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Sustainable U.S. Seafood: A Journey from Sea to Market

NOAA’s Alaska and Northwest regional offices and sciences centers staff recently published a 5-part series on sustainable seafood in The Seattle Times. They created this feature to help educators introduce the complex process of how seafood gets to market. The series was published throughout the week of November 13. The full series plus a Classroom […]

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IPHC Interim Meeting

On Wednesday, November 30th at 1:00 P.M. (PST), there will be a webcast briefing on the stock assessment and staff’s preliminary recommended catch limits for 2012. The webcast is open to the public. To register for the web-cast sign up here

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NPFMC Salmon FMP Analysis Out for Review – Final Action at December Council Meeting

The analysis for the Salmon FMP is up on the Council website and final action is scheduled for the first day of the December Council Meeting. (Dec. 7th) Salmon FMP

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Trends in Alaska Salmon Harvests

Dear Alaska salmon industry folks: Attached FYI are some graphs I prepared today showing trends over time in Alaska salmon harvests, value and prices since 1980 (including the preliminary data for 2011 just released by ADFG). If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me. Also please feel free to share […]

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2012 SE Alaska Pink Salmon Forecast

ADFG released their Southeast Alaska Pink Salmon Forecast for 2012 at 17 million pinks below the 10 year recent average of 40 million pinks. The point estimate of 17 million pinks has an 80% confidence level with a range of 10 to 29 million. News Release 2012 SE Pink Salmon Forecast

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Sea Otter Legislation Gets Hearing in House Natural Resource Committee

Congressman Don Young had a Natural Resource Committee held a legislative hearing today on H.R. 2714 which would allow the interstate sale of sea otter pelts and the export of handicrafts, garments, and art made from such pelts of the Southcentral or Southeast Alaska northern sea otter stocks that are taken for subsistence purposes. “Alaska’s […]

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Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Comittee to Meet in Seattle Prior to Expo

The Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (CFSAC) to the USCG & Homeland Security will be meeting in Seattle the week of Fish Expo on November 14-16. Written comments on topics being discussed are being taken through Nov. 4th to be provided to the committee. The committee will meet at the Henry M Jackson Federal Building […]

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Dept of Revenue proposed changes to fishery business Regulations

The Dept of Revenue is accepting comments on draft proposed regulation changes to the Fishery Business regulations. There are changes in 17 different sections. Comments must be received no later than November 10, 2011. Electronic comments can be submitted to janis.hale@alaska.gov 15 AAC 75.300 definition section is being repealed and readopted to add or clarify […]

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ISA (Infectious Salmon Anemia) Found in Wild Sockeye in Canada

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a long session that went into the early morning hours, the U.S. Senate approved a bipartisan amendment authored by Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) that calls for an investigation and rapid response plan to prevent the spread of a potentially deadly salmon virus. The virus, which was recently found for the first […]

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Gillnet Observer Program Workshops

There will be workshops about the gillnet observer program on Nov. 14th in Petersburg and Nov 15th in Wrangell. A letter will be going to all permit holders with the details. The intent is still to implement the observer program in Districts 6 & 8 in 2012 using leased boats as remote platforms to observe […]

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