Tuesday, September 3, 2019

September 3, 2019

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Alaska Fisheries Report — Aug. 29, 2019
KMXT by Maggie Wall - August 30, 2019
If you suffered a loss from the 2016 pink salmon disaster, you should have received an application to file a claim for a share of the $56 million in federal relief funds If you haven’t gotten the application in the mail yet, better check with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Cumulative catches of wild salmon in Alaska until August 27
Fis.com - September 2, 2019
Until August 27th, catches total 184,899.000 pieces, of which 54,855,000 of red salmon and 113,490,000 pink salmon.
Salmon catches, year 2019, accumulated as of August 5, in thousands of pieces
Source: Alaskan Department of Fisheries and Game/FIS.com

Sushi prices show where U.S. cost of living is on the rise
Bloomberg by Shelly Hagan and Lee Mille - August 30, 2019
Sushi prices in some of America’s fastest growing cities suggest living costs are rising quickly.

Labeling and Marketing
3MMI - FAS Fleets Update for Cod, Flounder, Sole, Ocean Perch
TradexFoods - September 2, 2019
70 percent of the 187,000 metric tonne quota has been harvested in the Bering Sea Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska this year for Pacific Cod. Imports of Alaskan raw materials into China continue to weaken as the trade war between the USA and China advance with no end in sight. Our sources in Asia tell us Pacific Cod raw materials are still at a low level and plants have a lot of inventory...

Federal Register
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/03/2019
NMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI). This action is necessary to fully use the 2019 total allowable catch of Pacific cod allocated to catcher vessels less than 60 feet LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear in the BSAI.

VIDEO: U.S.-China Trade War; Pink Salmon Landings; Gulf of Mexico Landings and More
Urner Barry by Ryan Doyle - August 30, 2019
Join SeafoodNews Weekly Video hosts Lorin Castiglione and Ryan Doyle as they discuss the latest tariffs implemented on seafood in the U.S.-China trade war; the latest on pink salmon landings; disappointing shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico; and more!

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