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Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Alaska Salmon returns to Alaska’s Bristol Bay expected to drop to more normal levels next year Alaska Beacon by Yereth Rosen - November 6, 2023 After recent years of record or near-record runs and harvests, Bristol Bay sockeye salmon numbers are expected to return to more average levels next year, according to state biologists. New grants for maritime infrastructure in Alaska exceed $72M Cordova Times - November 6, 2023 Federal funds totaling over $72 million have been granted to seven Alaskan communities from Metlakatla to Cold Bay and Kotzebue to invest in critical maritime infrastructure. PODCAST: 2024 Alaska Symphony of Seafood Entrants and Other New Seafood Offerings Urner Barry by Amanda Buckle - November 6, 2023 Join SeafoodNews Podcast co-hosts Amanda Buckle and Lorin Castiglione as they talk about new seafood offerings and the 2024 Alaska Symphony of Seafood entrants. National USDA Looking for Bids to Sell Over 800K Pounds of Alaska Pollock Urner Barry by Ryan Doyle - November 8, 2023 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) invited offers to sell pollock products for use in the National School Lunch Program and other Federal Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs. Acceptances will be announced by midnight, November 27, 2023. Deliveries are to be made between January 1, 2024 through March 31, 2024, per the USDA. In total, the USDA is looking to buy 815,600 pounds of frozen Alaska pollock products. Specifically, the USDA is looking to buy 380,000 pounds worth of frozen Alaska pollock sticks in 40-pound cartons and 435,6000 pounds worth of frozen pollock packaged in 49.5 containers. Find the solicitation here. FYI’s Nov 7-9 in Sitka: Workshop takes a hard look at knotweed, green crab and Alaska’s other noxious invasives KCAW by Robert Woolsey - November 6, 2023 Invasive species are more prevalent in Alaska than you might think. This week (November 7-9), a group of scientists, scholars, and interested members of the public are meeting in Sitka to cover a five-page agenda of some of the state’s most troubling species. Wild Seafood Connection Conference Set for Feb. 29 in Wash. State Fishermen's News - November 8, 2023 Independent commercial fishermen, wild seafood buyers and sustainably harvested wild seafood stakeholders are invited to gather in Bellingham, Wash. on Feb. 29 for Wild Seafood Connection, a one-day conference aimed at connecting harvesters with more markets for their fish. ASMI’s Food Aid Program Reaches to Fill Domestic, International Needs Fishermen's News - November 8, 2023 Wild Alaska seafood sold by Alaska Seafood Marketing Association (ASMI) through its Global Food Aid Program now feeds millions of beneficiaries of federal and international food aid programs, and ASMI’s Bruce Schactler hopes to feed many more in 2024. Pacific Marine Expo welcomes over 100 local students National Fisherman by Benjamin Hayden - November 7, 2023 Students gathered at the Pacific Marine Expo. (PME) is set to welcome roughly 110 local high school students to the first two days of this year’s show, providing them an opportunity to immerse themselves in the commercial marine industry. Welcome to Pacific Marine Expo 2023 National Fisherman - November 8, 2023 Welcome to Pacific Marine Expo, the only trade event dedicated exclusively to the Pacific maritime industry and the largest and longest-running commercial marine tradeshow on the West Coast. We are so excited to be back. This year I am happy to report that once again, the show continues to grow with over four hundred industry-leading exhibitors displaying in over 60,000 square feet here at Lumen Field Event Center. Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail:; Website: 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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