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Pacific Fishing, the business magazine
for fishermen, is pleased to announce
veteran fisheries journalist Wesley Loy
has assumed the editor’s chair of the 35-year-old media enterprise.

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Bering Sea crab scientists and stakeholder met last week to discuss the outlook for Alaska's biggest crab fisheries that open October 15th. The take away was that the stocks of red king crab, bairdi Tanners and snow crab all showed big increases in mature size classes, based on data from the annual summer surveys.
– Pacific Fishing columnist Laine Welch, writing in Sitnews

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Second hydropower project proposed

The proposal for a massive hydroelectric project on the Susitna River is moving forward. The project has generated a lot of opposition in Talkeetna, the closest community to the dam site. Now a private company is proposing a second, smaller hydro project on the Talkeetna River.

– Alaska Public Media

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State official in Kodiak on mining initiative

Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell met with representatives from around the state in Kodiak this month to discuss ballot proposal four, which would prohibit mining projects if harmful to wild salmon in fisheries reserves.

More: kdlg.org

Kodiak weighs in on bycatch management

Kodiak's governing bodies are gearing up for the upcoming North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting next month. Last night both the City Council and Borough Assembly met separately and discussed a proposed letter to the fishery council that addresses bycatch management for the Gulf of Alaska trawl fleet.

More: kmxt.org

OR nearshore fisheries meetings set

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will discuss the commercial black and blue rockfish and nearshore fisheries at three public meetings in Brookings, Port Orford and Pacific City in late September and early October.

– The Worldlink.com

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Gillnet opener in progress

Commercial fishing for salmon continues for some gillnetters. The State Department of Fish and Game called another opening for Sunday through Thursday for Districts 6 and 8.


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CA river helped by rain

The Eel River received a small boost following record rainfall this past week, with higher flows expected to continue due to rains in Mendocino County.

– Times-Standard

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Salmon fest includes sampling demo

The somewhat gruesome, but intriguing end of the journey for spring-run salmon was in full view Saturday.

– ChicoER News

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Profiting from fish parts

Prices for dried heads, bones and the liver of the fish were said to be approaching the price of fillets taken from cod and there were 'huge opportunities' in other industries for so-called fish by-products.

– World Fishing & Aquaculture

More: worldfishing.net