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Monday, November 13, 2023

Alaska Alaska’s snow crab show resilience to ocean acidification, which is underway in the Bering Sea Study findings show a possible bright spot for a commercially important population hammered by a warmth-triggered crash Alaska Beacon bt Yereth Rosen - November 11, 2023 The beleaguered snow crab of the Bering Sea may have one strength that could help their population endure rapidly changing marine conditions: an apparent resilience to ocean acidification. https://alaskabeacon.com/2023/11/11/alaskas-snow-crab-show-resilience-to-ocean-acidification-which-is-underway-in-the-bering-sea/ Alaska's Bristol Bay red king crab is back, but will it be too expensive for consumers? The small quota this season tied to the US consumer's aversion to high prices has companies on edge. Intrafish by Rachel Sapin - November 10, 2023 For the first time in two years, US fishermen are harvesting Bristol Bay red king crab, one of the most valuable and sought-after crab species in the United States. https://www.intrafish.com/markets/alaskas-bristol-bay-red-king-crab-is-back-but-will-it-be-too-expensive-for-consumers-/2-1-1550596 *Requires Subscription U.S. Senate committee visits Bethel to hear about salmon crisis Alaska Public Media by Evan Erickson, KYUK - Bethel - November 10, 2023 The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is coming to Bethel on Friday. According to a statement from the committee its vice chair, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, will lead a field oversight hearing entitled “The Impact of the Historic Salmon Declines on the Health and Well-Being of Alaska Native Communities Along the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers.” Afterwards, there will be an open forum listening session. https://alaskapublic.org/2023/11/10/u-s-senate-committee-visits-bethel-to-hear-about-salmon-crisis/ International Members of Congress Launch Bipartisan American Seafood Caucus Alaska Native News by Sam Erickson, Office of Representative Peltola - November 10, 2023 WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Garret Graves (R-LA), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Rob Wittman (R-VA), and Mary Peltola (D-AK) have launched the bipartisan American Seafood Caucus to provide a forum for seafood policy champions to find common ground and ensure that healthy, domestically produced, seafood doesn’t take a backseat to foreign products that often don’t uphold our quality and sustainability standards, or may be illegally subsidized by foreign governments. https://alaska-native-news.com/members-of-congress-launch-bipartisan-american-seafood-caucus/70768/ Labeling and Marketing 3MMI - Pacific Cod: Reduction in Supply, Impact on Markets & Prices, Secure Your Inventory TradexFoods - November 13, 2023 --- Major Cuts in Pacific Cod TAC in Alaska and Russia, aligning with global supply contraction predictions, leading to a significant international supply shortfall. Reduced Pacific Cod catch likely to impact H&G and value-added markets, with potential US legislation against Russian-origin fish affecting prices. Review and secure Pacific Cod inventory before Chinese New Year and expected supply constraints; contact Tradex Foods promptly. Watch to Find Out More. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RU1ZfapgebE GAPP looks to expand pollock markets in Malaysia Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - November 10, 2023 Taking a lead from research showing very favorable opportunities for growth, the marketing arm of the wild Alaska pollock fishery was in Malaysia this week, for discussions, fish market tours, and a reception for buyers. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2023/11/10/gapp-looks-to-expand-pollock-markets-in-malaysia/ Opinion EDITORIAL: The man who reshaped Alaska Anchorage Daily News - November 12, 2023 Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, leaves the Senate chamber after making his last formal speech on the Senate floor and listening to tributes from his colleagues on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, on Capitol Hill in Washington. "I only look forward and I still see the day when I can remove the cloud that currently surrounds me," Stevens said. https://www.adn.com/opinions/editorials/2023/11/11/opinion-the-man-who-reshaped-alaska/ FYI’s AMSEA hosts marine safety course in Cordova, more planned for spring Cordova Times by Kinsey Brown - November 10, 2023 Local mariners learned about how to better plan for safety on the water during a safety training class offered by the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) last week. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2023/11/10/amsea-hosts-marine-safety-course-in-cordova-more-planned-for-spring/ 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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