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Friday, September 15, 2023

Alaska ASMI’s All Hands on Deck set for Nov. 2-4 in Anchorage Cordova Times - September 15, 2023 Updates on Alaska commercial fisheries’ involvement in international and domestic marketing, global food aid, and seafood technology are on the agenda for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s (ASMI) annual All Hands on Deck conference. The conference is scheduled for Nov. 2-4 at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage. Large catcher vessels’ cod catch restricted in Central GOA Cordova Times - September 14, 2023 Federal fisheries officials have issued a temporary closure through Dec. 31 on retention of Pacific cod by catcher vessels 50 feet or grater in overall length using hook and line gear in the Central Gulf of Alaska. West Coast NOAA Fisheries Awards $2.5M For Bycatch Reduction Programs Fishermen's News - September 13, 2023 NOAA Fisheries has awarded $2.5 million to partners nationwide for bycatch reduction research projects through its Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP), including three each on the West Coast and Pacific Islands and two for research in Alaska. Federal Register North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/15/2023 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will meet October 2, 2023, through October 10, 2023. FYI’s Young Fishermen’s Summit set for Dec. 5-7 in Anchorage Cordova Times - September 14, 2023 Registration begins in October for the 2023 Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit, set for Dec. 5-7 in Anchorage. The summit is open to new entrants of any age interested in learning more about owning and operating a commercial fishing business. Marine debris cleanup brings volunteers together from across state KCAW by Meredith Redick - September 8, 2023 Whether in Sitka Sound or the Bering Sea, a beach cleanup is a major undertaking. So much debris washes ashore on Alaska’s coastline that collecting all of it would be impossible — but that doesn’t mean it’s not a problem worth trying to solve. Recently, the Ocean Conservancy and the Sitka Sound Science Center took an unusual group of people on a beach cleanup near Sitka to wrap their hands around some marine debris — and wrap their minds around what to do about it. Wild Alaska Pollock to Shine Spotlight on Consumer Behavior and Seafood Perceptions Seafood News by Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers - September 13, 2023 Consumer insights and market intelligence will be core to the fifth-ever Wild Alaska Pollock Annual Meeting on September 28th, the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) announced today. As it does each year, Ketchum PR will present in-depth consumer insights gathered from surveys designed to measure consumer perception of Wild Alaska Pollock and highlight opportunities for the fish in the future. Excitingly, Ketchum’s head of data and analytics, Mary Elizabeth Germaine, will be joined on stage this year by two social media ‘influencers’ who participated in campaigns throughout the past year to raise awareness of Wild Alaska Pollock, sharing original recipes and anecdotes about cooking with the fish. “I think everyone is curious about what an ‘influencer’ is and what they influence,” said Craig Morris, GAPP Chief Executive Officer. “For the brands and companies in the room who are exploring working with these influencers to promote their product, we thought hearing directly from them on what’s worked, what hasn’t when it comes to seafood and Wild Alaska Pollock, specifically, would be incredibly valuable.” Angelica Castaneda (@angelicacastaneda_), a digital content creator and blogger and Angela Kim (@mommydiary) will take to the stage to share their thoughts on navigating the ever-changing social media world, creating digital content and what it means to ‘be an influencer’ in 2023. “Angelica and Angela have built their businesses partnering with brands and products they trust and connecting with consumers online in meaningful ways,” said Morris. “Most people don’t know or understand the work and talent that goes into digital content creation. I’m excited to give our attendees a first-hand window into that world.” Much of the day will be dedicated to sharing the data and insights GAPP has gathered with its members, partners and allied industry attendees so that those insights can be leveraged by each individual business for the better. Specifically, Ron Rogness, Director of Industry Relations, Partnerships and Fishery Analysis will also present the Fishery and Trade report, detailing the latest market and trade conditions for Wild Alaska Pollock. Later in the day, Urner Barry’s Lorin Castiglione and Angel Rubio will present global seafood and protein market trends that will give a window into the future of the global protein market. The meeting will once again bring together representatives across all segments of the Wild Alaska Pollock industry for a day-long agenda at the Four Seasons, Seattle, of networking, enlightened presentations and panels and delicious Wild Alaska Pollock entrees. As announced previously, celebrity chef Antonia Lofaso will once again prepare a Wild Alaska Pollock dish live on stage. The conference will also be the debut of the new “Pollock People” campaign featuring the stories of the amazing people who make up the Wild Alaska Pollock industry. The event will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Seattle and will run from 8:30am – 5:00pm with an evening reception to immediately follow. Registration is available here for those wishing to register to attend the Wild Alaska Pollock Annual Meeting either in-person or virtually. 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. 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