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Friday, March 8, 2024

Alaska ANALYSIS: 2024 Pollock A Season Landings and Price Reaction Urner Barry by Lorin Castiglione - March 8, 2024 The 2024 Alaskan Pollock A season opened January 20, 2024 in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council set the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for Bering Sea pollock in 2024 to remain at 1.3 million metric tons, consistent with the 2023 level.While the quota remains unchanged, pollock stock is reportedly healthy, resulting in an increased biomass. This has allowed for a boost to the allowable biological catch (ABC) from 1.9 million metric tons reported in 2023 to 2.31 million metric tons in 2024.As per the most updated data from NOAA on February 29, 2024, the first six weeks of the 2024 A season produced 269,382 metric tons, compared to 301,976 metric tons fished in the same 2023 A season timeframe; a 10.8 percent fall from last year.According to industry contacts, the 2024 A season got off to a...Want to keep reading? Unlock the full story by logging into COMTELL.This story and more are available exclusively to subscribers on our premium COMTELL service. Be the first to discover market moving insights, articles, and analysis by subscribing today. Click here to find out how you can gain access to the leading market intelligence platform for agri-food professionals. Leading Alaska legislators propose task force to help rescue a seafood industry ‘in a tailspin’ The Joint Legislative Seafood Industry Task Force, modeled after a state salmon task force formed 20 years ago, would present findings and recommendations by January Alaska Beacon by Yereth Rosen - March 8, 2024  Russian fish flooding global markets and other economic forces beyond the state’s border have created dire conditions for Alaska’s seafood industry. ADF&G Plans Listening Session Re: 2022 Yukon River Salmon Fishery Disaster SpendingFishermen's News - March 6, 2024 The Alaska Department of Fish and Game plans to hold a virtual listening session on March 11 to receive input on funding priorities from affected fishery participants for its $1.59 million Yukon River salmon fishery disaster spending plan. Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program A Proposed Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 03/07/2024 NMFS issues a proposed rule to implement Amendments 54 and 55 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) King and Tanner Crabs (Crab FMP). This proposed rule would revise two provisions of the Crab Rationalization Program (CR Program) to do the following: change active crab fishery participation requirements for crab quota share (crab QS) established for vessel operators and crew, and expand the exemptions for CR Program custom processing from processor use caps and remove the CR Program processor facility use cap. These actions are intended to provide operators and crew greater flexibility in meeting CR Program participation requirements and to improve CR Program processor efficiency. This proposed rule is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), the Crab FMP, and other applicable laws.

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