Monday, June 10, 2019

June 10, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

In a rainforest, Southeast Alaska towns face extreme drought
KSTK by June Leffler - June 6, 2019
The City of Wrangell declared a red alert water watch in March of 2018. (KSTK)
Believe it or not… one of the worst droughts in the nation is in Southeast Alaska. That’s according to federal meteorologists. Ground zero for the drought is Wrangell, a city that’s struggled for years to keep up with summer water demand.
https://www.kstk.org/2019/06/06/in-a-rainforest-southeast-alaska-towns-face-extreme-drought/

News Release: Coast Guard to conduct dockside fishing vessel exams for Bristol Bay, Alaska
U.S. Coast Guard - June 7, 2019
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard will offer courtesy dockside examinations of commercial fishing vessels in Bristol Bay in anticipation of the 2019 Bristol Bay salmon fishery season.
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/249ead6


Environment/Science
US House calls for more research on ocean acidification
Alaska Public Media News by Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media - June 7, 2019
The U.S. House this week passed four bills aimed at beefing up research on ocean acidification.
https://www.alaskapublic.org/2019/06/07/us-house-calls-for-more-research-on-ocean-acidification/


Labeling and Marketing
3MMI - 2019 All-Species Mid Year Update
TradexFoods - June 10, 2019
Pollock has been a steady item this year to date, although with stronger pricing that we have seen in previous seasons. Pacific Cod, on the other hand, has had a turbulent start to the year. Atlantic Cod H&G pricing has been strong but stable stable this year in both supply and pricing. U.S. Import tariffs on twice frozen Flounder fillets from China have caused this species to spike astronomically. TARIFFS. Pacific Salmon has been steady this year but we anticipate pricing to drop because of the big year anticipated for Salmon...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP3yKwjGz1M


FYI’s
How to Get the Best Salmon

Newsmax by Dr. Oz and Michael Roizen, M.D. -  June 7,  2019
In the 2009 comedy “The Slammin' Salmon,” a desperate restaurant owner comes up with a contest to see which waiter can reel in the most money in a night — so they're serving as much salmon as possible.
https://www.newsmax.com/health/dr-oz/salmon-antibiotics-wild-caught-dr-oz/2019/06/07/id/919409/

'The Wild' film to be screened in Dillingham, Anchorage
Bristol Bay Times by Staff Report  - June 7, 2019
The Alaska premiere of the new feature-length documentary about the uniqueness of Bristol Bay's wild salmon and all they sustain will be held at the Bristol Bay Fish Expo this month, followed by screenings in Dillingham and Anchorage.
http://www.thebristolbaytimes.com/article/1923the_wild_film_to_be_screened_in_dillingham

 

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