Alaska Trident hopes to freeze more fish by reopening Wrangell plant KSTK by Sage Smiley - February 21, 2023 The fish-processing plant in the middle of downtown Wrangell, owned by Trident Seafoods, has been shuttered the last three summers. But Trident plans to reopen the plant this year, with a focus on freezing fish. https://www.kstk.org/2023/02/21/trident-hopes-to-freeze-more-fish-by-reopening-wrangell-plant/ Seeking Nominations for Alaska Salmon Research Task Force Task force to develop a coordinated salmon research strategy for Alaska. Deadline for nominations is March 10, 2023. NOAA Fisheries - February 17, 2023 NOAA Fisheries is seeking nominations to serve on an Alaska Salmon Research Task Force. We encourage all interested parties to submit nominations for membership. The task force will conduct a review of Pacific salmon science relevant to understanding salmon returns in Alaska. It will identify scientific research gaps in understanding the Pacific salmon life cycle in Alaska. NOAA must convene the task force by March 29, 2023. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/seeking-nominations-alaska-salmon-research-task-force International US seafood imports broke record in 2022, grew trade deficit Despite efforts to increase consumption of domestically produced seafood and boost exports, the US is going the other way -- setting an all-time record for seafood imports in 2022 Undercurrents News by Jason Huffman - February 17, 2023 Despite efforts to increase the consumption of domestically produced fish and shellfish and boost their exports, the US is going in the other direction -- setting an all-time record for seafood imports in 2022 and further growing its overall seafood ... https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2023/02/17/us-seafood-imports-broke-record-in-2022-grew-trade-deficit/ *Requires Subscription Environment/Science Chinook salmon health challenged by prey nutrition Nutrients play a key role in Chinook development Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - February 17, 2023 Nutrient variation in prey consumed by Chinook salmon may be playing a critical role in their growth and survival, according to research compiled by the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) in Juneau. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2023/02/17/chinook-salmon-health-challenged-by-prey-nutrition/ Fishermen and Scientists Partner to Fill Critical Data Needs for Bristol Bay Red King Crab Crabbers are providing their vessels and expertise in a cooperative research effort to answer key questions for management. NOAA Fisheries - February 21, 2023 Tempestuous weather and icy seas make winter research on Bristol Bay red king crab challenging. This winter, crab fishermen are working together with scientists to make it possible. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/fishermen-and-scientists-partner-fill-critical-data-needs-bristol-bay-red-king-crab Labeling and Marketing 3MMI - Huge 2023 Russian Salmon Forecast, Big Pink Year, Chums Overestimated TradexFoods - February 20, 2023 --- Preliminary 2023 forecasts out of Russia are for one of the largest forecasts on record in recent years. Russian Pink Salmon will lead the way with an astounding 375,000 metric tonnes forecasted. We may be in for another Million Metric Tonne Wild Pacific Salmon year (with Bristol Bay’s 51 million Sockeye run size forecast and it being an odd-year season for Pink Salmon). Watch to Find Out More. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1B7x1leR1A&t=1s FYI’s Annual Western Alaska science conference to be held in Dillingham April 5 - 6 KDLG 670AM by Isabelle Ross - February 20, 2023 The Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference will take place in person for the first time in three years. https://www.kdlg.org/education/2023-02-20/western-alaska-interdisciplinary-science-conference-to-be-held-in-person-in-dillingham Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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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