Kodiak salmon: Sockeyes are down. Pinks are up.
KMXT by Rhonda McBride - July 21, 2020
The Kodiak commercial salmon season got off to a disappointing start. James Jackson, Kodiak’s area biologist for commercial fisheries, says the early run of sockeyes was the worst in 43 years.
Petersburg to spend CARES Act money on testing resident seafood processing workers
KFSK by Joe Viechnicki - July 17, 2020
Petersburg’s borough assembly Wednesday agreed to spend some of the local government’s federal coronavirus relief money on testing local residents who work in seafood processing.
Pacific blackcod market: Higher quotas collide with weaker demand for abundant and smaller fish
National Fishermen by Charlie Ess - July 17, 2020
Small fish, severed links in the domestic distribution chain and weak markets in Japan spell continued doldrums for West Coast blackcod.
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Revisions to Catch Sharing Plan and Domestic Management Measures in Alaska
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 07/21/2020
This final rule implements regulations for a “fish up” provision in
the halibut and sablefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program to allow Community Quota Entities (CQEs) located in IFQ regulatory Area 3A (Southcentral Alaska) holding Area 3A category D halibut quota share (QS) (i.e., for use on catcher vessel less than or equal to 35 ft (10.7 m) length overall) to have the associated IFQ harvested on category C vessels (catcher vessels less than or equal to 60 ft (18.3 m) length overall) beginning August 15 of each IFQ fishing season.
Reminder: Complete the COVID-19 Economic Survey
Saving Seafood by NOAA Fisheries - July 20, 2020
The following was released by NOAA Fisheries:
If you received a survey in the mail from NOAA Fisheries and our partner, the University of Florida, please complete it. The results will help us assess the impact of COVID-19 on commercial/for-hire fishing operations and on seafood dealers and processors.
NOAA hires directors of offices of science and technology, sustainable fisheries
Seafood Source by Cliff White - July 20, 2020
NOAA has hired a new director of its Office of Science and Technology and director of its Office of Sustainable Fisheries.
Seafood2030 hosting virtual sustainability forum in September
Seafood Source by Ned Daly - July 20, 2020
Seafood2030 and SeafoodSource will be hosting a virtual event on 9 and 10 September highlighting the evolving relationship between the seafood industry and governments on the sustainability front.
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