Alaska/Pacific Coast

Area M North Peninsula fleet on processor catch limits Tuesday
After big harvests, Peter Pan Seafoods in Port Moller puts limits on sockeye catch. Are they a harbinger of limits in Bristol Bay?
KDLG by Dave Bendinger – July 6, 2016
KDLG: Area M’s North Peninsula sockeye fishing is going well, so well in fact that a main buyer is having trouble keeping up with the catch.


World’s Biggest Salmon Producer Wants to Farm Fish Inside a Cargo Ship
GCapitan by Bloombergn – July 5, 2016
(Bloomberg) — The world’s biggest Atlantic salmon producer wants to start farming fish inside a ship rather than the sea.
Building traditional fish farms on the open water in Norway has become almost impossible because of state rules intended to curb outbreaks of sea lice, a parasite that can kill young fish. So raising salmon inside an unwanted cargo ship is one of a few options proposed by Marine Harvest ASA, which is trying to boost production at a time when prices are near a record high.

$1.2 Million Will Fund Study to Identify Commercial Fisheries in Canada’s Eastern, Arctic Waters
SEAFOODNEWS.COM – July 6, 2016
The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) is among a group of government and non-government bodies that will fund a study of fisheries data from Eastern and High Arctic waters in order to identify potential commercial fisheries for three communities in Nunavut.

CanNor will contribute over $200,000 to the continue research that started last year on on board the fishing vessel Kiviuq. Scientists studied the waters near the communities of Arctic Bay, Resolute Bay, and Qikiqtarjuaq.

A total of $1.2 million will be used to continue the study. In addition to CanNor’s contribution the Arctic Fishery Alliance will provide $630,832; the Government of Nunavut $182,000; the National Research Council $144,851; Oceans North $60,000; and the Ocean Tracking Network $20,000.

“This exploratory research has the potential to lead to a stronger, sustainable commercial fisheries sector in the Eastern and High Arctic. The Government of Canada is pleased to support research in fisheries science that enables potential economic opportunities for Inuit in Nunavut,” said Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.

They examined the commercial viability of species such as turbot, shrimp, and whelk, and also gathered baseline environmental, oceanographic, and ecological data.

Preliminary results of the research show potential for the development of local fisheries, which could provide increased job opportunities for Inuit and an expansion in Inuit-owned businesses in the fisheries sector.


Aleutian seabirds are showing the effects of a changing marine ecosystem
Alaska Dispatch News by Yereth Rosen – July 3, 2016
The bodies of seabirds tell stories of the rapid change taking place in the North Pacific Ocean. Reading those stories requires some expert analysis.

Labeling and Marketing

3MMI – Speculative Atlantic Cod Pricing Indicates Strengthening Raw Materials
TradexFoods –  July 4, 2016
3-Minute Market Insight:
– Speculative projections for Atlantic Cod indicate strengthening raw material pricing and production space for twice frozen products booking up in the Fall.


Seaweed Could Potentially Help Fight Food Allergies
The Fish Site – July 6, 2016
US – Seaweed has long been a staple food in many Asian countries and has recently caught on as a snack food in America as a healthful alternative to chips.

Job Posting

Job Title: Alaska Seafood Cooperative (AKSC) Manager.  Full Job Description is located at the Alaska Seafood Cooperative website.
Location: Seattle, WA
Due Date: Submit cover letter and resume by July 20, 2016.  Position is open until filled.
Summary of Position: The Cooperative Manager is responsible for overall administration of the Alaska Seafood Cooperative.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, ensuring compliance with Amendment 80 regulations; overseeing harvest of cooperative quota; ensuring members have access to critical information; cooperative communications and outreach; overseeing compliance with sustainability certification requirements, and other duties as assigned. The Coop Manager receives a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Ann Owens
Pacific Seafood Processors Association
Office Manager
1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: 206.281.1667
E-mail:; Website:
Our office days/hours are Monday-Friday
8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

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July 6, 2016