Seiners still waiting for fishery to open KCAW by Katherine Rose - March 22, 2019 It’s the end of the week one, and seiners and tenders remain moored in Sitka’s harbors, on two-hour notice, waiting for conditions to be right for the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery to open. https://www.kcaw.org/2019/03/22/seiners-still-waiting-for-fishery-to-open/?fbclid=IwAR2ql1C1rqOzQSkclKwvy1TZpoM34xTIe_W7wlVXdWdddxLyRpN7ZdmDKTo Northwest fishing fleet renews fight against proposed mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay KNKX by Bellamy Pailthorp - March 22, 2019 Thousands of people in the Pacific Northwest — commercial fishermen, their crews, sport fishermen, seafood processors, even many boat builders — depend on wild salmon caught every summer in Alaska’s Bristol Bay. The Trump administration has re-started permitting for a controversial mining project there — and locals are gearing up to fight it. https://www.knba.org/post/northwest-fishing-fleet-renews-fight-against-proposed-mine-alaska-s-bristol-bay International Trump says tariffs will continue on Chinese imports Seafood Source by Steve Bittenbender - March 21, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday, 20 March that U.S. tariffs on imported products from China would continue, even as the two countries make strides toward resolving their trade issues. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/trump-says-tariffs-will-continue-on-chinese-imports Labeling and Marketing 3MMI - Impacts Of Brexit On the International Seafood Markets: Part 1 TradexFoods - March 25, 2019 The UK is due to leave the European Union on 29 March, 2019 with either a deal, an extension to reach a deal, or a no deal Brexit. A no deal Brexit would mean the UK would leave the EU immediately with no agreements in place. In a no deal Brexit outcome, transport and trade between the UK and the EU could be severely affected. As the clock runs down on Brexit... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYSk13uQHAU FYI’s USDA seeks offers to sell salmon fillets Cordova Times - March 23, 2019 Bids are being accepted through March 22 in a U.S. Department of Agriculture solicitation for https://thecordovatimes.com/2019/03/23/usda-seeks-offers-to-sell-salmon-fillets/ Arctic habitat protection sought for ice seals Cordova Times - March 23, 2019 In an effort to protect critical habitat for two ice seal species, in the face of melting Arctic sea ice, the Center for Biological Diversity has served notice of its intent to sue the National Marine Fisheries Service. https://thecordovatimes.com/2019/03/23/arctic-habitat-protection-sought-for-ice-seals/
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