Tuesday, November 19, 2019

November 19, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Alaska Fisheries Report — Nov. 14, 2019
KMXT by Maggie Wall - November 18, 2019
Southeast Alaska’s winter troll king salmon season is underway. Landings are up from last year, but last year was nothing to brag about. One sign of encouragement, though, is the price which opened at $12 a pound.
http://kmxt.org/2019/11/alaska-fisheries-report-nov-14-2019/

Dungeness crab season postponed in multiple US states
Seafood Source by Ben Fisher - November 18, 2019   
The U.S. West Coast Dungeness crab season has been postponed in multiple states for a variety of reasons.
https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/dungeness-crab-season-postponed-in-multiple-us-states?utm_source=marketo&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_content=newsletter&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTTJFM05qSXdaalpsT1RkbCIsInQiOiJaODdRUEF3MXVOdFprbys5U1ZyUHJyQWFPYVRXbHEweGo3Y05pRVhTQVFuMzVodDdKeVwvSVM5SkxPMzFFQ2JxU0U0a2dNY2hwNFhTdDUwQzhMN0ZzY3Z5dlJPN0xcL0JtM2JJdENvV1FLMFQ1ODNMVk5jTWl5WjgzT1dUcnFPcmozIn0%3D

Warm water fish migrating to Northern Bering Sea are thriving
Nome Nugget by Sandra L. Medearis - November 15, 2019
Lyle Britt, NOAA fisheries research biologist visited Nome last week with colleague Duane Stevenson to report on impacts of sea ice loss on the Bering Sea ecosystem and the creatures within it.
http://www.nomenugget.com/news/warm-water-fish-migrating-northern-bering-sea-are-thriving

Fish Factor: Salmon profits are up over 2018 fishery
Cordova Times by Laine Welch - November 18, 2019
Alaska’s 2019 salmon season was worth $657.6 million to fishermen, a 10 percent increase from the 2018 fishery.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/11/18/fish-factor-salmon-profits-are-up-over-2018-fishery/


International
Conversations That Matter: The state of salmon
Pacific salmon are remarkably resilient. They are still many opportunities for us to ensure their survival and return to abundance.
Vancouver Sun by Stu McNish - November 15, 2019
More often than not, when we hear news about Pacific salmon we brace ourselves for more bad news.
https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/conversations-that-matter-the-state-of-salmon


Environment/Science
Field season marked by low flow and high pre-spawn mortality
Cordova Times by Teal Barmore - November 17, 2019
It was a very strange year for the Prince William Sound Science Center field crews collecting data on pink salmon for the pedigree component of the Alaska Hatchery Research Project (AHRP) in Prince William Sound this last summer.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/11/17/field-season-marked-by-low-flow-and-high-pre-spawn-mortality/

Loss of Arctic sea ice poses threat of deadly virus
Cordova Times - November 17, 2019
A lengthy University of California Davis study highlights how the decline of Arctic sea ice may have opened pathways to the Arctic for a deadly pathogen responsible for killing thousands of European harbor seals in the North Atlantic in 2002.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/11/17/loss-of-arctic-sea-ice-poses-threat-of-deadly-virus/

 

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