Tuesday, October 29, 2019

October 29, 2019

 

Alaska/Pacific Coast
Observer fees will increase in GOA, BSAI
Cordova Times - October 28, 2019
Fees will increase starting in 2021 for partial coverage observer programs of commercial fishing boats throughout the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/10/28/observer-fees-will-increase-in-goa-bsai/

Salmon shortage threatens food chain in Pacific NW
KOBI5 - October 25, 2019
PORTLAND, Ore. (CNN) – What was once an endless supply in the Pacific Northwest is now endangered. Millions of Chinook salmon are not surviving migration. Now, the shortage is causing officials to make some difficult decisions.
https://kobi5.com/news/salmon-shortage-threatens-food-chain-in-pacific-nw-113771/

The Pacific Council News
Pacific Fishery Management Council - October 2019
Reporting on the September 2019 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting held in Boise, Idaho. Cowcod rebuilt; other stock assessments adopted, Council discusses costs, benefits of storing electronic monitoring video, Council adopts alternatives to address take of salmon in groundfish fishery, Council considers ways to increase vessel limit of cowcod in trawl quota fishery, Initial harvest specifications, management measures adopted for 2021-2022, Inseason adjustments to groundfish fisheries, Groundfish methodology review topics chosen
https://mailchi.mp/3cd183722cb1/pacific-council-news-spring-406441?e=8c33a9b552


International
Official data on production, prices, markets and destinations of surimi
Fis.com - October 28, 2019
The average price of other surimi (HS 0304991140) at US Customs was USD 2.85/kg in August, up 4% on that of the previous month and up 16% on that of August 2018. During the first eight months, the average was USD 2.63/kg, up 17% on that of the same period in 2017.
https://fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?monthyear=10-2019&day=28&id=105124&l=e&country=0&special=&ndb=1&df=0


Federal Register
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Several Groundfish Species in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/28/2019
NMFS apportions amounts of the non-specified reserve, to the initial total allowable catch (ITAC) of Bering Sea (BS) Pacific ocean perch, Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) Alaska plaice, and BSAI Kamchatka flounder; and to the to the total allowable catch (TAC) of BSAI arrowtooth flounder, BSAI northern rockfish, BSAI sharks, and Bering Sea and Eastern Aleutian Islands (BS/EAI) blackspotted/rougheye rockfish. This action is necessary to allow the fisheries to continue operating. It is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the fishery management plan for the BSAI management area.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/28/2019-23469/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-several-groundfish-species-in-the-bering-sea-and

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Authorize the Retention of Halibut in Pot Gear in the BSAI; Amendment 118; Correction
A Proposed Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/28/2019
NMFS is correcting the proposed rule that published on October 3, 2019, to implement Amendment 118 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI FMP) and a regulatory amendment to revise regulations on Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) requirements in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) and Gulf of Alaska (GOA). The proposed rule incorrectly stated the date of publication and the end of the comment period on the Notice of Availability, and this action corrects this error.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/28/2019-23310/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-authorize-the-retention-of-halibut-in-pot-gear

North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/28/2019
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Groundfish Plan Teams will meet November 12, 2019 through November 15, 2019.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/28/2019-23444/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting


FYI’s
IPHC Media Release 2019-005 95th Session of the IPHC Interim Meeting (IM095): Update
International Pacific Halibut Commission - October 28, 2019
SEATTLE - The 95th Session of the IPHC Interim Meeting (IM095) will be held 25-26 November 2019 at the ‘Grand Hyatt Seattle’ in Seattle, WA, USA.
The draft agenda and schedule, and all working documents have now been published to the meeting page, 30 days prior to the commencement of the Session. The meeting page also includes a Compendium of meeting documents as document number IPHC-2019-IM095-00 to facilitate easy download for printing should you wish to do so.
https://www.iphc.int/library/documents/post/iphc-media-release-2019-005-95th-session-of-the-iphc-interim-meeting-im095-update


Press Release
Press Release:Trident Seafoods Brings The Story Of Chuck Bundrant To Life With New Podcast
Trident Seafood - October 28, 2019
SEATTLE, WA –Trident Seafoods announced today the launch of its all-new limited edition podcast, Catching a Deckload of Dreams – Chuck Bundrant and the Story of Trident Seafoods. Based on the book of the same name published in 2013, the podcast is a blend of audio book and modern day commentary. The company plans to release a chapter every other week, introduced by Analise Gonzales, a Trident employee and the granddaughter of Chuck Bundrant.
https://www.scribd.com/document/432443399/Trident-podcast-press-release


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