Alaska Bristol Bay's sockeye runs are expected to be strong, but nothing like last year KDLG by Izzy Ross - April 18, 2023 Bristol Bay should see relatively strong sockeye runs this summer, though they’re not expected to be near last year’s record-breaking run and harvest. https://www.kdlg.org/2023-04-18/bristol-bays-sockeye-runs-are-expected-to-be-strong-but-nothing-like-last-year National Private label sales grow as US inflation dampens seafood spending Seafood Source by Christine Blank - April 19, 2023 Overall U.S. food inflation and seafood inflation continued to dampen consumer spending power in March, pushing down retail seafood sales. However, private label seafood product sales are on the upswing, along with overall food and restaurant sales. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/premium/foodservice-retail/private-labels-grow-as-us-inflation-dampens-seafood-sales International Seafood Expo Global – 2023 Expo Preview Seafood Source by Wynter Courmont - April 18, 2023 The world’s largest seafood trade event, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, returns to Barcelona, Spain next week bigger than ever before. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/seafood-expo-global-2023-expo-preview While Alaska pollock block prices fall, premium for US fast-food chains remains strong Russia has been disrupting the global fillet block market, selling product at discounted prices. Intrafish by Rachel Sapin - April 18, 2023 US pinbone out (PBO) fillet blocks have dropped below historic highs of around $5,000 (€4,576) per metric ton, with US producers pointing to Russia offering discounted product as a cause. https://www.intrafish.com/whitefish/while-alaska-pollock-block-prices-fall-premium-for-us-fast-food-chains-remains-strong/2-1-1435867 *Requires Subscription Opinion Commentary: El Niño and record-high ocean temps can spell disaster for fish and corals Alaska Beacon by Dillon Amaya - April 18, 2023 It’s coming. Winds are weakening along the equatorial Pacific Ocean. Heat is building beneath the ocean surface. By July, most forecast models agree that the climate system’s biggest player – El Niño – will return for the first time in nearly four years. https://alaskabeacon.com/2023/04/18/el-nino-and-record-high-ocean-temps-can-spell-disaster-for-fish-and-corals/ Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail: email@example.com; 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. 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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