Tuesday, December 17, 2019

December 17, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Oregon closes salmon fishery after Chinook die-off
Seafood Source by Ben Fisher - December 16, 2019
The Oregon Department of Wildlife has initiated a total closure of salmon fishing on the state’s North Coast due to a die-off of fall Chinook salmon caused by a parasite, according to The Statesman Journal.
https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/oregon-closes-salmon-fishery-after-chinook-die-off?utm_source=marketo&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_content=newsletter&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWldOaVl6SXhaR00yTW1SaiIsInQiOiJ0b3Y5bkxFdmMxN2xKWXZiZDM2TXVBQ3JSaFM0UndUKzhaYm5lMDJFdFdcL3prS2NCK0Z5aHEwQlptVnJBckRuZ21EemZxa28zZDRNK29NczM4UzVSQUpRT0FrM013dWxLWk4wQVQ4N3ViVkFzZ1dTZGZVQnNrd2dBeXlxSTNVSDAifQ%3D%3D


Environment/Science
New UW study explains why populations of big Chinook salmon are declining
Researchers studied the size of Chinook salmon for over 40 years and found their sizes have decreased by approximately 10% in length.
KING 5 - December 16, 2019
SEATTLE — As killer whales struggle to find enough food, new research could help explain why their primary food source is diminishing.
https://www.king5.com/article/tech/science/environment/orcas/chinook-salmon-orca-study/281-ad2222f8-f13a-49ee-ae09-3d0ddcf7416c


Federal Register
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; North Pacific Observer Program Standard Ex-Vessel Prices
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 12/16/2019
NMFS publishes standard ex-vessel prices for groundfish and halibut for the calculation of the observer fee under the North Pacific Observer Program (Observer Program). This notice is intended to provide information to vessel owners, processors, registered buyers, and other Observer Program participants about the standard ex-vessel prices that will be used to calculate the observer fee for landings of groundfish and halibut made in 2020. NMFS will send invoices to processors and registered buyers subject to the fee by January 15, 2021. Fees are due to NMFS on or before February 15, 2021.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/12/16/2019-27064/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-north-pacific-observer-program-standard


FYI’s
FDA says Amarin can market fish-oil derived therapy for reducing heart attack risk
Reuters by Saumya Joseph - December 13, 2019
(Reuters) - U.S. health regulators on Friday approved expanding the heart benefit claims Amarin Corp can make in promoting its drug Vascepa to include reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes in high-risk patients, opening a multibillion-dollar market opportunity.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-amarin-fda/fda-says-amarin-can-market-fish-oil-derived-therapy-for-reducing-heart-attack-risk-idUSKBN1YH2FU

Wrangell’s Fish and Game office due to close
KSTK by June Leffler - December 16, 2019
The Southeast city of Wrangell stands to lose its Fish and Game office. That’s due to cost-cutting under Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget. Local officials aren’t taking the news lying down.
https://www.kstk.org/2019/12/16/wrangells-fish-and-game-office-due-to-close/
 

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