‘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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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