Alaska Masking requirement on commercial fishing boats draws ire of Alaska senators and state officials Anchorage Daily News by Laine Welch - April 6, 2021 The federal mask requirement for all people aboard fishing vessels still stands, and Alaska’s U.S. senators are adding their clout to have it removed. https://www.adn.com/business-economy/2021/04/06/masking-requirement-on-commercial-fishing-boats-draws-ire-of-alaska-senators-and-state-officials/ Fish Factor: Pandemic has produced record sales for Alaska’s canned salmon Cordova Times by Laine Welch - April 5, 2021 It’s “back to the future” for Alaska canned salmon as more Americans choose it for its health benefits and as an easy-to-use ingredient for sandwiches, salads and more. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/04/05/fish-factor-pandemic-has-produced-record-sales-for-alaskas-canned-salmon/ International “Extreme” delays at Chinese ports as seafood importers' costs rise Seafood Source by Mark Godfrey - April 6, 2021 The Chinese market for imported seafood remains volatile, with “extreme delays” at ports, while costs have risen due to COVID-19 checks at customs ... https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/premium/supply-trade/extreme-delays-at-chinese-ports-as-seafood-importers-costs-rise *Requires subscription. Alaska roe herring season opens with limited interest from Japanese buyers Seafood Source by National Fisherman - April 6, 2021 It’s a big year for Alaska roe herring fisheries – but lackluster interest by both harvesters and processors is an ongoing issue. https://www.seafoodsource.com/national-fisherman/alaska-roe-herring-season-opens-with-limited-interest FYI’s PFMC: Sablefish management strategy evaluation workshop to be held online April 27-28, 2021 Pacific Fishery Management Council - April 2, 2021 The following was released by the Pacific Fishery Management Council: The Pacific Sablefish Transboundary Assessment Team, in collaboration with the Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Pacific Fishery Management Council, and North Pacific Fishery Management Council, is holding a public workshop to solicit feedback on the ongoing range-wide sablefish management strategy evaluation (MSE). The Sablefish MSE Workshop is open to the public and will be held Tuesday, April 27, 2021 through Wednesday, April 28, 2021 beginning at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) and ending at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, reconvening at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday and ending at 5 p.m. or when business for the workshop has been completed https://www.savingseafood.org/news/council-actions/pfmc-sablefish-management-strategy-evaluation-workshop-to-be-held-online-april-27-28-2021/
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