Monday, June 3, 2019

June 3, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Copper River salmon harvest flows into marketplace
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - May 31, 2019
Happy days are here again for seafood aficionados hankering for a taste of fresh Copper River sockeye and Chinook salmon.

PWS shrimp pot fishery is over
Cordova Times - May 31, 2019
State fisheries biologists have closed the Prince William Sound area commercial shrimp pot fishery for the season.

Dunleavy taps former aide for vacant Board of Fish seat
KBBI by Aaron Bolton - May 30, 2019
Gov. Mike Dunleavy has tapped his former legislative aide to serve on the Board of Fisheries. Matanuska-Susitna Borough resident John Wood is largely unknown by fishing groups.

Alaska lawmakers urge officials to remove US-caught China-processed seafood from tariff list
Seafood Source by Steve Bittenbender - May 31, 2019
Alaska’s congressional delegation has reached out to the U.S. Trade Representative, asking the federal government to reconsider a tariff decision that the lawmakers say will produce unintended consequences for the fishing industry in their state.

Alaska halibut surveys improve; Japanese markets sink blackcod prices
National Fisherman by Charlie Ess - May 30, 2019
The 2019 halibut season got underway on March 15, with a quota of 18.9 million pounds for the Alaska areas 2C through 4E. The quota was raised from last year’s total of 16.63 million pounds as improved methodology in surveys cut down on errors, and the number of spawning females has improved slightly since 2011.

Labeling and Marketing
3MMI - The Decline of the Great Alaska Canneries
TradexFoods - June 3, 2019
What's Happening to Alaska's Canning Operations? High Energy cost, New Processing Technology, and a Shift in the Market from Canned Salmon are all contributing factors. The percentage of fillet and fresh production has risen in recent years. Despite large harvests, the percentage of fish chilled at the point of harvest has increased. The decline of canned salmon production is more of a reflection of the Alaska seafood industry adopting...

The right seafood choices help fight climate change
Choosing certain seafoods over others can satisfy the palate and also help reduce adverse climate impacts.
Yale Climate Connection by Rishya Narayanan - May 29, 2019
All foods we eat have a climate impact. But when it comes to those impacts, not all foods are created equal. From plants and grains to dairy and meat, the effects our diets have on global greenhouse gas emissions depend on the types of food we consume, and seafood may be part of the answer to a more climate friendly diet.

New Canine Treats Boast Alaska Fish Oil/CBD Isolate
Fishermen's News - May 29, 2019
Wild Alaska fish oils, known for their nutritional value, are turning up in an increasing number of pet treats, including the new Alaska Ruff canine treats, a product line from Wasilla, Alaska, that includes cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical compound from the cannabis plant.

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