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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Alaska Coho commercial catch rises to 58,000 fish Cordova Times - September 14, 2022 Prince William Sound harvesters saw their commercial catch of coho salmon reach 58,000 fish through Tuesday, Sept. 6, up from 29,000 silvers a week earlier, while the harvest of other salmon species held at 26.6 million pink, 2.8 million chum, 1.56 million sockeyes and 10,000 Chinooks. Fall pollock season underway for Kodiak’s trawler fleet KMXT by Kirsten Dobroth - September 14, 2022 Kodiak’s pollock fishery is open to trawlers – the fall season kicked off Sept. 1. There’s more than 90 million pounds of Central Gulf of Alaska pollock allowed for this season’s catch. Last year’s catch was about 68 million pounds. UAS to get $2.3M in federal funds to expand mariculture program KTOO by Katherine Rose, KCAW - September 14, 2022 On September 2, the White House announced $49 million dollars in funding for further development of Alaska’s mariculture industry — that’s mostly shellfish and seaweed. The Alaska Mariculture Cluster, led by Southeast Conference, was one of 21 winners in the nationwide “Build Back Better Regional Challenge” program. Environment/Science EPA Extends Comment Period on Proposed Pebble Mine Fishermen's News - September 14, 2022 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said last week that it has once again extended the comment period for proposed restrictions on mining at the proposed Pebble mine site in Southwest Alaska, this time until Dec. 2. Labeling and Marketing ASMI Partners with Advertising Platform in Effort to Grow E-Commerce Sales, Consumer Awareness Urner Barry by Ryan Doyle - September 15, 2022 Chicory, an advertising platform, has partnered with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) in order to help the organization boost consumer awareness and online sales of wild Alaska seafood. "We're on a mission to help home cooks easily prepare delicious, wild Alaska seafood," said ASMI Domestic Marketing Director Megan Rider. "Chicory makes this simple, which is why they are our premier partner in our new era of digital growth. Together, through our recently launched Seafood Recipe Finder and Chicory's extensive network, we're providing seamless shopping experiences and making Alaska seafood more accessible to the everyday consumer." As of February, all the recipes that are found on ASMI’s appear alongside Chicory's signature "Get Ingredients" button. Clicking on the button would send consumers to checkout, at over 60 retailers, in just a few clicks. "We're thrilled to have been selected as ASMI's trusted contextual commerce partner," said Chicory CEO & Co-Founder Yuni Sameshima. "In leveraging our full suite of solutions, the ASMI team is exceeding benchmarks, driving site engagement and bolstering the sales of Alaska seafood. The results from the partnership are further validation of the power of in-recipe, contextual commerce advertising." The partnership also allows ASMI to use Chicory's recipe network of 5,200 sites to reach 110 million additional high-intent shoppers each month. “Chicory's contextual commerce advertising solutions promote seafood from Alaska in highly-relevant, in-network recipes via proprietary contextual targeting; Branded Cart prioritizes Alaska seafood products across Chicory's network, at the add-to-cart step of the in-recipe shopping experience,” the company said in a press release. Chicory said the partnership made it the first commerce media provider for ASMI. In the last few months, Chicory said its recipe network has grown from 1,600 to 5,200 websites. Alongside Chicory’s growth, ASMI has re-launched its website and has expanded its own recipe portfolio. FYI’s Alaska Symphony of Seafood announces call for products for 2023 competition Seafood Source by National Fisherman - September 13, 2022 The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) has announced the 2023 Alaska Symphony of Seafood, including a call for products to be featured in the event. Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail:; Website: Our office days/hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, any copyrighted work in this message is distributed under fair use without profit or payment to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving this information for non-profit research and educational purposes only. *Inclusion of a news article, report, or other document in this email does not imply PSPA support or endorsement of the information or opinion expressed in the document.


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