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Friday, January 12, 2024

Friday, January 12, 2024


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Alaska Alaska towns bracing for impact of Trident Seafoods' processing plant sell-off Processor is a key contributor of tax revenue in cities where the plants are located. Intrafish by Rachel Sapin - January 11, 2024 In the wake of Trident Seafoods' surprise announcement in late December that it is selling a third of its Alaska processing plants, officials in the towns where the affected plants are located are understandably concerned. https://www.intrafish.com/processing/alaska-towns-bracing-for-impact-of-trident-seafoods-processing-plant-sell-off/2-1-1581735 *Requires Subscription Peter Pan's King Cove plant will stay closed this winter as fishing industry turmoil spreads KUCB by Nathaniel Herz / Northern Journal - January 11, 2024  Peter Pan Seafood Co. will keep its huge plant in the village of King Cove shuttered this winter, meaning that the company won’t be processing millions of dollars worth of cod, whitefish and crab. https://www.kucb.org/industry/2024-01-11/peter-pans-king-cove-plant-will-stay-closed-this-winter-as-fishing-industry-turmoil-spreads Washington conservation group proposes listing Alaska king salmon under Endangered Species Act The Chinook are threatened by climate change and competition from hatchery-raised fish, and existing state and federal management are failing to stem their decline, says the Wild Fish Conservancy Alaska Beacon by Nathaniel Herz - January 11, 2024 A Washington state-based environmental group says it’s filing a petition asking the Biden administration to list southern Alaska king salmon as an endangered species — following through on notice of intent it filed last year. https://alaskabeacon.com/2024/01/11/washington-conservation-group-proposes-listing-alaska-king-salmon-under-endangered-species-act/ International US Alaska pollock suppliers navigating complications from expanded ban on Russian product Seafood Source by Cliff White - January 10, 2024 U.S. suppliers are scrambling to figure out how the nuances of an expanded U.S. ban on Russian seafood might impact their trading in Alaska pollock. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/premium/supply-trade/us-alaska-pollock-suppliers-navigating-complications-from-expanded-ban-on-russian-product *Requires Subscription Russia’s production of fish products up 9 percent in first 11 months of 2023 Seafood Source by Chris Chase - January 12, 2024 Operational data from Rosstat shared by the Russian Federal Fisheries Agency – or Rosrybolovstvo – indicates Russia’s output of seafood products was up 9 percent year over year in the first 11 months of 2023. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/russia-s-production-of-fish-products-up-9-percent-in-first-11-months-of-2023 Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 01/12/2024 NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from vessels using jig gear to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to allow the A season apportionment of the 2024 total allowable catch of Pacific cod to be harvested. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2024/01/12/2024-00550/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-reallocation-of-pacific-cod-in-the-bering-sea

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