Seafood workers sought for seasonal work
Cordova Times - April 30, 2021
Seafood processors in partnership with the Alaska Department of Labor are recruiting for more than 1,800 full-time, temporary seafood workers for the 2021 salmon season and other fisheries, at more than 15 locations statewide.
Unalaska City Council Grapples With Utility Rate Increases
KUCB by Maggie Nelson - April 30, 2021
The Unalaska City Council still hasn't decided whether to increase utility rates. That's despite several meetings and many hours of discussion and presentations on the challenges of rising costs and the question over who should pay.
Alaska Fisheries Report April 28 2021
KMXT - April 30, 2021
On This Week’s Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: Liz Ruskin reports on plastic fish waste lumber, Mike Swasey on the hooligan run, and Dylan Simard on poison clam needles
Pacific Seafood Releases Fourth Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Urner Barry by Amanda Buckle - April 30, 2021
On Thursday Pacific Seafood released their fourth annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which details their efforts to be socially responsible in all areas of business.
“Pacific Seafood team members responsibly and safely came together to stay open and operating during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure a constant supply of high quality, great tasting food,” said Frank Dulcich, President and CEO of Pacific Seafood. “Not only did we fulfill that responsibility, we expanded our product offerings and opened new facilities. I’m so proud of the company’s commitment and vertical integration which enables us to not only deliver fresh, healthy proteins around the world, but to support and give back to our communities and partners. We are all stronger, together.”
Pacific Seafood partnered up with Snake River Farms and the Retherford Family to donate more than $3 million worth of premium proteins, including 74,000 Wagyu steaks and 8,000 sustainable rockfish fillets to support increased demand on local food banks during the pandemic. The company also donated to more than 160 nonprofit organizations that serve the communities where they do business.
On the sustainability front, Pacific Seafood currently offers 50 certified sustainable—whether it be MSC certified, BAP certified or ASC certified—species, and plans to continue offering more. In addition they also have 28 MSC, BAP or ASC certified sustainable facilities/ farms. This year the company also became an official partner of Team Green, an initiative of the PAC-12 that supports greening and sustainability on college campuses. Pacific also introduced new Frozen at Sea (FAS) capabilities, which allows them to target a 100% retention rate, as well as new Fresh Locked Technology, which naturally extends the shelf life of products and reduces waste.
Looking at their environment efforts, as members of the Pacific Coast Collaborative Reducing Food Waste Initiative, the company committed to cutting food waste on the West Coast in half by 2030. They’ve also invested in water treatment systems that reintroduce non-hazardous water to rivers and oceans, and last year was able to recycle approximately 350,000 lbs. of metal thanks to a partnership with Schnitzer Steel in Oregon.
You can check out Pacific Seafood’s Corporate Social Responsibility Report here.
MSC grants awarded to boost fisheries management efforts
Seafood Source by Shem Oirere - April 30, 2021
Global efforts to improve the management of fisheries through efficient collection and utilization of high-quality data have received a boost with a GBP 650,000 (USD 907,834 EUR 753,562) grant from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).
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