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Monday, January 22, 2024

Alaska Another strong year predicted for Copper River sockeye and pink salmonThe strong forecasts come as the industry continues to struggle with low prices for the fisheries. Intrafish by Rachel Sapin - January 19, 2024 The total commercial harvest of Alaska copper River salmon this year is expected to increase 31 percent compared to last year's pre-season commercial harvest predictions. https://www.intrafish.com/fisheries/another-strong-year-predicted-for-copper-river-sockeye-and-pink-salmon/2-1-1586263 Amidst divide between set net and seiner fleets, Board of Fisheries passes gear changes for both KMXT by Davis Hovey - January 19, 2024  Alaska’s Board of Fisheries approved small changes for the local salmon set net and purse seine fleets at its meeting in Kodiak last week, January 9th – 12th, while opting to keep the status quo overall for the westside of the island’s management strategy. But as KMXT’s Davis Hovey reports, the growing divide between the two gear groups was on full display. https://kmxt.org/2024/01/amidst-divide-between-set-net-and-seiner-fleets-board-of-fisheries-passes-gear-changes-for-both/ Coast Guard “We Applaud You Day” to be celebrated in Kodiak, Borough Assembly proclaims KMXT by Davis Hovey - January 19, 2024  The Kodiak Island Borough will formally celebrate the U.S. Coast Guard in three weeks on February 9th. The Borough Assembly passed that proclamation and other business during their regular meeting Thursday night. https://kmxt.org/2024/01/coast-guard-we-applaud-you-day-to-be-celebrated-in-kodiak-borough-assembly-proclaims/ Labeling and Marketing 3MMI - Raw Materials Price Update: China, Russia, Pollock, Cod, Salmon TradexFoods - January 22, 2024 The seafood market exhibits significant price volatility, influenced by a complex interplay of freight dynamics, international policies, and seasonal supply shifts. The loophole that continued to allow Russian Pollock fillets into the US has now been closed, and now a significant volume of Pollock will need to be redirected. Our recommendation is that you secure your supply now through Lent as imminent price increases are expected on most major seafood categories. Watch to Find Out More.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wZ-sNqAPSQ&t=3s Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Amendment 126 to the Fishery Management Plans for Groundfish of the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands Management Area and Amendment 114 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska To Expand Electronic Monitoring to the Pollock Fisheries A Proposed Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 01/22/2024 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) submitted Amendment 126 to the Fishery Management Plans for Groundfish of the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI FMP) and Amendment 114 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA FMP). If approved, Amendments 126/114 would expand electronic monitoring (EM) to pelagic trawl pollock catcher vessels and tenders delivering to shoreside processors or stationary floating processors in the Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands, and Gulf of Alaska. Amendments 126/114 are intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), the BSAI FMP, and the GOA FMP. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2024/01/22/2024-01120/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-amendment-126-to-the-fishery-management-plans North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 01/22/2024 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will meet in February in Seattle, WA. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2024/01/22/2024-01067/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting FYI’s GAPP Launches Wild Alaska “Pollock Pod” Seafood News - Source: Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers - January 19, 2024 New Podcast Geared Towards Industry Insiders Featuring Digestible Nuggets of Data, Intel and Fishery AnalysisThe first “Pollock Pod,” a podcast recorded with the Wild Alaska Pollock industry in mind, will air its first episode tomorrow, Friday, January 19, 2024, the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) announced. The new biweekly broadcast will provide digestible “fish nuggets” of in-depth fishery and market analysis, relevant and timely updates on Wild Alaska Pollock happenings and special announcements about GAPP initiatives to GAPP members, associate members, partners and allied industry.“As the Wild Alaska Pollock A Season fishing begins in Alaska, there’s no better time to launch this new Wild Alaska Pollock Pod-cast,” said Craig Morris, GAPP CEO. “We’re an organization by and for our members and are always looking for new ways to connect to our members and the broader industry we serve. This is yet another way we’re hoping to get information out in a fun, engaging succinct and, most of all, effective way.”The biweekly podcast will be co-hosted by GAPP’s Director of Industry Relations, Partnerships & Fishery Analysis, Ron Rogness, and Marketing & Membership Services Manager Jon Ochoa but will routinely showcase special guests with interesting and relevant perspectives. Most frequently, the podcasts will share out the analysis contained in some of GAPP’s routine reports on the Wild Alaska Pollock market, trade, and surimi supply. The podcast is an extension of GAPP's commitment to keeping its community well-informed and engaged in the dynamic world of seafood. Each episode aims to provide not just information but also insights for businesses and people within the industry.“If you’re not tuning in, you’re missing out,” said Morris. “This biweekly Pollock Pod is going to be fun, enlightening, quippy and above all else useful.”The GAPP Wild Alaska Pollock Pod will be available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, IHeartRadio, and all other major podcast platforms - ensuring easy accessibility for the global industry audience. Promotion of the podcast will be carried out through GAPP's social media channels, inviting a wider audience to tune in and stay updated with the pulse of the Wild Alaska Pollock industry.Listeners can look forward to a blend of professional insight and engaging discussions, making the GAPP Wild Alaska Pollock Pod a must-listen for anyone connected to or interested in the seafood industry. Follow GAPP on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and X for updates on episode releases and more information. https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1269854/GAPP-Launches-Wild-Alaska-Pollock-Pod

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