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Friday, April 14, 2023

National With Alaska sockeye salmon in abundance, frozen stockpiles lead Costco, Trader Joe's to launch promotions Seafood Source by Christine Blank - April 13, 2023 Due to a surplus from last year’s record season, a number of U.S. grocery and club chains are running promotions on Alaskan sockeye salmon. Labeling and Marketing Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute aiming efforts at growing Southeast Asia, Latin America markets Seafood Source by Cliff White - April 12, 2023 Facing higher tariffs and an unfriendly trading atmosphere, China is no longer a viable market for seafood from the U.S. state of Alaska. So the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, the promotional board for Alaska seafood, is turning to Southeast Asia and Latin America as alternative options. Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/14/2023 NMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI). This action is necessary to fully use the 2023 total allowable catch of Pacific cod allocated to catcher vessels using trawl gear in the BSAI. Pacific Halibut Fisheries of the West Coast; Management Measures for the 2023 Area 2A Pacific Halibut Directed Commercial Fishery A Proposed Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/14/2023 NMFS proposes to implement harvest specifications and management measures for the 2023 non-tribal directed commercial Pacific halibut fishery that operates south of Point Chehalis, WA (46°53.30′ N lat.) in the International Pacific Halibut Commission's regulatory Area 2A off Washington, Oregon, and California. Specifically, NMFS is proposing the 2023 directed commercial fishing periods and fishing period catch limits by vessel size class. The proposed action includes two 58-hour fishing periods for the directed commercial fishery. The first fishing period would begin at 0800 hours on June 27 and close at 1800 hours on June 29. The second fishing period would start at 0800 hours on July 11 and close at 1800 hours on July 13. Additionally, NMFS is proposing four catch limit apportionments across eight vessel size classes (A–H) for both fishing periods. These actions are intended to conserve Pacific halibut and provide fishing opportunity where available. FYI’s Wild Alaska Pollock Named Official Whitefish of NHL’s Seattle Kraken Urner Barry by Ryan Doyle - April 13, 2023 Pollock fans, it’s time to hit the ice as Wild Alaska Pollock is now the official Whitefish of Climate Pledge Arena and the Seattle Kraken of the National Hockey League (NHL). The fish will now be available on multiple menus throughout the arena as Climate Pledge Arena looked to Seattle-based Trident Seafoods, the largest vertically integrated seafood company in the United States, and the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) to help provide sustainable food options to fans. Wild Alaska Pollock will be featured in menu items created by the Arena’s Executive Chef, Molly De Mers, in the Trident Seafoods marketplace, Fork & Fin, located in American Express Hall, and in other marketplaces to be announced throughout the arena. "Seattle is home to the most sustainable arena in the world and also home to the fleet that harvests one of the most sustainable proteins in the world, Wild Alaska Pollock," said Craig Morris, GAPP CEO. "We appreciate the warm welcome as the newest member of the Climate Pledge Arena team and the Kraken faithful, but as the official whitefish of Climate Pledge Arena, we could not be more excited to welcome the Seattle Kraken to a very special team: Team Wild Alaska Pollock." "The Seattle Kraken is the 32nd team in the NHL," said Joe Bundrant, Trident CEO. "And we think it's fitting to increase our donations to reach a lifetime target of donating 32 million servings of food to people in need by 2024. Our partnership with Climate Pledge Arena is an important part of that commitment." Climate Pledge Arena, home of the Kraken, is working to become the first International Living Future Institute Net-Zero carbon-certified arena in the world. Operating on 100% renewable energy power, running zero waste events, and Climate Pledge Arena is committed to being free of all single-use plastics by 2024. "When fans enjoy our delicious seafood on game night, they do so knowing they are eating food that is good for people, and good for the planet," said Bundrant. Seafood found its footing at the Climate Pledge Arena as back in 2021, the ‘Bristol Bay Wild Market’ debuted featuring Alaskan seafood thanks to the Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC), Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA) and Bristol Wild Seafood Company (BWSC). “Bristol Bay Native Corporation is proud to share the unique tastes of our region with visitors to Climate Pledge Arena” says BBNC President & CEO Jason Metrokin. “As a proud partner of the Seattle Kraken, creating the marketplace with our incredible partners is the natural next step in promoting the best of Bristol Bay while educating arena visitors about Alaska and the bold, cooperative spirit of our people.” Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail:; Website: Our office days/hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. 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