Alaska/Pacific Coast

Press Release: Alaska Air Cargo Plans to Deliver up to 80,000 Pounds of Wild Copper River Salmon to Seattle
Celebrities gather as Seattle’s top chefs compete in seventh annual Copper Chef Cook-off
PR Newswire Alaska Airlines – May 17, 2016
SEATTLE — More than 20,000 pounds of fresh Copper River salmon arrived in Seattle on a fish-filled Alaska Airlines plane touching down at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport shortly after 6 a.m. this morning. Today officially marks the beginning of the summer salmon grilling season that is anticipated by seafood lovers throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. In total, Alaska Air Cargo has three more flights scheduled throughout the day to bring in up to 60,000 pounds of salmon.

Labeling and Marketing

Spring 2016 – Alaska Salmon Industry Analysis
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute – May 2016
The Seafood Market Information Service is funded by a portion of the seafood marketing assessment paid by Alaska seafood producers. McDowell Group provides the service as a research contractor for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI). Seafood Market Bulletins are typically published twice a year and are available to permit holders, processors, and other industry participants free of charge. Email if you would like to receive new bulletins via email.

Federal Register

Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Annual Specifications and Management Measures for the 2016 Tribal and Non-Tribal Fisheries for Pacific Whiting
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 05/16/2016
NMFS issues this final rule for the 2016 Pacific whiting fishery under the authority of the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP), the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), and the Pacific Whiting Act of 2006. This final rule announces the 2016 U.S. Total Allowable Catch (TAC) of 367,553 metric tons of Pacific whiting, establishes the tribal allocation of 64,322 metric tons, establishes a set-aside for research and bycatch of 1,500 metric tons, and announces the allocations of Pacific whiting to the non-tribal fishery for 2016. This rule will ensure that the 2016 Pacific whiting fishery is managed in accordance with the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the FMP, the Pacific Whiting Act of 2006, and other applicable laws.


Alaska Business Forum: State Fiscal Plan Update
Date(s): Thu, Jun 02, 2016
Time(s): 08:00 AM – 09:30 AM
Location: Microsoft Events Center at the Seattle Metro Chamber
The economic situation in Alaska has become precarious as the State faces significant budget challenges due to falling oil prices and lower production of Alaska North Slope crude oil.

Governor Walker and the state legislature are responding in a now extended annual session of the Legislature. State budget cuts, new sources of revenue including taxes on certain business activities and use of the State’s Permanent Fund are all receiving serious consideration.

Join us for a real time update on this urgent and dynamic situation that has significant implications for companies in the Puget Sound region doing business in Alaska.
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Coast Guard Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Exams
Wrangell Sentinel – May 12, 2016
The Coast Guard commercial fishing vessel examiner will be conducting free dockside examinations for commercial fishing vessels May 24 – 27.
Check out our new specific checklist generator located at to allow safety require.

VIDEO: Copper River salmon arrives with fanfare
May 17, 2016

Ann Owens
Pacific Seafood Processors Association
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May 17, 2016