Monday, March 9, 2020

March 10, 2020

Alaska/Pacific Coast

ADF&G concludes some P-cod, Pollock openers
Cordova Times - March 7, 2020
A state waters fishery for Pacific cod in Prince William Sound closed to longline gear on March 4 based on projected harvest levels indicating that the guideline harvest level of 437,425 pounds would be achieved by that date.

Sitka herring roe fishery closed over small fish, weak markets and coronavirus uncertainty
KCAW by Katherine Rose - March 3, 2020
The Sitka Sac Roe Herring Fishery likely won’t happen this year. That’s according to a statement released last week by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Are You Prepared: Coronavirus and the Alaska Economy
KTUU by Jill Burke  March 7, 2020
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Alaska's major economic sectors are trying to find the best way to monitor and respond to the impact of the global spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus first documented in Wuhan, China, in December.

Alaska fishing fleets on guard amid coronavirus outbreak
Seattle Times by Hal Bernton - March 7, 2020
North Pacific Ocean fishing fleets take to sea for weeks at a time with crews who work long hours and bunk in close quarters.

Coronavirus halts seafood industry trade show
Some concerned companies were already backing out of Seafood Expo North America
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - March 6, 2020
Seafood Expo North America, which attracts a large continent in the Alaska seafood industry, and annually generated millions of dollars in sales, has been postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus.

Pebble pulse: Bristol Bay leaders testify in federal court, say EPA went rogue
National Fisherman by Jessica Hathaway - March 3, 2020
Bristol Bay fishermen, tribal leaders and fisheries advocates once again offered their testimony on the value of protections for the world’s most productive sockeye salmon habitat.

Labeling and Marketing
3MMI - Will There Be A 2020 Fraser River Sockeye Fishery?
TradexFoods - March 9, 2020
--- Fraser River Sockeye in British Columbia Canada are known to have some of the highest fat content; with some culinary experts saying it is the best tasting Sockeye in the world - but will there be a Fraser Sockeye Fishery for 2020? Watch this week’s episode to find out...


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