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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Alaska Alaska Symphony of Seafood – Announcing Changes and Call for Product Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation - August 31, 2021 The following was released by the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation: After a year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AFDF is proud to announce the 2021-22 Alaska Symphony of Seafood, including the Call for Product and exciting new changes to the event. The deadline for entry into this year’s competition is October 04, 2021. The Call for Product can be downloaded here. https://www.savingseafood.org/news/state-and-local/alaska-symphony-of-seafood-announcing-changes-and-call-for-product/ NOAA breaks ground on project to rebuild the agency's Ketchikan, Alaska port facility NOAA Fisheries - August 31, 2021 Federal, state and local officials joined NOAA today at a groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of a project to revitalize the agency’s port facility in Ketchikan, Alaska. https://www.noaa.gov/news-release/noaa-breaks-ground-on-project-to-rebuild-agencys-ketchikan-alaska-port-facility National Market Research: Canned Salmon Brands Grow with Demand Increase Urner Barry by Ryan Doyle - September 1, 2021 Market research firm Fact.MR found that the global canned salmon market is projected to reach US$4.5 billion in 2021 as increasing demand is leading to growth. “Growing awareness regarding a healthy lifestyle and the importance of a balanced diet is propelling sales of canned salmon,” the firm said. “Salmon is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12, which is vital for brain and nerve functioning.” The report found that market players are utilizing online retail channels to cater to growing demand. "Growing consumer preference for seafood, coupled with conscious sourcing and labeling strategies adopted by key market players, will spur the canned salmon market growth in the forthcoming years," said the Fact.MR analyst. Here are a handful of key takeaways Fact.MR shared from the report: - Wild canned salmon segment is projected to generate maximum revenue, accounting for 67% of the total market share. - Demand for pacific species of canned salmon is projected to grow at a 6.9% through 2031. - Based on form, sales of skinless and boneless canned salmon are anticipated to grow at a 6.7% CAGR. - The U.S. is estimated to account for 61.8% of the total North American canned salmon market share. Find the report here. https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1207032/Market-Research-Canned-Salmon-Brands-Grow-with-Demand-Increase Federal Register International Fisheries; Western and Central Pacific Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species; Extension of Emergency Decisions of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/01/2021 NMFS is extending the effective date of temporary specifications that implement three short-notice decisions of the Commission on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Commission or WCPFC). NMFS issued temporary specifications on June 11, 2021, to implement short-notice WCPFC decisions regarding purse seine observer coverage, purse seine transshipments at sea, and transshipment observer coverage. NMFS is extending the effective date of those temporary specifications until January 13, 2022. NMFS is undertaking this action under the authority of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (WCPFC Implementation Act) to satisfy the obligations of the United States as a Contracting Party to the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Convention). https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/09/01/2021-18846/international-fisheries-western-and-central-pacific-fisheries-for-highly-migratory-species-extension Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/01/2021 NMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI). This action is necessary to fully use the 2021 total allowable catch of Pacific cod allocated to catcher vessels less than 60 feet LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear in the BSAI. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/09/01/2021-18855/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-in-the-bering-sea-and-aleutian Fisheries Off West Coast States; Coastal Pelagic Species Fisheries; Biennial Specifications; 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 Specifications for Pacific Mackerel A Proposed Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/01/2021 NMFS proposes to implement allowable catch levels, an overfishing limit, an allowable biological catch, and an annual catch limit for Pacific mackerel in the U.S. exclusive economic zone off the West Coast (California, Oregon and Washington) for the fishing seasons 2021-2022 and 2022-2023. This proposed rule is pursuant to the Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery Management Plan. The proposed harvest guideline and annual catch target for the 2021-2022 fishing season are 8,323 metric tons (mt) and 7,323 mt, respectively. The proposed harvest guideline and annual catch target for the 2022-2023 fishing season are 5,822 mt and 4,822 mt, respectively. If the fishery attains the annual catch target in either fishing season, the directed fishery will close, reserving the 1,000-mt difference between the harvest guideline and annual catch target as a set-aside for incidental landings in other Coastal Pelagic Species fisheries and other sources of mortality. This document is intended to conserve and manage the Pacific mackerel stock off the U.S. West Coast. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/09/01/2021-18851/fisheries-off-west-coast-states-coastal-pelagic-species-fisheries-biennial-specifications-2021-2022

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