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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Alaska OBI Seafoods won’t be processing salmon at Southeast Alaska cannery this summer KTOO by Henry Leasia - April 5, 2021 OBI Seafoods will not process salmon at its cannery in Excursion Inlet this summer. The Haines Borough is preparing for a dramatic reduction in raw fish tax revenue as a result. https://www.ktoo.org/2021/04/05/obi-seafoods-wont-be-processing-salmon-at-southeast-alaska-cannery-this-summer/ 2019 Bristol Bay fishery economic benefits exceeded $2.2 billion Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - April 5, 2021 An analysis of the Bristol Bay salmon fishery produced by McKinley Research Group found it was a $2.2-billion-plus economic powerhouse that generated over 15,000 jobs in 2019, with a harvest that fed hundreds of thousands of people. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/04/05/2019-bristol-bay-fishery-economic-benefits-exceeded-2-2-billion/ Herring fishery exceeds 13,000 tons, now open daily KCAW by Katherine Rose - April 5, 2021 The fishery was open for five hours, and fishermen caught around 1700 tons of herring. According to a press release from ADF&G, the fishery captured around 1400 tons when it was open for two-and-a-half hours on Saturday. https://www.kcaw.org/2021/04/05/herring-fishery-exceeds-13000-tons-now-open-daily/ National 2021 Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America canceled Seafood Source by Cliff White - April 6, 2021 This year’s version of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, scheduled for 11 to 13 July, 2021, has been canceled by organizer Diversified Communications. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/2021-seafood-expo-north-america/seafood-processing-north-america-canceled Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pollock in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/06/2021 NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amounts of the Community Development Quota (CDQ) and Aleut Corporation pollock directed fishing allowance (DFA) from the Aleutian Islands subarea to the Bering Sea subarea. This action is necessary to provide opportunity for harvest of the 2021 total allowable catch of pollock, consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI). https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/04/06/2021-07082/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-reallocation-of-pollock-in-the-bering-sea-and FYI’s A fish story: ‘Seaspiracy’ muddies the waters National Fisherman by Jessica Hathaway - April 1, 2021 The docudrama “Seaspiracy” and its makers have elbowed their way into important conversations already happening on behalf of the so-called “global fishing industry,” without stopping to gather a few key facts. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/national-international/a-fish-story-seaspiracy-muddies-the-waters

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