NPAFC Has Big Plans for 2021 Fishermen's News - February 19, 2020 In the wake of its groundbreaking 2019 winter expedition in the Gulf of Alaska, the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) is now planning a 2021 Pan-Pacific High Seas Expedition. http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2020/02/npafc-has-big-plans-for-2021.html '1 percent’ rule reverts to July 31 for Peninsula setnetters Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elwood Brehmer, Elizabeth Earl - February 19, 2020 They’re not always counted numerically, but coho salmon in Upper Cook Inlet are highly sought after by sport fishermen and commercial fishermen alike — and, naturally, lead to disagreements over who gets to harvest them and when. https://www.alaskajournal.com/2020-02-19/%E2%80%981-percent%E2%80%99-rule-reverts-july-31-peninsula-setnetters Winter commercial crab fishery for Norton Sound on hold The Cordova Times - February 19, 2020 Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials are waiting to open the winter commercial red king crab fishery for Norton Sound pending buyer interest or interest from harvesters planning to be catcher-sellers. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2020/02/19/winter-commercial-crab-fishery-for-norton-sound-on-hold/ International FISH FACTOR: ASMI paper outlines Russia’s ambitious seafood plans Alaska Journal of Commerce by Laine Welch - February 19, 2020 Lost in the headlines about the hits to seafood sales from the Trump Administration’s trade war with China is another international barrier with Russia that’s been going on far longer. https://www.alaskajournal.com/2020-02-19/fish-factor-asmi-paper-outlines-russias-ambitious-seafood-plans Environment/Science Feared return of ‘The Blob’ fizzles as storms churn, chill Pacific Ocean Seattle Times by Lynda V. Mapes - February 19, 2020 It looked big. It looked bad. But the marine heat wave that threatened much of the West Coast in the fall of 2019 has mostly dissipated, at least at the surface. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/feared-return-of-the-blob-fizzles-as-storms-churn-chill-pacific-ocean/ Labeling and Marketing Wild Alaska Pollock Week Welcome to Wild Alaska Pollock Week – February 28 – March 8 The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI), in concert with Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) and the Alaska seafood industry, are excited to announce the first-ever Wild Alaska Pollock Week to be held in Seattle, Washington. From February 28 through March 8, some of the city’s best restaurants will offer unique dishes featuring one of Alaska’s unsung, delicious, sustainable seafood heroes – just in time for the Lenten season. To participate, simply visit one of the restaurants throughout the Puget Sound, order one of the exclusive wild Alaska pollock creations and share photos via social using #WildAlaskaPollockWeek https://www.wildalaskaseafood.com/alaskapollockweek/ FYI’s Symphony of Seafood to Hold Alaska Legislative Reception on Feb. 24 Fishermen's News - February 19, 2020 The 2020 Alaska Symphony of Seafood will honor winners of its retail, food service and Beyond the Plate competitions during its annual legislative reception in Juneau, Alaska, on Feb. 24. The event is co-hosted by the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation and United Fishermen of Alaska. http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2020/02/symphony-of-seafood-to-hold-alaska.html Seattle Restaurants Will Celebrate Wild Alaska Pollock Fishermen's News - February 19, 2020 Alaska Pollock will be a featured menu item in some three dozen Seattle restaurants from Feb. 28 through March 8. This is part of the latest seafood industry promotion of this versatile, wild caught, low calorie, high protein whitefish. A single cooked four-ounce fillet provides 19 grams of protein and 70 milligrams of Omega-3. http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2020/02/seattle-restaurants-will-celebrate-wild.html
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