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Monday, March 13, 2023

Alaska What's behind recommendations for the state's Nushagak king salmon stock of concern action plan KDLG by Izzy Ross - March 11, 2023 The statewide Board of Fisheries meeting is underway in Anchorage. The board will decide whether and how to change fishing regulations in Bristol Bay’s Nushagak District to protect its faltering king salmon runs. https://www.kdlg.org/fisheries/2023-03-11/whats-behind-the-recommendations-for-the-states-nushagak-king-salmon-stock-of-concern-action-plan West Coast Chinook salmon season likely to remain closed In Oregon and California National Fisherman by Kathryn Gill - March 12, 2023 March is usually a time of bustle and activity on the port docks of the Oregon Coast. Salmon fishermen return to the docks to ready their trollers. Crabbers with salmon permits begin the process of transforming their boats for the upcoming season. Hay racks arrive, gurdies are put on, hydraulic lines are reconnected, and crab tanks removed. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/west-coast-pacific/chinook-salmon-season-likely-to-remain-closed-in-oregon-and-california Environment/Science Using AI and 3D stereo cameras to support fisheries National Fisherman by Jose Antunes - March 12, 2023 The Alaska Fisheries Science Center is using drones, remotely operated vehicles and 3D stereo cameras with Artificial Intelligence to collect information that helps to support sustainable fisheries. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/alaska/using-ai-and-3d-stereo-cameras-to-support-fisheries Citizen’s science program aims to fill data gaps in Alaska’s waters Alaska News Source by Tracy Sinclare - March 9, 2023 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Alaska has more than 33,000 miles of shoreline — more than one-third of all shoreline of the United States. Research in Alaska waters is fairly common but with so much water surrounding the state, big data gaps are inevitable. https://www.alaskasnewssource.com/2023/03/09/citizens-science-program-aims-fill-data-gaps-alaskas-waters/ Labeling and Marketing 3MMI - Fresh Halibut To Hit The Market; Strong Pricing, Strong Market All Year TradexFoods - March 13, 2023 --- Get ready for fresh Halibut to hit the market as the 2023 Pacific Halibut fishery opened March 10th from Alaska to California. If the pace of fishing echoes that of previous years, 500,000 to 800,000 pounds of Halibut can be expected in the first 2 weeks. Expect pricing to be high at the start, and little to no frozen Halibut offers until then May. Watch to Find Out More. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfhSFkXv3VA FYI’s Seafood Industry Appears in Full Force at SENA as 'Everybody Seems to be Back' Urner Barry by Ryan Doyle - March 13, 2023 The seafood industry has once again taken over the city of Boston, with Seafood Expo North America kicking off on Sunday. Despite the show returning a year ago, the 2023 edition feels like a true return to normal with attendance up and more companies setting up booths at the event. Diversified Communications, the show’s organizers, said during the Seafood Excellence Awards presentation that attendance was up 30% from 2022. Jeremy Woodrow, the Executive Director of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute expected a bigger show this year with more attendees walking the floor. Woodrow also noted that a number of Alaskan seafood companies that sat out the 2022 show as exhibitors are back at it this year, filling up even more space on the show floor. Last year, Trident Seafoods did have space on the show floor but their booth was designed for meetings, with CEO Joe Bundrant mentioning that it was the smallest space the company had in 30 years of attending. Trident was back in full force in 2023 with a culinary and demo booth, which many companies went without in 2022, along with plenty of signage about the company’s 50th-anniversary celebration. SeafoodNews spoke with Rafa Garibay, Vice President of Marketing for Trident Seafoods, who said early into the first day of the show that meetings and business was picking up at the show. He noted how traffic was expected to rise significantly compared to a year ago and it’s no surprise with how Trident invested again in space on the show floor. “We’re basically busy all day for the three days,” Garibay said. "Sitting down next to each other and having a virtual discussion makes things efficient but there’s nothing like the human touch.” Washington-based Keyport was back at SENA after taking last year off as an exhibitor. CEO Mark Pedersen explained that the company couldn’t justify booth space a year ago, but the company has a large booth in 2023 as it expected improved foot traffic and high-quality buyers. “Everybody seems to be back,” Pedersen said. “It’s a really interesting reset after last year, and I think it’s a great time for us.” The Town Dock echoed the sentiment of the other industry members regarding a busy show floor. Roger Brewster, Director of Retail Sales at The Town Dock said he expects a lot of foot traffic and specifically noted that more retailers were going to stop by and chat. “It’s really hard to sample on teams,” Brewster said. https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1248155/Seafood-Industry-Appears-in-Full-Force-at-SENA-as-Everybody-Seems-to-be-Back 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. 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