Pre-Solicitation Announcement for Section 32 Purchase of Salmon and Pollock Products
Perishable News by USDA AMS - July 9, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced plans to purchase Salmon and Pollock Products for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs. Potential materials may include Alaska Pollock fillet portions, un-breaded, Alaska Pollock oven-ready fish sticks, Alaska Pollock oven-ready fish nuggets and Canned Red Salmon 14.75-ounce cans. Purchases will be made under the authority of Section 32 of the Act of August 24, 1935, with the purpose to encourage the continued domestic consumption of these products by diverting them from the normal channels of trade and commerce.
Ocean Health Is Wealth
Retailers and producers can capitalize on consumers’ preference for eco-friendly seafood
Progressive Grocer by Bridget Goldschmidt- July 9, 2021
As consumers have grown more concerned about the health of the environment in the face of climate change, the issue has extended from how land-based foods are produced to those of the world’s oceans. According to 2020 research from Stockbridge, Mass.-based consultancy Changing Tastes, most American consumers are worried about the effect of ocean health on fish and seafood, with a majority now concerned about heavy metals, plastic contamination and radiation in their fish and seafood, as well as the use of forced labor and antibiotics. The research found that these issues are now of greater importance than overfishing, which is still a concern for more than eight out of 10 adults.
Study finds existing forage fish management is working
National Fisherman by Kirk Moore - July 8, 2021
Efforts to ratchet down fishing effort on species like herring and menhaden in the name of “extra precautionary management” in most cases are unlikely to bring additional benefits for stocks of predator species that eat them, according to a new study.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 07/12/2021
NMFS is prohibiting retention of Pacific cod by catcher/processors using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the 2021 total allowable catch of Pacific cod allocated to catcher/processors using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA has been reached.
Tom Madsen Airport Will Soon Welcome A New Pair Of Wings To Its Runway
KUCB by Maggie Nelson - July 8, 2021
Ravn Alaska announced this week that it's upgrading its fleet to offer nonstop flights between Anchorage and Unalaska.
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