National Fisherman

As the Bristol Bay salmon fishery winds down, 80 top restaurants across the country are hosting a rolling wave of dinner events featuring Bristol Bay sockeye salmon, in a partnership with the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association.

The chefs are showcasing their creativity and commitment to Bristol Bay with events ranging from one-night special tasting menus and month-long specials to dinner and a movie screenings of the Bristol Bay documentary "Red Gold," the BBRSDA said, in an announcement July 15.

Along with promoting the versatile, heart-healthy sockeye salmon, the event is an educational effort to make seafood lovers across the United States aware of potential adverse affects of a proposed large scale mine at the headwaters of the Bristol Bay  watershed.

Six restaurants, from Portland, Oregon to Boston, Massachusetts, are hosting month-long menu specials. Several restaurants from Seattle to Washington D.C. to Virginia, will be also showing the documentary "Red Gold."

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Inside the Industry

Pink shrimp is the first fishery managed by Washington to receive certification from the global Marine Stewardship Council fisheries standard for sustainable, wild-caught seafood.

The state’s fishery was independently assessed as a scope extension of the MSC certified Oregon pink shrimp fishery, which achieved certification to the MSC standard in December 2007 and attained recertification in February 2013.


NMFS has awarded 16 grants totaling more than $2.5 million as part of its Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program.

The program supports the development of technological solutions and changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch and aims to to find creative approaches and strategies for reducing bycatch, seabird interactions, and post-release mortality in federally managed fisheries.

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