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A new university research report concludes that poor fishing practices and inadequate management result in industrial fishing fleets dumping nearly 10 million tons of good fish back into the ocean annually, despite a decline in fish stocks. That amounts to the equivalent of enough fish to fill some 4,500 Olympic sized [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
Source: Cordova Times / Fisheries
Earlier
Grad students from three cooperating universities simulate managing the Bristol Bay salmon fishery as the run progresses. [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
Source: KDLG Fisheries
Unalaska Public Safety investigates tundra fire; Bogoslof volcano keeps eruptions coming; and the Alaska Legislature compromises on a budget deal to avert government shutdown. [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
Source: KUCB Unalaska Newscasts
A new fish plant opened in Hydaburg, a village in Southeast Alaska that is revitalizing its seafood industry. Alaska Sea Grant's Chris Sannito was a lead consultant on the project, helping the plant manager meet government requirements for safe food handling. [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
Source: Alaska Sea Grant News
Weigh in by June 30th re: Transboundary Mining! [...]
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
Source: United Fishermen of Alaska
Petty Officer 2nd Class Christine Parham, a health services technician at Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, is one of the few paramedics in the Coast Guard. After joining in 2013 and training in Cape May, New Jersey, Parham begged to come to Kodiak to be an Aviation Mission Specialist. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Meredith Manning and Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Steenson
Wearing a bright orange drysuit and large blue helmet while carrying gear that looks to weigh twice as much as she does, a small-framed, 5-foot coastguardsman rushes to the waiting helicopter. She throws her gear in and takes her seat amongst the rest of the crew. Though not in her [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Source: USCG Alaska Blog
Alaska Legislature averts shutdown with nine days to spareBy James Brooks, Morris News Service-Alaska/Juneau Empire, Fri, 06/23/2017 - 9:02amWith nine days to spare, the Alaska Legislature has averted a statewide government shutdown.At 1:04 p.m. Thursday afternoon, a joint House-Senate conference committee approved a compromise budget that funds state government past [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Source: SE AK Seiners Association
Commercial harvests of red salmon reached 378,000 fish in the Copper River drift district through June 20, as the run and harvest continued to be below forecast, while Chinook catches were above expected. The commercial harvest of sockeyes is still trending consistently below forecast, noted Jeremy Botz, who manages the state's [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Source: Cordova Times / Fisheries
After 27 years with the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, including 15 as executive director, Chris Oliver is taking on a new challenge, as assistant administrator for NOAA Fisheries in Washington DC. In that role, Oliver is tasked with overseeing management and conservation of recreational and commercial fisheries, including some aspects [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Source: Cordova Times / Fisheries

 

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