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Friday, October 2, 2020


For Alaska's seafood processors, the COVID-19 pandemic has cost tens of millions of dollars KDLG by Isabelle Ross - September 30, 2020 Heading into the 2020 fishing season, many people were concerned that seafood workers from out of state would bring COVID-19 to rural communities. Processing companies managed to keep the disease under control — but at a big cost. Now, economists are looking at that financial toll. East Coast Fishery CARES Act spend approvals clears USD 13.2 million for fishery aid in four states Seafood Source by Chris Chase - October 1, 2020 Four states that recently gained CARES Act spend plan approvals are now in the process of distributing aid, which all together totals just over USD 13.2 million (EUR 11.2 million) in funds. National Behind the Scenes of the Most Consumed Seafood NOAA Fisheries - September 30, 2020 Learn about the robust and transparent environmental standards that make U.S. seafood sustainable. Shrimp, tuna, clams—the most popular seafood items in the United States are familiar names to both seafood lovers and the occasional consumer. You may have wondered about the environmental impact of consuming more of a popular product. The National Fisheries Institute Kicks Off First Official National Pescatarian Month Perishable News by National Fisheries Institute Seafood - October 1, 2020 McLEAN, Va., Sept. 30, 2020 marks the beginning of the first-ever National Pescatarian Month, sponsored by the National Fisheries Institute (NFI) and its award-winning blog, Dish on Fish. International Russian pollock fishery enters MSC assessment Marine Stewardship Council - September 30, 2020 The following was released by the Marine Stewardship Council: The Western Bering Sea Pollock fishery in the Pollock Catchers Association (PCA) in the Navarinsky area of the Bering Sea is being assessed to the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) Fisheries Standard by Lloyd’s Register. Federal Register Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan; Amendment 29; 2021-22 Biennial Specifications and Management Measures A Proposed Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/02/2020 This proposed rule would establish the 2021-22 harvest specifications for groundfish taken in the U.S. exclusive economic zone off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California, consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (PCGFMP). FYI’s Meet our 2020 Highliners National Fisherman by Jessica Hathaway - October 2, 2020 Bonnie Brady of Montauk, N.Y.; Jerry Fraser of Wells, Maine; and Frank Patti Sr. of Pensacola, Fla. are National Fisherman's 2020 Highliner and Lifetime Achievement award winners. NOAA Live! Alaska NOAA Fisheries - September 2020 NOAA Live! Alaska is a series of webinars that connects NOAA scientists and partners with students, teachers, and Alaska communities.

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