Monday, July 22, 2019

July 22, 2019

Press Release

Press Release: (Seattle WA – July 22, 2019) The Pacific Seafood Processors Association (PSPA) announced today that Christopher Barrows will join PSPA as President effective August 15, 2019.
Pacific Seafood Processors Association (PSPA) is proud to announce and welcome Christopher Barrows as its President.  Chris will be replacing Glenn Reed, who will be retiring at the end of the year.  As a 25-year veteran of the United States Coast Guard (USCG), Chris brings years of leadership and management experience, along with a significant ocean and fisheries policy background, to PSPA.
https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/e5808b_ac912e92d85145c18b8c22c9909f8365.pdf


Alaska/Pacific Coast
New Bering Sea Management Plan to Incorporate Local and Traditional Knowledge
KNOM by JoJo Phillips - July 18, 2019
For the first time in its more-than-forty-year history, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) will incorporate Traditional Knowledge from local communities into its core management plans for the Bering Sea region.
https://www.knom.org/wp/blog/2019/07/18/npfmc/

ADF&G budget cut by $1 million
KDLG News by Tyler Thompson - July 19, 2019
Legislators were unable to override Gov. Mike Dunleavy's 182 line-item vetoes last Friday. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game was among Dunleavy's staggering list of line item vetoes.
http://www.thedutchharborfisherman.com/article/1929adfampg_budget_cut_by_1_million

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 20, 2019
KDLG by Isabelle Ross - July 20, 2019
The bay-wide total run is now at 51.6 million! Ugashik fished for the first time in almost two weeks yesterday, pushing the total harvest toward half a million fish. Egegik’s total run is now about double the preseason forecast. The Kvichak escapement is still moving toward its minimum escapement goal of 2 million – but it’s not there yet.
https://www.kdlg.org/post/bristol-bay-fisheries-report-july-20-2019#stream/0

Wild Alaska Pollock gains traction and recognition as a sustainable 'superfish'
Food Navigator by Mary Ellen Shoup - July 17, 2019
As the most abundant certified -sustainable fish in the world (according to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations), Wild Alaska Pollock is not the first fish consumers may think of when it comes nutrition and sustainability, but that's about to change, says Trident Seafoods.
https://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Article/2019/07/17/Wild-Alaska-Pollock-gains-traction-and-recognition-as-a-sustainable-superfish


FYI’s
Coast Guard Vessel exams coming in September
Cordova Times - July 19, 2019
A team of commercial fishing vessel examiners from the Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit will be in Cordova Sept. 4 through Sept. 8. They will conduct free, non-fault dockside examinations focused on crewmember safety and to ensure emergency preparedness.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/07/19/coast-guard-vessel-exams-coming-in-september/


Press Release
The following press release was provided by an associate member.  From time to time our associate members ask us to publish press releases, and we are happy to accommodate these requests.

Press Release: The future of whitefish processing: Copenhagen, 25 September
Marel Fish - June 21, 2019
When Marel hosts the Whitefish ShowHow in Copenhagen, 25 September, it will showcase the latest in hi-tech processing solutions. By bringing industry leaders together under the same roof with equipment and software specialists, the event is also expected to generate the conversations and innovations that will continue to shape the future of whitefish processing in coming years.
https://marel.com/articles/the-future-of-whitefish-processing/

 

Ann Owens
Pacific Seafood Processors Association
Office Manager
1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: 206.281.1667
E-mail: admin@pspafish.net; Website: www.pspafish.net
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