What is the future of Copper River Salmon?
Cordova Time by Karen Linnell - November 9, 2018
Nearly 40 participants from the headwaters to the Prince William Sound gathered in Glennallen to attend a search conference Nov. 1-3 to discuss the future of Copper River salmon. Those attending included tribal and non-tribal rod and real, dipnet, fishwheel, seine or gill-net users and federal and state fisheries managers.
‘Integrated’ research merges human experience and fisheries science
KCAW by Robert Woolsey - November 9, 2018
Everyone who fishes likely has had personal experience that doesn’t exactly square with the projections of Fish & Game. In fact, fisheries management in Alaska is almost entirely a numbers game in which ordinary peoples’ observations, expectations, and knowledge play no role at all.
Alaska Senators Applaud $30 Million Alaska Pollock Procurement Contract for Nutrition Programs
SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton - November 9, 2018
Alaska’s two senators, Sullivan and Murkowski, applauded the USDA’s latest approval of a section 32 purchase of Alaska pollock worth $32 million.
The original request, submitted by ASMI, was for a purchase value of $100 million in Alaska pollock, and was justified due to the tariffs imposed on Alaska pollock products by the US and China as part of their trade war.
Since then, both Alaska pollock and pollock produced in Russia have been exempted. On the Chinese side, there is no additional tariff on pollock brought in to China for re-export, only on pollock that stays within the country. On the US side, all pollock products, including both Russian and Alaskan, are exempt from the tariffs the US imposed on almost all other seafood items imported from China.
“Alaska Pollock is a significant and lucrative market for Alaska and the United States, accounting for one-third of our country’s seafood output. Unfortunately, in light of the retaliatory tariffs imposed by China on Alaska Pollock products, many of those involved in the industry have suffered,” said Senator Murkowski. “I’m encouraged to know that the USDA, under the leadership of Secretary Perdue, has approved this purchase of Alaska Pollock, which will provide a healthy protein source for American households and help safeguard the livelihoods of so many fishermen and coastal communities across our state.”
The purchase is from existing authority under USDA programs that buy domestic US agriculture or fisheries products to support USDA funded nutrition programs, known as section 32.
Largest Seafood Companies Assessed Against Sustainable Development Goals
Environmental Leader by Alyssa Danigelis - November 6, 2018
The World Benchmarking Alliance plans to assess the 30 largest seafood companies globally against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. A public evaluation of their draft methodology takes place now through December.
Labeling and Marketing
3MMI - Coho Salmon Pricing is Anything But Consistent Right Now...
TradexFoods - November 12, 2018
Coho Salmon Pricing is Anything But Consistent Right Now…. Coho salmon accounted for 3.6 million fish of the statewide totals for 2018, even lower than expected.. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game expected a decrease overall for the 2018 commercial salmon harvests, mostly due to it being an off year for Pink salmon. Here’s our recommendation...
Big studies give mixed news on fish oil, vitamin D
AP News by Marilynn Marchione - November 10, 2018
CHICAGO (AP) — Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients.
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