Friday, June 7, 2019

June 7, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Copper River harvest hits 429,630 fish and rising
Restaurant, retail prices holding fairly steady for fresh sockeyes, kings
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - June 6, 2019
That sixth opener was the charm, “a very welcome relief for this fleet,” said drift gillnet harvester John Renner.
https://thecordovatimes.com/2019/06/06/copper-river-harvest-hits-429630-fish-and-rising/

Crab Tagging Project Set for Bristol Bay Red King Crab
Fishermen's News - June 5, 2019
NOAA Fisheries is teaming up with the Bering Sea Fisheries Research Foundation to track the movement of adult male red king crabs in Bristol Bay using an unmanned surface drone made by Saildrone, Inc.
http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2019/06/crab-tagging-project-set-for-bristol.html

Congressman Don Young Introduces Resolution Recognizing International Year of the Salmon
Alaska Native News by Zack Brown - June 5, 2019.
Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Alaska Congressman Don Young and Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA), Co-Chairs of the Wild Salmon Caucus, introduced a House Resolution to recognize and honor the International Year of the Salmon (IYS). IYS is a collaboration between multiple Northern Hemisphere countries, including the United States and Canada. 2019 is the focal year for IYS, with projects and activities designed to raise awareness and understanding of the issues facing wild salmon planned to continue through 2022.
https://alaska-native-news.com/congressman-don-young-introduces-resolution-recognizing-international-year-of-the-salmon/42668/

Alaska Fisheries Report
KMXT by Maggie Wall - June 6, 2019
The governor nominates a former aide to serve on the Board of Fish. He’s little known among commercial fishing folks, but his support of sport fishing over commercial interests in Cook Inlet has some fishermen nervous.
http://kmxt.org/2019/06/alaska-fisheries-report-june-6-2019/


Politics
North Pacific fish council enters Pebble debate, over state’s objections
KCAW by Robert Woolsey - June 6, 2019
The state of Alaska believes the North Pacific Fishery Management Council is overstepping its bounds, by weighing in on the Pebble Mine Project in Bristol Bay.
A proposed comment letter drafted by the Council prompted a strong reaction from the state, during the Council’s June meeting in Sitka.
https://www.kcaw.org/2019/06/06/north-pacific-fish-council-enters-pebble-debate-over-states-objections/


Environment/Science
NOAA Fisheries declares an unusual mortality event
Investigation launched into cause of strandings
Cordova Times - June 6, 2019
The elevated rate of gray whale strandings on the West Coast this year has prompted NOAA Fisheries to declare an unusual mortality event, triggering a scientific investigation into the cause of the strandings.
https://thecordovatimes.com/2019/06/06/noaa-fisheries-declares-an-unusual-mortality-event/


FYI’s
For World Oceans Day, Over 200 Chefs Want Travelers To Choose Sustainable Seafood
Forbes by Ali Wunderman - June 6, 2019
The news is out: if people don’t drastically change their relationship with the natural world, the human species could face extinction in as little as thirty years. If that seems dramatic, it’s because it is. In the scheme of the universe, three decades is no time at all, so the time to start making changes is now.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/aliwunderman/2019/06/06/for-world-oceans-day-over-200-chefs-want-travelers-to-choose-sustainable-seafood/#1048b1cb7bc9

New book reveals the history and ephemera of salmon canneries in Southeast Alaska
KRNN by Sheli DeLaney - June 6, 2019
Juneau Afternoon host Sheli DeLaney sat down with the editor of the newly-published book “Tin Can Country: Southeast Alaska’s Historic Salmon Canneries” on Thursday’s show.
https://www.ktoo.org/2019/06/06/new-book-reveals-the-history-and-ephemera-of-salmon-canneries-in-southeast-alaska/

Wild Alaskan Company Delivers Seafood From Alaska, Pacific Northwest to the Doorstep
Urner Barry by Ryan Doyle - June 7, 2019
Wild Alaskan Company brings a twist to the direct-to-consumer food membership service.

Through sustainable methods, the company can deliver wild seafood from Alaska and the Pacific Northwest to the consumer’s door. The company labels themselves as “fishmongers” meaning they source and sell their fish which creates traceability and transparency with their products.

Currently, customers can choose between three options of 12 or 24 packs, which can be delivered on a one-month, or two-month basis. The options include a Wild Salmon Box, Wild Combo Box, and a Wild White Fish Box.

Here is a look at what the company features in each box:

Wild Salmon Box:
signature box featuring 6-ounce portions of wild salmon — such as sockeye and coho salmon

Wild Combo Box:
assortment of portion sizes, cuts and species of wild salmon and wild white fish

Wild White Fish Box:
assortment of portion sizes, cuts and species of wild white fish — such as halibut and cod

The founder of the company, Arron Kallenberg has family ties to commercial fishing. The Alaskan native is a third-generation commercial fishing expert. He strives to improve the food system through “healthy, convenient and sustainably sourced meals.”
https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1143854/Wild-Alaskan-Company-Delivers-Seafood-From-Alaska-Pacific-Northwest-to-the-Doorstep

 

Ann Owens
Pacific Seafood Processors Association
Office Manager
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Phone: 206.281.1667
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