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FishNews – November 8, 2017

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 Army National Guardsman Finds Inspiration in Veterans Fisheries Corps
As we observe Veterans’ Day this Friday, we want to thank the men and women in our military for their dedication and service.

Join Chris Oliver at the Pacific Marine Expo

Fisheries Celebrates Technology Week 2017

Underwater Camera Technology Improves Pacific Islands Population Assessments

Fisheries Data Collection Through the Years

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WA fish landings up 52% last year

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ILWACO — Signaling a return to more normal ocean conditions after the nutrition-poor “Blob” disrupted the northeast Pacific between 2013 and 2015, Washington’s overall commercial fisheries strongly rebounded in 2016, according to the definitive annual federal report on U.S. fisheries released last week.
However, salmon and some other species have yet to recover from the freakishly warm seawater that eventually descended to a depth of more than 1,000 feet….
Read more (chinookobserver.com)

NFI’s new top 10 list of America’s favorite seafood species points to upward consumption trend

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Seafood consumption is still trending positively in the United States, according to the National Fisheries Institute (NFI), which released its updated top 10 most consumed seafood species list on Thursday, 2 November. Americans consumed 14.9 pounds of seafood per capita in 2016, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) latest U.S. fisheries report revealed….
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Annual NOAA fisheries report shows value up, consumption slightly down from 2015

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Seafood consumption dipped slightly in 2016, as the average American ate 14.9 pounds. The decrease of .6 pounds from 2015’s figures was noted in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) annual Fisheries of the United States report, which was released Wednesday, 1 November. The report, which provides a snapshot of how commercial and recreational fishing impact the U.S. economy, also noted that commercial fishermen brought in 9.6 billion pounds of product last year….
Read more (seafoodsource.com)

FishNews – November 1, 2017

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 NOAA Fisheries Releases Fisheries of the United States 2016

The Fisheries of the United States, 2016 report is now available.  A yearbook of fisheries statistics for the nation, the report continues to underscore the sustainability and economic strength of our nation’s fisheries and ports and the integral role they play in the vibrancy and resiliency of our coastal communities.

NOAA Awards $9.3 Million to Support Aquaculture Research 

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West Coast, Alaska senators urge disaster aid for multiple fisheries

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In a bipartisan push led by Senator Jeff Merkley, a democrat from the US state of Oregon, all eight West Coast senators — Merkley, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash; Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska; Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.; Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. — this week called on congressional leaders and the Trump administration to include disaster aid for fisheries in the next 2017 disaster funding package… Read more (undercurrentnews.com)

Professor has a message for Congress: Overfishing is over

Tomorrow, Hilborn, a professor of aquatic and fishery sciences at the University of Washington, will appear before a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation panel, getting another chance to argue his case that overfishing is no longer a concern for the United States. He’s one of four experts scheduled to testify before the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard….
Read more (eenews.net)