Thursday, September 26, 2019

September 26, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

USDA Purchases $25M+ in Canned Pink Salmon
Fishermen's News - September 25, 2019
US Department of Agriculture officials have purchased canned Alaska pink salmon valued at nearly $26 million for nationwide child nutrition and other domestic food assistance programs, with deliveries to be made from Nov. 1 through March 31, 2020.
http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2019/09/usda-purchases-25m-in-canned-pink-salmon.html

Unalaska City Council Supports Rationalization Of Cod Fisheries
KUCB by Laura Kraegel - September 25, 2019
The Unalaska City Council has endorsed the rationalization of two derby-style Pacific cod fisheries.
https://www.kucb.org/post/unalaska-city-council-supports-rationalization-cod-fisheries

Two fishery resource disasters declared for Alaska, ‘The Blob’ could be a factor in both
KTUU by Sean Maguire - September 25, 2019
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has declared two fishery resource disasters in Alaska. The disasters occurred in 2018, impacting Gulf of Alaska Pacific cod and sockeye salmon in Chignik.
https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Two-fishery-resource-disasters-declared-for-Alaska-The-Blob-could-be-a-factor-561376351.html

Sockeye salmon harvest was highlight of 2019 season
Cordova Times by Laine Welch - September 23, 2019
“Unpredictable” is the way salmon managers describe Alaska’s 2019 salmon season, with “very, very interesting” as an aside.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/09/23/sockeye-salmon-harvest-was-highlight-of-2019-season/


National
A National Standard for Climate-Ready Fisheries
American Progress by Alexandra Carter - September 24, 2019
Tomorrow, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release the first “Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate.” This report will compile the most advanced science on the severe consequences of climate change for the ocean and the millions of people who depend on ocean ecosystems. But fishermen across the United States don’t need to wait until tomorrow to see the effects that a warming world has on their livelihoods—they are living the effects of climate change every day.
https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2019/09/24/474971/national-standard-climate-ready-fisheries/

Secretary of Commerce Approves Disaster Declarations for American Fishing Communities
US Department of Commerce - September 25, 2019
Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced his determination that commercial fishery failures occurred for multiple fisheries between 2017 and 2019 in Alaska, California, Georgia, and South Carolina, while further finding that a catastrophic regional fishery disaster occurred for Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama due to extreme flooding events in the Gulf of Mexico.
https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2019/09/secretary-commerce-approves-disaster-declarations-american-fishing


Environment/Science
Sullivan addresses Pebble Mine permitting, fisheries disaster relief process
KTVA by Steve Quinn - September 25, 2019
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan wanted to know how Alaskan fisheries eligible for disaster relief can receive timely help, and he received answers on Wednesday in a Senate hearing.
https://www.ktva.com/story/41101736/sullivan-addresses-pebble-mine-permitting-fisheries-disaster-relief-process

 

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