Alaska/Pacific Coast

New study reveals cost of 2017 salmon fisheries closure
NOAA Fisheries model estimates cost of closures based on fishermen’s choices
Eurek Alert – April 3, 2018
NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region
Last year’s closure of the commercial ocean salmon troll fishery off the West Coast is estimated to have cost $5.8 million to $8.9 million in lost income for fishermen, with the loss of 200 to 330 jobs, according to a new model that determines the cost of fisheries closures based on the choices fishermen make.

Alaska Fisheries Report
KMXT by Kayla Desroches – April 6, 2018
Coming up on this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, the sac roe herring fishery in Sitka closed early after the Alaska Department of Fish and Game determined the fish were too small to put on the market. Also in Sitka, an application for a private, nonprofit hatchery fails once again.

Rockfish fishery to open after 14 years
Curry Coastal Pilot by Jane Stebbins – April 6, 2018
A new ocean fishery will open in April for fishermen using specific gear to catch groundfish such as widow and yelloweye rockfish — all the while avoiding the overfished species.


UBC researcher finds most fish has a lower carbon footprint than meat, but not all
Vancouver Sun by Randy Shore – April 6, 2018
If you want to reduce the carbon intensity of your diet, you should develop a taste for herring and regard shrimp and lobster as an occasional treat, according to a UBC-based researcher.

Labeling and Marketing

3MMI – Alaska & Russia Pollock: A Review Of The International Pollock Markets
TradexFoods – April 9, 2018
3MMI — Russian Raw materials have reached $1,250 per metric tonne as of last month, a stark increase from last April, when headed and gutted Russian Pollock was just below $1,000 per metric tonne…


Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop in Homer April 15-16
Seward City News – April 6, 2018
The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor workshop in Homer onSunday, April 15, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Monday, April 16, at a time to be announced. The workshop will be conducted atthe Best Western Bidarka Inn, 575 Sterling Highway.

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Pacific Seafood Processors Association
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April 9, 2018