Alaska/Pacific Coast

Alaska sockeye market shifts away from Japan
KMXT by Kayla Desroches – December 4, 2017
The demand for Alaska sockeye has shifted away from some of the traditional Asian markets.

McDowell Group releases 2017 Fall sockeye market analysis
KMXT by Kayla Desroches – December 1, 2017
Alaska sockeye is seeing a good year.
The McDowell Group just released its 2017 Fall Sockeye Market Analysis, which it put together for the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association.


Researcher listens to learn about ocean’s health
KCAW by Katherine Rose – December 1, 2017
Whale watching is a popular pastime in Alaska, but what about whale listening? Dr. Kate Stafford does it for a living. She’s been in Sitka this November for the Science in Residency Fellowship, and on a winter day recently she took a group out on the water to try to capture some sounds, and songs, from some of Sitka’s most vocal creatures.  KCAW’s Katherine Rose reports.

Labeling and Marketing

3MMI – Highest Haddock Raw Materials Since 2015, Finished Goods Begin to Strengthen
TradexFoods – December 4, 2017
— After over six months of steady pricing, Haddock raw materials have begun to rise, pressuring fillet pricing in North America.

Federal Register

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 12/04/2017
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from trawl catcher vessels (3,083 metric tons (mt)), American Fisheries Act (AFA) trawl catcher/processors (205 mt), and jig vessels (94 mt) to hook-and-line catcher/processors (2,732 mt) and pot catcher/processors (650 mt) in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to allow the 2017 total allowable catch of Pacific cod to be harvested.


Putman named to CFEC
Cordova Times – December 1, 2017
V. Fate Putman has been appointed by Gov. Bill Walker to the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission, to fill the post on Dec. 1, when Benjamin Brown steps down.
Putman will serve the remainder of Brown’s term until March 3, 2019.

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December 5, 2017