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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Note: PSPA office will be closed Thursday, November 11th in observance of Veteran's Day.

Alaska Seafood leaders: Supply chain issues have ‘gone from bad to worse’ National Fisherman by Jessica Hathaway - November 9, 2021 “The supply chain challenges are starting to hit us more now than they ever have before,” said Guy Pizzuti, Seafood director for Publix Super Markets, during a panel discussion that kicked off the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s annual All Hands On Deck conference today. On split vote, local ADF&G advisory committee rejects Sitka Tribe’s first herring proposal KCAW by Katherine Rose - November 8, 2021 The Sitka Fish and Game Advisory Committee has voted against supporting a proposal by the Sitka Tribe that would change the way the state sets the herring harvest rate each spring. When it met on Thursday (11-4-21), Advisory Committee members were split over whether to back the plan, the first of three the Tribe is sending to the state Board of Fisheries in January. USDA seeking bids on large quantities of US pollock, salmon Seafood Source by Christine Blank - November 9, 2021 The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to buy a significant amount of wild Alaska pollock and salmon for its National School Lunch Program and other federal food and nutrition assistance programs ... *requires subscription Halibut Landings Increase, Dock Prices Remain High Seafood News by Laine Welch - November 10, 2021 This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Halibut landings increase and dock prices remain sky high. More after this – Fish Radio is brought to you by Alaska Boats and Permits in Homer. Marine broker for vessels, permits and IFQs. Online at The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute provides digital and print marketing materials to the Alaska seafood industry. Find access to thousands of stunning photos, high quality video footage, and sales tools at This year’s Pacific halibut fishery was extended by a month to December 7 and prices and demand remain stronger than ever. And fishermen are responding to the call for fresh fish. From mid-October through November 1 just under 5 million pounds of halibut crossed the docks from all fishing regions combined.. In all, October landings topped 6 million pounds, coming mostly from the Central Gulf of Alaska and Southeast. With just a few weeks left to go, 88% of Alaska’s catch limit of 18.5 million pounds has been taken with about two million pounds remaining. Amazingly, prices have remained sky high, topping $8 a pound at Homer ($7.55-$7.80-$8.05). Halibut at Kodiak was fetching $7.85 straight and $7 across the board at Sitka, according to Alaska Boats and Permit’s weekly Fish Ticket. FishEx in Anchorage has fresh halibut selling for $42.95 per pound; at New Sagaya, five pounds of fresh halibut fillets is featured for $219. Halibut has become a “fish of choice” says Rochelle Reierson of Tradex - “Looking back at January 2020 when we spoke to David Wilson, Executive Director of the International Pacific Halibut Commission, he was “hopeful of an improved operating environment that will include an increased domestic demand for Pacific halibut as the fish of choice for restaurant tables throughout Canada and the USA. With landings already above last year's levels, and scarce inventories felt throughout the entire year, it seems the Halibut industry got exactly what they were hopeful for.” Frozen halibut also has been making its way into markets but inventories are tight. The shortfall is being made up by increasing amounts from Canada. Trade data show 14 million pounds of halibut was imported to the U.S. for a price of more than $105 million. Find links at and on Facebook and Twitter. Check out the lineup at Pacific Marine Expo, Nov. 18-20 in Seattle. Fish Radio is also brought to you by OBI Seafoods, an Alaska corporation proudly supporting Alaska’s coastal communities and the Alaskans who depend on fishing for their livelihoods and culture. Visit In Kodiak, I’m Laine Welch. West Coast NOAA seeking feedback on 7,000-square-mile marine sanctuary off California coast Seafood Source by Chris Chase - November 9, 2021 NOAA announced on 9 November it is seeking public comment on the “first steps” of designating a new national marine sanctuary in a 7,000-square-mile area off the coast of the U.S. state of California. Oil spill cleanup improves, fisheries to stay closed longer AP News - November 5, 2021 HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Five weeks after a ruptured underwater pipeline spilled crude in the waters off Southern California, cleanup crews have cleared about a third of the shoreline and the amount of oily waste collected is tapering, an official said Friday. International ANALYSIS: Salmon Imports Bounce Back in Q3 Urner Barry by Janice Schreiber - November 8, 2021 Imports Through September 2021, fresh salmon fillets blew past 300 million pounds and soared to 322.9 million. Even with a monthly decline from August 2021 to September 2021, fresh salmon fillet imports are at historic highs; up 13.2 percent year-to-date.

When looking at the breakdown of imports by quarter, we observe that Q3 bounces back above Q2. However, it does not surpass Q1 of 2021. When looking at the three-year average, typically Q2 sees the lightest imports of the year.

Chilean fresh fillet imports dominate the category with a 75 percent market share. Through September 2021, Chilean fresh fillet imports are up 7.9 percent to 240.2 million pounds. Norway, who has a 13 percent market share in the fresh fillet sector, has seen a large increase in... Be the first to gain access to analysis pieces from Urner Barry market reporters. Subscribe to Urner Barry's Comtell today. Read the analysis on Comtell here.

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