Friday, November 15, 2019

November 16, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Fisheries leaders hit the floor in Seattle
National Fisherman by Jessica Hathaway - November 14, 2019
This year marks the launch of the Fisheries Leadership Project, a Northwest Fisheries Association program designed to cultivate interest in marine trades in the Seattle area.
Jeb Towne, CFO for Global Seas, and Val Motley, executive director of the association, developed the program in response to industrywide concerns about waning interest in maritime jobs among young workers.
https://www.nationalfisherman.com/west-coast-pacific/expo-extras-fisheries-leaders-hit-the-floor/

2019 PWS salmon harvest worth nearly $115 M
Statewide catch of 206.9 million fish brought in $657.6 M
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - November 14, 2019
Preliminary harvest figures compiled by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game put the value of the statewide commercial catch of 206.9 million salmon at $657.6 million, including $114.9 million for the 57.8 million fish caught in Prince William Sound.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/11/14/2019-pws-salmon-harvest-worth-nearly-115-m/

Fishery aid bill progresses in Senate committee
Environmental Defense Fund supports aiding struggling fishermen
Environmental Defense Fund - November 13, 2019
(WASHINGTON — Nov. 13, 2019) This morning S.2346, the Fishery Failures: Urgently Needed Disaster Declarations Act, passed out of the Senate Commerce Committee on a voice vote after several amendments were accepted. EDF senior vice president for Oceans, Eric Schwaab, made the following statement:
https://www.edf.org/media/fishery-aid-bill-progresses-senate-committee


Environment/Science
New Report: Puget Sound Marine Waters See Effect of Climate Change in 2018
NOAA Fisheries - November 13, 2019
A new report details the effects of a changing climate on Puget Sound in 2018, and describes how these changes trickled down through the ecosystem to affect marine life and seafood consumers.
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/news/new-report-puget-sound-marine-waters-see-effect-climate-change-2018

How technology can help transform the fishing industry
Greenbiz by Rafael Ortiz - November 14, 2019
Global fisheries face two major challenges: climate change, which results in fish stocks moving away from historical grounds; and feeding millions of people a healthy source of protein in a sustainable way. However, a new era of technological innovations presents great opportunities to protect our oceans, maintain healthy fish populations, feed 3 billion people and protect the livelihoods of more than 260 million, and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
https://www.greenbiz.com/article/how-technology-can-help-transform-fishing-industry


Federal Register
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 11/15/2019
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will meet in December.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/11/15/2019-24787/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting


FYI’s
SeaShare Donations to Hungry Alaskans Are Growing
Fishermen's News - November 13, 2019
Hungry Alaskans can now feed on more than 200,000 pounds of seafood donated annually by SeaShare. The non-profit entity based out of Bainbridge Island, Wash., delivers seafood portions donated by harvesters and processors nationwide to help feed people across the country.
http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2019/11/seashare-donations-to-hungry-alaskans.html

Kodiak workshop helps fishing community build resilience
Alaska Sea Grant by Paula Dobbyn - November 7, 2019
More than 70 people gathered in Kodiak recently for a workshop to address how the island community can build resilience and adaptability in the face of climate change.
https://alaskaseagrant.org/2019/11/07/kodiak-workshop-helps-fishing-community-build-resilience/

A plastic made from fish skin just won the James Dyson Award
Student Lucy Hughes made the biodegradable plastic using fish waste and red algae in a bid to end single-use plastic waste.
CNET by Claire Reilly - November 13, 2019
Single-use plastics are choking our oceans and killing marine life, but one young designer from the UK may have found a solution, creating a plastic out of algae and fish waste that's just taken out the James Dyson Award.
https://www.cnet.com/news/a-plastic-made-from-fish-skin-just-won-the-james-dyson-award/


 

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