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Monday, October 31, 2022

Alaska Which crab producers benefit from Alaska's fisheries closures? Not Canada, says Nova Scotia snow crab supplier Consumers are turning to cost-saving measures and changing their seafood shopping habits, negatively impacting crab sales. Intrafish by Rachel Sapin - October 28, 2022 US and Canada seafood buyers will find it hard to source crab over the next year because of the recent closures of Alaska's king and snow crab fisheries, but it appears consumers, struggling with runaway inflation, wouldn't even be willing to buy the seafood delicacy if it were available. https://www.intrafish.com/markets/which-crab-producers-benefit-from-alaskas-fisheries-closures-not-canada-says-nova-scotia-snow-crab-supplier/2-1-1332495 Southeast Alaska’s summer Dungeness crab fishery worth $10M less than last year Alaska Public Media - October 27, 2022 Southeast Alaska’s summer season for Dungeness crab was worth about $10 million less than last year. The shortfall was due to a combination of a much lower harvest and a smaller price per pound. https://alaskapublic.org/2022/10/27/southeast-alaskas-summer-dungeness-crab-fishery-worth-10m-less-than-last-year/ Environment/Science Report on Alaska mine urges more scrutiny for projects AP News by Becky Bohrer - October 28, 2022 JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Backers of a proposed copper and gold mine in southwest Alaska “tried to trick regulators by pretending to pursue a smaller project with the intention of expanding” after the project was approved, a report released Friday by a U.S. House panel says. https://apnews.com/article/business-alaska-us-environmental-protection-agency-congress-climate-and-environment-c56106641c9fe76494dc2fb10e0bda2b Labeling and Marketing 3MMI - Prices Top-of-Mind for Consumers This Holiday Season TradexFoods - October 31, 2022 PRICES will be top-of-mind for holiday grocery shoppers according to an industry report - BUT WILL THIS ACTUALLY TRANSLATE TO LOWER SALES? Survey respondents also cited FLAVOR & AVAILABILITY top-of-mind after price - forming the classic DECISION-MAKING TRIFECTA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa8zwua9DCI FYI’s NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on Request for Crab Emergency Rulemaking Petitioned closures aim to protect Bristol Bay red king crab and their habitat. NOAA Fisheries - October 28, 2022 NOAA Fisheries is taking public comment on a request to take emergency action to close the Red King Crab Savings Area and the Red King Crab Savings Subarea to all fishing gear that comes into contact with the ocean bottom. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/media-release/noaa-fisheries-seeks-public-comment-request-crab-emergency-rulemaking 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. 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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