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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

International Russian government tightens grip on foreign investments in seafood industry Seafood Source by Chris Chase - October 5, 2022 The Russian government is extending restrictions on foreign investments in its seafood industry through amendments to existing legislation. Russia May Face Salmon Shortage, Higher Prices This Year Urner Barry by Ryan Doyle - October 4, 2022 The volume of salmon caught in Russia will significantly decline this year, which may result in a rise in prices for the fish and even a shortage in the domestic market. For example, in the case of Kamchatka Territory, the salmon fishing season this year ended on September 20 and resulted in the catch of about 133,000 tonnes, which is only 67% of the initial forecast. The salmon fishing season in the region became the most unsuccessful in the last ten years. High catch rates were recorded only on the eastern coast of the peninsula - in the Kamchatka Bay and the Kamchatka River, where sockeye salmon stock was twice as high as expected. The total catch of salmon in these areas exceeded 61 thousand tonnes. Kamchatka is traditionally the leader in Russia in terms of the volume of Pacific salmon catch. More successful was the volume of salmon catch in Sakhalin, where it grew by 70% compared to 2020 up to 73,000 tonnes. In general, as of the end of September, the overall catch of Pacific salmon in the Far East amounted to 247,000 tonnes. As the volume of salmon caught in Russia is steadily declining, the state is planning to impose restrictions on salmon exports and the products made from it, from Russia this year. According to Ilya Shestakov, head of the Russian Federal Agency of Fisheries (Rosrybolovstvo), this year the red caviar output in Russia may also decline twice over. According to analysts, the poor salmon fishing season in Russia this year may even result in a shortage of both salmon and red caviar in the local market. In order to avoid shortages and prevent further growth in prices, as part of state plans the country will increase salmon imports from abroad. In recent months some logistics routes for the supplies of salmon to Russia have been re-built, while part of imports is currently carried out from Dubai. Environment/Science News Release: U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy reaches the North Pole U.S. Coast Guard - October 4, 2022 NORTH POLE — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) reached the North Pole Friday after traversing the frozen Arctic Ocean, marking only the second time a U.S. ship has reached the location unaccompanied, the first being Healy in 2015. Labeling and Marketing New move in Congress to reestablish National Seafood Council National Fisherman - October 3, 2022 There’s a new move afoot in Congress to revive the National Seafood Council, bringing back a unified national marketing campaign from three decades ago. FYI’s Aleutian Airways slated to begin Unalaska service next month KUCB by Maggie Nelson - October 4, 2022 The new regional carrier plans to start regularly scheduled service between Unalaska and Anchorage Nov. 16. John Connelly, George Chamberlain win Wallace R. Stevens Lifetime Achievement Awards Seafood Source by Bhavana Scalia-Bruce - October 5, 2022 On 4 October, 2022, at the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) GOAL conference, National Fisheries institute President John Connelly and GSA President Dr. George Chamberlain each were presented with the 2022 Wallace R. Stevens Lifetime Achievement Awards. 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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