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Alaska Meet the 2023 Entrees For Alaska Symphony of Seafood SeafoodNews.com by Peggy Parker - November 15, 2022 Another batch of delicious new products, including CBD kelp brownies, have been created by innovative Alaska seafood companies and accepted by the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation to star in their 2023 Alaska Symphony of Seafood. The brownies are competing with a salmon meal kit, sockeye salmon cakes, salmon and kelp chimichurri, cod burgers, salmon chowder, pollock jerky for dogs and pollock bites for people, among other tasty offerings. The full list for each category is: RETAIL: Ocean Beauty Seafoods - Grill House Burger Alaskan Leader Seafoods – Wild Caught Crispy Beer Battered Cod Salmon Sisters – Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon Cakes Peter Pan Seafoods – Wild Caught Alaska Salmon with Ribbon Kelp Chimichurri Kelptastic Farms – CBD Kelp Brownies Thunder’s Catch – Wild Salmon Chowder Marativa Seafoods – Ranchero Salmon Meal Kit Barnacle Foods - Kelp Chili Crisp FOODSERVICE: Alaskan Leader Seafoods – Wild Alaska Cod Burgers Ocean Beauty Seafoods - Grill House Burger Trident Seafoods – Takoyaki Style Wild Alaska Pollock Bites Trident Seafoods – Wild Alaska Pollock Breaded Potato Portions BEYOND THE PLATE: Trident Seafoods – Pure Catch Omega-3 Triple Strength Trident Seafoods – Alaska Naturals 100% Wild-Caught Alaska Pollock Dog Jerky The unique competition, started 28 years ago, encourages companies to invest in value-added product development, helps promote those new products and competitively positions Alaska seafood in national and global markets. “Product development is critically important to the entire industry and the fishing communities that depend on it. Innovative new products allow the industry to remain relevant to consumers, encourages full utilization, and helps diversify markets,” AFDF said in a statement. First, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners are announced in each of the above three categories, and an additional six more awards are given: Grand Prize, Salmon, Whitefish, Seattle People’s Choice, Juneau People’s Choice and the Bristol Bay Choice. The Bristol Bay Choice was awarded for the first time in 2022 to the outstanding value-added product from Bristol Bay Sockeye, helping to raise awareness of high-quality products from the Bristol Bay region. The first round winners will be accounted Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 following a gala Seattle Open House on November 16 at the Bell Harbor Conference Center. Co-hosted by Northwest Fisheries Association, the products will be prepared and displayed by professional culinary staff. An Open House will follow the judging, for all entrants, seafood industry invitees, sponsors, the press and the judges. The results of the judges' evaluations will be tabulated and held in confidence by a third party for announcement at the Awards Ceremony in Juneau. The next event will be an awards ceremony in Juneau on February 23, 2023, co-hosted by United Fishermen of Alaska. There, the display and sampling of products by the Alaska Legislature and other special guests will raise awareness of seafood's relevance and the industry's innovation across the state. Visit the AFDF website for more information about the Symphony, including sponsorship opportunities and upcoming dates. First-place winners from each category, plus the Bristol Bay Choice, will receive booth space at the distinguished SENA in Boston and entry into their national new product competition, the Seafood Excellence Awards, as well as airfare to and from the show provided by our sponsor, Alaska Air Cargo. The Bristol Bay Choice Award is sponsored by the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA) and will be awarded to the best Sockeye salmon product. The Symphony is completely funded by industry and its supporters each year. Sponsorships are still available. So far, the list includes: Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association Alaska Air Cargo At-Sea Processors Association Marine Stewardship Council Northwest Fisheries Association Pacific Seafood Processors Association Trident Seafoods APICDA Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation City of Unalaska Genuine Alaska Pollock Producer Kwik’Pak UniSea Matson American Seafoods Global Seafood Alliance “The companies that enter products all deserve special recognition,” AFDF said. “They understand that a rising tide floats all boats. In other words, when one company develops a product that increases the value of our resources, the entire industry, plus our communities, benefit.” https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1239669/Meet-the-2023-Entrees-For-Alaska-Symphony-of-Seafood Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka Mackerel in the Central Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 11/16/2022 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Atka mackerel in the Central Aleutian district (CAI) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) by vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access sector fishery. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2022 total allowable catch (TAC) of Atka mackerel in the CAI allocated to vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access sector fishery. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/11/16/2022-24941/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-atka-mackerel-in-the-central-aleutian-district Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Central Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 11/16/2022 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the Central Aleutian district (CAI) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) by vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access sector fishery. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2022 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific ocean perch in the CAI allocated to vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access sector fishery. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/11/16/2022-24945/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-ocean-perch-in-the-central-aleutian FYI’s The event that brings the whole commercial fishing community together National Fisherman - November 17, 2022 Welcome to Pacific Marine Expo, the annual event for the West Coast and Alaskan commercial maritime industry, and we are so happy to have you. I’m sure you’ve arrived here ready to see aisles and aisles of exhibiting companies offering the products and innovations that will help you do your job better. On our floor, you will find everything from marine engines, propulsion, electronics, safety gear, and the latest products hitting the market but there’s so much more to Expo. Here you will also experience the latest education from people on the front lines defending our oceans and livelihoods and most importantly you will see great friends and colleagues old and new and have the opportunity to catch up, commiserate and plan for the future. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/the-event-that-brings-the-whole-commercial-fishing-community-together Comment Period For December NPFMC Meeting Runs From Nov. 18 Through Dec. 2 Fishermen's News - November 16, 2022 Crab, groundfish and final action on charter halibut management measures are all on the agenda when the North Pacific Fishery Management Council meets in early December in Anchorage. https://fishermensnews.com/comment-period-for-december-npfmc-meeting-runs-from-nov-18-through-dec-2/ 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. 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