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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Alaska Commercial Salmon Harvest in Alaska Reaches $16.3M Fish Fishermen's News - June 30, 2022 Commercial salmon harvests in Alaska are off to a robust start, with the central and westward regions of the state leading in harvests, putting the preliminary catch figure at upwards of 16 million fish, according to preliminary reports from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. International Russian Fishermen Oppose State Plans to Sell 25% of Domestic Catch Via Exchange Trading by Eugene Gerden - June 30, 2022 Leading Russian fishermen have opposed the latest initiative of the national government to transfer up to 25% of Russian fish to exchange trading in a move to stabilize the current situation in the domestic market. In accordance with the amendments to the federal law "on organized trading" in the event of “significant changes” up to 25% of the produced frozen fish and fillets will have to be sold in exchange trading. Specific reasons for the introduction of mandatory exchange trading for fish and fish products are not indicated in the bill - they will have to be established separately by the government of Russia. According to some industry sources, that could be a sharp increase in the cost of fish, as well as complaints from retail chains about difficulties with purchases. That will ease pressure on the market and stabilize prices. The authors of the bill also said that the formation of the exchange price will avoid the administrative regulation of the markets. According to All-Russian Association of Fish Producers (VARPE), 805,000 tonnes of fish products worth 76.14 billion rubles can potentially be sold via such exchange trading. In the meantime, German Zverev, President of VARPE believes that frozen fish and fillets specified in the bill of the Ministry of Finance are not suitable for exchange trading. According to him, the fish caught in different basins differ in size, which will not allow the formation of standardized batches. In addition, according to him, logistics is complicated by the need to comply with temperature conditions, which requires additional equipment. At the same time other analysts also believe the initiative, on the contrary, may provoke a rise in prices, as the procurement and logistics chains will change, as well as additional intermediaries will appear. Environment/Science 'Safety in numbers' tactic keeps Pacific salmon safe from predators by University of Washington - June 29, 2022 Animals that live in groups tend to be more protected from predators. That idea might be common sense, but it's difficult to test for some species, especially for wild populations of fish that live in the ocean. EPA extends comment period on watershed protections that would block Pebble Mine KDLG by Corinne Smith - June 29, 2022 The Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that it is extending its comment period for proposed restrictions on mining of the Pebble deposit. The comment period was originally set to end in July. Now, it will continue for two more months to September 6. Labeling and Marketing Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Monthly Update Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute - June 2022 Ambassadors for Alaska Seafood From culinary students to celebrity chefs, cruise passengers to social media influencers, nutritionists to U.S. Ambassadors, Alaska seafood is a sought after source of sustainable nourishment with superior quality. ASMI’s multifaceted programs help strengthen partnerships and generate new ambassadors whose influence and affinity for Alaska seafood goes well past the point of introduction. 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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