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Monday, June 24, 2024

Monday, June 24, 2024


Alaska 53 big US seafood associations, companies ask Peltola to withdraw ‘bottom-trawling’ bill  '[H]istorically, Alaska legislators have an outsized influence on fisheries legislation. For representative Peltola to launch this legislative attack on thethe national industry is therefore deeply alarming to all of us' -- industry source Undercurrents News by Jason Huffman - June 20, 2024 Many of the US' largest seafood-related trade associations, harvesters, processors and even a town government have joined in harmony to ask US representative Mary Peltola to withdraw her bill intended to better protect habitat by creating greater res... *Requires Subscription Trident Seafoods' calls upgraded Southeast Alaska plant 'critical' to salmon strategy The company is restructuring to modernize its plants in Alaska. Intrafish by Rachel Sapin - June 21, 2024 US seafood processing powerhouse Trident Seafoods is putting renewed focus on its Wrangell, Alaska salmon processing facility this season following a modernization effort that includes the installation of a fish oil recovery system. *Requires Subscription Nearly $12 million headed to Alaska in latest infusion of fishery-disaster aid Alaska Beacon by Yereth Rosen - June 22, 2024  The federal government is sending nearly $12 million to Alaska to address salmon fishery disasters on the Kuskokwim River and in Upper Cook Inlet, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo announced on Friday. NOAA shakes up Alaska fishery survey plans Seafood Source by Nathan Strout - June 21, 2024 NOAA Fisheries is shaking up its plans for Alaska fisheries surveys as part of a broader effort to reprioritize its survey portfolio and make it more efficient, flexible, and cost-effective. International G7 leaders accuse Russia of unfair trading practices on fish, seafood Seafood Source by Chris Chase - June 18, 2024 The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations, which met in Apulia, Italy, from 13 to 15 June, have issued a lengthy “Communiqué” that includes criticism of Russia’s seafood-trading practices. Lawmaker pushes bill to make US seafood industry more competitive in global markets The measure, in part, seeks to address the impact of Russia and China on the global seafood supply chain. IntraFish - June 20, 2024 US Alaska lawmaker Mary Peltola this week introduced the Fisheries Improvement and Seafood Health (FISH) Act aimed at modernizing Alaska's fisheries sector to improve its competitiveness in changing global markets. *Requires Subscription Labeling and Marketing Market conditions continue to pressure processors, fishermen National Fisherman - June 21, 2024  Consumers think of seafood as a premium purchase, which is not a good image when household budgets are tight and shoppers are worried about inflation. Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Bering Sea Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 06/24/2024 NMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific Ocean perch (POP) in the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to fully use the 2024 total allowable catch of POP specified for the Bering Sea subarea of the BSAI. Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2024 Harvest Specifications for Pacific Whiting and 2024 Pacific Whiting Tribal Allocation A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 06/24/2024 This rule implements the domestic 2024 harvest specifications for Pacific whiting fisheries off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California (collectively, the West Coast), including the 2024 Tribal allocation for the Pacific whiting fishery, the non-Tribal sector allocations, and a set-aside for incidental mortality in research activities and non-groundfish fisheries. NMFS issues this final rule for the 2024 Pacific whiting fishery under the authority of the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Pacific Whiting Act of 2006, and other applicable laws. These measures are intended to help prevent overfishing, achieve optimum yield, ensure that management measures are based on the best scientific information available, and provide for the implementation of Tribal treaty fishing rights.

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