Wednesday, November 4, 2020

November 4, 2020

Alaska

More salmon stock listings recommended for SE AK
KFSK by Joe Viechnicki - November 3, 2020
The number of salmon stocks in Southeast Alaska listed as stocks of concern could be increasing next year. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has recommended the addition of some king, sockeye and pink salmon populations from around the region to the list of those already seeing chronically low returns.
https://www.kfsk.org/2020/11/03/more-salmon-stock-listings-recommended-for-se-ak/

Alaska salmon: Annual harvest tallies lower, as expected;
sales stay hot for self-marketed fishermen
National Fisherman by Charlie Ess - November 3, 2020
Alaska’s preliminary statewide salmon harvest came in at 113.56 million fish, down sharply from last year’s 199.98 million fish and ranking it 34th largest on record.
https://www.nationalfisherman.com/alaska/alaska-salmon-annual-harvest-tallies-lower-as-expected-sales-stay-hot-for-self-marketed-fishermen

Senate candidate Dr. Al Gross talks plans to support Bristol Bay economy if elected
Independent Dr. Al Gross reahed out to KDLG to talk about how he plans to grow the economy of Bristol Bay by supporting fishermen and developing renewable energy resources.
KDLG by Brian Venua - November 3, 2020
Bristol Bay voters are heading to the polls today to cast their votes in this year’s general election. Independent candidate Dr. Al Gross is challenging republican senator Dan Sullivan for his seat in office. Gross’ campaign reached out to KDLG to share how he plans to help residents in the region.
https://www.kdlg.org/post/senate-candidate-dr-al-gross-talks-plans-support-bristol-bay-economy-if-elected

Alaska’s Supreme Court to rule on fish tax, with millions at stake
Seafood Source by Brian Hagenbuch - November 2, 2020
The Alaska Supreme Court is currently reviewing the constitutionality of a lucrative landings tax on fish caught in federal waters and brought through Alaska ports to be exported to international markets.
https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/alaska-s-supreme-court-to-rule-on-fish-tax-with-millions-at-stake


Federal Register
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Exchange of Flatfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 11/03/2020
NMFS is exchanging allocations of Amendment 80 cooperative quota (CQ) for Amendment 80 acceptable biological catch (ABC) reserves. This action is necessary to allow the 2020 total allowable catch (TAC) of flathead sole, rock sole, and yellowfin sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) to be harvested
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/11/03/2020-24250/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-exchange-of-flatfish-in-the-bering-sea-and

 

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