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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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Kodiak salmon: Sockeyes are down. Pinks are up. KMXT by Rhonda McBride - July 21, 2020 The Kodiak commercial salmon season got off to a disappointing start. James Jackson, Kodiak’s area biologist for commercial fisheries, says the early run of sockeyes was the worst in 43 years. https://kmxt.org/2020/07/kodiak-salmon-sockeyes-are-down-pinks-are-up/ Petersburg to spend CARES Act money on testing resident seafood processing workers KFSK by Joe Viechnicki - July 17, 2020 Petersburg’s borough assembly Wednesday agreed to spend some of the local government’s federal coronavirus relief money on testing local residents who work in seafood processing. https://www.kfsk.org/2020/07/17/petersburg-to-spend-cares-act-money-on-testing-resident-seafood-processing-workers/ International Pacific blackcod market: Higher quotas collide with weaker demand for abundant and smaller fish National Fishermen by Charlie Ess - July 17, 2020 Small fish, severed links in the domestic distribution chain and weak markets in Japan spell continued doldrums for West Coast blackcod. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/west-coast-pacific/pacific-blackcod-market-higher-quotas-collide-with-weaker-demand-for-abundant-and-smaller-fish Federal Register Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Revisions to Catch Sharing Plan and Domestic Management Measures in Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 07/21/2020 This final rule implements regulations for a “fish up” provision in the halibut and sablefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program to allow Community Quota Entities (CQEs) located in IFQ regulatory Area 3A (Southcentral Alaska) holding Area 3A category D halibut quota share (QS) (i.e., for use on catcher vessel less than or equal to 35 ft (10.7 m) length overall) to have the associated IFQ harvested on category C vessels (catcher vessels less than or equal to 60 ft (18.3 m) length overall) beginning August 15 of each IFQ fishing season. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/07/21/2020-15752/pacific-halibut-fisheries-revisions-to-catch-sharing-plan-and-domestic-management-measures-in-alaska FYI’s Reminder: Complete the COVID-19 Economic Survey Saving Seafood by NOAA Fisheries - July 20, 2020 The following was released by NOAA Fisheries: If you received a survey in the mail from NOAA Fisheries and our partner, the University of Florida, please complete it. The results will help us assess the impact of COVID-19 on commercial/for-hire fishing operations and on seafood dealers and processors. https://www.savingseafood.org/news/economic-impact/reminder-complete-the-covid-19-economic-survey/ NOAA hires directors of offices of science and technology, sustainable fisheries Seafood Source by Cliff White - July 20, 2020 NOAA has hired a new director of its Office of Science and Technology and director of its Office of Sustainable Fisheries. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/business-finance/noaa-hires-directors-of-offices-of-science-and-technology-sustainable-fisheries Seafood2030 hosting virtual sustainability forum in September Seafood Source by Ned Daly - July 20, 2020 Seafood2030 and SeafoodSource will be hosting a virtual event on 9 and 10 September highlighting the evolving relationship between the seafood industry and governments on the sustainability front. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/seafood2030-hosting-virtual-sustainability-forum-in-september

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