Alaska/Pacific Coast

Look out, king crab: Juneau area fishery opens for first time in six years
Juneau Empire by Kevin Gullufsen – November 15, 2017
Starting today, Juneauites will have the chance to catch king crab in the waters surrounding their backyards. It’s the first time in six years a winter personal use fishery has been opened in Juneau area waters.

Maritime Industry Economic Forecast Breakfast, Keynote on National Priorities for Fisheries Management, and Free Education Program Highlight Pacific Marine Expo
Pacific Marine Expo, the West Coast’s largest commercial marine and fishing trade show, will be held at CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle from Thursday, Nov. 16, through Saturday, Nov. 18.
Digital Journal – November 14, 2017
What The 51st Annual Pacific Marine Expo, the West Coast’s largest commercial marine and fishing trade show, will be held at CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle from Thursday, Nov. 16, through Saturday, Nov. 18. Last year’s Expo attracted more than 8,500 visitors from 40 states and 24 countries and over 500 exhibitors. The Expo serves all aspects of the market, including commercial vessel owner and operators, commercial fishermen, boat builders and seafood processors. For more information, please visit


Erosion caused by spawning salmon could make mountains significantly shorter, study finds
As salmon stir up sediment to build redds, they can cause erosion nearby and downstream. Over millennia, that erosion could make some landscapes up to a third shorter than they would be otherwise.
KDLG by Avery Lill – November 14, 2017
When salmon spawn, the females build nests or redds by turning onto their sides and flapping their tales to stir up sediment. That can expose the riverbed and lead to erosion nearby and downstream. Such erosion is a well-studied phenomenon, but what is the effect over millennia? A study recently published in the journal Geomorphology found that over time, salmon may play a significant role in sculpting landscape surrounding the rivers where they spawn.

Labeling and Marketing

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute: Marketing Update
ASMI – November 2017
James Beard Food Summit, Alaska Seafood Featured on The Today Show, Dutch Harbor Media Tour, ASMI Signs Major Partnerships for FY18, China Fisheries & Seafood Expo,
Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, New Ibotta Promotions, ASMI attends Alaska Seafood events at the University of Massachusetts and Westfield State University, 100% Delicious POS Collateral, USAEDC Conference in Baltimore …


Pacific Fisheries Technologists Conference
Sea Grant Alaska
February 5–7, 2018
Alyeska Resort
Girdwood, Alaska
At the 69th annual PFT conference, keynote speakers will address our “Tools of the Trade” theme. We are planning an exciting lineup of papers and presentations that focus on cutting edge equipment, diagnostics and technologies which aid today’s seafood technologists. Also on the agenda are discussions about how the regulatory environment adapts with innovation and growth in our trade.

Opinion: Resource Development Council should Stand for Salmon
Alaska Dispatch News by Art Bloom – November 14, 2017
As Alaska’s leaders of industry gather at Resource Development Council’s (RDC) annual conference this week in Anchorage, they will be grappling — like many Alaskans — with the daunting task of how to generate revenue and stabilize Alaska’s economy with increasingly challenging fiscal realities. The state’s record of developing resources in a responsible and sustainable way is often pointed to as a model for the rest of the world. As a commercial fisherman, I’m proud and thankful that the fishing industry has been the shining example of responsible resource development and management in our state.

Ann Owens
Pacific Seafood Processors Association
Office Manager
1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: 206.281.1667
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8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

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November 16, 2017