Monday, April 15, 2019

April 15, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

New funds approved to promote wild Alaska Pollock
Cordova Times - April 14, 2019
Board members of the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers on April 10 approved $1 million in funding for the second round of a GAPP program to fund 12 projects promoting wild Alaska Pollock to consumers.
https://thecordovatimes.com/2019/04/14/new-funds-approved-to-promote-wild-alaska-pollock/

Salmon forecast looks pretty encouraging
Statewide commercial harvest projections are for a catch of 213.2 million fish
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - April 12, 2019
In the wake of a 2018 fishing season that left many scraping to get through the winter, forecasts for the upcoming commercial season bode well for a harvest of upwards of 70 million Pacific salmon in Prince William Sound.
https://thecordovatimes.com/2019/04/12/salmon-forecast-looks-pretty-encouraging/

Regulations for P-cod deliveries tightened for GOA, BSAI
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - April 12, 2019
Federal fisheries regulators have tightened catcher processor mothership restrictions for delivery of Pacific cod in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands.
https://thecordovatimes.com/2019/04/12/regulations-for-p-cod-deliveries-tightened-for-goa-bsai/


International
New super-trawlers give RK Lenina, Russian Fishery Company more fishing, processing firepower
Seafood Source by Cliff White - April 10, 2019
A new super-trawler being built for Russia’s Collective Farm Fishery by V.I. Lenin (RK Lenina) will be equipped with state-of-the-art processing and chilling equipment provided by Skaginn 3X and Frost.
https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/processing-equipment/new-super-trawlers-give-rk-lenina-russian-fishery-company-more-fishing-processing-firepower

Resolutions Introduced in 3 States to Designate 2019 as International Year of the Salmon
Alaska Native News by Austin Baird - April 11, 2019.
JUNEAU – State representatives from three states are introducing resolutions and a joint memorial this week to recognize 2019 as International Year of the Salmon.
https://alaska-native-news.com/resolutions-introduced-in-3-states-to-designate-2019-as-international-year-of-the-salmon/41328/


Environment/Science
Pace of Bering Sea changes startles scientists
Vancouver Sun by Associated Press - April 13, 2019
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Yupik Eskimo village of Kotlik on Alaska’s northwest coast relies on a cold, hard blanket of sea ice to protect homes from vicious winter Bering Sea storms.
https://vancouversun.com/pmn/news-pmn/bering-sea-changes-startle-scientists-worry-residents/wcm/f9e52676-cf70-4573-8cd8-2f85fa337006

 

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