Thursday, December 12, 2019

December 12, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

McDowell Group shares extensive draft for Dillingham's massive waterfront project
Dillingham residents met with engineers and consultants last week to discuss their draft plan for the Dillingham waterfront and gather comments for the future, multi-million dollar project.
KDLG by Tyler Thompson - December 11, 2019
It was a packed house at the Dillingham city hall on a chilly Monday evening, as residents voiced their ideas for Dillingham’s waterfront property at the harbor. Susan Bell works with the McDowell Group, an Anchorage-based consulting firm the city hired to help with the process.
https://www.kdlg.org/post/mcdowell-group-shares-extensive-draft-dillinghams-massive-waterfront-project

Stock decline leads to historic shutdown for Gulf P-cod
Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl - December 11, 2019
Gulf of Alaska Pacific cod fishermen will be keeping their gear dry this winter: The federal fishery has been closed for the 2020 season.
https://www.alaskajournal.com/2019-12-11/stock-decline-leads-historic-shutdown-gulf-p-cod

Proposed Nuyakuk Falls hydroproject to test impacts on salmon
KDLG by Isabelle Ross - December 10, 2019
Nushagak Cooperative's contentious hydroelectric project could lower high energy costs and tap into clean, renewable energy. But it would be built next to one of the region’s main salmon rivers in the nation’s largest state park.
https://www.kdlg.org/post/proposed-nuyakuk-falls-hydroproject-test-impacts-salmon-0#stream/0

Tough times for transboundary river kings
Cordova Times - December 11, 2019
Hard times for king salmon in the Stikine and Taku rivers have improved by a tad, but not enough to allow for an allowable catch on either the Alaska or Canadian side of the boundary.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/12/11/tough-times-for-transboundary-river-kings/


International
Salmon fillets and Scotch face renewed US tariffs threat
BBC - December 10, 2019
Scotch whisky and salmon are facing a renewed threat from the escalating trade dispute between America and Europe.
Salmon fillets and blended Scotch have been included by US officials on a list of potential targets for an expanded range of goods facing tariffs.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-50734558


Federal Register
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Trawl Rationalization Program; 2020 Cost Recovery
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 12/11/2019
This action provides participants in the Pacific Coast Start Printed Page 67721Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program with the 2020 fee percentages and MS pricing needed to calculate the required payments for the cost recovery fees due in 2020. For calendar year 2020, NMFS announces the following fee percentages by sector specific program: 3.00 percent for the Shorebased Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program; 0.29 percent for the MS Co-op Program; and 0.08 percent for the Catcher/Processor Co-op (CP) Program. For 2020, the MS pricing to be used as a proxy by the CP Co-op Program is: $0.08/lb for Pacific whiting.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/12/11/2019-26618/magnuson-stevens-act-provisions-fisheries-off-west-coast-states-pacific-coast-groundfish-fishery
 

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