Thursday, August 27, 2020

August 28, 2020

Alaska

Trident Seafoods seeks 250 processing workers
The Cordova Times - August 26, 2020
Trident Seafoods is looking to hire 250 people to work at their seafood processing facility in Akutan, in the Aleutians East Borough, from Oct. 10 through Jan. 15, through the Anchorage Job Center of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2020/08/26/trident-seafoods-seeks-250-processing-workers/

Fish and Game sockeye numbers questioned amid large pink salmon run
KTUU by Grant Robinson - August 21, 2020
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - More than 100,000 sockeye salmon passed through the Lower Kenai River over three days in the past week according to the Department of Fish and Game, but some river users believe that the department’s fish counts are inflating the number of sockeye salmon by inaccurately counting pink salmon as sockeye.
https://www.ktuu.com/2020/08/22/fish-and-game-sockeye-numbers-questioned-amid-large-pink-salmon-run/

Legal limbo: Alaska fisheries reps set to vote rogue
National Fisherman by Laine Welch - August 26, 2020
Two unconfirmed and controversial Alaska Board of Fisheries members will likely be voting on issues in meetings that begin in October and run through mid-March.
https://www.nationalfisherman.com/alaska/legal-limbo-alaska-fisheries-reps-set-to-vote-rogue


Environment/Science
LISTEN: Study shows Alaska salmon are shrinking
Alaska Public Media by Casey Grove - August 24, 2020
Chinook salmon make their way up Ship Creek to spawn. (Ryan Hagerty/USFWS)
Nearly all species of salmon caught in Alaska have gotten smaller over the last six decades, according to a study published recently in the journal Nature Communications.
https://www.alaskapublic.org/2020/08/24/listen-study-shows-alaska-salmon-are-shrinking/


Federal Register
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Blackspotted and Rougheye Rockfish in the Central Aleutian Islands and Western Aleutian Islands Districts of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/26/2020
NMFS is prohibiting retention of blackspotted and rougheye rockfish in the Central Aleutian Islands and Western Aleutian Islands districts (CAI/WAI) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary because the 2020 blackspotted and rougheye rockfish total allowable catch (TAC) in the CAI/WAI of the BSAI has been reached.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/08/26/2020-18687/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-blackspotted-and-rougheye-rockfish-in-the


FYI’s
California startup turns Bristol Bay salmon skins into a fried snack
Anchorage Daily News by Laine Welch - August 25, 2020
A flash-fried snack made from Bristol Bay sockeye salmon skins has been spawned by a Los Angeles-based company called Goodfish, which aims to “propel sustainable seafood into our mass-market consumer culture.”
https://www.adn.com/business-economy/2020/08/25/california-startup-turns-bristol-bay-salmon-skins-into-a-fried-snack/

AMHS Seeks Public Input On Future Of Its Ferry Fleet
KUCB by Maggie Nelson - August 26, 2020
The Alaska Marine Highway Reshaping Work Group meets Wednesday in the first of its two public forums, and is requesting public comment on the future of its 10-ferry fleet.
https://www.kucb.org/post/amhs-seeks-public-input-future-its-ferry-fleet

 

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