Alaska Alaska salmon report: Copper River salmon is back on the menu National Fisherman by Jen Pickett - June 24, 2021 With the Miles Lake sonar some 50 miles upriver ticking away, the Copper River reopened for the season’s first 24-hour opener last week, just in time to have fresh Copper River kings or sockeye for Father’s Day and Juneteenth weekend. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/alaska/alaska-salmon-report-copper-river-salmon-is-back-on-the-menu International Seafood industry pilot study reinforces importance of standards to traceable, responsible supply chains Seafood Source by Ned Daly - June 24, 2021 A recent seafood industry traceability pilot study conducted by GS1 US supports the value of universal standards to help seafood companies efficiently and effectively exchange supply chain data and improve end-to-end visibility. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/seafood-industry-pilot-study-reinforces-importance-of-standards-to-traceable-responsible-supply-chains Labeling and Marketing ASMI report finds COVID-19 pandemic boosted seafood consumption Seafood Source by Brian Hagenbuch - June 24, 2021 A new report sponsored by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) showed that at-home seafood consumption has risen during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many consumers intentionally moving away from red meat to seafood as a healthier form a protein. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/foodservice-retail/asmi-report-finds-covid-19-pandemic-boosted-seafood-consumption 3MMI - Russian Market Update; Salmon Demand Higher, Inventories Presold, Upward Price Trend TradexFoods - June 21, 2021 Direct Russian seafood exports into China have been plummeting so far in 2021. A new unofficial regulation from CIQ is that all raw material from Russia must be loaded in containers and shipped directly to China. Salmon will be higher in demand that last year and as such, expect inventories to be already pre-sold or tight, and prices to trend upwards. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSPiN8hqx3A&t=2s FYI’s Recycled nets become sunglasses, socks, swimsuits With revamped collection program, CRWP will no longer accept dirty nets Cordova Times by Zachary Snowdon Smith - June 20, 2021 In 2020, local plastic recycling efforts were jeopardized when it was discovered that much plastic collected for recycling was being dumped back into the environment. For an extended period, most plastic sent from the U.S. to Asia for recycling was not actually recycled, wrote Copper River Watershed Project Operations Manager Shae Bowman. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/06/20/recycled-nets-become-sunglasses-socks-swimsuits/ Seattle Sessions: Expo is looking for speakers National Fisherman by Jessica Hathaway - June 24, 2021 Pacific Marine Expo is coming back to Seattle this fall, and we have a lot to catch up on! After a year like no other, we’re looking for your input for education sessions and speakers. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/national-international/seattle-sessions-expo-is-looking-for-speakers
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