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Thursday, September 30, 2021

*********************************** SeaShare donations are in demand at nations food banks and throughout AK One in six children are predicted to experience food insecurity this year. You can help get nutritious seafood into food banks by donating during our WEEK OF SEAFOOD GIVING! Seafood contains the building block nutrients (omega-3 fatty acids, DHA, selenium, Vitamin D, Zinc) critical for all ages to maintain a healthy lifestyle and immunity. For every $1 donated to SeaShare, we’re able to provide 8 seafood servings to food banks. We need to fund 80,000 seafood meals this week — the end of Hunger Action Month and beginning of National Seafood Month — to feed to those in need. Donate today so that food bank clients, especially children and the elderly, can have healthful seafood as an option.

*********************************** National Consumer Preferences, Health Concerns, Boost Canned Salmon Market Growth Fishermen's News - September 29, 2021 Canned salmon is seeing an upsurge in demand, thanks to increased consumption of seafood for its health benefits, according to a new report by the industry intelligence and market research firm Fact.MR. https://fishermensnews.com/consumer-preferences-health-concerns-boost-canned-salmon-market-growth/ International Japan: August Hokkaido Surimi Production Slow, Inventory Small SeafoodNews.com by Tom Asakawa - September 30, 2021 The production of land-based surimi from Hokkaido in August, announced by the National Surimi Manufacturers Association on September 24, dropped sharply to the same level as the previous year due to the seasonal shortage of Alaska pollock due to the summer fishing closure. Shipments have halved as production has plummeted, and end-of-month inventories have plummeted to just 15% of the same period last year, reported Suisan Keizai. The August production in Hokkaido was only 238 tons for Alaska pollock surimi. In the same month of the previous year, the production also dropped sharply to 255 tons, so last month's production fell by 6.7% from a year ago. Overall production was 7175 tons from January to August, 22.7% lower than the same period of the previous year. The production of Atka mackerel surimi was none following July. Since the total production volume fell below the same month of the previous year in December, this marks the ninth consecutive month of smaller production. Still, the last two seasons have shown a slight recovery trend, but the output is on a downward trend again this year. Currently, the production pace is about 80% of the previous year, but it seems that future production will depend on Alaska pollock fishing after the reopening of the fishing season. Due to this production cut, cargo movements have stagnated, and monthly shipments in August fell to 552 tons, the lowest this year. It is less than half of July and August last year, which exceeded 1100 tons. However, the inventory at the end of the month has hit a new low of 583 tons in recent years, and if the shipment were at the same level as July, the inventory would have been zero. By the way, out of 583 tons of inventory at the end of the month, the report announced that Alaska pollock surimi was 504 tons, down 86% from the same period of the previous year, and Atka mackerel was 66 tons, down 75%. The shipment may have accelerated due to continued intense demands until July. January-July Imports The volume of imported surimi in July 2021 announced by the Ministry of Finance was 11,844 tons, an increase of 3.2% from the previous year, the second consecutive month of growth, according to Kamaboko News. The cumulative total from January to July was 115,043 tons, which was 5.9% higher than the same period of the previous year. In July, imports from the United States were 3983 tons, almost the same as the previous year. Vietnam's 1370 tons increased by 26.5%, Indonesia's 137 tons increased by 38.4%, and Pakistan's 121 tons increased by 15 times. There were also 66 tons from Myanmar. On the other hand, imports from Thailand were 1366 tons, down 15.5%, and India was 2183 tons, down 16.7%. As a result, in the cumulative total from January to July, imports from the United States were 44,433 tons, the same as a year ago. Thailand decreased by about 7% to 12,081 tons, and Malaysia halved to 1,560 tons. Indonesia decreased by more than 20% to 1,468 tons. Vietnam and India increased by about 25% to 10,047 tons and 27,102 tons, Pakistan nearly tripled to 1,129 tons, Myanmar up 20% to 469 tons, and Russia grew 20 times to 743 tons. https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1209094/Japan-August-Hokkaido-Surimi-Production-Slow-Inventory-Small Environment/Science New NOAA Study Looking at Fish Reproduction in a Variety of Habitats Fishermen's News - September 29, 2021 A new NOAA Fisheries study now underway is looking into the relationship between fish condition and reproductive success in varied habitats, with a focus on deep-sea coral and sponge ecosystems. https://fishermensnews.com/new-noaa-study-looking-at-fish-reproduction-in-a-variety-of-habitats/ Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; “Other Rockfish” in the Aleutian Islands Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/29/2021 NMFS is prohibiting retention of “other rockfish” in the Aleutian Islands subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary because the 2021 “other rockfish” total allowable catch (TAC) in the Aleutian Islands subarea of the BSAI has been reached. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/09/29/2021-21137/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-other-rockfish-in-the-aleutian-islands-subarea Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Bering Sea Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/29/2021 NMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to fully use the 2021 total allowable catch of Pacific ocean perch (POP) specified for the Bering Sea subarea of the BSAI. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/09/29/2021-21193/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-ocean-perch-in-the-bering-sea-subarea-of FYI’s Marine Stewardship Council Encourages Americans to Come Together For a Big Blue Future this National Seafood Month Certified Fisheries and Companies are Helping Improve Ocean Health PRNewswire - Marine Stewardship Council - September 30, 2021 WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- This October, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is honoring the many people working in MSC certified fisheries, and supply chain partner companies, who are helping to make our ocean healthier tomorrow than it is today. October is National Seafood Month, an annual opportunity for the seafood industry to promote the consumption of healthy and delicious seafood. But with overfishing on the rise, consumers' increased awareness of environmental issues, and demands for brands and retailers to offer more sustainable products, focusing on sustainable seafood options is a must. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/marine-stewardship-council-encourages-americans-to-come-together-for-a-big-blue-future-this-national-seafood-month-301388752.html 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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