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Friday, January 14, 2022

Alaska Alaska seafood brings $5.7 billion to local economies National Fisherman by Jessica Hathaway - January 13, 2022 Alaska’s seafood industry directly employs more workers than any other private sector industry in the state, according to a new report released this week. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/alaska/alaska-seafood-brings-5-7-billion-to-local-economies Alaska Fisheries Report January 12, 2022 KMXT - January 13, 2022 On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: A Kodiak crab boat readies for the upcoming season. Plus Joe Viechnicki reports on the change of venue for the Board of Fish. https://kmxt.org/2022/01/36867/ New Report Hails Seafood Industry as Essential Driver of Alaska Economy Fishermen's News - January 12, 2022 A new economic report released by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute says that the state’s seafood industry partially rebounded in 2021. Image via ASMI. https://fishermensnews.com/new-report-hails-seafood-industry-as-essential-driver-of-alaska-economy/ Halibut commission to set harvest limits with overall biomass increasing Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl - January 12, 2022 Halibut fishermen across the Pacific coast will be watching the International Pacific Halibut Commission in a few weeks to see what quotas and limits look like this year. https://www.alaskajournal.com/2022-01-12/halibut-commission-set-harvest-limits-overall-biomass-increasing Labeling and Marketing 3MMI- Buyer’s Update: Cod, Crab, Haddock, Halibut, Pangasius, Pollock, Salmon, Tilapia TradexFoods - January 10, 2022 Alaska’s Pacific Cod and Pollock “A Season” fisheries have set the Proposed Total Allowable Catch for the entire 2022/23 season with hopes of a high harvest this year. Alaskan Snow Crab harvesting has begun in the first week of January, and the new Pacific Halibut season will get going in March with the 2022 TCEY to be around 41.2 million pounds. In supply news, just as we mastered Just-In-Time inventory practices, we should look at shifting back to building inventory reserves as there does not seem to be an end in sight for supply chain constraints. Our Recommendation” is to buy whatever you can, and to focus on buying products that are already in North America or on the water. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfjecD9HA-8&t=1s 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 01/14/2022 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 2022 total allowable catch of Pacific cod to be harvested. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/01/14/2022-00640/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-reallocation-of-pacific-cod-in-the-bering-sea FYI’s News Release: Coast Guard-Approved First Aid at Sea Workshop in Seattle Learn to effectively treat hypothermia, near drowning and other incidents while on the water. February 24, 2022 Washington Sea Grant and Port of Seattle Fishermen’s Terminal are cosponsoring a Coast Guard-Approved First Aid at Sea Course. https://wsg.washington.edu/first-aid-at-sea-seattle-february-2022/ 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. 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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