Thursday, October 17, 2019

October 17, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Salmon Update: PWS harvest capped at nearly 56M fish
ADF&G calls the commercial fishery a wrap effective Oct. 2
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - October 16, 2019
Commercial harvesters in Prince William Sound caught nearly 56 million salmon in 2019, including 47.4 million humpies, despite climate changes that promoted NOAA Fisheries to note waters were warm or warmer than The Blob years.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/10/16/salmon-update-pws-harvest-capped-at-nearly-56m-fish/

North Pacific council votes to hike observer fees in 2021
Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl - October 16, 2019
The costs for on-board fisheries observers will be increasing, and no one in the industry is particularly happy about it.
https://www.alaskajournal.com/2019-10-16/north-pacific-council-votes-hike-observer-fees-2021

Salmon sprinters
National Fisherman by Michael Crowley - October 15, 2019
If you fish Bristol Bay and favor fast gillnetters able to get on step with a lot of weight — we’re talking 15,000 pounds — your chances of getting such a boat have increased. Tom Aliotti, a Bristol Bay gillnetter and boatbuilder, has moved his Bellingham, Wash., boatshop from a 2,000-square-foot building to a space 15 times the size.
https://www.nationalfisherman.com/alaska/salmon-sprinters/

31 Alaska Native Nations Sue EPA to Block Pebble Mine
Intercontinental Cry by Josh Tucker - October 11, 2019
A coalition of 31 Bristol Bay, Alaska Native nations as well as regional fishing and conservation organizations who are also resisting the proposed Pebble Mine, sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the proposed mine on Tuesday.
https://intercontinentalcry.org/31-alaska-native-nations-sue-epa-to-block-pebble-mine/

FISH FACTOR: Board of Fisheries work session kicks off annual meeting cycle
Alaska Journal of Commerce by Laine Welch - October 16, 2019
Hundreds of fishery stakeholders and scientists will gather in Anchorage next week as the state Board of Fisheries begins its annual meeting cycle with a two-day work session.
https://www.alaskajournal.com/2019-10-16/fish-factor-board-fisheries-work-session-kicks-annual-meeting-cycle


Labeling and Marketing
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute: Marketing Update
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute - October 2019
All Hands on Deck, Symphony of Seafood Call for Products, ASMI News and Updates Facebook Page, Alaska Business Forum at Seattle Chamber, Alaska Business Forum at Seattle Chamber, New White Paper: Plant Based Diets and Alaska Seafood, New Fact Sheet: Pink Salmon, Alaska Seafood Featured at Flavor, Quality and American Menus
https://mailchi.mp/alaskaseafood/industry-newsletter-august-2974401?e=eb00f7076f


Federal Register
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Vessels Using Pot Gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/17/2019
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by vessels using pot gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2019 Pacific cod total allowable catch apportioned to vessels using pot gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/17/2019-22634/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-vessels-using-pot-gear-in-the



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