AMCC in the News

Local Fishing & Local Markets

Date Posted: June 13, 2014       Categories: AMCC in the News       Tags: Catch of the Season, Kodiak Jig Initiative, Local Seafood, Working Waterfronts

Source: Alaska Public Media

Author: Steve Heimel

“If food security can also be job security for fishermen, you could call it a win-win situation. Sustainability labeling is catching on in the U.S. after making a difference for years in European seafood sales. And now even in Alaska, some large customers are making deals with fishermen who promise to fish sustainably…”

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Federal, state fishery managers focus on Chinook crisis

Date Posted: June 12, 2014       Categories: AMCC in the News       Tags: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, Reduce Chinook Salmon Bycatch

Source: Nome Nugget

Author: Laurie McNicholas

“Chinook (king) salmon stocks are at all-time lows in the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim area that includes Norton Sound, the Yukon River, Kuskokwim Bay and the Kuskokwim River…”

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Advisory Panel Declines Lowering Salmon Bycatch Limits After Hearing Public Testimony

Date Posted: June 6, 2014       Categories: AMCC in the News

Source: KNOM 96.1 FM/780 AM

Author: Zachariah Hughes

Last Thursday an advisory panel on salmon bycatch heard more than an hour of public testimony—part of the ongoing debate on how to limit the number of king salmon accidentally caught by pollock fishermen at a time of unprecedented restrictions on subsistence fishing and historically low king salmon runs…”

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