Monday, March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020

Alaska/Pacific Coast

Bristol Bay coordinates coronavirus prevention efforts, as BBEDC cancels travel
KDLG by Isabelle Ross - March 13, 2020
Thousands of fishermen, processors, and cannery workers will travel to Bristol Bay in the coming months to participate in the commercial fishery. As of Thursday afternoon, no one in the region had been tested for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus

Even without a fishery (and a big meeting), ADF&G will take stock of Sitka herring
KCAW by Katherine Rose and Robert Woolsey - March 13, 2020
Among all the cancellations happening in Sitka lately is one special rite-of-Spring: The state’s annual herring meeting.

Seafood Expo Global Postponed; Coronavirus at Retail; Haddock Supply Issues; Salmon at Retail
SeafoodNews - March 13, 2020
Seafood Expo Global Postponed; Coronavirus at Retail; Haddock Supply Issues; Salmon at Retail; Sponsored by Urner Barry’s Reporter Magazine

Coronavirus causing trade disruptions between Russia and major trading partners
Seafood Source by Ivan Stupachenko - March 13, 2020
Russia’s seafood industry is facing a serious threat from the COVID-19 pandemic, with two of its biggest export markets, China and South Korea, essentially shut down.

Labeling and Marketing
3MMI - COVID-19 vs the New Halibut Season
TradexFoods by March 16, 2020
--- As the 2020 Pacific Halibut Fishery is officially underway, uncertainty looms for seafood buyers as intensifying COVID-19 developments sweep the supply chain...

Facts about Food Safety and COVID-19
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute - March 12, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is the lead agency for the US government on 2019 novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, and is the primary source of guidance regarding the spread of the virus.

Federal Register
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 03/16/2020
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the B season allowance of the 2020 total allowable catch of pollock for Statistical Area 630 in the GOA.


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