Salmon hatchery to lose free water deal, will ‘pay at the pump’
KCAW by Robert Woolsey - May 3, 2019
A nonprofit hatchery in Sitka built on the promise of free water, may have to start paying for the power needed to operate pumps.
Trump announces tariff increases against Chinese goods
Seafood Source by Steve Bittenbender - May 6, 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday, 5 May, escalated the trade war between the United States and China when he announced his intention to raise a 10 percent tariff on USD 200 billion (EUR 178.6 billion) of goods to 25 percent on Friday 10 May.
Labeling and Marketing
Alaska salmon industry's access to lucrative markets hinges on sustainable eco-label
KBBI by Aaron Bolton - May 7, 2019
Hatcheries release over a billion juvenile salmon into the Gulf of Alaska each year, and recently, fishermen, scientists and interest groups have been fighting about the impacts of all of those fish.
GAPP Partners With Fishpeople to Promote Meal Kits Featuring Wild Alaska Pollock
Urner Barry by Amanda Buckle - May 2, 2019
The Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) announced on Thursday that they are partnering with Oregon-based seafood company Fishpeople to promote their two new meal kits featuring wild Alaska pollock.
Fishpeople debuted three new flavors of their new Wildly Delicious Seafood Kits at Seafood Expo North America in Boston this past March, including Wild Alaska Pollock with Street Taco Crunch and Wild Alaska Pollock with Shrimp Scampi Crunch. Each kit includes two wild, sustainably-caught fish fillets, a chef-crafted topper, moisture-lock foil for easy prep, and step-by-step cooking instructions.
"The GAPP Board of Directors new instantly that the proposal from Fishpeople fit squarely within the goals of the Program – delivering wild Alaska pollock to new consumers using new channels," said Craig Morris, Chief Executive Officer of GAPP. "Fishpeople's two new meal kits – featuring innovative flavors – do just that: help new consumers prepare our delicious fish in their home kitchens and fall in love with the protein."
"This is a big step forward in making wild Alaska pollock a more recognizable species for people across the country," added Kipp Baratoff, co-founder of Fishpeople. "It has always been our mission at Fishpeople to help people realize the benefits and potential of undervalued species, and we jumped at the opportunity to strengthen that mission alongside GAPP."
GAPP has announced a couple of exciting new partnerships in the past few weeks. Earlier this week the organization announced a partnership with Trident to aid in bringing the company's new Protein Boodles to consumers at club stores in the Bay Area and the East Coast. Last month GAPP announced a partnership with celebrity food influencer and chef Antoni Porowski. Porowski, who is best known for his role as the food and wine expert on the Netflix series "Queer Eye," will be working alongside GAPP tp create new recipes and buzz for Wild Alaska Pollock.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; West Coast Salmon Fisheries; 2019 Management Measures
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 05/06/2019
Through this final rule, NMFS establishes fishery management measures for the 2019 ocean salmon fisheries off Washington, Oregon, and California and the 2020 salmon seasons opening earlier than May 1, 2020. Specific fishery management measures vary by fishery and by area, and establish fishing areas, seasons, quotas, legal gear, recreational fishing days and catch limits, possession and landing restrictions, and minimum lengths for salmon taken in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) (3-200 nautical miles (nmi)) off Washington, Oregon, and California.
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