Monday, July 29, 2019

July 29, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

PWSAC produces wild salmon for all
Hatchery-born fish benefit commercial, sport, person use and subsistence harvesters
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - July 27, 2019
As general manager/CEO of the Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corp., Casey Campbell is all about helping to educate the public about PWSAC’s role in developing sustainable salmon fisheries and how they do it.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/07/27/pwsac-produces-wild-salmon-for-all/

Coho salmon closures on tap for Southeast commercial trollers
KFSK by Joe Viechnicki - July 26, 2019
Commercial salmon trollers in Southeast can expect a region-wide fishing closure for coho salmon in August. One part of the region is already being shut down because of low coho numbers. But a second king salmon opening is likely to keep the fleet on the water.
https://www.kfsk.org/2019/07/26/coho-salmon-closures-on-tap-for-southeast-commercial-trollers/

Status of salmon catches in Alaska
Fis.com - July 28, 2019
Until July 23, catches total 84,064,000 pieces, of which 49,121,000 of red salmon and 26,138,000 pink salmon. Catches of red salmon in Bristol Bay amount to almost 42 million pieces.
https://fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?l=e&country=0&special=&monthyear=&day=&id=103831&ndb=1&df=0

Strike by Alaska ferry workers snarls travel plans
The Associated Press by Becky Bohrer - July 27, 2019
JUNEAU, Alaska>> The first strike by Alaska ferry workers in over 40 years has snarled travel plans for thousands of people during the busy tourist and fishing season, leaving some stranded and catching the attention of a Democratic presidential candidate.
https://www.theoaklandpress.com/news/nation-world-news/strike-by-alaska-ferry-workers-snarls-travel-plans/article_4aa80110-b0f6-11e9-a95a-ffd54609c7d6.html


Environment/Science
Scientists need help studying dead salmon in Yukon area
KYUK by Anna Rose MacArthur - July 26, 2019
Dead chum salmon are lining the banks of one of the Yukon River’s largest tributaries. Koyukuk River residents and scientists alike suspect the deaths are related to the river’s warm water. A team of scientists headed to the river on July 26 to gather data.
https://www.alaskapublic.org/2019/07/26/scientists-need-help-studying-dead-salmon-in-yukon-area/

ADF&G releases second round of results from hatchery-wild fish study
KBBI by Renee Gross - July 26, 2019
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is one small step closer to figuring out the difference between how many offspring hatchery fish produce versus wild stock. The department released a second batch of results this month as part of a long-range study. But there’s some disagreement over how much weight the results should carry.
https://www.kbbi.org/post/adfg-releases-second-round-results-hatchery-wild-fish-study

 

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