Monday, October 28, 2019

October 28, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

NOAA, Savoonga track Pacific cod during collaboration
KNOM-Nome by Davis Hovey - October 22, 2019
Researchers and Western Alaskans alike want to know more about Pacific cod’s movements as they swim from the Southern Bering Sea into the Northern. In a unique collaboration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries worked with fishermen in Savoonga to tag and track cod within the drastically changing Bering Sea ecosystem.
https://www.knba.org/post/noaa-savoonga-track-pacific-cod-during-collaboration

Capitol Report: Budget issues again will dominate 2020 legislative debate
Cordova Times by Sen. Gary Stevens - October 27, 2019
Just about three months remain in the legislative interim. As always is the case, much is happening as we prepare for the start of the next session on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/10/27/capitol-report-budget-issues-again-will-dominate-2020-legislative-debate/

Anchorage will still host 2020 Board of Fisheries meeting
Peninsula Clarion by Victoria Petersen - October 25, 2019
Anchorage will be the location for the Alaska Board of Fisheries 2020 Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meeting. The Board of Fisheries voted on the location site at the end of their two-day work session in Anchorage, Thursday.
https://www.peninsulaclarion.com/news/anchorage-will-still-host-2020-board-of-fisheries-meeting/


Politics
‘You’re not listening to the science’: Pebble Mine fight aired at US House hearing
Alaska Public Media by Liz Ruskin - October 23, 2019
For Alaskans opposed to the Pebble Mine, a hearing in the U.S. House Wednesday was an opportunity to raise the issue on a national stage, and to ask Congress to stop the proposed gold and copper mine upstream from Bristol Bay.
https://www.alaskapublic.org/2019/10/23/not-listening-the-pebble-mine-fight-is-aired-at-us-house-hearing/


Environment/Science
Genetic studies confirm Alaska cod stocks pushing north
SeafoodSource by Brian Hagenbuch - October 25, 2019
Biologists were shocked in 2017 when they found that the numbers of Pacific cod had risen exponentially in the northern Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska. Now, researchers at NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center have used genetic testing to prove that those fish, enabled by warming waters and a lack of sea ice, have moved north from the southeastern Bering Sea.
https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/genetic-studies-confirm-alaska-cod-stocks-pushing-north


Labeling and Marketing
3MMI - What Has Happened To The Sole Market?
TradexFoods - October 28, 2019
As Chinese plants are hopeful of North American demand for Sole to recover, the looming final decision of the most recent US imposed tariff hike from 25 to 30 percent, has kept most of the industry at bay. US demand for Chinese processed Sole never really picked back up this year sending prices on a slight downward trend...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Otm0A436-Rk


FYI’s
Your Guide to Healthy Seafood Choices
Why eating fish is more important than ever, and the best ways to get the benefits and sidestep the risks
Consumer Reports by Jessica Branch - October 28, 2019
The advantages of eating seafood as you get older—it’s no fish story put out by Big Sushi. Fish is loaded with nutrients that are crucial for healthy aging, such as high-quality protein, ­iodine, selenium, and zinc. And it has more vitamins B12 and D—necessary for brain health and bone health, respectively—than any other food you can eat. But perhaps most important, it’s the best source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
https://www.consumerreports.org/fish-seafood/healthy-seafood-choices-guide/
 

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