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Biologists expect early 2018 Togiak herring run

This year, Togiak could see one of the earliest herring harvests ever recorded. “We’re going to fly our first survey on Friday. And then I expect we’ll be seeing herring by [April] 20th, if not sooner,” said Alaska Department of Fish and Game area biologist Tim Sands.  That would be the Togiak fishery’s second-earliest start on record. The earliest recorded date a biomass was spotted in the district was April 14, 2016. But because of the unusual timing, fishing only began three days later. Herring spawn timing depends largely on water temperature >click to read<16:06

Reminder — Gillnet Bycatch Workshop in Ocean City, Maryland — on January 22 and 23 — You can join via webinar!

NOAA Fisheries (NMFS) and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission are hosting a workshop  to discuss protected species bycatch in mid-Atlantic gillnet fisheries. While gillnet fisheries interact with several species protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act  and the Endangered Species Act, this workshop will focus specifically on sea turtles and Atlantic sturgeon. The objective of the workshop is to generate ideas for technological solutions through a collaborative process that involves the fishing industry, conservation community, species experts/researchers, managers, and other interested parties.
 Those unable to attend the workshop in person will be able to listen to the discussions via webinar.
 Click here to view the agenda
 For more information, contact Ellen Keane at [email protected]
 This Webinar is held on the following dates:
Jan 22, 2013 12:30 PM – 6:00 PM EST
Jan 23, 2013 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST
Register Now at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/127363126