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Friday, July 9, 2021

Alaska Prince William Sound harvest at 2.9M fish Later part of Copper River sockeye run is stronger than projected Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - July 8, 2021 Commercial salmon harvests in Prince William Sound nearly doubled over the past week, with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s preliminary catch totals as of Wednesday, July 7, showing a jump to 2.9 million fish, including 800,000 sockeyes. BBRSDA Waypoints KDLG by Andy Wink - July 8, 2021 The third episode of Waypoints Radio aired on July 8 features BBRSDA’s Marketing Team. Marketing Director, Lilani Dunn, speaks with Mark Jones, Christine Fanning, and Kate Consenstein about the success of Bristol Bay Sockeye at the retail stores with a focus on this upcoming Fresh Season. They also discuss the unique ways stores can choose to do promotions, how the pandemic reshaped consumer behaviors towards seafood and how the BBRSDA plans on riding the momentum of increased seafood consumption at home. The segment also includes Deputy Director of AFDF, Riley Smith, giving updates on the Alaska Symphony of Seafood event set to take place this upcoming Fall 2021. Salmon Catches Pick Up; Due Mostly to Bristol Bay and Alaska Peninsula SeafoodNews by Laine Welch - July 9, 2021 This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Salmon catches are picking up with strongest catches coming from two regions. More after this – Grundéns’ DECK-BOSS 15-inch boots feature a protective toe cap, uppers that won’t crack, and compression molded rubber outsoles for better traction on wet decks. Made in the USA. The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute provides digital and print marketing materials to the Alaska seafood industry. Find access to thousands of stunning photos, high quality video footage, and sales tools at The pace of Alaska’s salmon catches has picked up after a slow start in June. By Wednesday, the statewide harvest was approaching 32 million fish, of which nearly 25 million were sockeyes. That’s up by 124 percent from last year’s sockeye take at this time. Over 18.5 million of the reds were from Bristol Bay, more than twice the pace of last year’s catch. Fishermen at the Nushagak region again pulled in a harvest this week topping one million sockeyes for the third time this season. The Alaska Peninsula was the second highest producing region for both sockeyes and pink salmon. Pinks, which run in distinct two year cycles with odd years being stronger, are seeing catches down by 56% so far compared to the average of the previous three odd-numbered years. The statewide tally has just topped 4 million pinks although the timing for peak harvests is still several weeks away. Likewise for chums, which have a harvest nearing 2.7 million. That’s 32% higher than at the same time last summer, but well below the five year average. Prince William Sound is in the lead for chum catches at nearly 2 million. Meanwhile, catches are going slow for king salmon, and most cohos will arrive in mid-August. Alaska salmon managers are projecting the 2021 statewide salmon catch to top 190 million fish, a 61% increase over last year’s take of about 118 million salmon. The boost is due to an expected increase of pink salmon catches of more than 124 million humpies, nearly 50% higher than last year. Our salmon data comes from the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game’s daily Blue Sheet and the weekly report compiled by McKinley Research Group for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Labeling and Marketing 3MMI - Pollock Fillets to be Short for the Foreseeable Future TradexFoods - July 5, 2021 The 2021 Pollock "B" season got underway in June, and although 45 percent of Alaska's Total Allowable Catch has already been harvested, the size of the Pollock being caught continues to be very small. Small size Pollock will ultimately minimize the amount of Pollock fillets being produced, especially for anything larger than 2-4oz. Our recommendation is that if you see Pollock offers in the marketplace, that you secure it immediately. Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Cost Recovery Program A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 07/07/2021 MFS publishes notification of a 1.09 percent fee for cost recovery under the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program. This action is intended to provide holders of crab allocations with the 2021/2022 crab fishing year fee percentage so they can calculate the required cost recovery fee payment, which must be submitted by July 31, 2022. FYI’s Now: Accepting Applications for Executive Director of the Pacific Fishery Management Council Pacific Fishery Management Council - July 7, 2021 The Pacific Fishery Management Council is seeking candidates to serve as its next Executive Director. The application period is open now through August 8, 2021. More information is provided in the Executive Director recruitment packet, which consists of a recruitment announcement and a position description. Alaska fishermen join sleep deprivation study KDLL by Sabine Poux - July 2, 2021 For commercial fishermen, the difference between getting a few more hours of sleep or not can sometimes be a question of livelihood. 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. 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