Alaska/Pacific Coast

Processing upgrades possible, but humans irreplaceable says analyst
Bristol Bay has come a long way from sailboats and canned fish, but one processing technology analyst tells that there are more upgrades to come.
KDLG by Molly Dischner – July 16, 2016
Processing the 20 to 40 million sockeye harvested in about a month each summer is no small feat. And while the Bristol Bay salmon fishery has come a long way from the hey-days of canneries, there are more improvements to come.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report
KDLG by Molly Dischner – July 17, 2016
Ugashik put away another 400,000 sockeye Saturday, while Naknek-Kvichak and Nushagak catches tapered off a little. Now the number everyone is wondering about? What’re they going to be worth.

Icicle continues to invest at Wood River
KDLG by Dave Bendinger – July 15, 2016
A larger pump barge, new RSW holding tanks, more processing lines, and other improvements have doubled Icicle’s salmon processing capacity at the Wood River plant in Dillingham.

2016 Bristol Bay sockeye run looking a lot like last year
Bristol Bay Times by Molly Dischner – July 15, 2016
The 2016 Bristol Bay sockeye run is taking shape, and it’s something like the movie Groundhog Day.

Alaska Fisheries Report
KMXT by Kayla Desroches – July 15, 2016
Coming up this week on the Alaska Fisheries Report , Western Alaska lodge owners say new Coast Guard regulations could get in the way of hiring local guides. Then, you’ll learn what an old sailboat can tell us about Bristol Bay’s fishing past. Also, a study on baby salmon numbers in Bristol Bay could inform researchers about the health of the salmon population in the area. That and more on the Alaska Fisheries Report.


Seafood News Weekly Recap July 15, 2016
SeafoodNews – July 15, 2016
This season’s sockeye run in Bristol Bay looks a lot like last year. A major Newfoundland snow crab processor expects to finish a new facility in 2017. And a free trade deal between Canada and Europe has stalled. These stories and more in our latest Seafood News Recap series

Fishing for change with school lunch program
Union-Bulletin by Pat Shanahan and Trish Dela Cruz – July 17, 2016
In this election season, it seems that Democrats and Republicans don’t often agree, but one bipartisan effort in Congress has the possibility to improve both Washington’s economy and the quality of food offered in school lunches across the country.


Some of the ‘mind-blowing’ amount of trash washing up on Alaska’s beaches comes to Anchorage
Alaska Dispatch News by Tegan Hanlon – July 17, 2016
One by one, people overturned massive, white, heavy-duty bags at the Port of Anchorage Saturday afternoon, spilling out their contents: a hodgepodge of debris that had found its way into the ocean, eventually landing on Alaska’s remote coastlines.

Labeling and Marketing

Survey: Consumers want more seafood in restaurants
Younger, affluent consumers prefer wild over farmed
National Restaurant News by Bret Thorn – July 15, 2016
Many Americans would like to see more seafood on restaurant menus, and they’d rather it be wild than farm-raised, according to a study recently conducted on consumer attitudes toward fish and seafood by Datassential for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.

Consumers ‘prioritise sustainability over price and brand when buying seafood’
UK shoppers are more concerned about sustainability than price and brand when buying seafood and are willing to pay more for certified products, a survey has found.
BT – July 15, 2016
UK shoppers are more concerned about sustainability than price and brand when buying seafood and are willing to pay more for certified products, a survey has found.

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July 18, 2016