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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Alaska Salmon processors boost prices amid favorable markets for sockeye Salmon processors in Bristol Bay are boosting the prices per pound for sockeye amid favorable markets. Preliminary data released by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in November, suggests better prices and increased demand over 2020’s salmon season. That improvement extends beyond Bristol Bay, as more fisheries across the state had better harvests this year. KDLG by Tyler Thompson - November 20, 2021 A snapshot of the 2021 Preliminary Alaska Commercial Harvest and Ex-vessel Values released by ADF&G in November. Follow the links in the story for the full document and more information.Credit Courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and GameEdit | Remove Pribilof Island Harvesters, SHIP Collaborate to Collect Observations on Fisheries, Oceans Fishermen's News - December 1, 2021 Commercial fishermen harvesting their catch in the far reaches of the Bering Sea are collecting ecological observations, including changes in fisheries and ocean conditions, to help prepare for climate-ready fisheries. Alaska pollock quota could see big reduction next year, further bad news for an already tight supply With Russia's 2022 pollock quota already set lower, a decline on the American side sets up a tight market for one of the world's most important whitefish. Intrafish by Rachel Sapin - November 30, 2021 US pollock harvesters in the Bering Sea may have less fish to catch in 2022, if the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) adopts the recommendations from a Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluate (SAFE) report provided by NOAA in mid-November. West Coast OBI Seafoods Packaging is Now 100% Recyclable Fishermen's News - December 1, 2021 Seattle-based OBI Seafoods says its canned salmon products are now packaged in 100% recyclable product, with all plastic made from at least 20% recycled materials. International Representative offices and embassies step up promotional efforts at Japanese seafood show Seafood Source by Chris Loew - November 30, 2021 The 23rd Japan International Seafood and Technology Expo took place from 8 to 10 November, though Japan’s continuing quarantine requirements for entrants from many countries limited its international participation. Environment/Science Surprising Findings in Genetic Study about Pacific Cod in Gulf of Alaska Scientists find strong evidence that adaptation to their local environment could potentially make some Pacific cod stocks more vulnerable to Climate Change than others. NOAA Fisheries - December 1, 2021 Understanding genetic differences among fish stocks is an integral component of successful fisheries management strategies. Pacific cod are an important commercial fish species caught throughout Alaskan waters. Cod caught in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea are managed as separate stocks. A new genetics study found that the relationship between the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska may be a bit more complicated than originally thought requiring further study. FYI’s ComFish 2022 set for March 24-26 Cordova Times - November 30, 2021 Trident Seafoods introduced several of its new products during the trade show at ComFish 2017 in Kodiak, including Louis KempCrab Delights Hawaiian Poke Seafood Salad Snack, a product developed to further utilize surimi. Photo by Margaret Bauman/The Cordova Times 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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