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Friday, October 14, 2022

Alaska Alaska snow crab season canceled as officials investigate disappearance of an estimated 1 billion crabs CBS News by Jonathan Vigliotti - October 13, 2022 In a major blow to America's seafood industry, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has, for the first time in state history, canceled the winter snow crab season in the Bering Sea due to their falling numbers. While restaurant menus will suffer, scientists worry what the sudden population plunge means for the health of the Arctic ecosystem. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fishing-alaska-snow-crab-season-canceled-investigation-climate-change/ After record sockeye harvest, Bristol Bay focusing on getting fish to market Seafood Source by Emmanuel Samoglou - October 13, 2022 With a record sockeye season in the books for Bristol Bay, industry players are now focusing on getting this year’s harvest to market. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/premium/supply-trade/after-record-sockeye-harvest-bristol-bay-focusing-on-getting-fish-to-market *Requires Subscription National Kroger and Albertsons in Deal Talks to Create Supermarket Powerhouse A deal could create a new grocery giant, operating thousands of stores across the U.S. Wall Street Journal by Cara Lombardo and Jaewon Kang - October 13, 2022 Kroger Co. is in discussions with smaller rival Albertsons Cos. Inc. over a potential combination that could unite the two largest supermarket operators in the U.S., according to people familiar with the matter. https://www.wsj.com/articles/kroger-and-albertsons-in-deal-talks-to-create-supermarket-giant-11665675587 *Requires Subscription Seafood News: https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1237291/Kroger-and-Albertsons-in-Deal-Talks-to-Create-Supermarket-Powerhouse International Rabobank: Global seafood trade facing challenges after strong post-COVID rebound Seafood Source by Jason Holland - October 14, 2022 Already firmly established as the world’s most-traded animal protein, with commerce valued at 3.6 times the size of beef, five time that of pork, and eight times greater than poultry, the global seafood trade flow added a further USD 13 billion (EUR 13.4 billion) to its value in 2021, climbing to a new high of USD 164 billion (EUR 169 billion), according to the latest industry report compiled by Rabobank. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/rabobank-global-seafood-trade-facing-challenges-after-strong-post-covid-rebound Environment/Science PWS Advisory Council Takes Position Against Oil Spill Dispersants Fishermen's News - October 12, 2022 A citizens’ advisory entity established in the wake of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster in Alaska’s Prince William Sound (PWS) has taken a tightened stance against use of dispersants in cleanup operations, saying prevention and mechanical recovery are the preferred alternatives. https://fishermensnews.com/pws-advisory-council-takes-position-against-oil-spill-dispersants/ FYI’s NOAA Hosts First Responder Training on Responding to Entangled Whales Fishermen's News - October 12, 2022 NOAA Fisheries, which leads the Alaska Large Whale Entanglement Response Program, held workshops in four Alaska communities this fall on how to best respond to entangled whales. https://fishermensnews.com/noaa-hosts-first-responder-training-on-responding-to-entangled-whales/ Alaska's state historian talks how to can salmon and more at final weekend of 'Mug Up' KINY by Jasz Garrett - October 9, 2022 Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Katie Ringstrum, Mug Up project leader and Alaska's state historian, talked about the Mug Up exhibit at the Alaska state museum Saturday. https://www.kinyradio.com/news/news-of-the-north/alaska-state-historian-talks-how-to-can-salmon-and-more-at-final-weekend-of-mug-up/ Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail: admin@pspafish.net; Website: www.pspafish.net 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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