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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Sitka Sound herring fishery unlikely in 2020 Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - March 10, 2020 When it comes to markets for Alaska herring, size matters, and for that reason odds of a Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery in 2020 are slim. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2020/03/10/sitka-sound-herring-fishery-unlikely-in-2020/ National Top 10 Takes from the 2020 Maine Fishermen’s Forum National Fisherman by Jessica Hathaway - March 10, 2020 New Products: Rugged Seas & Deckhand Logbook Industry innovations abound, from the Deckhand, a new product that makes it easier to log vessel trip data to Rugged Seas, a new bib-recycling venture that incorporates discarded bib scraps into a variety of rugged and well designed bags that work just as well on the trail as they do in your bunk belowdecks. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/northeast/top-10-takes-from-the-2020-maine-fishermens-forum/ International 2020 Seafood Expo Global postponed due to COVID-19 Seafood Source by Cliff White - March 10, 2020 The 2020 Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global event, scheduled to take place April 21 to April 23 in Brussels, Belgium, has been postponed by the organizer, Diversified Communications. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/2020-seafood-expo-global-postponed-due-to-covid-19 Fish Factor: Coronavirus starts to take toll on seafood industry Cordova Times by Laine Welch - March 9, 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. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2020/03/09/fish-factor-coronavirus-starts-to-take-toll-on-seafood-industry/ Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Gulf of Alaska; Final 2020 and 2021 Harvest Specifications for Groundfish A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 03/10/2020 NMFS announces final 2020 and 2021 harvest specifications, apportionments, and Pacific halibut prohibited species catch limits for the groundfish fishery of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to establish harvest limits for groundfish during the remainder of the 2020 and the start of the 2021 fishing years and to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/03/10/2020-04016/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-gulf-of-alaska-final-2020-and-2021-harvest FYI’s Ocean Health Influences Consumers’ Seafood Choices Progressive Grocer by Bridget Goldschmidt - March 9, 2020 Amid worries about how ocean health affects seafood, younger consumers are more likely to find all forms of aquaculture, including cellular production, acceptable https://progressivegrocer.com/ocean-health-influences-consumers-seafood-choices Coast Guard-Approved First Aid at Sea Workshop in Seattle Learn to effectively treat hypothermia, near drowning and other incidents while on the water. April 16, 2020 Washington Sea Grant and Port of Seattle Fishermen’s Terminal are cosponsoring a Coast Guard Approved First Aid at Sea Course at Fishermen’s Terminal in Seattle. https://wsg.washington.edu/coast-guard-approved-first-aid-at-sea-workshop-in-seattle/

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