Alaska/Pacific Coast

The Alaska Fisheries Report
KMXT by Jay Barrett – November 3, 2016
Coming up this week in the wake of Halloween, river monsters and ghost ships. I’m not kidding. We also get more details on the seafood volume that crossed the docks in southeast last year, and it’s always a process to expand a harbor. We had help from KSTK’s Aaron Bolton in Wrangell, KUAC’s Dan Bross in Fairbanks, KHNS’ Abbey Collins in Haines, KFSK’s Joe Viechnicki in Petersburg, and KCAW’s Emily Russell in Sitka.

‘Largest’ recorded chum salmon run: 2 million fish overload nets, burden boats
‘I knew guys that were having nets starting to sink there were so many extra fish’
CBC News by Yvette Brend – November 4, 2016
Record numbers of chum salmon — two million fish — returned to B.C’s West Coast this year, bringing good news for fishermen fatigued by word of record lows of Fraser River sockeye.

Record high prices expected for red king crab fleet
Bristol Bay Times by Jim Paulin – November 5, 2016
The Bristol Bay red king crab season is moving at a fast pace, with most of the quota already harvested. While state regulators slashed quotas, a crab industry official says fishermen are seeing plenty of all species, and are expecting record high prices.


Americans are eating exactly as much seafood as they always have
2015 rates match recent and long-term averages
Alaska Journal of Commerce by DJ Summers – November 4, 2016
Though the U.S. government promotes seafood as an omega-3 fat-packed ambrosia deserving two meals a week, consumers aren’t biting.

Labeling and Marketing

Raw Materials Forecast Upcoming North American Seafood Trends
TradexFoods – November 7, 2016
3-Minute Market Insight:
The 2016 China Fisheries and Seafood Expo wrapped up in Qingdao last Friday, leaving the market buzzing with pricing and supply trends for next year.

New ASMI logo to tout wild Alaska fish in pet food
Bristol Bay Times by Jim Paulin – November 5, 2016
Alaska seafood, “wild, natural, and sustainable,” and fine food for man and beast? Well, something like that, but when it comes to dog food, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute wants to make a distinction between the fine dining experience, and fishy dog chow in a bowl on the kitchen floor.


Federal Register

Fishing Capacity Reduction Program for the Southeast Alaska Purse Seine Salmon Fishery
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 11/07/2016
NMFS issues this notice to inform persons of their eligibility to vote and referendum voting period in the fishing capacity reduction program referendum for a second loan in the Southeast Alaska Purse Seine Salmon Fishery. NMFS will hold a series of public meetings with Southeast Alaska purse seine salmon permit holders and interested individuals.


President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts – November 3, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts:

Bering Sea crabbers names new executive director
Bristol Bay Times by Molly Dischner – November 5, 2016
A major Alaska fishing organization has named a new head.
Tyson Fick is the new executive director for the Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers, a Seattle-based group that is the major trade organization for crab harvesters fishing in federal waters offshore of Alaska.

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Pacific Seafood Processors Association
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November 7, 2016