Friday, September 6, 2019

September 6, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Alaska Fisheries Report
KMXT by Maggie Wall - September 5, 2019
Scientists say there is evidence that unusually warm waters in the Bering and Chukchi Seas is a trend that will continue for years to come. A recently released NOAA survey of U.S. fished stocks shows blue king crab around Pribilof and St. Matthew Islands are now classified as ‘overfished.” So just what does that mean? And how does ‘overfished’ differ from ‘overfishing?’
http://kmxt.org/2019/09/alaska-fisheries-report-sept-5-2019/

P-cod fishery in Central GOA closed through December
Cordova Times - September 5, 2019
Federal fisheries officials have issued a temporary closure rule on directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Central Gulf of Alaska, extending from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/09/05/p-cod-fishery-in-central-goa-closed-through-december/

Statewide harvest, boosted by the pink catch, rises to nearly 185M fish
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - September 5, 2019
A promise of rain loomed for Sept. 1-3, and temperatures cooled, but with no rain leading up to the Labor Day weekend holiday, a lot of pink salmon were still ending up dying off before spawning in Prince William Sound.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/09/05/statewide-harvest-boosted-by-the-pink-catch-rises-to-nearly-185m-fish/


Environment/Science
New marine heat wave looks like the ‘Blob’ that affected Pacific Coast sea life
Anchorage Daily News by Gene Johnson, Associated Press - September 5, 2019
SEATTLE - Federal scientists said Thursday they are monitoring a new ocean heat wave off the U.S. West Coast, a development that could badly disrupt marine life including salmon, whales and sea lions.
https://www.adn.com/nation-world/2019/09/05/new-marine-heat-wave-resembles-blob-that-devastated-pacific-coast-sea-life/

Scientists Discover Three New Viruses That Infect Endangered Salmon
Forbes by Liz Allen Contributor - September 4, 2019
Scientists from the University of British Columbia, Fisheries and Ocean Canada, and the Pacific Salmon Foundation have discovered three new viruses that infect endangered Chinook and sockeye salmon - including one that was previously thought to only infect mammals.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/allenelizabeth/2019/09/04/scientists-discover-three-new-viruses-that-infect-endangered-salmon/#3d32354352d1


Federal Register
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Aleutian Islands Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/05/2019
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod, except for the Community Development Quota program (CDQ), in the Aleutian Islands subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the non-CDQ allocation of the 2019 Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) in the Aleutian Islands subarea of the BSAI.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/05/2019-19167/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-in-the-aleutian-islands-subarea-of

North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/06/2019
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a webinar on September 20, 2019.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/06/2019-19267/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting


FYI’s
Sheridan nominated to NPAFC
Cordova Times - September 4, 2019
Tommy Sheridan, of Cordova, a fisheries consultant focused on mariculture development ad specialization in salmon aquaculture and salmon fishery management, has been nominated to the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission by Gov. Mike Dunleavy.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/09/04/sheridan-nominated-to-npafc/

Seattle is waiting for you: Expo registration is open
National Fisherman by NF Staff - September 5, 2019
It’s official! Registration is open for the 2019 edition of Pacific Marine Expo.
Register for your pass now, and join us in Seattle this fall for the largest commercial marine trade show on the West Coast. We’ll provide the products, education and experience… just add water!
Here’s a just a sample of what to expect at #EXPO19
https://www.nationalfisherman.com/alaska/seattle-is-waiting-for-you-expo-registration-is-open/

 

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