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Thursday, March 31, 2022

Alaska Copper River Seafoods not buying Cook Inlet salmon amid declining harvests KDLL by Sabine Poux - March 29, 2022 Another seafood processor is moving out of Kenai this salmon season. Copper River Seafoods is ending its run in the old Snug Harbor Seafood plant, leaving one major salmon processor in the area but promising the addition of a new company soon. https://www.kdll.org/local-news/2022-03-29/copper-river-seafoods-to-stop-buying-cook-inlet-salmon-amid-declining-harvests $197 Million in Loans Available via the Community Development Quota Program NOAA Fisheries accepts applications for $197 million in loans for Community Development Quota groups in western Alaska. NOAA Fisheries - March 28, 2022 NOAA Fisheries is accepting loan applications totaling up to $197 million for fisheries-related projects for the six Community Development Quota groups in western Alaska. Up to $32.8 million will be available for each of the CDQ groups to borrow for eligible loan projects. This includes funds for fish quota, aquaculture products, and the refinancing of already purchased vessels. The loan cannot be used for overfished fisheries or the purchase of a new vessel. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/197-million-loans-available-community-development-quota-program Princess Cruises partners with major suppliers on Alaska seafood initiative Seafood Source by Christine Blank - March 30, 2022 Princess Cruises is partnering with Alaska Seafood, Pacific Seafood, and Alaskan Leader Seafood for its "Wild for Alaska Seafood" program, debuting on six of ships sailing in Alaska this spring. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/foodservice-retail/princess-cruises-partners-with-top-suppliers-on-alaska-seafood-initiative International World’s seafood industry braces for big disruptions due to sanctions on Russia Anchorage Daily News by Patrick Whittle, Associated Press - March 30, 2022 PORTLAND, Maine — The worldwide seafood industry is steeling itself for price hikes, supply disruptions and potential job losses as new rounds of economic sanctions on Russia make key species such as cod and crab harder to come by. https://www.adn.com/business-economy/2022/03/31/worlds-seafood-industry-braces-for-big-disruptions-due-to-sanctions-on-russia/ Labeling and Marketing 3MMI - Whitefish Harvest Update: How Much Non-Russian Whitefish Remains? TradexFoods - March 28, 2022 It is estimated about 3.34 million metric tonnes of non-Russian caught whitefish remain for 2022. For Alaskan Pacific Cod and Pollock, about 100,000 metric tonnes of Pacific Cod, and about 800,000 metric tonnes of Pollock remain of the catch limits to be harvested in the 2022 season. For Russia, about 150,000 metric tonnes of Pacific Cod, and about 1.3 million metric tonnes of Pollock remain of the catch limits to be harvested in the 2022 season. Our advice this week echoes that from last week's episode, and that is to purchase as much product that is already physically in North America, or secure product that is on the water in-transit to North America - and sooner than later. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0HZoHGBDo4&t=17s FYI’s Meet Janet Coit, NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator NOAA Fisheries - March 29, 2022 To wrap up Women’s History Month, we sat down with Janet Coit, NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator, to find out more about her career path, passions, and perspective on leading NOAA Fisheries. Explore her answers below. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/meet-janet-coit-noaa-fisheries-assistant-administrator After a pandemic-related hiatus, ComFish wraps up in-person return with Fishermen’s Showcase KMXT by Kirsten Dobroth - March 29, 2022 ComFish is arguably Kodiak’s biggest event of the year. It went virtual in 2020, and was rebooted in-person this year. And as afternoon clouds blew in on Saturday, a small crowd gathered in the Harbor Convention Center’s parking lot to watch the Fishermen’s Showcase. https://kmxt.org/2022/03/after-a-pandemic-related-hiatus-comfish-wraps-up-in-person-return-with-fishermens-showcase/ NPFMC To Take Final Action on Omnibus Amendments, Fee Collection Program Fishermen's News - March 30, 2022 Final action on individual fishing quota omnibus amendments and the recreational quota entity collection program are on the agenda for when the North Pacific Fishery Management Council holds its spring meeting, scheduled for April 6-11 in Anchorage, in-person and virtually. https://fishermensnews.com/npfmc-to-take-final-action-on-omnibus-amendments-fee-collection-program/ In Memoriam Alaska Delegation Leads Resolution Honoring Congressman Don Young SeafoodNews.com by Peggy Parker - March 30, 2022 As Representative Don Young’s body lay in state in Statuary Hall yesterday, Alaska Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan thanked the Senate for unanimously cosponsoring and passing their resolution honoring the life and legacy of Young, who served Alaska for the last 49 years. Young passed away on a flight home to Alaska on March 18, 2022. “Congressman Don Young was larger than life, as is the legacy he leaves behind. He devoted 49 years to the service of Alaska and the nation,” said Murkowkski. “In that time, he shepherded critical, generational legislation into law and became Dean of the House—the longest-serving Republican of all time. He became a close friend to lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, but was always best known for his steadfast loyalty to his home state,” she said. “This resolution is one of the many ways we will honor Congressman Young, to ensure that the life and leadership of the Congressman for all Alaska, one of the most effective legislators of our time, will be remembered always.” Sullivan addressed the group in the Statuary Hall yesterday noting Young’s unique character. “Don Young was so authentic in an age of overly-coached politicians. He was a throwback to a time and a place where people were respected, not so much for how they talked or how they looked, but for what they could do. And boy did he do a lot in life and for Alaska.,” Sullivan said. “He was a teacher, a tugboat captain, a gold miner, a mayor and, of course, he was a relentless fighter in the House for the great state of Alaska. “Don’s sudden death leaves a major void in Congress, in Alaska, in the hearts of his family, and in all of us who knew and loved him. It leaves a very real void in our small but mighty Alaska delegation. But his tenacious, indomitable spirit lives on. Rest in peace, Don Young,” Sullivan said. The two senators introduced Senate Resolution 565 [https://docs.publicnow.com/viewDoc?hash_primary=AAAA262926BF340E4C56406F2D4BE799DC3A8987] on Monday and asked unanimous consent to pass it as Congressman Young lay in state in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall. Every member of the Senate cosponsored the resolution. In it, the Senate “honors Representative Young for his lifetime of service to Alaska and the United States, his spirited bipartisanship, and his enduring respect for and devotion to the House of Representatives; “[and] respectfully requests that the Secretary of the Senate … (4) at the time that the Senate adjourns or recesses today, the Senate stands adjourned as a further mark of respect to the memory of the Honorable Don Young.” https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1222307/Alaska-Delegation-Leads-Resolution-Honoring-Congressman-Don-Young Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail: admin@pspafish.net; Website: www.pspafish.net 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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