Monday, June 24, 2019

June 25, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Reallocation of Pollock in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
Delta Discovery - June 21, 2019
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating the projected unused amounts of 14,600 metric tons of the Aleut Corporation’s pollock directed fishing allowance from the Aleutian Islands subarea to the Bering Sea subarea directed fisheries.
https://deltadiscovery.com/reallocation-of-pollock-in-the-bering-sea-and-aleutian-islands/

Rare species of North Pacific right whale carries a tune across the Bering Sea
Alaska Public Media by Jacob Resneck - June 20, 2019
Federal researchers in the Bering Sea have released recordings of songs by some of the rarest whales in the world. While this is exciting news for marine science, it could point to heartache for North Pacific right whales.
https://www.alaskapublic.org/2019/06/20/rare-species-of-north-pacific-right-whale-carries-a-tune-across-the-bering-sea/

Camera Systems Offer New Option for Tracking West Coast Groundfish Catches
West Coast groundfish fleet will have the option of installing cameras to monitor their catch beginning in 2021.
NOAA Fisheries - June 20, 2019
Two types of fishing vessels in the West Coast groundfish fleet will have the option of installing cameras beginning in 2021 to monitor their catch as a less costly alternative to human observers who have long filled that role, under a new rule adopted by NOAA Fisheries this week.
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/camera-systems-offer-new-option-tracking-west-coast-groundfish-catches

Harvest numbers are mixed as season gets underway
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - June 21, 2019
Prince William Sound landings of wild Alaska salmon have been strong, as the fishery gets under way. Meanwhile sockeye production in Kodiak, Cook Inlet and Chignik is off to a slow start, fisheries economist Garrett Evridge says in his first harvest report of the season.
https://thecordovatimes.com/2019/06/21/harvest-numbers-are-mixed-as-season-gets-underway/


Environment/Science
Alaska senators gain support on transboundary mining issues
Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elwood Brehmer - June 19, 2019
Senators from the Western U.S. are joining the Alaska congressional delegation to press the issue of Canadian mining practices in transboundary watersheds.
http://www.alaskajournal.com/2019-06-19/alaska-senators-gain-support-transboundary-mining-issues

 

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