Tuesday, November 10, 2020

November 10, 2020

Alaska

Alaska Economic Trends
Seafood processing during the pandemic.
November 2020
https://labor.alaska.gov/trends/nov20.pdf

2020 Salmon Harvest Summary— ADF&G Press Release
ADF&G - November 9, 2020
(Juneau) — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has published preliminary harvest and value figures for the 2020 Alaska Commercial Salmon Fishery (PDF 131 kB).
https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=pressreleases.pr&release=2020_11_09_2

Fisheries Assistance Spend Plan Available for Second Round of Public Comment — ADF&G Press Release
ADF&G - November 9, 2020
(Anchorage, AK) — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game today released the second Section 12005 CARES Act fisheries assistance draft spend plan for public comment (www.adfg.alaska.gov). The draft spend plan provides eligibility criteria for participants in seafood processing, commercial harvesting, sport charter, subsistence, and aquaculture.
https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=pressreleases.pr&release=2020_11_09

Pandemic prompts change of plans for Polar Star
Ice breaker heads for 82-day mission in the Arctic, primarily in Bering and Chukchi seas
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - November 8, 2020
Health precautions prompted by the novel coronavirus pandemic are steering the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star north to the Arctic this winter for an 82-day deployment, primarily in the Bering and Chukchi seas, for the first time since 1984.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2020/11/08/pandemic-prompts-change-of-plans-for-polar-star/


National
As Biden emerges as likely election winner, seafood industry prepares for potential changes
Seafood Source by Chris Chase - November 6, 2020
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is increasingly poised to win the presidency with several key battleground states tilting his way in the Electoral College on Friday, 6 November.
https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/as-biden-emerges-as-likely-election-winner-seafood-industry-prepares-for-potential-changes


Federal Register
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; St. Matthew Blue King Crab Rebuilding Plan in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 11/09/2020
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the approval of Amendment 50 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BSAI) King and Tanner Crabs (Crab FMP) (Amendment 50). Amendment 50 adds a new rebuilding plan for St. Matthew blue king crab (SMBKC) to the Crab FMP. The objective of this amendment is to rebuild the SMBKC stock. In order to comply with provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), this action is necessary to implement a rebuilding plan prior to the start of the 2020/2021 fishing season. Amendment 50 is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the Crab FMP, and other applicable laws.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/11/09/2020-23546/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-st-matthew-blue-king-crab-rebuilding-plan-in-the
 

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