Monday, June 8, 2020

June 9, 2020

Alaska

Copper River fishery improves but levels remain below normal
Alaska Journal of Commerce - June 5, 2020
Alaska fish and game officials say the Copper River sockeye salmon run has improved, but levels have not increased enough in the commercial fishery to allow normal fishing levels.
The Alaska Journal of Commerce reports that Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists had predicted there would be a reduced number of the sockeye salmon during the 2020 season.
https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Copper-River-fishery-improves-but-levels-remain-below-normal-571045491.html

New seafood company has extra bunkhouse in Petersburg for quarantine
KFSK by Joe Viechnicki - June 4, 2020
The merger of seafood processing companies Icicle Seafoods and Ocean Beauty Seafoods will mean extra bunkhouse space in Petersburg for quarantining seasonal workers if needed this summer.
https://www.kfsk.org/2020/06/04/new-seafood-company-has-extra-bunkhouse-in-petersburg-for-quarantine/


West Coast
COVID-19 Outbreak In Pacific Northwest Seafood Industry As Season Ramps Up
NPR by Nat Herz - June 5, 2020
As America’s meat producers confronted thousands of COVID-19 cases, Pacific Northwest seafood companies drafted rigorous plans to ward off similar spread of the disease in an industry where processors also work in close quarters.
https://wamu.org/story/20/06/05/pacific-northwest-seafood-industry-faces-covid-19-outbreak-as-season-ramps-up/

American Seafoods trawlers register another 25 cases of COVID-19
Seafood Source by Brian Hagenbuch - June 5, 2020
American Seafoods registered another 25 cases of COVID-19 on two separate ships after the weekend announcement it recorded 86 cases on board the American Dynasty, according to health officials in Bellingham, Washington.
https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/american-seafoods-trawlers-register-another-25-cases-of-covid-19


International
NOAA recognizes International Day for the Fight Against IUU Fishing
Seafood Source by Chris Chase - June 5, 2020
On Friday, NOAA’s top administrators recognized U.S. officials working to fight against illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing as part of International Day for the Fight Against IUU Fishing, which occurs on 5 June each year.
https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/noaa-recognizes-international-day-for-the-fight-against-iuu-fishing


Environment/Science
Ocean data need a sea change to help navigate the warming world
Open up, share and network information so that marine stewardship can mitigate climate change, overfishing and pollution.
Nature.com - June 8, 2020
The ocean covers about 70% of Earth’s surface, regulates the climate and is home to countless species of fish, a major source of protein for more than one billion people. It is now under threat from climate change, overfishing and pollution.
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01668-z


Labeling and Marketing
3MMI - Post COVID-19 Foodservice Update: Consumer Dining Trends
TradexFoods - June 8, 2020
New data shows that consumer purchasing food from restaurants continues to rise, and that dinner is now the top restaurant daypart, but consumers still remain optimistic about the safety of dining inside of restaurants. When ordering food, what are consumer obstacles and pain points? What should the seafood industry do in this next phase that is The New Normal Dining Experience
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgi8OIZbwH4&feature=emb_logo


 

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