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Friday, January 20, 2023

Alaska Kodiak Pollock Quota Up 12% This Year Kodiak Daily Mirror by Kevin Bumgarner - January 19, 2023 Kodiak trawlers have a 328 million pound pollock quota this year, up 12% from last year, according to data supplied by Julie Bonney, owner of Alaska Groundfish Data Bank Inc. https://www.kodiakdailymirror.com/news/article_dff20a82-96fc-11ed-a27a-1b439e341256.html * Requires subscription Seafood News: https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1244141/Kodiak-Pollock-Quota-Up-12-percent-This-Year National US retail seafood outlook more positive for second half of 2023 Seafood Source by Christine Blank - January 19, 2023 While 2022 was a challenging year for retail seafood sales due to inflation amongst other problems, retailers and analysts are optimistic for a brighter 2023. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/foodservice-retail/us-retail-seafood-outlook-positive-for-second-half-2023 The Retail Rundown: Seafood Feature Volume Increases Urner Barry by Courtney Shum - January 19, 2023 Seafood feature volume increased to the top spot across the protein complex this week. Seafood ads account for nearly 30% of total protein ads, while beef is a close second with 29%. Pork features claim about 23%, while chicken makes up 17%. With the holiday baking season behind us, egg features accounted for less than one percent of total retail buying opportunities. In the seafood complex, fresh finfish was the top seller last week with $28.3 million in total sales, or about 32% of the total seafood sales value. A deeper dive into the finfish category shows fresh salmon as the leading species among shoppers. Salmon retailed at an average of $11.24 non-discounted, versus $10.37 discounted. Fresh cod purchases ranked second with about $19.2 million in sales for the week ended January 8. In the frozen aisle, shrimp retailed at $9.23 non-discounted, 14.5% higher than its discounted average price. Convenient prepared options including frozen seafood cakes made a splash with $560,320 in total sales, according to Information Resources, Inc (IRI) data. For the third consecutive week, beef led the charge in terms of total sales dollars. Total sales amounted to nearly $174.5 million. A versatile item that can be utilized in a wide array of recipes year-round, the discounted price for fresh ground beef was $5.39. 78-84 was the most popular percentage and retailed at $4.20 discounted. At the pork counter, fresh bacon sizzled with $30.9 million in total pork sales. Pork sales volume last week ranked fifth in the meat case. Pork as a whole chimed in with $72.9 million in total sales. Fresh loins retailed at $4.28, or $3.81 discounted—proving to be a competitively priced item. Eggs continue to make headlines due to ongoing bird flu complications and elevated price points at retail. Eggs made up $78.4 million in total sales in the latest week. Egg white substitutes retailed at $3.22 non-discounted, while egg substitutes averaged $3.84 non-discounted. USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed the first outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in February 2022 in a commercial turkey flock. Since then, nearly 58 million birds have been affected by HPAI, making it the worst outbreak in U.S. history. Over in poultry, fresh chicken breast was a highly sought item and shoppers, on average, purchased it at $4.72 non-discounted. Frozen processed chicken items including nuggets, strips, and patties were popular choices among busy households. In the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, frozen chicken wings retailed at $3.85 discounted. While foodservice typically benefits the most from the big game, grocers have seen increased retail business in recent years due to pandemic-related restrictions that drastically slowed dining-out business. Sales of meat alternatives totaled $8.6 million last week. Frozen patty alternatives were the top driver of purchases within the plant protein complex and retailed at $7.81 non-discounted. To view the latest week's feature activity, subscribers can access the complete breakdown for the various seafood, meat, and poultry cuts by clicking on the Retail dashboard on the COMTELL homepage. For COMTELL Retail Definitions, click here. https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1244046/The-Retail-Rundown-Seafood-Feature-Volume-Increases Environment/Science Loss of tiny organisms hurts ocean, fishing, scientists say AP News by Patrick Whittle - January 19, 2023 PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The warming of the waters off the East Coast has come at an invisible, but very steep cost — the loss of microscopic organisms that make up the base of the ocean’s food chain. https://apnews.com/article/science-maine-business-plants-fish-be8b6bd671dfb968f68ca6adecb69d7f Labeling and Marketing Seafood industry should prepare for millennials to take top spot in consumer spending power Seafood Source by Chris Chase - January 18, 2023 A “changing of the guard” is coming where younger consumers begin to change the grocery landscape, according to IRI Senior Vice President for Protein Practice Chris Dubois. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/foodservice-retail/seafood-industry-should-prepare-for-millennials-to-take-top-spot-in-consumer-spending-power Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher/Processors Using Trawl Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 01/19/2023 MFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by American Fisheries Act (AFA) trawl catcher/processors in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the annual 2023 Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) allocated to AFA trawl catcher/processors in the BSAI. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/01/19/2023-00965/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-catcherprocessors-using-trawl Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by 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 A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 01/19/2023 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters (m)) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2023 Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) allocated to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 m) LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear in the BSAI. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/01/19/2023-00978/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-catcher-vessels-less-than-60-feet FYI’s Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute hires new Asia marketing coordinator The new hire will use her experience and skills to increase the value of Alaska seafood, according to ASMI. Intrafish by Rachel Sapin - January 18, 2023 Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) has hired Hannah Schlosstein as its international marketing coordinator for its Asia programs. https://www.intrafish.com/people/alaska-seafood-marketing-institute-hires-new-asia-marketing-coordinator/2-1-1389482 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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