instruction in best practices for surviving emergencies at sea.
https://thecordovatimes.com/2019/04/11/drill-conductor-training-coming-to-cordova/

 

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