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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Alaska Coast Guard spots Chinese and Russian military ships together in Bering Sea KUCB by Maggie Nelson - September 26, 2022 A Coast Guard crew encountered a Chinese guided missile cruiser in the Bering Sea last week. Alaska’s kelp farming industry hits tricky hurdle, despite high global demand KUCB by Maggie Nelson - September 23, 2022 If you take a close look, kelp can be found all over the place, from your pantry to your shower shelves: It’s in beer, vitamins, salad dressings, toothpaste, even shampoos. Seaweed is gaining popularity across the globe, and with it, so is kelp farming. International Russian Fish Exporters Hope to Restore Positions in Chinese Market This Year by Eugene Gerden - September 27, 2022 Russia continues to work on the diversification of the geography of its fish exports as sanctions pressure on the country tightens. Despite the unprecedented pressure, which is put on the Russian fish sector this year, according to some local state officials, it still stays afloat. According to Russia’s Deputy Minister of Agriculture Sergey Levin, Russia currently remains one of the world’s top 10 largest exporters of fish and seafood. Last year it accounted for 4% in value terms. As some markets were closed for Russian fish and seafood exports this year, a particular attention is paid for the retaining of positions of Russian fish exporters in the market of China. So far, some progress in this field has been achieved. In the first seven months of this year the deliveries to China grew by 67% in volume and almost half in value terms. Currently pollock and crab remain main export products for Russia, while among the most promising importers besides China are other countries of Asian region, the Persian Gulf and Africa. According to Levin, the increase of supplies of finished products will be another strategic goal for the Russian fish sector this year. With an increase in its share, the Russian fishing industry has the potential to increase the value of exports by at least 40%. Opinion Op-ed: What science says about the sustainability of trawling Seafood Source by Ray Hilborn - September 26, 2022 Ray Hilborn is a professor in School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington. With the launch of several recent advocacy campaigns, bottom-trawling is squarely in the crosshairs of some environmental groups and media outlets that regurgitate their press releases. 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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