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Monday, December 18, 2023

Monday, December 18, 2023


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International Alaska congressional delegation steps up efforts to shut down U.S. imports of Russian seafood processed in China Anchorage Daily News by Hal Bernton - December 17, 2023 At the Yantai Sanko Fisheries shore plant in China’s Shandong Province, workers cut pollock into trim fillets. The company website touts “perfect quality” from a plant complex with easy access to international shipping lines. https://www.adn.com/business-economy/2023/12/17/alaska-congressional-delegation-steps-up-efforts-to-shut-down-us-imports-of-russian-seafood-processed-in-china/ Dozens of US lawmakers urge Biden to ban Russian-origin seafood reprocessed in ChinaIn the bipartisan letter, the lawmakers called on the Biden administration to expand sanctions to cover Russian-harvested seafood, even if it is processed in third countries. Intrafish by Rachel Sapin - December 15, 2023 This week, 38 US lawmakers signed on to a letter urging US President Joe Biden to close a loophole that still allows the importation of seafood from Russia into the United States via other countries such as China. https://www.intrafish.com/processing/dozens-of-us-lawmakers-urge-biden-to-ban-russian-origin-seafood-reprocessed-in-china/2-1-1572411 Environment/Science NOAA Fisheries Releases 2023 Ecosystem Status Reports for Alaska Reports provide a synthesis of current conditions and trends in indicators of ecosystem health. NOAA Fisheries - December 15, 2023 NOAA Fisheries has released the 2023 Ecosystem Status Reports for the eastern Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands, and Gulf of Alaska. These synthesis reports provide current conditions and trends over time for key oceanographic, biological, and ecological indicators in three Alaska marine ecosystems.   https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/noaa-fisheries-releases-2023-ecosystem-status-reports-alaska Sea temperatures’ impact on salmon species explored in 2023 Arctic Report Card Anchorage Daily News by Ned Rozell - December 17, 2023 SAN FRANCISCO — In December 2006, I sat in a similar carpeted room in this city and listened to scientists talk about an Alaska-size chunk of sea ice that was no longer floating on the northern oceans compared to previous years. https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/science/2023/12/16/sea-temperatures-impact-on-salmon-species-explored-in-2023-arctic-report-card/' The time for action is now’: NOAA’s Arctic Report Card paints a dire picture of climate change Alaska Public Media by Kavitha George - December 14, 2023 The Arctic experienced its warmest summer on record this year due to human-caused climate change, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s latest Arctic Report Card. https://alaskapublic.org/2023/12/14/the-time-for-action-is-now-noaas-arctic-report-card-paints-a-dire-picture-of-climate-change/ Labeling and Marketing 3MMI - Holiday Season Update: Dungeness Crab, CNY Plant Closures, Lent 2024 TradexFoods - December 18, 2023 --- If you are looking for live Dungeness Crab this holiday season, it will need to be sourced from Oregon or British Columbia Canada. Focus should now be on preparations for CNY plant closures with some processing plants initiating shutdowns as soon as this or next week. Amidst Chinese New Year celebrations, the next Lenten season is fast approaching and you'll want to be stocked up for all of your seafood requirements. Watch to Find Out More. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HKOuxuoy3w Fewer workers in fine dining may cut into seafood processors’ profits KDLG by Christina McDermott - December 15, 2023  Six Seven, an upscale restaurant located in Seattle’s historic Edgewater Hotel, serves northwest cuisine with a focus on fresh seafood. They source some of that product from Alaska’s fisheries, which provide more than half of the country’s wild-caught seafood according to the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. https://www.kdlg.org/fisheries/2023-12-15/fewer-workers-in-fine-dining-may-cut-into-seafood-processors-profits

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