Monday, August 12, 2019

August 12, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Bristol Bay, Alaska, wraps up another record-breaking sockeye season
Seafood Source by Brian Hagenbuch - August 9, 2019
Fishing all but wrapped up in Bristol Bay, Alaska this week, capping what could shake out to be the most lucrative season in 126 years of recorded history in the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery.
https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/bristol-bay-alaska-wraps-up-another-record-breaking-sockeye-season

Bristol Bay sees huge run
Bristol Bay Times by Isabelle Ross, Alex Hager - August 9, 2019
It was another huge year for the bay. The harvest was the second-largest in the history of the bay, at 43 million fish. The total run came to 56.3 million. Togiak broke its record for the largest harvest ever. Egegik and Nushagak saw some enormous hauls, and while Ugashik and the Kvichak were slow, the Naknek-Kvichak District as a whole saw its third-largest harvest.
http://www.thedutchharborfisherman.com/article/1932bristol_bay_sees_huge_run

Salmon Harvest Update: Warm weather, drought delay humpy harvest
Salmon catch tops 21M fish in PWS, 103.6 M statewide
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - August 9, 2019
Unseasonably warm water and drought conditions in streams are putting a damper on pink salmon harvests in Prince William Sound, where the year-to-date catch on Tuesday, Aug. 6, stood at 13.6 million fish.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/08/09/salmon-harvest-update-warm-weather-drought-delay-humpy-harvest/


Environment/Science
Pink salmon numbers may threaten other North Pacific species
ABC News by Dan Joling, Associated Press - August 11, 2019
Biological oceanographer Sonia Batten experienced her lightbulb moment on the perils of too many salmon three years ago as she prepared a talk on the most important North Pacific seafood you'll never see on a plate — zooplankton.
https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/scientists-warn-pink-salmon-north-pacific-64911527

Level of fish stocks sustainability rises
Cordova Times - August 9, 2019
Domestic fish stocks monitored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are overall improving in their level of sustainability, according to NOAA’s latest report to Congress.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/08/09/level-of-fish-stocks-sustainability-rises/

EPA dropped salmon protection after Trump met with Alaska governor
CNN by Scott Bronstein, Curt Devine, Drew Griffin and Ashley Hackett - August 9, 2019
The Environmental Protection Agency told staff scientists that it was no longer opposing a controversial Alaska mining project that could devastate one of the world's most valuable wild salmon fisheries just one day after President Trump met with Alaska's governor, CNN has learned.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/09/us/epa-alaska-pebble-mine-salmon-invs/index.html


Federal Register
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/12/2019
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) will hold a webinar, which is open to the public.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/08/12/2019-17203/pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting

 

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