Alaska/Pacific Coast

Washington’s largest seafood processor to grow with German acquisition
Bizjournal by Steve Wilhelm – April 12, 2016
Washington state’s dominant seafood company is getting bigger with the acquisition of a German seafood processing plant to process Alaska-caught seafood in Europe.

Quota Set for Southeast Treaty Kings
Fishermen’s News – April 13, 2016
An all-gear harvest limit of 355,600 treaty Chinook salmon has been set by the Pacific Salmon Commission, under provisions of the Pacific Salmon Treaty, based on strong returns in 2015 and projections for 2016 returns in the same river systems.

NPFMC Releases Quota Plan for Review
Fishermen’s News – April 13, 2016
Federal fisheries managers in Alaska have put out for public review an analysis for a recreational quota entity to hold limited amounts of commercial halibut quota shares on behalf of guided recreational anglers.

AK Legislature to Hear Engineered Salmon Testimony
Fishermen’s News – April 13, 2016
Alaska’s House Committee on Labor and Commerce will take testimony today (Wednesday, April 13) on a bill opposing the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of AquaBounty AquAdvantage genetically engineered salmon.


Washington rep, trawlers scuttle rumors of Gulf legislation
Alaska Journal of Commerce by DJ Summers – April 13, 2016
A Washington congresswoman’s office and members of the North Pacific trawl industry deny rumors that they are collaborating on federal fishing legislation that would circumvent the North Pacific Fishery Management Council process.

In Memoriam

Memorial Service April 16 for Kaare Ness
Alaska Fishing Pioneer
Kaare Ness, founding partner of Seattle-based Trident Seafoods Corporation, passed away peacefully the morning of Saturday, January 23, after living a remarkable life. His life was a journey of faith and determination that took him from the small island of Karmoy on the Norwegian coast to the far reaches of Alaska’s Aleutian Island chain where his skill as a fisherman and his personal integrity earned the respect of all who knew him. A true pioneer of modern North Pacific fisheries, he was eager to succeed, yet just as eager to share his knowledge and his success with his family, his partners and his community.

A celebration of Kaare Ness’s life has been scheduled for 2pm on Saturday, April 16, at the Aurora Church of the Nazarene, located at 1900 North 175th street, Shoreline WA, 98133. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of one’s choice. A video documentary of The Kaare Ness Story can be accessed via YouTube at

Ann Owens
Pacific Seafood Processors Association
Office Manager
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Phone: 206.281.1667
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April 14, 2016