Monday, February 3, 2020

February 4, 2020

Alaska/Pacific Coast
Humpy run into PWS forecast is above average
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - February 1, 2020
Forecasts for the 2020 fishing season show a robust run of pink and chum salmon into Price William Sound, along with a healthy run of kings and below average return of wild and hatchery salmon to the Copper River.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2020/02/01/humpy-run-into-pws-forecast-is-above-average/

2019 was highest value year on record for Dungeness crab in Southeast Alaska
KFSK by Angela Denning - January 30, 2020
The 2019 commercial Dungeness crab season in Southeast Alaska was the most valuable on record. The summer and fall fisheries brought in $16.3 million at the docks. KFSK’s Angela Denning reports:
https://www.kfsk.org/2020/01/30/2019-was-highest-value-year-on-record-for-dungeness-crab-in-southeast-alaska/

2019 Alaska Crab Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Report
NOAA Fisheries - January 29, 2020
This Fisheries Management Plan includes all species and fisheries for Alaska crab (red, blue, and brown king crab, Tanner crab, and snow crab). In-season management of these fisheries is provided by Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Kodiak.
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/resource/data/2019-alaska-crab-stock-assessment-and-fishery-evaluation-report


Labeling and Marketing
3MMI - 2020 Forecast & Predictions; Haddock, Tilapia, Flounder, Sole & Salmon
TradexFoods - February 3, 2020
--- Expecting the unexpected: Price Trends for Haddock, Tilapia, and Salmon. Right now, Haddock is seeing some of its highest pricing in years and Flounder & Sole have seen increased fishing efforts since prior years, while still under tariffs. As for Salmon, Alaskan Sockeye pricing has peaked for the year, Pink prices are dropping and Chums are at peaking. See what this means for the 2020 market.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPYBz2hpBYM&feature=emb_logo


Federal Register
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Alaska Groundfish and Halibut Seabird Working Group; Public Meeting
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 02/03/2020
NMFS Alaska Groundfish and Halibut Seabird Working Group will meet to discuss vessel-specific seabird bycatch mortality, electronic monitoring seabird species identification work, and an update on new studies examining seabird bycatch in the trawl fisheries.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/02/03/2020-02012/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-alaska-groundfish-and-halibut-seabird-working


FYI’s

ConocoPhillips Alaska is encouraging you, as neighbors, volunteers, donors, and friends to come together in amazing ways and help us raise the $60,000 needed for our new freezer unit! They have issued a $5000 challenge grant, which means for the first $5000 we raise, they'll match it. And, just as we were getting ready to hit send, Tudor Bingo Center called and has agreed to match that $5000!!!!

HELP NEEDED!

 

Our large walk-in freezer unit at Bean’s Cafe has failed! We need to raise $60,000 to ensure that Bean’s Cafe can continue to serve over 1,000 meals per day to the hungry and homeless in Anchorage.

 

What does this mean? Approximately 20,000 pounds of meat and other items are at risk of thawing. While, we have been able to stabilize the situation, we had to immediately order a new compressor at a cost of $10,000. Unfortunately that will only be a partial fix and will ensure we don’t lose much needed food we have on hand. However, this must be combined with the longer-term fix of replacing the entire unit- something if ordered today will arrive in approximately 12 weeks and cost approximately $50,000. We have obtained multiple bids and this is cost for the commercial equipment we need to keep operating.

 

Simply put, we can’t do one without the other. How can you help? Help us raise $60,000! Help us get the new freezer and help us save our food from thawing. You can make sure no one in Anchorage will go hungry.

 

Donate below, donate on our Facebook page, or drop a check in the mail: 1020 E. 4th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501

 

Please share and help us reach everyone in our community to let them know of the crisis we are facing. And again, a huge thank you to ConocoPhillips Alaska for the challenge grant and Tudor Bingo Center for matching that donation!

 


 

Ann Owens
Pacific Seafood Processors Association
Office Manager
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Phone: 206.281.1667
E-mail: admin@pspafish.net; Website: www.pspafish.net
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