Tuesday, June 16, 2020

June 17, 2020

Alaska

Crew Of American Seafoods Vessel Tests Negative For COVID-19 In Unalaska
KUCB by Hope McKenney - June 15, 2020
Crew have tested negative for COVID-19 on the F/V Ocean Rover, an American Seafoods vessel that arrived in Unalaska late Sunday afternoon for summer pollock season.
The arrival of the 255-foot boat had generated concern among Alaskans, after more than 100 asymptomatic crew members aboard three of the company's other factory trawlers tested positive for the virus in recent weeks.
https://www.kucb.org/post/crew-american-seafoods-vessel-tests-negative-covid-19-unalaska

North Sound king crab fishery begins June 15
Cordova Times - June 13, 2020
A summer commercial fishery for Norton Sound king crab opens on June 15 with a guideline harvest level of over 140,000 pounds.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2020/06/13/north-sound-king-crab-fishery-begins-june-15/

Fish Factor: COVID cuts into annual seafood surveys
Cordova Times by Laine Welch - June 12, 2020
Surveys of Alaska’s fish, crab and halibut stocks in the Bering Sea have been called off or reduced due to constraints and dangers posed by the coronavirus.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2020/06/12/fish-factor-covid-cuts-into-annual-seafood-surveys/

Fishing vessel exams offered for Bristol Bay
The Cordova Times - June 12, 2020
Commercial fishermen heading out to harvest salmon in Bristol Bay this summer are invited to participate in free dockside Coast Guard vessel exams to identify any safety issues onboard before getting underway.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2020/06/12/fishing-vessel-exams-offered-for-bristol-bay/


West Coast
State rejects county's call for mandatory coronavirus testing of seafood workers
The Astorian by Nicole Bales - June 15, 2020
Responding to concerns from Clatsop County, the Oregon Health Authority said the state will not recommend mandatory coronavirus testing for essential workers at seafood plants and other food processors.
https://www.dailyastorian.com/coronavirus/state-rejects-countys-call-for-mandatory-coronavirus-testing-of-seafood-workers/article_4e011880-ad06-11ea-9e89-67ef5f53557b.html

Crew worries after American Seafoods opts against more COVID-19 screening for fishing vessel
Seattle Times by Hal Bernton - June 12, 2020
Seattle-based American Seafoods will forgo additional COVID-19 screening of the Ocean Rover factory trawler, a move that has some crew worried and wanting more assurances the disease has not found its way onto the Alaska-bound vessel.
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crew-worries-after-american-seafoods-opts-against-more-covid-19-screening-for-fishing-vessel/

 

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