Thursday, May 23, 2019

May 23, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Economic Status Reports for the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands
NOAA Fisheries - May 2019
The Groundfish Economic Status (SAFE) Reports summarizes available economic data about the federal groundfish fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands. Published annually as an appendix to the Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation reports, the Economic Status Report presents summary statistics on catch, discards, prohibited species catch, ex-vessel and first-wholesale production and value, participation by small entities, and effort in these fisheries.

Copper River sockeye fishery off to a good start
KBBI by Aaron Bolton - May 22, 2019
Alaska’s first commercial salmon fishery is off to a good start on the Cooper River in Prince William Sound. After two fishing periods, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Area Management Biologist Jeremy Botz said fishermen have caught nearly 74,000 sockeye and about 4,000 chinook.

The Pacific Council News
Reporting on the March and April 2019 Pacific Fishery Management Council meetings held in Vancouver, Washington and Rohnert Park, California.
State of the California Current report notes ecosystem improvements and challenges, Salmon seasons set for 2019, National Marine Fisheries Service reinitiates consultation on southern resident killer whales, New newsletter format debuts,Changes to groundfish essential fish habitat, Rockfish Conservation Areas approved, Pacific sardine assessment shows stock below "overfished" threshold...

Salmon researchers seek funds for expanded expedition in 2020
Times Colonist by Carla Wilson - May 19, 2019
Fundraising is underway to mount winter scientific expeditions in the north Pacific Ocean in 2020 and 2021 to learn more about the lives of millions of salmon, as climate change alters the ecosystem and fisheries managers puzzle over why some stocks are crashing.

Seafood fraud a hot topic at US restaurant show
Seafood Source by Christine Blank - May 20, 2019
Seafood fraud is a hot topic at the ongoing National Restaurant Show, taking place from 18 to 21 May in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Is Copper River Salmon Really Worth $60 A Pound?
Forbes by Leslie Kelly - May 22, 2019
After one glorious bite of the ruby red-fleshed fish from Alaska, the answer is likely going to be an emphatic yes, Copper River salmon is definitely worth the sky-high price. For those who don’t know about this salmon, here are a few reasons why it’s extra special.

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