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Thursday, August 25, 2022

National Study Underway re: Consumer Perspective on Wild Alaska Pollock Fishermen's News - August 24, 2022 An annual study now underway on consumers perspective about wild Alaska Pollock includes questions this year about the impact of rising food prices, as well as questions specific to surimi seafood. Environment/Science Marine biologist perplexed by snow crab disappearance Alaska's News Source by Taylor Burke - August 22, 2022 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - It’s a mystery perplexing marine biologists that could lead to a loss of one of Alaska’s most prized seafood exports — the Bering Sea snow crab. Labeling and Marketing Trident Seafoods Refreshes Alaska Naturals Pet Product with More Alaska Pollock Urner Barry by Ryan Doyle - August 25, 2022 A brand refresh is in store for Trident Seafoods’ Alaska Naturals Wild Alaska Fish Oil Food Toppers for Dogs. Trident announced that the Alaska Naturals products will feature Wild Alaska Pollock as an expanded ingredient. The company believes the move solidifies its commitment to getting the most out of every fish its harvests. The new packaging and brand refresh will be on display at SuperZoo, booth 3574, in Las Vegas this month. Trident said its other pet products, including a Wild Alaska Pollock dog jerky, will be on display. The jerky is set to hit the shelves in 2023. Alaska Naturals comes in a pair of varieties that Trident broke down as follows: - Alaska Naturals® Wild Alaska Salmon Oil Formula Food Topper for Dogs: Made from wild-caught, certified-sustainable salmon and Alaska pollock. - Alaska Naturals® Wild Alaska Pollock Oil Food Topper for Dogs: Made from wild-caught, certified-sustainable Alaska pollock. The refresh is part of the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) Partnership Program. GAPP’s program looks to introduce Wild Alaska Pollock into new and unique products to help raise awareness of the fishery. Earlier this month, GAPP was still seeking proposals for the next round of its Partnership Program funding, as SeafoodNews reported. SeafoodNews reported in early June that GAPP had expanded its successful program to focus on global opportunities for wild Alaska Pollock. In its fourth year the GAPP Partnership Program has more than $6.5 million in funds to launch new Wild Alaska Pollock products. Proposals could be for fillets, surimi, roe, fishmeal or oil. While the proposals can come from any segment, GAPP has a particular interest this year in programs that highlight Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) fillets, surimi seafood products, row or fish oil at retail. And the sky is really the limit when it comes to wild Alaska pollock being used as an ingredient. Proposals could be for snacks, pastas or pet food. Trident shared that the products are gluten-free, made in the U.S. and contain no artificial colors or flavors. Alaska Naturals® Fish Oil Food Topper for Dogs comes in a convenient, easy-to-dispense 8 fluid oz. pump bottle with an SRP of $10.99 and each type delivers EPA + DHA omega-3s to support brain, skin and coat health from the inside out, Trident wrote in a press release. To use it, consumers dispense one pump per every 10 lbs. of the dog’s body weight right on their food. Federal Register Fisheries Off West Coast States; Modification of the West Coast Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Actions #26 Through #33 A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/25/2022 NMFS announces eight inseason actions in the 2022 ocean salmon fisheries. These inseason actions modify the recreational, commercial, and treaty Indian salmon fisheries in the area from the U.S./Canada border to Cape Falcon, Oregon. Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing Plan; Inseason Action A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/25/2022 This notice document announces additional season dates and increases the daily bag limit for some Pacific halibut recreational fisheries in the International Pacific Halibut Commission's (IPHC) regulatory Area 2A off Washington, Oregon, and California. Specifically, this action adds season dates such that the Oregon Central Coast subarea will be open 7 days per week starting September 1, and increases the daily bag limit from one to two fish starting September 1 in the Oregon Central and Southern Coast subareas. This action also provides notice of the closure of the California subarea on August 7, 2022 that was announced by the IPHC on August 5, 2022. This action is intended to conserve Pacific halibut and provide angler opportunity where available. Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; “Other Rockfish” in the Aleutian Islands Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/25/2022 NMFS is prohibiting retention of “other rockfish” in the Aleutian Islands subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary because the 2022 “other rockfish” total allowable catch (TAC) in the Aleutian Islands subarea of the BSAI has been reached. Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/25/2022 The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 145th Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), Pelagic and International Standing Committee, Fishery Rights of Indigenous People Standing Committee, Executive and Budget Standing Committee, and 192nd Council meetings to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. 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. 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