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Alaska Copper River sockeye forecast is down, PWS humpy forecast rising Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - January 29, 2021 State fisheries managers are forecasting a decreased run of 724,000 to 1,869,000 wild sockeye salmon into the Copper River, plus a robust 10-28 million plus wild humpies into Prince William Sound for the 2021 commercial fishing season. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/01/29/copper-river-sockeye-forecast-is-down-pws-humpy-forecast-rising/ Forecast: Sockeye salmon runs will be slightly higher The forecast projects that the run will still fall well below both the five- and 20-year averages. Peninsula Clarion by Brian Mazurek - January 30, 2021 Alaska’s Department of Fish and Game released its forecast for the 2021 salmon runs in the Upper Cook Inlet earlier this month, predicting that sockeye salmon runs will be slightly higher than last year while still falling well below both the five- and 20-year averages. https://www.peninsulaclarion.com/news/forecast-sockeye-salmon-runs-will-be-slightly-higher/ P-cod state waters season opens in PWS Cordova Times - January 29, 2021 Fishing for Pacific cod has opened to vessels with pot gear in state waters of Prince William Sound, with a 1,094,044-pound guideline harvest level. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/01/29/p-cod-state-waters-season-opens-in-pws/ Southeast Alaska’s 2020-21 commercial Dungeness crab season harvest is the 2nd largest on record KFSK by Angela Denning - January 29, 2021 The harvest for Dungeness crab in Southeast Alaska’s commercial fishing season is the second largest on record. The catch from the fall fishery added to one of the few bright spots from last year. https://www.kfsk.org/2021/01/29/southeast-alaskas-2020-21-commercial-dungeness-crab-season-harvest-is-the-2nd-largest-on-record/ Labeling and Marketing Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute: Marketing Update ASMI - January 2021 New USDA Dietary Guidelines Recognize Seafood, 'Today's Seafood Consumer' Spotlight Published in Progressive Grocer, ASMI Launches Playbook Featuring the Benefits of Adding Seafood as a Takeout Option, PCC Holds Virtual Alaska Seafood Cooking Class ASMI Presents at Western United States Trade Association... https://myemail.constantcontact.com/ASMI-Update-January-2021--Today-s-Seafood-Consumer.html?soid=1101064654189&aid=7Q4vQxtBus8 3MMI - Secure Your Pacific Cod & Pollock Inventory Now TradexFoods - February 1, 2021 Alaska Plant closures to prevent COVID-19 spread, "A" Season fishing delays due to extra COVID-19 precautions, sky rocketing container shipping rates, Dalian port closures, reduced plant production volumes and Chinese New Year closures, are all factors that will contribute to the short supply and upward pressure on pricing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G26WGZKXIdg&feature=emb_logo FYI’s Board of fisheries 2021-2022 meeting schedule doubled up Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - January 29, 2021 Alaska’s Board of Fisheries has postponed its 2020-2021 meetings until 2021-2022, due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, but will hold a web conference on March 8 to address several expiring sunset dates of fishery management plans. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/01/29/board-of-fisheries-2021-2022-meeting-schedule-doubled-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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