Thursday, May 16, 2019

May 17, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Copper River Salmon Fishery Opener is Hours Away
Fishermen's News - May 15, 2019
With the famed Copper River salmon fishery opener just hours away, the excitement is mounting even as weather forecasters predict rain showers and temperatures ranging from 41 to 52 degrees.
http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2019/05/copper-river-salmon-fishery-opener-is.html

West Coast rockfish population rebuild project a success, NOAA says
Seafood Source by Ben Fisher - May 15, 2019
West Coast fishing communities earned millions of dollars from a trial program allowing fishermen to cash in on rebounding rockfish populations, NOAA announced last month. 
https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/west-coast-rockfish-population-rebuild-project-a-success-noaa-says

It’s Almost Time For Salmon On The Yukon
KYUK by Johanna.Eurich - May 15, 2019
Salmon are expected to show up in the Yukon River in just a few weeks, and biologists say that fishermen can expect a similar or slightly higher number of kings in the river than last year. They predict a run size of 168,000 to 241,000 kings this summer.
https://www.kyuk.org/post/it-s-almost-time-salmon-yukon


Labeling and Marketing
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute: Marketing Update
ASMI - May 2019
ASMI News and Updates Facebook Page, ASMI Board of Directors Spring Budget Meeting, Seafood Expo Global, NYC Event & Media Tour, New Fact Sheet: Surimi Seafood, DeMoulas Lenten Promotion Wraps Up
https://mailchi.mp/alaskaseafood/alaska-seafood-marketing-update-asmi-leaders-speak-at-women-in-seafood-2656065?e=eb00f7076f


FYI’s
Marine safety class free for commercial Fishermen
Kodiak Daily News - May 15, 2019
The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association and Alaska Sea Grant are offering a two-day Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor class in Kodiak on May 28 and 29 –– and commercial fishermen can take part free of charge.
http://www.kodiakdailymirror.com/news/article_8748966a-773b-11e9-b0aa-63593e7d4b77.html

7 Reasons Why Size Matters for Halibut
NOAA Fisheries - May 14, 2019
Alaskan halibut are a remarkable fish. They can grow to be very large. Read on to find out why bigger is better! Discover Some Fantastic Facts About the World’s Largest Flatfish
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/7-reasons-why-size-matters-halibut

NPFMC Accepting Comments for June Meeting
Fishermen's News - May 15, 2019
Comments on Gulf of Alaska pollock and cod seasons and allocations are currently accepted by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council in advance of final action slated in Sitka, Alaska, in June. During its December meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, the council adopted for public review an analysis of alternatives intended to relieve operational inefficiencies for the trawl catcher vessel pollock and Pacific cod fisheries in the Western and Central Gulf of Alaska.
http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2019/05/npfmc-accepting-comments-for-june.html
 

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