Alaska/Pacific Coast

Strong harvests, more oversight marked 2016 groundfish fisheries
KBBI by Shady Grove Oliver – January 22, 2017
Last year was a good year overall for groundfish fisheries in the region.

Board of Fisheries seeking updated habitat protections
Alaska Journal of Commerce by DJ Summers – January 20, 2017
The Alaska Board of Fisheries finalized a letter to the Legislature asking to give the Department of Fish and Game more authority over fish habitat permitting.

State forecasts second straight poor run for Copper River kings
Alaska Journal of Commerce by DJ Summers – January 20, 2017
Two days after a federal disaster was declared for Gulf of Alaska pink salmon including Prince William Sound, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game released a Copper River forecast on Friday for 2017 that anticipates a king salmon run that would tie 2016 as the smallest since 1980.


Juneau watch
Deckboss – January 20, 2017
The Alaska Legislature kicked off a new session this week, and lawmakers already have filed some bills of interest to the fishing industry.


China to reduce marine fish catch for ecological protection by Zhang Shuai – January 21, 2017
China plans to reduce its marine fish catch in the next few years to protect the environment.

Labeling and Marketing

3MMI – Sockeye Pricing Remains Firm During Low Salmon Inventories – What to Expect in Upcoming Weeks
TradexFoods – January 23, 2017
3-Minute Market Insight:
Limited supply of wild salmon species continues to strengthen Sockeye Pricing in the new year. There are still decent inventories available along the coast on H&G.–IkVFuIzN0


Seafood lovers, ready for salmon ice cream, Jjamppong and bottarga?
Alaska Dispatch News by Laine Welch – January 22, 2017
Candied salmon ice cream, poke snack kits, salmon bisque baby food, fish skin tote bags and pet oils — these are among the more than 20 new items on tap this week at the industry’s most popular annual seafood soiree — the Alaska Symphony of Seafood, where the public is invited to taste and vote on its favorites.

FDA Issues New Seafood Advice For Moms-To-Be. Not Everyone Is Thrilled
NPR by Clare Leschin-Hoar – January 19, 2017
Concerns about mercury contamination have led many pregnant women to under-consume seafood. So the FDA issued a new chart explaining what to eat and what to avoid. But critics say it muddles matters.

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January 23, 2017