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Alaska GAPP Releases Landmark Report On Future International Market Opportunities For Wild Alaska Pollock Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers Seafood - April 14, 2022 SEATTLE, Wash. — The United States, Malaysia, Spain, and the United Kingdom rank as the most favorable future markets for Wild Alaska Pollock demand growth, according to a newly released landmark report that explored the export market opportunities for the fish, the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) announced today. The release of the report marks the conclusion of a months-long, comprehensive process conducted by renowned firm McKinley Research to support long-term industry investments in market diversification and international marketing efforts for Wild Alaska Pollock. https://www.perishablenews.com/seafood/gapp-releases-landmark-report-on-future-international-market-opportunities-for-wild-alaska-pollock/ Seawatch: Bristol Bay sockeye run could stress processors Bristol Bay is expected to see a return of as many as 75 million sockeye salmon Peninsula Clarion by Cristy Fry - April 14, 2022 Some Bristol Bay fishermen have been expressing anxiety about the ability of area processors to handle the huge sockeye run expected for this season, and the area’s largest marketing association hasn’t expressed the utmost confidence that processors will be able to handle the expected record run. https://www.peninsulaclarion.com/news/seawatch-bristol-bay-sockeye-run-could-stress-processors/ Politics United Fishermen of Alaska Endorses Senator Murkowski’s Re-Election Alaska Native News by Lisa Murkowski for U.S. Senate on - April 13, 2022 ANCHORAGE, AK – Tuesday, the largest Alaskan commercial fisheries trade association, United Fishermen of Alaska (UFA), announced their full support and endorsement for Senator Lisa Murkowski’s (R-Alaska) 2022 re-election campaign. UFA is the largest fisheries organization in Alaska and the single statewide commercial fishing trade association representing 37 commercial fishing organizations statewide, and representing state and federal fisheries for all species. The UFA board of directors unanimously voted to endorse Murkowski in a special meeting held to discuss the 2022 U.S. Senate race. https://alaska-native-news.com/united-fishermen-of-alaska-endorses-senator-murkowskis-re-election/61028/ International Despite chaos at Russian rivals, Alaska pollock producers end first season on a high note Processors have caught up on value-added inventory and continue to see strong global demand as the 'A' season wraps up. Intrafish by Rachel Sapin - April 14, 2022 https://www.intrafish.com/processing/despite-chaos-at-russian-rivals-alaska-pollock-producers-end-first-season-on-a-high-note/2-1-1201531 *requires subscription Russia forced to reshape fleet-renovation project due to sanctions Seafood Source by Chris Chase - April 14, 2022 A month and a half into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a clearer picture of the challenges the Russian seafood sector will be facing as a result of international sanctions is coming into focus. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/russia-forced-to-reshape-fleet-renovation-project-due-to-sanctions Environment/Science Scientists are predicting another year of low chum and Chinook returns on the Yukon River KYUK by Olivia Ebertz - April 14, 2022 Last week, Alaskan and Canadian biologists and salmon managers met to share their forecasts and management recommendations for Yukon River chum and Chinook salmon. It’s looking like another year of low returns. https://www.kyuk.org/science-and-environment/2022-04-14/scientists-are-predicting-another-year-of-low-chum-and-chinook-returns-on-the-yukon-river Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/15/2022 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2022 total allowable catch of pollock in the West Yakutat District of the GOA. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/04/15/2022-08269/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pollock-in-the-west-yakutat-district-of-the-gulf FYI’s Kodiak Maritime Museum brings fishermen-inspired art to Kodiak’s downtown brewery KMXT by Kirsten Dobroth - April 13, 2022 There’s a new pint-sized exhibition on display at Kodiak’s downtown brewery. The Kodiak Maritime Museum’s exhibition is called “Water Haul,” and features art inspired by and for the commercial fishing industry. https://kmxt.org/2022/04/kodiak-maritime-museums-brings-fishermen-inspired-art-to-kodiaks-downtown-brewery/ Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail: admin@pspafish.net; Website: www.pspafish.net Our office days/hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 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