Alaska New mapping efforts seek to expand knowledge of Alaska’s waters Alaska Beacon by Sophia Carlisle - May 22, 2023 Recent efforts are pushing the boundaries of ocean mapping in Alaska’s waters with the help of automated vessels and collaborative mapping efforts. Experts say these unmanned vessels and ambitious mapping missions can help create safer and more economic expeditions while shedding light on unexplored areas of the oceans. https://alaskabeacon.com/2023/05/22/new-mapping-efforts-seek-to-expand-knowledge-of-alaskas-waters/ Copper River Commercial Drift Gillnet Harvest Climbs Fishermen's News - May 24, 2023 Breakup is happening slowly in Alaska’s famed Copper River commercial salmon fishery, where more than 300 drift gillnetters have delivered an estimated 24,444 fish from the first two 12-hour openers, and a third 12-hour opener was underway on Monday, May 22. The harvest from those first two openers includes approximately 21,822 sockeyes, 1,859 Chinooks and 763 chums. https://fishermensnews.com/copper-river-commercial-drift-gillnet-harvest-climbs/ A changing economy means Alaska’s jobs will change What jobs will Alaskans hold in decades to come and what will draw new workers to the state? KTUU by David Bernknopf - May 22, 2023 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Alaska’s state legislature needed a one-day special session to finally hammer out Alaska’s budget, but the deal finalized late last week does not solve the long-term revenue and spending issues affecting the state finances; issues that reflect the changing economic realities of the state, the declining — but still vital — role of oil production, an unsure future for the fishing and seafood industry, and population declines. https://www.alaskasnewssource.com/2023/05/22/changing-economy-means-alaskas-jobs-will-change/ BBRSDA Offers Advice on How To Get Work Crewing in The Bristol Bay Fishery Fishermen's News - May 24, 2023 As commercial fishermen gear up for the upcoming Bristol Bay salmon fishery, with the usual forecast of a robust season involving the harvest of millions of sockeye salmon, the demand for good, hard-working crew is a priority item. While many vessel owners and skippers rely on the same crew each year, others may be scrambling to fill crew slots and the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association offers guidelines on how to get those jobs. https://fishermensnews.com/bbrsda-offers-advice-on-how-to-get-work-crewing-in-the-bristol-bay-fishery/ International Alaska pollock inventories rise in Europe, softening prices US domestic demand remains high, but concerns in Europe have lingered over Russia's war on Ukraine. Intrafish by Rachel Sapin - May 23, 2023 The global market for Alaska pollock continues to soften as it resets from record prices in 2022. While demand for US pinbone-out (PBO) fillet blocks continues to be strong in the domestic market--maintaining highs around $5,000 (€4,624) per metric ton -- European pricing is a little softer at between $4,200 (€3,884) and $4,700 (€4,347), an executive with a major at-sea pollock harvesting group told IntraFish. https://www.intrafish.com/whitefish/alaska-pollock-inventories-rise-in-europe-softening-prices/2-1-1454393 Labeling and Marketing New Alaska seafood marketing budget contains more money for domestic retail, foodservice promotion After years of budget cuts, the industry will have over $21 million to spend for the second year in a row. Intrafish by John Fiorillo - May 22, 2023 The new fiscal 2024 Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute's (ASMI) budget contains a milestone of sorts. https://www.intrafish.com/markets/new-alaska-seafood-marketing-budget-contains-more-money-for-domestic-retail-foodservice-promotion/2-1-1453537 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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