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Friday, April 8, 2022

Alaska Alaska Fisheries Report April 7, 2022 KMXT - April 7, 2022 On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: Where have all the snow crab gone? International US Senate moves to end normal trade with Russia, but seafood ban “unenforceable” Seafood Source by Chris Chase - April 7, 2022 The U.S. Senate voted unanimously on 7 April to end normal trade relations with Russia, at the same time as a hearing of the U.S. House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife attempted to address what members called an “unenforceable” ban on Russian seafood imports. Japan’s Russian Seafood Imports: 10% of Total Imports May Disappear by Tom Asakawa - April 7, 2022 The United States, which was the first to ban the import of Russian marine products due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, announced that it would postpone the embargo by three months, as previously reported. The U.S. Treasury has postponed the grace period from March 25 to June 23, considering importers. On the other hand, the Japanese government has suspended the import ban because it will significantly impact the local economy. Still, trade with Russia is in trouble practically due to the exclusion from the bank settlement transaction network and the International Interbank Communication Association (SWIFT) and the increase in tariffs due to the withdrawal of the most favored nation treatment, reported Suisan Keizai. EU's new Russia sanctions package includes ban on seafood Seafood Source by Jason Holland - April 6, 2022 A fifth round of sanctions against Russia, including a ban on imports of Russian seafood, has been proposed by the European Commission, amid fresh allegations Russia has committed war crimes during its invasion of Ukraine. Editorial/ Opinion From the Editor: Russian Seafood Import Ban Fishermen's News - April 6, 2022 In case you missed it, the Biden Administration has imposed a federal ban on U.S. imports of Russian seafood in response to Russia’s invasion of neighboring country Ukraine. FYI’s Alyeska Pipeline Service Company conducts oil spill response exercises Cordova Times - April 7, 2022 Annual spring oil spill response training in underway by Alyeska Pipeline Service Company and support staff for fishing vessels six communities around Prince William Sound, from Kodiak, Homer and Seward to Whittier, Cordova and Valdez. Dockside exams set for April 22-27 in Cordova Cordova Times - April 7, 2022 Area residents can sign up now for free dockside exams for commercial fishing vessels and uninspected passenger vessels April 22-27 in Cordova. Seattle Aquarium Hosts Wild Pacific Salmon Photo Exhibit Fishermen's News - April 6, 2022 The cover of the book “The Salmon Way: An Alaska State of Mind.” An exhibit based on the book is now on display at the Seattle Aquarium. Image: Seattle Aquarium. Having a hankering for Alaska cod? This new food truck is serving it up in Whatcom Bellingham Herald by Dave Gallagher - April 4, 2022 A new food truck is making sure more of the fish caught by local fishermen lands in the mouths of Whatcom County residents. Headquartered in Bellingham, Captain’s Cod Company recently added a second food truck that began serving the Western Washington area, including Whatcom County. The company was founded by two couples, Shaun and Amanda Andrew of Bellingham along with Rob and Alicia Wurm of Lynden. The company started its first truck in 2020 serving Eastern Washington, because of the potential demand for tasty fish meals. It wasn’t long before they were getting regular requests for a food truck in Western Washington locations, Amanda Andrew said in a phone interview. 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. Section 107, any copyrighted work in this message is distributed under fair use without profit or payment to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving this information for non-profit research and educational purposes only. *Inclusion of a news article, report, or other document in this email does not imply PSPA support or endorsement of the information or opinion expressed in the document.


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