Alaska/Pacific Coast

Down year for BSAI crab fisheries
KDLG by Dave Bendinger – October 11, 2016
This weekend Bristol Bay red king crab and Bering Sea snow crab open with lower quotas. Other crab fisheries closed this season, following low stock assessments from summer survey.

NOAA Launches Observer Safety Program Review
NOAA by Jane DiCosimo – October 6, 2016
NOAA Fisheries is now conducting an Observer Safety Program Review as part of our ongoing efforts to assess and evaluate procedures for keeping U.S. fisheries observers and at-sea monitors safe. The health and safety of our observers and at-sea monitors is a top priority for the agency.

The value of seafood
Ketchikan Daily News – October 10, 2016
As the salmon capital of the world, Ketchikan knows the value of seafood.
Our sustainable harvest of salmon brings healthy nutrition to people around the globe, and robust benefits to the local economy.


Will Alaskans see a rerun of last year’s super warm winter?
Alaska Dispatch News by Yereth Rosen – October 10, 2016
Following a snowstorm, the sun makes an evening appearance at the bluffs that include the Ukkuqsi archaeological site Sept. 21, 2015, in Barrow. Sandbags help protect the site, which once again yielded human remains following a late-August storm. (Erik Hill / ADN)

Labeling and Marketing

Alaska Seafood Cooking Demonstration: Fast, Healthy Meals without Thawing – October 11, 2016
A recent USDA study showed that approximately 80 to 90 percent of Americans fall short of eating the recommended two servings of seafood per week. In celebration of National Seafood Month and to show home cooks how to create healthy and delicious seafood meals in 15 minutes or less, local chefs demonstrate how to prepare frozen wild Alaska seafood without thawing using time-saving, convenient cooking techniques. Hosted by several grocery retailers across the U.S. and the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Search for a cooking demo near you by visiting the website:


Orca Bay Among a Few Seafood Companies to Support Sea A Cure’s Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign
SEAFOODNEWS.COM – October 12, 2016
Washington-state based Orca Bay Seafoods, the Alaska Salmon Sisters and Drifters Fish announced their support for the revival of the Sea A Cure campaign’s fight against breast cancer.

The campaign was founded ten years ago by several seafood industry members to support Orca Bay’s Senior Vice President and Treasure Trish Haaker, who was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Haaker has since recovered and now wants to give back by reviving the Sea A Cure mission during October, which happens to be both National Seafood Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“We have decided it is time to launch SEA A CURE once more – to help raise money, but also to help elevate the awareness to consume more seafood,” Haaker said in a blog entry on LinkedIn.

Orca Bay said it will support the campaign by donating proceeds of its sales this month to Sea A Cure who will provide the funds to the City of Hope group. They are one of only 45 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, as designated by the National Cancer Institute.

“Even though Trish’s personal battle with breast cancer was the catalyst of it starting, we at Orca Bay, want to make sure that it is not viewed as “Orca Bay’s SEA A CURE”. It truly is an opportunity for anyone and all of the industry to come together for ONE good cause,” saidLilani Estacio, Orca Bay’s Marketing and Communications manager.

The Alaska Salmon Sisters are also supporting the Sea A Cure campaign. They will donate $5 from the sale of every Maritime Anchor Bracelet they sell to the campaign.

Meanwhile, Alaskan salmon fishing duo Drifters Fish are also supporting the campaign. They will donate 10 percent of their salmon sales to City of Hope in support of Sea A Cure.

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October 12, 2016