Monday, March 25, 2019

March 25, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Seiners still waiting for fishery to open
KCAW by Katherine Rose - March 22, 2019
It’s the end of the week one, and seiners and tenders remain moored in Sitka’s harbors, on two-hour notice, waiting for conditions to be right for the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery to open.
https://www.kcaw.org/2019/03/22/seiners-still-waiting-for-fishery-to-open/?fbclid=IwAR2ql1C1rqOzQSkclKwvy1TZpoM34xTIe_W7wlVXdWdddxLyRpN7ZdmDKTo

Northwest fishing fleet renews fight against proposed mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay
KNKX by Bellamy Pailthorp - March 22, 2019
Thousands of people in the Pacific Northwest — commercial fishermen, their crews, sport fishermen, seafood processors, even many boat builders — depend on wild salmon caught every summer in Alaska’s Bristol Bay. The Trump administration has re-started permitting for a controversial mining project there — and locals are gearing up to fight it.
https://www.knba.org/post/northwest-fishing-fleet-renews-fight-against-proposed-mine-alaska-s-bristol-bay


International
Trump says tariffs will continue on Chinese imports
Seafood Source by Steve Bittenbender - March 21, 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday, 20 March that U.S. tariffs on imported products from China would continue, even as the two countries make strides toward resolving their trade issues.
https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/trump-says-tariffs-will-continue-on-chinese-imports


Labeling and Marketing
3MMI - Impacts Of Brexit On the International Seafood Markets: Part 1
TradexFoods - March 25, 2019
The UK is due to leave the European Union on 29 March, 2019 with either a deal, an extension to reach a deal, or a no deal Brexit. A no deal Brexit would mean the UK would leave the EU immediately with no agreements in place. In a no deal Brexit outcome, transport and trade between the UK and the EU could be severely affected. As the clock runs down on Brexit...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYSk13uQHAU


FYI’s
USDA seeks offers to sell salmon fillets
Cordova Times - March 23, 2019
Bids are being accepted through March 22 in a U.S. Department of Agriculture solicitation for
https://thecordovatimes.com/2019/03/23/usda-seeks-offers-to-sell-salmon-fillets/

Arctic habitat protection sought for ice seals
Cordova Times - March 23, 2019
In an effort to protect critical habitat for two ice seal species, in the face of melting Arctic sea ice, the Center for Biological Diversity has served notice of its intent to sue the National Marine Fisheries Service.
https://thecordovatimes.com/2019/03/23/arctic-habitat-protection-sought-for-ice-seals/
 

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