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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Alaska DIPAC clocks good 2021 season Returns aren’t as good as several years ago but they’re an improvement over 2020’s dismal numbers. Juneau Empire by Michael S. Lockett - November 11, 2021 This year marked a better season for Douglas Island Pink and Chum Inc. after a lean 2020 and damage to the hatchery’s freshwater supply by a landslide in December. https://www.juneauempire.com/news/dipac-clocks-good-2021-season/ National Seafood retailing "remains in flux" as supply-chain woes hamper sales Seafood Source by Christine Blank - November 16, 2021 Sales of frozen, fresh, and shelf-stable seafood in the United States returned to 2020 levels in October, but growth has been hampered by supply-chain issues, according to new data and insight provided to SeafoodSource. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/foodservice-retail/supply-chain-woes-hamper-retail-seafood-growth-but-category-remains-strong International Russia Continues to Experience Pollock Surplus in Domestic Market SeafoodNews.com by Eugene Gerden - November 16, 2021 Russia continues to experience a surplus of pollock in the domestic market, despite the fact that the volume of its catch is 157,000 tonnes lower this year compared to 2020. Alexander Fomin, vice-president of the Association of Production and Trade Enterprises of the Fish Market, said in an interview with the Moscow-based Vechernyaya Moskva business paper that the decline of pollock catch in Russia this year will be compensated by the increase of catch of Pacific catch. Production of Pacific catch this year amounted to 535,000 tons, which is 80 percent higher than 2020. This is due to good catch of pink salmon. According to him, as of the beginning of October, a total of 4.021 million tons of fish were caught in Russia, which is 0.9 percent less than last year. The volume of cod and haddock catch this year was higher than in 2020. In the meantime, in the case of herring, the volume of its catch this year will be comparable to the previous year. Despite generally good catch this year, fish prices in Russia remain generally high, although analysts expect they will begin to decline after the beginning of subsidization of fish transportations from the Far East to the European part of Russia by the state. https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1212509/Russia-Continues-to-Experience-Pollock-Surplus-in-Domestic-Market Federal Register Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 11/16/2021 The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 142nd Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), Executive and Budget Standing Committee, and 189th Council meetings to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/11/16/2021-24964/western-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meetings Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail: admin@pspafish.net; 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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