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Monday, November 15, 2021

Alaska Frozen Sockeye Exports: Prices & Volume Up Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association - November 9, 2021 U.S. exports of frozen sockeye, much of which is caught and processed in Bristol Bay, have been strong during the first few months of the 2021 sales season. Export volume for July-September 2021 is up 33% over the same period last year, despite 2021 Alaska sockeye harvests only increasing by 17%. The average price of frozen sockeye exports during this period was $3.99/lb., a 19% increase versus the previous year (July-September). The average price of frozen sockeye exports in August and September 2021 was significantly higher than any previous year (back to 2011 for each respective month). See our export data table for more info (LINK). Environment/Science Back to the even year blues for Southeast pink salmon KFSK by Joe Viechnicki - November 11, 2021 Fishery scientists are forecasting a region-wide catch of around 16 million pink salmon for 2022. That would be a big drop from this past year but around double the harvest from the parent year of those pinks in 2020, as well as the catch from 2018. Fishermen give feedback on gear innovations National Fisherman by Brian Hagenbuch & Kirk Moore, Guest Author - November 12, 2021 When Shawn McManus, skipper of the F/V Vansee, left Seattle in the spring of 2020 to longline for blackcod in Alaska, the outlook was not good. The burgeoning pandemic had injected uncertainty into a fishery that was already struggling with flagging prices and crippling whale depredation. FYI’s National Fisherman’s 2021 Highliners National Fisherman by Jessica Hathaway - November 12, 2021 In 1975, the editors of National Fisherman began a tradition of calling attention to a class of fisheries leaders. Although our Highliners are fishermen, this honor is in recognition of their dedication to improving the future of our fishing communities. SEATTLE FISHERMEN’S MEMORIAL ONLINE AUCTION, FUNDRAISER & VIRTUAL CELEBRATION Register for the Online Auction Fundraiser & Virtual Celebration Virtual Zoom Celebration: Tuesday, November 16 at 6pm. You must be registered to participate! Zoom Link will be emailed Monday at noon. Trident founder Chuck Bundrant remembered as industry risk-taker who emphasized personal connections Bundrant, one of the founders of America’s largest seafood company, Trident, died last month. He started out as a deckhand on an Alaska crabbing boat in the 1960s and went on to become one of the most influential seafood executives in the world. KDLG by Isabelle Ross - November 5, 2021 Today, Seattle-based Trident Seafoods owns more than 40 vessels and operates plants in nearly a dozen Alaska communities. Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail:; Website: Our office days/hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, any copyrighted work in this message is distributed under fair use without profit or payment to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving this information for non-profit research and educational purposes only. *Inclusion of a news article, report, or other document in this email does not imply PSPA support or endorsement of the information or opinion expressed in the document.

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