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Monday, March 14, 2022

Alaska Fish Factor: Halibut, sablefish and Tanner crab fisheries underway Cordova Times by Dick Shellhorn - March 11, 2022 Commercial Tanner crab season opens in PWS: The 2022 tanner crab fishery is officially underway in Area PKZ125 (Northeastern District, Prince William Sound). The F/V Lucid Dream, captained by Ezekiel Brown and crewed by Sean Den Adel, Mac Smith and Matt Honkola celebrate their bounty from their first pot pull around 11:30 a.m. on opening day, March 1, just outside of Cordova. From left, Sean Den Adel and Mac Smith. Photo courtesy of Matt Honkola https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2022/03/11/fish-factor-halibut-sablefish-and-tanner-crab-fisheries-underway/ Press Release: Giving Alaskans a Break at the Pump by Suspending Motor Fuel Taxes Alaska.gov - March 11, 2022 Responding to soaring fuel prices, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy seeks to give Alaskans a break at the pump by suspending State motor fuel taxes until next June. This morning, Governor Dunleavy asked the Alaska House of Representatives to consider his amendment to House Bill 104. https://gov.alaska.gov/newsroom/2022/03/11/giving-alaskans-a-break-at-the-pump-by-suspending-motor-fuel-taxes/ West Coast Highways, transit, bikes and more: What’s in the new $17B WA transportation package Seattle Times by David Kroman - March 11, 2022 The Washington state House and Senate both passed a new 16-year, nearly $17 billion transportation funding package Thursday, sending the legislation to Gov. Jay Inslee for his signature with just hours remaining in the short 2022 legislative session. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/transportation/highways-transit-bikes-and-more-whats-in-the-new-17b-wa-transportation-package/ *subscription required International Trade war, COVID and now Ukraine invasion eat into Alaska seafood sales Cordova Times by Larry Persily - March 12, 2022 First a trade war, then a battle against an infectious virus and now a real war are all affecting Alaska seafood exports. Shipments to China fell from as high as 30% of Alaska’s total seafood export value in the 2010s to 20% in 2020. “The U.S.-China trade war has displaced $500 million of Alaska seafood,” Jeremy Woodrow, executive director of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, told legislators last week. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2022/03/12/trade-war-covid-and-now-ukraine-invasion-eat-into-alaska-seafood-sales/ Alaska senator believes Biden order will stop Russian seafood processed in China Under Currents by Jason Huffman - March 11, 2022 Senator Dan Sullivan, one of the Alaska Republicans who earlier introduced legislation to ban the US import of seafood from Ru... https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2022/03/11/alaska-senator-believes-biden-order-will-stop-russian-seafood-processed-in-china/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=3a8e57b0e1-Breaking_Mar_11_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-3a8e57b0e1-92705673 *requires subscription Ukraine asks seafood companies to send donations of chilled, frozen fish Seafood Source by Chris Chase - March 11, 2022 The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine has sent out a request to the globe's seafood companies, asking for help replenishing Ukraine's food stocks in the face of Russia’s ongoing invasion. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/ukraine-asks-seafood-companies-to-send-donations-of-chilled-frozen-fish Environment/Science EPA pushes ahead on new wetlands rules; Alaska wants exemptions Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elwood Brehmer - March 10, 2022 In what is quickly becoming a tradition of sorts for new presidential administrations, one of the country’s most arcane but important environmental rules is getting overhauled once more. https://www.alaskajournal.com/2022-03-10/epa-pushes-ahead-new-wetlands-rules-alaska-wants-exemptions Labeling and Marketing Millennial flexitarians and "fish-friendly parents" targeted in new Alaska pollock marketing campaign Seafood Source by Christine Blank - March 11, 2022 Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP), a trade group that has made a concerted push to expand the market reach of Alaska pollock in the United States and globally, will spend nearly USD 800,000 (EUR 730,000) on a new marketing campaign. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/foodservice-retail/millennial-flexitarians-and-fish-friendly-parents-targeted-in-new-alaska-pollock-marketing-campaign 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. 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