Thursday, January 17, 2019

January 18, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Disaster declarations, relief in limbo for multiple fisheries
Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl - January 15, 2019
The last few years of commercial fishing for Alaska have turned up poor for various regions of the state, resulting in disaster declarations and potential federal assistance.
http://www.alaskajournal.com/2019-01-15/disaster-declarations-relief-limbo-multiple-fisheries#.XEClu_x7n_Q

Vincent-Lang to focus on sustainability, trust and state control as commissioner
Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl - January 15, 2019
As the state administration turns over, most departments have a new face in the commissioner’s office. At the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, that’s only half true.
http://www.alaskajournal.com/2019-01-15/vincent-lang-focus-sustainability-trust-and-state-control-commissioner#.XECo_Px7n_Q


Environment/Science
Ocean Wave Power Sparks Concern
Fishermen's News - January 16, 2019
Scientists at the University California-Santa Cruz say the energy in ocean waves has been increasing as a consequence of climate change.
http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2019/01/ocean-wave-power-sparks-concern.html

Pipeline would have minor impact, says government report
Alaska Highway News by Mark Nielsen / Prince George Citizen - January 16, 2019
The Coastal GasLink pipeline should generally have minor impacts on the area governed by the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs if it's constructed, according to an environmental assessment office report on the project.
https://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/business/pipeline-would-have-minor-impact-says-government-report-1.23601935


FYI’s
Ocean Beauty’s Echo Falls Brand Launches 3 New Smoked Salmon Products
Urner Barry by Amanda Buckle - January 16, 2019
New Year, new bold flavor for Ocean Beauty Seafood’s Echo Falls brand.

On Tuesday Ocean Beauty Seafoods announced that their Echo Falls brand has launched three new smoked salmon products: Applewood Smoked Sockeye Salmon Candy, Beechwood Smoked Norwegian Atlantic Salmon, and Whisky Cask Smoked Atlantic Salmon.

“We’re constantly on the lookout for new, innovative flavors and methods of preparation that give our customers unique, delicious flavors from top seafood regions,” Ron Christianson, Ocean Beauty’s VP of Domestic Sales & Marketing, said in a press release. “These new products demonstrate that we will never stop creating great seafood and smoked salmon products.”

The new products in the Echo Falls line are certainly unique. The Applewood Smoked Sockeye Salmon Candy is made with wild-caught salmon from Bristol Bay, Alaska, that is certified sustainable. The salmon is cut into strips, cured in brown sugar and salt, and then slowly smoked with Applewood. According to Ocean Beauty, 50% of wholesale profits from the product are invested back into the Bristol Bay community.

Meanwhile, the Beechwood Smoked Norwegian Salmon is dry cured using only salt, before being slowly smoked with native beechwood. The Whisky Cask Smoked Scottish Atlantic Salmon is dry cured and smoked in Scotland over whisky casks from The Macallan distillery.

The new products also feature Echo Falls brand’s new packaging, which features a “cleaner and bolder design, a look that Christianson says will attract customer attention and “stimulate trial.” You can find the new smoked salmon products in grocery stores nationwide.
https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1129171/Ocean-Beautys-Echo-Falls-Brand-Launches-3-New-Smoked-Salmon-Products

Health message key to future salmon sales
Fish Site by Rob Fletcher - January 16, 2019
Salmon sellers must market their products as being “the leading healthy and sustainable protein and move away from being a ‘luxury’ product” if they want to continue to achieve high prices.
https://thefishsite.com/articles/health-message-key-to-salmon-sales
 

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