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Monday, October 26, 2020


US fishing fleet in Bering Sea rattled by Russian military exercises Seafood Source by Brian Hagenbuch - October 23, 2020 The U.S. Coast Guard has vowed to ramp up notifications of Russian military exercises in the northern Bering Sea after U.S.-flagged fishing fleets were driven off fishing grounds there the end of August. Fish Factor: Collapsible pots keep whales off of black cod catch Cordova Times by Laine Welch - October 25, 2020 Light-weight collapsible pots prevent whales from pirating pricey black cod from longline hooks and give a break to small boats. National ANALYSIS: Frozen Salmon Fillets at All-time Lows Urner Barry by Janice Schreiber - October 26, 2020 The frozen salmon fillet and portion markets have adjusted sharply lower on price over the past few weeks. Imports are at an all time high through August 2020. The market share in the frozen salmon fillet market is dominated by Chile, holding a 63 percent share. Norway’s market share is at 27 percent. Year-to-date Norway is up almost 20 percent, while Chile is up 19.6 percent YTD. Overall, the frozen salmon fillet market is up 24.8 percent YTD. Imports have been tracking significantly higher throughout 2020 and are currently 10.7 percent over the 3-year average.

When looking at imports broken down by quarter, we see extremely large increases in imports that entered the U.S. market is both Q1 and Q2. Q1 saw a 30 percent increase and Q2 saw a... Be the first to gain access to analysis pieces from Urner Barry market reporters. Subscribe to Urner Barry's Comtell today. Read the analysis on Comtell here.

Environment/Science NOAA's New and Improved Catch Shares Online System to Launch This Fall Urner Barry by Amanda Buckle - October 23, 2020 The Catch Shares Online System is being updated by NOAA Fisheries. The government agency announced on Thursday that development on the new system is underway and will be hosted in a cloud application, which they say should decrease unexpected down-times in the future. Changes to the updated site include allowing multiple entries per species to allow for different prices per pound in one landing transaction. The site will also provide increased security by requiring stronger pins and secret questions. The URL for the Catch Share Online System will be changing to: However, NOAA said that they will also be redirecting from the old website for the foreseeable future. Find more information here. FYI’s Fall Virtual Fishermen’s Expo set for Nov. 11-12 The Cordova Times - October 24, 2020 Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association and Alaska Sustainable Fisheries Trust are hosting a Fall Virtual Fishermen’s Expo Nov. 11-12, complete with free educational workshops for local commercial and subsistence fishermen of all gear types. 2020 Briefing Book available online (November 2020 PFMC meeting) Pacific Fishery Management Council - October 23, 2020 The following was released by the Pacific Fishery Management Council: The Briefing Book for the November 9-10, 12-13, & 16-20, 2020 Council meeting has been posted to the Council’s website on the “November 2020 Briefing Book” webpage.

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