Friday, November 6, 2020

November 6, 2020


Salmon permit values seesaw after 2020 season
Alaska Journal of Commerce by Laine Welch - November 4, 2020
After a salmon season that successfully fished its way through a pandemic and upturned markets, the value of Alaska salmon permits is ticking up in two regions while toppling in others.

West Coast
California officials order delay in Bay Area’s Dungeness crab season
Move made to protect migrating whales from fishing lines
Mercury News by Linda Zavoral - November 5, 2020
For the second consecutive year, California officials are delaying the Bay Area’s commercial Dungeness crab season to decrease the chances of whales currently off the coast getting ensnarled by fishing lines.

Pacific fisheries observer suspensions extended, WCPFC says health of observers a priority
Seafood Source by Bernadette Carreon - November 3, 2020
The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) has extended the suspension of total fisheries observer coverage in the region until February 2021, amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

Unalaska High School Hatchery Revitalizes Local Silver Salmon Population
KUCB by Maggie Nelson - November 3, 2020
Around October every year for the last 19 years, Unalaska High School students have been wading into the Iliuliuk River, under science teacher Steven Gregory's guidance, to collect pairs of spawning salmon.

Fisheries Seminar: Changes in Salmon Size
Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association - November 3, 2020
Join biologist Dr. Daniel Schindler as he examines changes in salmon size and what to make of these patterns. The live seminar took place on Friday 10/30, but you can watch the recording free of charge at the link below:

Seawatch: Fishermen call out trawler bycatch
Letter sent to NOAA about ongoing bycatch issue
Homer News by Cristy Fry - November 5, 2020
A group of industry leaders has signed on to a letter to Chris Oliver, assistant administrator to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries, asking that he take immediate action to curtail the trawl sectors that have exceeded their annual catch limit of sablefish in the Bering Sea by significant margins: 485% in 2020 with just less than two months of the season left, and 356% last year.


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