Alaska Fisheries Report March 10, 2022
KMXT - March 10, 2022
On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: Russia and USA cooperate on salmon research. Story by Eric Stone. And Sabine Poux reports on the Fisher Poets virtual get together.
ANALYSIS: U.S. Salmon Market Sees Increased Supplies In Response to Russia's Invasion of Ukraine
Urner Barry by Janice Schreiber - March 11, 2022
At the onset of Russia's invasion of Ukraine it was unclear how the farmed salmon complex would respond. Now, two weeks into the conflict, we observe that the U.S. salmon market has seen increased supplies from all of the European salmon producers. Over the past two weeks the Norwegian whole fish market has moved lower, down 11 percent on 6-7s Norwegian whole into the U.S. market.
The increased supplies out of Europe have in turn made the Canadian market highly unsettled with both higher and lower offers collected throughout the week on all sizes. Some carried product was also reported to be available in the beginning of the week.
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Oscar Dyson delays cause cancelation of pollock stock survey, delay another
KMXT by Dylan Simard - March 10, 2022
Listen to this story; On February 13th, the Oscar Dyson – a NOAA Fisheries survey ship – was slated to leave port in Kodiak to survey pre-spawning Pollock in the Shumigans and then in the Shelikof Strait. But before they could steam to the survey grounds, they realized that the engine was experiencing a mechanical failure and replacement parts had to be ordered.
Fisher Poets keeps up annual tradition from afar
KDLL by Sabine Poux - March 8, 2022
Commercial fishermen from Alaska to Maine have been gathering in Astoria, Oregon since the late 1990s to share spoken-word poems and shanties about life at sea.
Board of Fisheries opens Southeast meeting in Anchorage
KFSK by Joe Viechnicki - March 10, 2022
Alaska’s Board of Fisheries opened a nearly two-week meeting Thursday on proposed changes to commercial, sport and subsistence fisheries in Southeast Alaska.
State of Art: Kikkan Randall and others share their #alaskaseafoodhacks
Alaska Public Media by Ammon Swenson - March 4, 2022
Seafood is a major aspect to Alaska’s economy and culture. There are the standards – salmon, halibut, crab – but what about other options and how can we spruce up those old favorites?
Captain D’s, Applebee’s pile on Lent promos
Seafood Source by Christine Blank - March 8, 2022
U.S. restaurant chains continue to add shrimp and fish specials for the Lenten season.
Captain D’s has introduced a Double Dozen Shrimp special, which includes 24 lightly battered Gold’n Crispy Shrimp served with a choice of two sides and Captain D’s Hush Puppies.
OBI Seafoods Launches New Website to Showcase Focus on Alaska Seafood
Urner Barry by Amanda Buckle - March 10, 2022
“Premium Wild Alaska Seafood.”
Those are the bold words that greet you when you visit OBI Seafoods’ new website.
OBI Seafoods was formed in 2020 through a merger with Ocean Beauty Seafoods and Icicle Seafoods, two of the oldest and most successful seafood companies in Alaska. And when it came time for a website redesign, the newly formed OBI Seafoods knew that they wanted their site to showcase their focus on Alaska seafood.
“Our new website plays an important role in defining OBI Seafoods, our product offerings and our strength in Alaska seafood,” explained CEO Mark Palmer. “The new site provides much more information on our operations and the detailed product information will be particularly useful for our customers.
The new website features information on OBI Seafoods’ Alaska seafood product line, including salmon, roe, cod, rockfish, crab, pollock, flatfish, sablefish, and halibut. Visitors can also learn more about the company’s 10 processing locations, as well as background and history of OBI Seafoods, and by-location information for fleet services.
“In addition to providing product information for our customers and our fishermen, the site has a great section on careers with OBI,” added Palmer. “It will be a huge asset to anyone looking to join our team.”
The “Join Our Team” button at the top of the page breaks down all of OBI’s employment options, from part-time work in a beautiful remote location in Alaska, to year-round work in a small Alaska town. There are also full time employment opportunities at their Seattle headquarters. Potential employees can review some of the open positions, check out an online or in-person recruiting event, and when they’re ready, apply online.
OBI Seafoods Taps Alaska Industry Veteran Greg Ness To Join Sales Team
SeafoodNews.com by Peggy Parker - March 8, 2022
OBI Seafoods, formed nearly two years ago by a merger of Ocean Beauty and Icicle Seafoods, announced yesterday that Alaska seafood veteran Greg Ness will join their commodity sales team, effective March 7, 2022.
Ness, who was most recently national Sales Manager at Peter Pan Seafoods, will bring his extensive knowledge of Alaska seafood to enhance sales of OBI Seafoods’ products in domestic and global markets.
“With his experience and background, Greg is a tremendous addition to the OBI sales team," said OBI Seafoods CEO Mark Palmer. “It is not often that you find someone who literally grew up in the Alaska seafood business, as well as someone with extensive knowledge of the seafood marketplace. The United States continues to be an important growth market for OBI and Greg’s experience in the domestic market, especially foodservice will be a great asset.”
Ness has been involved in the Alaska seafood industry for over 20 years. His expertise covers every aspect of the industry, and his personal history is that of a family legacy that goes back to post WWII. His grandfather ran the F/V City of Seattle, an Alaska halibut highliner in the 1940s, 50s and 60s and his father and uncle fished together for Alaska halibut and black cod.
Greg started his seafood career as a processor at the Wards Cove Red Salmon plant in Naknek, Alaska, then moved into fresh sales with the company. He was an owner in SeaFresh Marketing, a successful seafood trading operation for 15 years before joining Peter Pan.
“I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with a company like OBI Seafoods that is so dedicated to Alaska seafood, with a strong and experienced sales team in place,” said Ness. “I am also excited about the company’s vision and how I can bring my product knowledge and focus on customer service to move that vision forward.”
OBI will be exhibiting at the Seafood Expo North America (SENA) this month, introducing five new on-trend products for the company’s Echo Falls line, the country’s leading premium smoked salmon brand. Two of the new products have been chosen as finalists in the Seafood Excellence North America competition at the show.
OBI Seafoods was formed in 2020 through a merger with Ocean Beauty Seafoods and Icicle Seafoods. The company operates 10 processing plants throughout the state and is a leading producer of fresh, frozen, and canned Alaska seafood. OBI continues its predecessors’ commitment to responsible seafood resource management and community sustainability. OBI Seafoods is owned by Ocean Beauty Seafoods and the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation, a community development quota group that supports economic development in villages in Western Alaska.
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