Written by Leslie Taylor
The Alaska salmon fishery has completed the second annual audit of the FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification. The objective of the audit is to monitor any changes since the previous assessment.
Click here for a copy of the Alaska Salmon Surveillance Report. The report documents the assessment result for the continued RFM Certification of the Alaska salmon fishery.
Legislators from Connecticut and Massachusetts complained about the current “out-of-date allocation formula” in black sea bass, summer flounder and scup fisheries in a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this week.Read more...
The Southeast Alaska Fishermen’s Alliance recently announced that the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation has awarded the organization a Hollings Grant to reduce whale entanglements in Alaska salmon fisheries by increasing the use of acoustic whale pingers to minimize entanglements in fishing gear.