Wednesday, February 12, 2020

February 13, 2020

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Bids sought on Tanner crab test fishery
ADF&G seeks a harvest of up to 30,000 pounds
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - February 10, 2020
State fisheries officials have set a Feb. 14 deadline for bids to participate in a Prince William Sound test fishery from Feb. 22 through April 7, to harvest up to 30,000 pounds of Tanner crab.

Alaska pollock DAP catches in season A (NMFS count February 2020) - February 13, 2020
NMFS = National Marine Fisheries Service
DAP = Directorate of Administrative Program
Alaska Pollock “A” fishing season runs from late January through April in the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska and accounts for 45% of the annual quota for Alaska Pollock in the USA. As a rule, the A Season includes roe harvesting. After green roe is removed from the fish, it is processed into fillets, surimi or other products.

Federal Register
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 02/12/2020
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Bering Sea Fishery Ecosystem Plan Climate Change Taskforce will meet February 26, 2020 through February 28, 2020.

Coast Guard-Approved First Aid at Sea Workshop in Bellingham

Learn to effectively treat hypothermia, near drowning and other incidents while on the water.
Sea Grant - February 10, 2020
CONTACT:   Sarah Fisken, Washington Sea Grant: 206-543-1225 or
March 19th, 2020
Washington Sea Grant and the Port of Bellingham are cosponsoring a Coast Guard-Approved First Aid at Sea workshop at the Port of Bellingham.

Net Recycling RFP Now Open
BBRSDA - February 10, 2020
BBRSDA is pleased to announce it is now accepting Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to develop and execute a net recycling program in Bristol Bay. Recycling old fishing nets is a fitting and timely sustainability goal for the fishery. BBRSDA’s Board of Directors and its members have expressed support for proactively addressing the issue of how to deal with old nets. Our goal with this pilot program is to advance the fishery’s net recycling effort in a fashion that addresses known challenges (such as stripping twine off nets) and creates an efficient/repeatable process to set up a net recycling program for future success.

McKinley Capital Management Acquires McDowell Group
Alaska Business Magazine - February 5, 2020
ANCHORAGE—McKinley Capital Management has acquired McDowell Group, Alaska’s largest economic research firm. Susan Bell, McDowell Group principal, will join McKinley Capital’s management team as director of economic research and consulting, a new role and business unit at the company.

Ann Owens
Pacific Seafood Processors Association
Office Manager
1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: 206.281.1667
E-mail:; Website:
Our office days/hours are Monday-Friday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

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