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Thursday, March 11, 2021

Alaska ‘This is our shot’: Alaska will be first state to offer COVID-19 vaccines to all adults KTOO by Andrew Kitchenman - March 9, 2021 Alaska will become the first state in the country to open COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone 16 and older, officials announced Tuesday, capping a swift rollout of the shots that’s seen a boost from tens of thousands of extra doses shipped to and administered by tribal health care providers. https://www.ktoo.org/2021/03/09/watch-gov-dunleavy-and-state-health-officials-give-update-on-covid-19-vaccine/ Board of Fisheries reverses decision to double up meetings Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl - March 10, 2021 After the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the normal Board of Fisheries meetings, the members were left with a choice: delay all meetings by a year, or double up in the next cycle and try to catch up? https://www.alaskajournal.com/2021-03-10/board-fisheries-reverses-decision-double-meetings Copper River forecast still off from historical returns Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elwood Brehmer - March 10, 2021 State research biologists expect the famed Copper River salmon fishery to rebound from what was nearly a lost season in 2020, but runs for the river’s high-value species are still expected to fall well short of historical averages. https://www.alaskajournal.com/2021-03-10/copper-river-forecast-still-historical-returns National House passes amended Rescue Plan, keeps amendment for seafood purchases Seafood Source by Steve Bittenbender - March 10, 2021 The U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval on 10 March to a USD 1.9 trillion (EUR 1.6 trillion) COVID-relief spending plan that includes some opportunities for the seafood industry to benefit. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/house-passes-amended-rescue-plan-keeps-amendment-for-seafood-purchases International Russia considers expanding investment quotas to tackle pollock export crisis Seafood Source by Ivan Stupachenko - March 10, 2021 The Russian government is continuing to seek solutions to address an excessive supply of pollock stemming from the near-closure of the Chinese market. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/russia-considers-expanding-investment-quotas-to-tackle-pollock-export-crisis

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