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Friday, July 3, 2020


King crab rebuilding plan approved Cordova Times - June 30, 2020 Federal fisheries officials have approved a plan to rebuild stocks of St Matthew Island blue king crab over approximately the next 25 years. Fish biz: Paycheck Protection Program extended again, allowing more 1099 claims National Fisherman by Jessica Hathaway - July 2, 2020 As the deadline for the Paycheck Protection Program's small business extension drew to a close this week, Congress scrambled to approve an extension of the program to Aug. 8. Meanwhile, fishing businesses hurried to submit applications under the original deadline as new guidelines opened a door to the industry. International US bought $700m of competing Russian seafood in 2019/Russia has bought zero US seafood since 2014 - July 3, 2020 U.S. fishermen and seafood companies are getting clobbered by COVID-19 hits to markets, but that hasn’t stopped the federal government from spending billions of dollars on millions of pounds of seafood from Russia. Environment/Science Warming temperatures threaten hundreds of fish species the world relies on, study finds CNN by Drew Kann - July 2, 2020 As the planet's oceans and rivers warm, increased heat could pose a grave threat to the fish populations the world depends on by the end of this century. Labeling and Marketing ASMI transfers Responsible Fisheries Management scheme to nonprofit CSC Seafood Source by Ben Fisher - July 2, 2020 The Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) certification program has changed hands, with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute transferring ownership of the scheme to the Certified Seafood Collaborative (CSC).

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