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Friday, October 13, 2023

Alaska Yukon River salmon runs remain low, but chum improvements allow for some fishing Alaska Beacon by Yereth Rosen - October 12, 2023 Salmon runs on the Yukon River continued to be anemic this year, federal and state agencies reported, and there are far too few fish reaching Canada to meet goals set in a treaty between that nation and the United States. Environment/Science Chum salmon are spawning in North Slope rivers, University of Alaska researchers find The discovery of about 100 spawning chums supports the theory that salmon stocks are shifting north as climate change makes their southern habitats too warm Alaska Beacon by Yereth Rosen - October 13, 2023 Chum salmon, a species that has faltered in the Interior Alaska river systems, are now reproducing farther north in some North Slope rivers, researchers have confirmed. FYI’s From the Editor: PME ‘23 Fishermen's News - October 11, 2023 Commercial fishing writer Norris Comer (left) with Managing Editor Mark Nero. Once again, the time is almost upon us for one of the largest and longest running annual marine trade shows on the West Coast, the Pacific Marine Expo. Alaska Symphony of Seafood Winner Barnacle Foods Introduces New Habanero Hot Sauce With Alaska Kelp Urner Barry by Amanda Buckle - October 12, 2023 Seafood lovers will want to add a new condiment to their shelf. Barnacle Foods announced this week that they’ve launched a new product: Habanero Hot Sauce made with Alaska-grown kelp. Described as the “perfect heat meets a touch of sweet,” hot sauce lovers will enjoy the burn of habanero with a hint of mango. The product description explains that “briny, umami-rich Alaska kelp melds this sauce making it worthy of dabbing on all your favorite foods for a bit of eclectic delight.” “With each bite, we are sharing the flavors and story of Alaska’s coast,” explained Lia Heifetz, co-founder of Barnacle Foods. “Our mission is built into the fabric of what we do at Barnacle – from how our team is structured to the ingredients that we use. This model of business isn’t conventional, but we are excited to give people an opportunity to do good for the oceans and the collective future through foods they eat – and lucky for everyone – kelp is tasty and checks all the boxes!” “Since launching our original hot sauce three years ago, customers have been asking for more,” said Rosa Spaeth, R&D Manager at Barnacle Foods, says that Barnacle Foods’ customers have been asking for more since they launched their original hot sauce three years ago. And now, after a year of perfecting the recipe, Barnacle Foods is ready to introduce the world to their Habanero Hot Sauce. The product is available at their retail partner locations, as well as online through the Barnacle Foods website. A 150ml bottle retails for $6.95. Barnacle Foods was established in 2016 with the goal of bringing “flavor-first kelp-based foods to market.” And they have been working hard to make a name for themselves, recently winning second place in the retail category for their Kelp Chili Crisp in the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation’s (AFDF) Alaska Symphony of Seafood awards. The product also won a special award, the People’s Choice, which was awarded by ballot voting at AFDF’s Seattle event. 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. 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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