Thursday, November 8, 2018

November 8, 2018

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Changes Coming for Alaska Board of Fisheries Meetings
Fishermen's News - November 7, 2018
Several changes and additions approved in October will affect the Alaska Board of Fisheries meetings, beginning with the Bristol Bay finfish meeting scheduled for Nov. 28-Dec. 3 in Dillingham, in southwest Alaska.

House flips in US elections, impact likely on MSA reauthorization
Seafood Source by Steve Bittenbender - November 7, 2018
Democrats wrestled control of the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in eight years in Tuesday’s elections across the United States, and that change in control may have implications for the fishing industry.

Russian Fish Co., and Espersen launch fish finger product in Russia under Nordeco Brand
SEAFOODNEWS.COM - November 6, 2018
Russian Fish Co., together with Espersen Group's processing facilities in Russia, are introducing some consumer branded alaska pollock products.  One of them is a fish finger.

“We are going to re-introduce such a product as fish fingers to the Russian consumer,”  said the Russian Fish Co CEO, Fyodor Kirsanov. - “We offer the market new products of the highest quality - from a frozen at sea Alaska Pollock fillet, which preserves the healthy elements and the pure taste of this fish.”

Russian Fishery Company” (RFC) started the production of fish fingers in 250-gram packing at the facilities of the “Espersen Group” in Russia. Espersen is the world leader in the production of frozen fish products.

Fish fingers will be available to consumers in Russia later this year.

In the near future, the “Espersen Group” will also begin production of portioned Alaska Pollock fillet in packaging 400 grams and minced Alaska Pollock meat of the highest category in packaging 450 grams for RFC.

Products in the “ready to cook” category will be produced under the own brand of RFC “Nordeco” in the amount of 5-6 thousand tons per year. All Nordeco products are made from fillets and minced meat of Alaska Pollock frozen at sea. During processing, the fish is not defrosted, which ensures high quality of the product.

In addition to the production at the facilities of the Espersen Group, the RFC  produces Alaska Pollock fillets in 1 kilo packaging under the Nordeco brand directly on fishing trawlers. Since this year, the production of Alaska Pollock mincemeat in the same packaging has also been mastered.

The start of retail sales of Nordeco products is scheduled for the end of this year.

Labeling and Marketing
ASMI Sees Boost in Alaska Global Food Aid Program
Fishermen's News - November 7, 2018
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s (ASMI) global food aid program marketing efforts are paying off with increased domestic and overseas purchases, putting wild Alaska Pollock and salmon on the menu for millions of hungry people.

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