Wednesday, August 28, 2019

August 28, 2019


Trump escalates US-China trade war with tariff increases
Seafood Source by Chris Chase - August 26, 2019
Soon after China moved on 23 August to raise tariffs on USD 75 billion (EUR 67.4 billion) of U.S. goods, U.S. President Donald Trump retaliated with another increase to tariffs on Chinese goods.

Federal Register
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Equal to or Greater Than 60 Feet (18.3 Meters) Length Overall Using Hook-and-Line Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/28/2019
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels equal to or greater than 60 feet (18.3 meters (m)) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2019 Pacific cod total allowable catch allocated to catcher vessels equal to or greater than 60 feet (18.3 m) LOA using hook-and-line gear in the BSAI.

Salmon Week: September 16-20 is Bristol Bay Salmon Week in DC
Wild sockeye salmon from Bristol Bay, Alaska will be on the menu in restaurants across the District from September 16-20
August 22, 2019 WASHINGTON, DC – From September 16 -20, 28 restaurants in Washington, DC and Wegmans locations in Maryland and Virginia will feature wild sockeye salmon from Bristol Bay, Alaska on their menus and in their aisles.

PFMC: September 11-18, 2019 PFMC Meeting Fast Facts
Seafood Source - August 27, 2019
Pacific Fishery Management Council
The following was released by the Pacific Fishery Management Council:
The September 11-18, 2019 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting “Fast Facts” are available. Fast Facts are answers to FAQs that can help you get oriented for the upcoming meeting (transportation options, internet code, hotel map).

Navy plans arctic capabilities exercise this fall
KMXT by Maggie Wall - August 27, 2019
Arctic warming is changing the geopolitical situation in northern regions and the U.S. Navy plans a training exercise to test its readiness in Alaska waters.


Opinion: Alaska’s hatcheries help feed Alaskans and the world
Anchorage Daily News by Steve Reifenstuhl, Casey Campbell, Mike Wells, Tina Fairbanks, Eric Prestegard, Dean Day, David Landis, Bart Watson - August 27, 2019

In late March of this year, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued its forecast for the 2019 statewide salmon harvest as 213.2 million fish. This was good news for practically everyone interested in the Alaska salmon fishery, as the forecast represents an 84% increase, some 97.5 million fish more than 2018’s landings of about 116 million salmon. According to Fish and Game Fisheries Scientist Andrew Munro, “most of that increase is expected in pink and chum harvests.” Pink and chum salmon are responsible for 73% and 20%, respectively, of total enhancement production by Alaska’s private nonprofit salmon hatcheries.


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