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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Alaska ASMI and McKinley Research Launch Surveys Today to Quantify COVID’s Impacts on Alaska Seafood SeafoodNews.com by Peggy Parker - March 4, 2021 Attention Alaskan fishermen and processors — the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) wants ten minutes of your time to help calculate the total dollars spent mitigating the effects of the pandemic on Alaska’s fishing industry last year. The Juneau-based marketing institute is partnering with McKinley Research to launch two surveys today, one each for fishermen and processors. The two surveys will be used to answer key questions about what the industry spent to lessen the spread of the virus and whether government economic relief programs were available to all sectors of the industry. The fishermen's survey can be found at asmicovidsurveyfishermen.com The survey for Alaska seafood processors can be found at asmicovidsurveyprocessors.com “The surveys are open through March 18. Each survey takes about 10 minutes to complete,” said ASMI’s Communications Director Ashley Heimbigner. “Data from the survey will be used to provide policymakers and other stakeholders a clear picture of the condition of the industry one year into the pandemic.” The surveys are part of ASMI’s ongoing work with the McKinley Research Group to understand and report on the impacts of the pandemic on Alaska’s seafood industry. Earlier reports, including briefing papers and market analyses, are available here [alaskaseafood.org/covid-19-impact-reports/] For more information on ASMI’s work quantifying impacts to the industry, contact Heimbigner at aheimbigner@alaskaseafood.org. For questions or more information about the survey, contact Jenna Dickinson, Consultant at McKinley Research Group (formerly McDowell Group), at jdickinson@mckinleyresearch.com. https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1193412/ASMI-and-McKinley-Research-Launch-Surveys-Today-to-Quantify-COVIDs-Impacts-on-Alaska-Seafood Alaska fishermen optimistic as Pacific halibut fishery opens Anchorage Daily News by Laine Welch, Fish Factor - March 2, 2021 The Pacific halibut fishery opens March 6, and increased catch limits combined with a cautiously optimistic outlook for the near future have fanned interest in buying shares of the popular fish. https://www.adn.com/business-economy/2021/03/02/alaska-fishermen-optimistic-as-pacific-halibut-fishery-opens/ Environment/Science OSU researcher leads NOAA-funded project to study West Coast response to ocean acidification Oregon State University - March 3, 2021 CORVALLIS, Ore. — An Oregon State University researcher is part of a new federally supported project investigating how communities along the West Coast are adapting to ocean acidification, with the goal of determining what they need to be more resilient. https://today.oregonstate.edu/news/osu-researcher-leads-noaa-funded-project-study-west-coast-response-ocean-acidification Application Period Opens for Proposals for NFWF Fishing for Energy Program Fishermen's News - March 3, 2021 The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is seeking proposals by March 30 for projects to host cost-free recycling and/or energy conversion gear disposal opportunities for fishing communities. This year the Fishing for Energy program is also seeking projects to build capacity and logistics development to prepare communities to host bins for gear collection in the future including exploring opportunities for gear recycling, upcycling or other alternative disposal options. http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2021/03/application-period-opens-for-proposals.html Labeling and Marketing Alaska Seafood Marketing Update ASMI - February/March 2021 New Look, Same Mission, Alaska Seafood in the News, Latest COVID-19 Briefing Available Now, New Wild Alaska Pollock Video, Wild Alaska Pacific Cod Fact Sheet, Revised Video for RFM ... https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Latest-Monthly-Marketing-Update.html?soid=1101064654189&aid=5P1iow-TUS8 FYI’s Coast Guard Mobile App Offers Safety Features for Pacific Northwest Voyages Fishermen's News - March 3, 2021 Coast Guard officials are promoting a Boating Safety Mobile App designed to aid maritime voyage planning, boating safety and maritime distress in the Pacific Northwest. http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2021/03/coast-guard-mobile-app-offers-safety.html

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