Friday, November 13, 2020

November 13, 2020


Covid and climate: Alaska seafood talks zoom in on 2020 and the future of fish
National Fisherman by Jessica Hathaway - November 12, 2020
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute hosts its annual All Hands on Deck meetings this week virtually, complete with ASMI Zoom backgrounds.

Governor Dunleavy's COVID-19 Message to Alaskans
Governor Mike Dunleavy - November 11, 2020
Governor Mike Dunleavy speaks to Alaskans about the rapid spread of COVID-19 throughout the 49th state, and the importance of working together to protect our most vulnerable.

National Fish Habitat Partnership Recognized by Congress
With the signing of America’s Conservation Enhancement Act, Congress recognized the National Fish Habitat Partnership.
NOAA Fisheries - November 9, 2020
On October 30, 2020 the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) was recognized by Congress with the signing of America’s Conservation Enhancement Act. The new law expands NFHP Board membership, authorizes funding to partner organizations, adds Congressional reporting requirements, and more.

Labeling and Marketing
New seafood at home users present market opportunities
Creative efforts on cooking seafood at home include new recipes, tutorial videos
The Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - November 12, 2020
In the midst of a global pandemic that shows no sign of abating, with more Americans seeking ideas for healthy home cooked meals, the seafood industry is going all out to address this need with new recipes, tutorial videos and meal packages.

Federal Register
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Atka Mackerel in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 11/13/2020
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of the 2020 Atka mackerel incidental catch allowance (ICA) for the Bering Sea subarea and Eastern Aleutian district (BS/EAI) to the Amendment 80 cooperative allocation in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to allow the 2020 total allowable catch of Atka mackerel in the BS/EAI of the BSAI to be fully harvested.

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Removing the Prohibition on Continuing To Fish After a Partial Offload in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 11/13/2020
NMFS issues regulations to remove the regulatory prohibition on continuing to fish after a partial offload in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BS/AI) Crab Rationalization (CR) Program. This final rule is needed to provide CR crab fishery participants operational flexibility to conduct their business in an efficient manner, in particular when emergencies or special circumstances arise. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for BS/AI King and Tanner Crabs (Crab FMP), and other applicable laws.

KMXT Alaska Fisheries Report: Maggie Wall signs off
KMXT by Rhonda McBride - November 9, 2020
Usually, the news we report here at KMXT is about the community and not about us.
But we have some news to share with you about KMXT’s Alaska Fisheries Report, which has been Maggie Wall’s labor of love for many years. There are some changes in store for the show.

Salmon Nation’s virtual festival offers solutions from California to Alaska
KCAW - November 10, 2020
A little over a year ago, organizers for the Salmon Nation project met in Sitka to talk about how to bring a diverse group of people scattered along thousands of miles of coastline together. What binds them is salmon and a passion for the bioregion that hosts them from the northern coast of California to the North Slope of Alaska. Starting Sunday, the group will meet for the second time to share ideas and solutions and to celebrate with music and entertainment. KCAW’s Erin Fulton spoke with Salmon Nation’s Ian Gill about the upcoming “Festival of What Works.”


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