Thursday, March 5, 2020

March 5, 2020

 

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Alaska Atka mackerel and rockfish fisheries gain Alaska RFM certification
Seafood Source by Cliff White - March 4, 2020
Alaska’s Atka mackerel and rockfish fisheries have achieved Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) certification.
https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/alaska-atka-mackerel-and-rockfish-fisheries-gain-alaska-rfm-certification


Politics
Federal Judge Will Decide if Lawsuit Against EPA Will Move Forward
Fishermen's News - March 4, 2020
US District Court Judge Sharon Gleason says she expects to hand down a decision by month’s end on whether a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) related to development of the proposed Pebble mine may move forward.
http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2020/03/federal-judge-will-decide-if-lawsuit.html


National
Domestic Consumption of Wild Alaska Pollock on the Rise
Fishermen's News - March 4, 2020
The Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers says per capita domestic consumption of Pollock rose by 38 percent to 0.988 pounds per person in 2019, a level not seen since 2016.
http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2020/03/domestic-consumption-of-wild-alaska.html


Environment/Science
Scientists document striking changes in Pacific Arctic ecosystems
UAF News by Alice Bailey - February 24, 2020
Pacific Arctic ecosystems are undergoing dramatic changes because of warmer ocean water, a multidisciplinary team of scientists reported today in the journal Nature Climate Change.
https://news.uaf.edu/scientists-document-striking-changes-in-pacific-arctic-ecosystems/

Ocean bottom heat proved deadly to P-cod eggs
Water temperatures are particularly critical in first year of fish’s life
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - March 4, 2020
Pacific cod eggs highly sensitive to the temperature on the bottom of the ocean were doomed in large numbers in 2015, 2016 and 2019, and it’s still too early to say how many fished hatched in 2016 and 2019 in the Gulf of Alaska will make it to age three.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2020/03/04/ocean-bottom-heat-proved-deadly-to-p-cod-eggs/
 

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