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Friday, February 3, 2023

National US FDA announces overhaul of its food-safety programs Seafood Source by Cliff White - February 1, 2023 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a major overhaul of its food-safety programs on Tuesday, 31 January. FDA Commissioner Robert Califf said the changes, which include an overhaul of the FDA’s Human Foods Program and its Office of Regulatory Affairs, were designed to ensure the safety of the country’s food supply and to promote better nutrition. Environment/Science Crab Scientists Plan More Direct Research, Tagging This Year Fishermen's News - February 1, 2023 Two research scientists with extensive backgrounds in crab fisheries said last week that they’re bent on unlocking new information in the coming months to help better track the future for Alaska king crab and snow crab fisheries currently foundering in a multi-million-dollar collapse. Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Vessels Using Pot Gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 02/03/2023 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by vessels using pot gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2023 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod by vessels using pot gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA. FYI’s An Energy Revolution in the Commercial Fishing Fleet? Fishermen's News - February 1, 2023 With diesel prices soaring and the world abuzz about climate change, there has never been a better time for fishermen to contemplate our fuel use. Diesel fuel is a necessary part of today’s fishing businesses, but let’s face it. If we could get by with less of it—or find a long-term substitute that was cheaper, cleaner and just as reliable —then wouldn’t we want to? Trident Seafoods Celebrates 50 Years Urner Barry by Amanda Buckle - February 2, 2023 “Catching fish isn’t just our business – it’s our livelihood. It’s our calling,” a message from the Bundrant family reads on the Trident Seafoods website. It all started in 1973 with Chuck Bundrant’s “vision and determination.” Now, in 2023, Trident Seafoods is celebrating 50 years in business. The company’s website features a timeline of their first 50 years of bringing delicious seafood “from fleet to fork.” Their story begins with Chuck, Kaare Ness and Mike Jacobson “pioneering the catching and processing of crab on board the same vessel, the F/V Billikin.” From there “a legacy began.” Chuck’s son, Joe Bundrant, took over as CEO in 2013 and continued to grow the company with new acquisitions and partnerships . Today Trident Seafoods is one of the largest seafood processors in the U.S. The company has 11 shoreside processing facilities all along the Alaska coastline. They also have five value-added processing facilities, three in Washington State, one in Georgia, and another in Minnesota. The Trident Seafoods fleet is equally impressive, with four large catcher/processors ranging from 270 to 312 ft, one floating processor, 15 trawl catcher vessels, five crab catchers, a number of dedicated salmon tenders, and even two company-owned freighters. “As Trident Seafoods celebrates its 50th anniversary, the National Fisheries Institute is reminded how hard work, coupled with faith, family, imagination, and ingenuity can transform a single vessel into one of the most successful seafood companies in the world,” said NFI President and CEO Lisa Wallenda Picard. “From Chuck Bundrant’s vision to Joe Bundrant’s leadership, Trident Seafoods has excelled with an eye towards not only the sustainability of the resource but the sustainability of its employees, their families, and the communities where they work. On 50 years of harvesting and processing, NFI congratulates Trident Seafoods.” 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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