Alaska Halfway Through Season, 11 Million Pounds or 45% of Pacific Halibut Quota Landed So Far SeafoodNews.com by Peggy Parker - July 16, 2021 The International Pacific Halibut Commission released numbers yesterday that show the commercial landings in Canada and the U.S. have reached 11.1 mlbs, or about 45% of the annual catch limit as the season approaches the halfway mark. The fishery opened March 6 and will close this year on December 7 in all areas. That is about three weeks later than a historical date closer to November 15. The 2021 commercial quota for Pacific Halibut is 24.83 mlbs. In Alaska, total landings of 8.2 mlbs from only three of the six regulatory areas there, reflect 42% of the total annual quota of 19.6 mlbs. There has been no commercial fishing in Areas 4A, 4B, or 4CDE to date. In British Columbia, commercial landings of 2.9 mlbs are 55% of the annual quota of 5.23 mlbs. In Regulatory Area 2A, the waters off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California, 64% of the 1.5 mlbs total annual limit has been caught as of July 15. That total is comprised of commercial (both treaty and non-treaty) and recreational by state. Ninety-eight percent of the Tribal catch has been caught — 485,600 lbs. of 496,300 lbs. annual limit. About 64% of the non-treaty commercial quota of 256,122 lbs. has been caught: 164,296 lbs. In Area 2C, Southeast Alaska, commercial landings of 1.89 mlbs area about 54% of the 3.53 mlb annual limit. In 3A, the central Gulf of Alaska, the fleet has landed 4.66 mlbs of 11.14 mlbs. available. In 3B, the western Gulf, just under one million pounds has been landed to date, or about 39% of 2.56 mlbs. annual limit. No landings have been posted so far for the three remaining areas in Alaska, the total quota for which is 4.59 mlbs. The breakdown for that total by regulatory area is: Area 4A — 1.66 mlbs. Area 4B — 1.23 mbls. Area CDE — 1.67 mlbs. https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1203554/Halfway-Through-Season-11-Million-Pounds-or-45-percent-of-Pacific-Halibut-Quota-Landed-So-Far National Grocery, seafood sales rise in June Seafood Source by Christine Blank - July 16, 2021 United States grocery sales rose slightly in June, while overall seafood sales decreased due to comparisons with pandemic buying in 2020. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/foodservice-retail/grocery-seafood-sales-rise-in-june Sustainability Traceability software for the seafood industry becoming industry standard Seafood Source by Chris Loew - July 16, 2021 Leif Anderson is the director of sales and services for Kirkland, Washington, U.S.A.-based Dynamic Systems Inc. He spoke with SeafoodSource about the company’s SIMBA traceability and barcode labeling software, its use in the seafood sector, and the trend for industry standards. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/processing-equipment/traceability-software-for-the-seafood-industry-becoming-industry-standard
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