Monday, February 10, 2020

February 11, 2020



Alaska/Pacific Coast

Cod fleet stands down to avoid halibut
Bristol Bay Times by Jim Paulin - February 8, 2020
Bering Sea cod trawlers are staying tied to the docks voluntarily until Feb. 9, even though the fishery opened Jan. 20, in hopes of catching fewer halibut as bycatch, and waiting for catches of Pacific cod to improve.

Alaska's national forests contribute 48 million salmon a year to state's fishing industry by USDA Forest Service - February 7, 2020
Alaska's Tongass and Chugach National Forests, which contain some of the world's largest remaining tracts of intact temperate rainforest, contribute an average of 48 million salmon a year to the state's commercial fishing industry, a new USDA Forest Service-led study has found. The average value of these "forest fish" when they are brought back to the dock is estimated at $88 million per year.

Economist predicts oil, fishing and tourism industries will feel impacts from coronavirus outbreak
KTUU by Samie Solina - February 7, 2020
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A local economist predicts that multiple industries in Alaska will feel the impacts of the novel coronavirus from Wuhan China if they haven’t felt it already.

Future Of Salmon In A Warming World - Part 1
KYUK by Johanna Eurich - February 7, 2020
Recent research indicates that extremely warm temperatures can turn Alaska’s salmon streams into unfriendly, even lethal habitats. While Alaskan scientists are just beginning to study the impact of warmer temperatures on salmon streams, it is already a familiar reality for many Canadian fish biologists.

Labeling and Marketing
3MMI - 2020 Pacific Halibut Quota Announced, Atlantic Halibut, Greenland Halibut
TradexFoods - February 10, 2020
The International Pacific Halibut Commission concluded it's 96th annual meeting last Friday in Anchorage Alaska where the final decision was to ultimately LOWER the Pacific Halibut Quota for Canada and the USA. The Joint Norwegian-Russian Fisheries Commission has set the total quota at 27,000 MT for a potential of 59.5 million lbs of Halibut to hit the market. Canada's 2019-2020 Total Allowable Catch are for 1,492 MT in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and 4,789 MT in the Scotian Shelf and Southern Grand Banks making potentially 13.8 millions pounds of Atlantic Halibut available to the market.

Federal Register
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 02/07/2020
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Cook Inlet Salmon Committee will meet on February 25, 2020 through February 26, 2020.

UCSD Tsunami Bowl Team Presentation
Monday, February 10 2020, 6 p.m.
Location: Unalaska City School District High School Auditorium
Contact: Melissa Good 581-1876
"Resilience of the Alaska Crab Industry in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands"
We would like to invite you to the UCSD 2020 Tsunami Bowl Presentation. The Tsunami Bowl team is giving a presentation on the Bering Sea and Aleutian Island crab fisheries. It is a 15-minute slideshow presentation with a 10-minute question and answer session at the end. This will be followed by a short round of quiz bowl questions between the Tsunami Bowl team and a community team.


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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