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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Commercial Crabbing Begins in Nome With No Buyer, No Fishermen, & Potentially No Crab KNOM by Davis Hovey - March 2, 2020 Saturday marked the opening of the 2020 Norton Sound winter commercial crab fishery. What is normally a red-letter day for regional fishermen was instead a dud, as no commercial crabbers started fishing this weekend. Pebble pulse: Bristol Bay leaders testify in federal court, say EPA went rogue National Fishermen by Jessica Hathaway - March 3, 2020 Bristol Bay fishermen, tribal leaders and fisheries advocates once again offered their testimony on the value of protections for the world’s most productive sockeye salmon habitat. UFA: ADF&G should be neutral on allocative issues State criticized for praise of sport, subsistence harvesters over commercial fishermen Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - March 3, 2020 State praise of allocative decisions by the Alaska Board of Fisheries that favored sport and personal use harvesters over commercial fishermen are drawing criticism from United Fishermen of Alaska, the umbrella group for commercial fishing entities. East Coast Fishery Seafood Expo North America News Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America Postponed - March 3, 2020 Portland, ME (March 3, 2020) – Diversified Communications, producers of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, announced that it is postponing the 40th edition of the expo that was scheduled to take place March 15-17, 2020. International The China problem: Coronavirus creates a bottleneck for Alaska seafood National Fishermen by Laine Welch - March 2, 2020 Seafood coming from and going to China is piling up in freezer vans and cold storages indefinitely as the coronavirus continues to cause commerce chaos around the world. Virus precautions mean that many ships can’t get into Chinese ports, others are stuck at docks waiting for workers to return, and still more are idling in “floating quarantined zones,” as countries refuse to allow crews of ships that have docked at Chinese ports to leave the boat until they have been declared virus-free. Pacific Seafood Processors Association Office Manager 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail:; Website: Our office days/hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, any copyrighted work in this message is distributed under fair use without profit or payment to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving this information for non-profit research and educational purposes only. *Inclusion of a news article, report, or other document in this email does not imply PSPA support or endorsement of the information or opinion expressed in the document.


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