Alaska Haines gillnetting season picks up from an industry low last year; plus crab and shrimp fishermen gear up for fall openers KHNS by Corinne Smith - October 1, 2021 Haines’ commercial fishermen saw a much better salmon season this year, as compared to last year, with a surprise late summer surge of sockeye up the Chilkat Inlet. With one more week of the gillnetting season left, plus the fall crab and shrimp seasons kicking off, KHNS’ Corinne Smith visited Haines harbor for an update. https://khns.org/haines-gillnetting-season-picks-up-from-an-industry-low-last-year-plus-crab-and-shrimp-fishermen-gear-up-for-fall-openers Sealaska sells Orca Bay, buys IceMar and AG Seafood Seafood Source by Cliff White - October 4, 2021 Juneau, Alaska-based Sealaska has purchased two Icelandic seafood companies and sold Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.-based Orca Bay Seafoods. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/business-finance/sealaska-sells-orca-bay-buys-icemar-and-ag-seafood National The National Fisheries Institute Kicks Off Second Annual National Pescatarian Month National Fisheries Institute Seafood - October 1, 2021 McLEAN, Va. – The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) celebrates its second annual National Pescatarian Month, sponsored by the institute’s award-winning blog, Dish on Fish. https://www.perishablenews.com/seafood/the-national-fisheries-institute-kicks-off-second-annual-national-pescatarian-month/ International ANALYSIS: Atlantic and Pacific Cod Facing Supply Issues, Elevated Costs Urner Barry by Lorin Castiglione - October 4, 2021 Urner Barry’s groundfish complex is firm with prices trending towards the higher end of the quoted range. Atlantic cod has reported slow catch out of the Barents Sea with little inventory here in the United States. Key industry players anticipate a cut in the 2022 total allowable catch following the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) advising a 20 percent cut in quota for next year’s catch, with a cap at 708,480 metric tons. This reduction, if employed by the Joint Norwegian-Russian Fisheries Commission later this year, will lay the groundwork for prices to remain elevated if the current demand remains active. Meanwhile, Pacific cod supply continues to be short. As of the last week of September, about 80 percent of the total allowable catch has been harvested from the Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands, and Gulf of Alaska combined with reports of processing plants in Dutch Harbor and Akutan, Alaska still experiencing labor shortages...
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FYI’s AMSEA launches ‘Cath Fish. Not COVID’ Cordova Times - October 1, 2021 Alaska Marine Safety Education Association is making its message simple and direct: Catch Fish. Not COVID. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/10/01/amsea-launches-cath-fish-not-covid/
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