Thursday, November 12, 2020

November 12, 2020


Bering Sea pollock fishery wraps about 2020 with difficult B season
Seafood Source by Brian Hagenbuch - November 9, 2020
A rough B season for Alaska pollock in the Bering Sea drew to a close with at least part of the total allowable catch (TAC) left in the water. Final numbers were not in yet, but industry insiders estimate fleets left around 5 to 6 percent of the 757,651 metric tons allotted for the B season, which runs from 10 June to 31 October.

Federal Fisheries Board to Take Final Act on Cook Inlet Salmon FMP
Fishermen's News - November 11, 2020
Final action on the Cook Inlet salmon fisheries management plan is on the agenda when the North Pacific Fishery Management Council holds its December meeting in two virtual sessions, first on December 4th and then from December 7th through December 11th. The public review draft on the Cook Inlet fishery is online under the agenda for the meeting at

Federal Register
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Gulf of Alaska Catcher Vessel and Processor Trawl (CVPT) Economic Data Report (EDR)
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 11/12/2020
The Department of Commerce will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. We invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on July 23, 2020 (85 FR 44523), during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.

From sea to table: Behind the scenes with Seattle’s crab experts
Seattle Times by Seattle Propeller Club - November 10, 2020
It’s king crab season in the Bering Sea. That means around 300 people, including many from Fishermen’s Terminal in Seattle, the home port to the North Pacific Fishing Fleet, fly into Dutch Harbor, Alaska, for the harvest. And when king crab season is over, many of these fishermen and women switch to bairdi crab and snow crab. Which means they’ll be busy for four to five months and there will be a lot more crab on the market.


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