Monday, September 23, 2019

September 23, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast
Coho harvests still coming from gillnet fishery
Coghill drift gillnetters making dozens of deliveries to processors
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - September 20, 2019
Coho harvests in Prince William Sound rose to 497,000 fish this week as drift gillnetters in the Coghill district made dozens of deliveries, and the Sound’s overall preliminary wild salmon deliveries hit 55.8 million fish.

St. Matthew blue king crab added to NOAA's 'overfished' list
KUCB by Hope McKenney - September 22, 2019
As blue king crab fisheries continue to struggle in the Bering Sea, another stock has been added to the nation's "overfished" list.

Copper River Seafoods honored for workforce development
Cordova Times - September 22, 2019
Copper River Seafoods has received the 2019 National Business of the Year award from the National Association of State Workforce Agencies in recognition of their workforce development and utilization of Joe Center Programs.

Alaska Fisheries Report
KMXT by Maggie Wall - September 20, 2019
Let’s start with some good news…two years ago the Southeast Dungeness Crabs season closed early. This year, crab, crab, crab. At four million pounds and nearly $13 million, the 2019 Dungie season could end up being the highest harvest in a decade.

For Cordova, a winter without ferry service and heavy questions about the future
On one of the last ferry sailings from Cordova, people were frantically preparing for life in an Alaska town that no longer has a year-round link to the road system.
Anchorage Daily News by Michelle Theriault Boots - September 21, 2019
CORDOVA — People in Cordova will tell you: The ferry brings everything.
Alaska Marine Highway employees prepare to load vehicles and passengers on Aurora before a 5 a.m. departure from Cordova on September 18, 2019. (Marc Lester / ADN)

NOAA declares unusual mortality event for ice seals
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - September 19, 2019
Heightened deaths of ice seals have prompted NOAA to declare an Unusual Mortality Event for bearded, ringed and spotted seals in the Bering and Chukchi seas.

Celebrating 100 years of canning salmon
Production of canned salmon has been in decline for the last few decades due to dwindling resources and a shift among consumers who have developed a taste for fresh salmon.
Vancouver Sun by Denise Ryan - September 22, 2019
Greg Smith’s father always told him one thing: Whatever you do, don’t get into the fishing industry.


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