Alaska Alaska Fisheries Report February 3, 2022 KMXT - February 3, 2022 On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: Late run king salmon will be catch and release on the Kenai. Southeast Tanners looks promising. And an international effort to solve the salmon puzzle. https://kmxt.org/2022/02/alaska-fisheries-report-february-3-2022/ New seafood processor to set up shop in Seward Bornstein Seafoods has taken over Polar Seafood’s lease on the east side of Resurrection Bay Homer News by Camille Botello - February 2, 2022 Seward will be the newest location for a seafood processing facility out of the Lower 48, according to city officials. https://www.homernews.com/news/new-seafood-processor-to-set-up-shop-in-seward/ Pacific whiting fishery seeks Alaska's RFM eco-label, the first assessment outside of the state The certification program, which has existed for over two decades, is starting to expand beyond Alaska. Intrafish by Rachel Sapin - February 3, 2022 Alaska's Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) sustainable seafood certification program is welcoming its first fishery outside of Alaska into its assessment process. https://www.intrafish.com/sustainability/pacific-whiting-fishery-seeks-alaskas-rfm-eco-label-the-first-assessment-outside-of-the-state/2-1-1160324 Navy seeks expanded area for Northern Edge drills in 2023 KFSK by Jacob Resneck - February 2, 2022 The U.S. Navy says its warships will need more room to maneuver during next year’s military exercises in the Gulf of Alaska. And it’s going through the permitting process and accepting public comment on the proposal next month. https://www.kfsk.org/2022/02/02/navy-seeks-expanded-area-for-northern-edge-drills-in-2023/ Barge freight rate increases add to rising grocery costs in Wrangell KSTK by Sage Smiley - February 1, 2022 Barge rates have gone up in the new year across Southeast Alaska. But the rising cost of hauling goods into coastal communities isn’t the only reason a trip to the grocery store might be more expensive. https://www.kstk.org/2022/02/01/barge-freight-rate-increases-add-to-rising-grocery-costs-in-wrangell/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=barge-freight-rate-increases-add-to-rising-grocery-costs-in-wrangell National Changes to MSC fisheries standard up for public review Seafood Source by Emma Desrochers - February 4, 2022 The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has initiated a 60-day public review of its proposed updates to the MSC fisheries standard, with stakeholders having until 4 April to review and provide feedback. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/changes-to-msc-fisheries-standard-up-for-public-review International Alaska community fishing groups buy pollock assets with Maruha Nichiro National Fisherman by Jessica Hathaway - February 2, 2022 Two Alaska Community Development Quota groups partnered with Japanese-owned Maruha Nichiro in the purchase of inshore pollock quota, vessels and processing capacity from Evening Star Fisheries and Cooke-owned Icicle Seafoods. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/alaska/alaska-community-fishing-groups-buy-pollock-assets-with-maruha-nichiro Russian pollock exporters regain access to China, after estimated USD 400 million in losses Seafood Source by Ivan Stupachenko - February 4, 2022 Russian pollock exporters have regained access to the Chinese market, which had been for the most part closed since late 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/russian-pollock-exporters-regain-access-to-china-after-estimated-usd-400-million-in-losses FYI’s Crew school for purse seiners opens in April Cordova Times - January 31, 2022 Washington Sea Grant and the Gig Harbor BoatShop are launching a hands-on crew school to train individuals interested in working on commercial purse seiners in Alaska. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2022/01/31/crew-school-for-purse-seiners-opens-in-april/ Stories from Gulf of Alaska fishermen – including ones from Kodiak – are heading to the Library of Congress KMXT by Kirsten Dobroth - February 2, 2022 A fisherman from Seldovia is collecting stories from fellow Gulf of Alaska fishermen, and the oral history audio project will eventually be sent to the Library of Congress. https://kmxt.org/2022/02/stories-from-gulf-of-alaska-fishermen-including-ones-from-kodiak-are-heading-to-the-library-of-congress/ Joel Peterson Appointed President of Bristol Wave Seafoods Bristol Bay Native Corporation Seafood - February 2, 2022 Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) and Bristol Bay Alaska Seafoods, LLC (BBAS), are pleased to announce the appointment of Joel Peterson as President of Bristol Wave Seafoods, LLC (Bristol Wave), a subsidiary of BBAS. 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