Monday, November 25, 2019

November 25, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Alaska biologists forecast ‘weak’ pink salmon harvest for 2020
KCAW by Ari Snider - November 22, 2019
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is expecting another underwhelming year for pink salmon in Southeast.
https://www.alaskapublic.org/2019/11/22/alaska-biologists-forecast-weak-pink-salmon-harvest-for-2020/


Environment/Science
Bristol Bay advocates push for new Pebble Mine assessment
National Fisherman by Kirk Moore - November 21, 2019
Advocates for the Bristol Bay said they need to keep pressure on federal agencies for an environmental reassessment of the Pebble Mine proposal – and on ways to keep the world’s greatest salmon fishery in the national eye.
https://www.nationalfisherman.com/alaska/bristol-bay-advocates-push-for-new-pebble-mine-assessment/

Invasive plant poses threat to Alaska sockeye salmon
Seafood Source by Brian Hagenbuch - November 22, 2019
An invasive, quick-spreading aquarium plant could forewarn of the upcoming difficulties that Alaska salmon runs may face as marine environments change from human intervention.
https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/invasive-plant-poses-threat-to-alaska-sockeye-salmon

Federal Gulf cod fishery likely to close as warming waters push cod numbers to lowest on record
KTOO by Kavitha George - November 22, 2019
The latest Gulf of Alaska trawl survey shows the lowest cod numbers on record. That threatens to close the federal Gulf cod fishery which was slated to begin in less than two months. Cod numbers have been declining for four years, and in Kodiak, just a handful of fishermen are still going after them. It’s another example of how climate change is threatening coastal livelihoods.
https://www.ktoo.org/2019/11/22/federal-gulf-cod-fishery-likely-to-close-as-warming-waters-push-cod-numbers-to-lowest-on-record/

Speech Recognition Technology Provides Fast, Accurate Fisheries Data Collection
Newly developed speech recognition software will help scientists further improve the way they record essential fisheries data at sea under challenging weather conditions.
NOAA Fishereies - November 20, 2019
NOAA Fisheries scientists testing voice recognition software.
Neither rain nor salt spray, or even fish slime keeps scientists from collecting data crucial to successful management of Alaska’s fisheries.
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/speech-recognition-technology-provides-fast-accurate-fisheries-data-collection


Federal Register
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 11/22/2019
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the Eastern Aleutian district (EAI) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) by vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access sector fishery. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2019 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific ocean perch in the EAI allocated to vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access sector fishery.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/11/22/2019-25378/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-ocean-perch-in-the-bering-sea-and

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka Mackerel in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 11/22/2019
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Atka mackerel in the Bering Sea subarea and Eastern Aleutian District (BS/EAI) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) by vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access sector. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2019 total allowable catch (TAC) of Atka mackerel in the BS/EAI allocated to vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access sector.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/11/22/2019-25385/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-atka-mackerel-in-the-bering-sea-and-aleutian


FYI’s
Expo Extras: Seattle selects fish and chips
National Fisherman by Jessica Hathaway - November 22, 2019
The Alaska Symphony of Seafood competition this year awarded four winners with top prizes in Seattle. Thirteen companies entered 20 products in three categories — Retail, Foodservice and Beyond the Plate. The Seattle People’s Choice rounded out the awards for the competition.
https://www.nationalfisherman.com/alaska/expo-extras-seattle-selects-fish-and-chips/
 

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