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May 5, 2020

With pandemic procedures in place, Copper River fishery set to open
Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl - May 2, 2020
With about two weeks until the Copper River salmon season, the industry is pulling together the details of how to execute a safe fishery amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Forecast for 2020 Yukon River Chinook run slightly smaller than last year
COVID-19 has created some uncertainty on whether some in-season assessment projects will happen
Yukon News by Jackie Hong - May 1, 2020
The 2020 run of Chinook salmon on the Yukon River is forecasted to be slightly smaller than last year’s, according to a report from the Yukon River Panel.

'Pre-quarantine' plans vary for Alaska industries
KUCB by Caroline Lester -  May 1, 2020
There is little clarity from the state on what COVID-19 mitigation strategy plans that have been submitted by different industries operating in communities across Alaska.

Alaska Airlines to provide year-round service to Bristol Bay
KDLG by Tyler Thompson - May 1, 2020
RavnAir was forced to shut down due to a steep drop in travel due to COVID-19. It filed for bankcruptcy last month. Alaska Airlines said they would start seasonal air services before June 1.  Now, the airline is planning to stick around.

Labeling and Marketing
3MMI - Global Salmon Update, COVID-19 Alaska Mandates, 2-Month Salmon Purchasing Advice
TradexFoods - May 4, 2020
Health Acknowledgement Forms, written or time-stamped logs, arrival screenings, and self-quarantines are only some of the strict COVID-19 protocols in-place for fishermen and processors. How will your Salmon purchasing be affected over the next few months? Global Pacific Salmon harvest totals and what a limited Alaskan Harvest would look like against the other regions.

Federal Register
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 05/01/2020
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Fishery Monitoring Advisory Committee (FMAC) will meet May 19, 2020.

Alaska’s salmon season: Hundreds of fishermen chime in
National Fisherman by Jessica Hathaway - April 30, 2020
Alaska’s summer fisheries are fast approaching.
Although this season is loaded with uncertainty, there are a few things that are given: the salmon are on their way home to Alaska’s cold, clean, free-flowing watersheds, and the tide waits for nobody.


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