Alaska/Pacific Coast
Kenai River Sockeye: How Fish & Game is dividing access to limited fish

KTVA by Liz Raines – July 29, 2018
Cook Inlet Sockeye runs are surprisingly low this year. The Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game is closing the personal use fishery on the Kenai River starting Monday, and the bag limit is also reduced. On the commercial fishing side, sockeye salmon harvests are the worst they’ve been since 1980.

Herring slows after off-and-on season
Bristol Bay Times by Jim Paulin – July 27, 2018
This year’s early opening of Dutch Harbor Food and Bait Herring Fishery helped the fishermen have a productive season.

Prince William Sound pink season on track
KBBI by Aaron Bolton – July 26, 2018
Commercial fishing for pink salmon is underway in Prince William Sound and unlike sockeye returning to the Copper River earlier this year, pinks are showing up mostly as forecasted.

Salmon meet escapement goals in Kuskokwim tributaries

The Associated Press – July 27, 2018
BETHEL, Alaska — King, chum and red salmon are meeting the Alaska escapement goals on tributaries of the Kuskokwim River, according to state standards.


Senate looms as big test for changes to US fishing laws
AP News by Patrick Whittle – July 29, 2018
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishermen and environmentalists are at odds over a suite of changes to American fishing laws that was approved by the House of Representatives, and the proposal faces a new hurdle in the Senate.

No aid planned for other sectors hurt by trade war

Politico by Adam Behsudi and Megan Cassella – July 26, 2018
President Donald Trump’s top trade official took heat from Republican and Democratic lawmakers after he said the administration is not currently considering providing federal aid to small businesses, manufacturers or any sector of the economy, aside from farmers, that might be hurt by the trade war.


Tradex Foods Opens Seattle Branch with Bob Hartlund in Charge
SEAFOODNEWS.COM – July 26, 2018
VICTORIA, BC — Tradex Foods, a global leader in supplying premium quality and sustainable seafood, is expanding its operations by opening a Seattle Branch, the company said in a statement, and welcoming a new member to the team: Bob Hartlund.

The new Seattle branch will enable Tradex to expand its servicing capacities to meet the growing demand in food service in the seafood category, Tradex said in the press release.

The new branch will also serve as a strategic hub to expand and launch the company’s existing and new retail product lines.

All seafood produced by Tradex follow an “Industry Best” 7-Step Quality Control Process,” the statement said This includes Tradex’ in-house brands SINBAD, SINBAD Gold, and SINBAD Platinum – as well as seafood produced for food service and private label business.


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July 30, 2018