Alaska/Pacific Coast

King salmon run on Yukon River well below average so far
Alaska Journal of Commerce by Associated Press – July 6, 2018
FAIRBANKS (AP) — This year’s king salmon run on the Yukon River is on track to be the second- or third-worst ever recorded.

Fishermen may end up in special harvest areas to help the Kvichak River get its escapement
KDLG by Mitch Borden – July 7, 2018
Fishermen around Bristol Bay wait anxiously to see if they will have to head to special harvest areas to help the Kvichak River meet its escapement goal.

Herring opens in Dutch Harbor fishery
Bristol Bay Times by Jim Paulin – July 6, 2018
The Dutch Harbor Food and Bait Herring Fishery opened July 1 in the Unalaska and Akutan districts.

Nushagak hauls in record sockeye catches
KDLG by Avery Lill – July 6, 2018
For the fourth time this season, Nushagak District fishermen harvested over a million sockeye in a day on Monday. They set the new district record for a single day’s catch on Saturday — 1.77 million reds. Last summer was the first time that a single day’s catch broke a million since the district was established in 1884.

Bristol Bay sockeye harvest breaking records as other districts suffer
KTUU by Sean Maguire – July 7, 2018
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) — The Nushugak District in Bristol Bay is experiencing an all-time record harvest of sockeye salmon as other districts across Alaska suffer poor returns.


Alaskans fret as Chinese, US tariffs go into effect
Seafood Source by Cliff White – July 6, 2018
The next phase of the Chinese-U.S. trade war kicked into effect on Friday, 6 July, as each country imposed USD 34 billion (EUR 28.9 billion) worth of tariffs on a range of goods that, on the Chinese side, include a variety of seafood products.

Labeling and Marketing

Pricing for Pollock to Remain Steady Until Early Fall
TradexFoods – July 9, 2018
Read Report: 3MMI — in this week’s episode we review Pollock. In Alaska, harvest totals reported by NOAA are relatively on par with last year – Current Alaska Pollock landings are just above 800,000 metric tonnes…

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July 9, 2018