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.
http://www.ktoo.org/2017/01/22/strong-harvests-oversight-marked-2016-groundfish-fisheries/

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.
http://www.alaskajournal.com/2017-01-20/board-fisheries-seeking-updated-habitat-protections#.WIYuE5JOFA4

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.
http://www.alaskajournal.com/2017-01-20/state-forecasts-second-straight-poor-run-copper-river-kings#.WIYp4ZJOFA4

Politics

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.
http://deckboss.blogspot.com/2017/01/juneau-watch.html

International

China to reduce marine fish catch for ecological protection
CRIENGLISH.com by Zhang Shuai – January 21, 2017
China plans to reduce its marine fish catch in the next few years to protect the environment.
http://english.cri.cn/12394/2017/01/21/3821s950309.htm

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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–IkVFuIzN0

FYI’s

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.
https://www.adn.com/business-economy/2017/01/21/seafood-lovers-ready-for-salmon-ice-cream-jjamppong-and-bottarga/

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.
http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/01/19/510659518/fda-issues-new-seafood-advice-for-moms-to-be-not-everyone-is-thrilled

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January 23, 2017