Thursday, July 2, 2020

July 2, 2020

Alaska

Salmon fishing off to a slow start statewide
Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl - July 1, 2020
Salmon harvests statewide are slow so far as the fisheries head toward their usual high points in July. So far, fishermen have landed about 5.8 million salmon. That’s less than half of the 2018 numbers by the same date, when 14 million had been landed. Much of that is due to poor sockeye returns, particularly in the Copper River area, though everywhere is slower than previous years, including Bristol Bay.
https://www.alaskajournal.com/2020-07-01/salmon-fishing-slow-start-statewide

SE AK Dungy crab catch starts strong again, price drops
KFSK by Joe Viechnicki - July 1, 2020
Commercial crabbers in Southeast Alaska will have a full two-month summer season for Dungeness crab again this year, based on another strong start to the season.
https://www.kfsk.org/2020/07/01/se-ak-dungy-crab-catch-starts-strong-again-price-drops/

SE AK summer troll season opens Wednesday
KFSK by Joe Viechnicki - June 30, 2020
The commercial troll season for king salmon in Southeast Alaska opens Wednesday, July 1. The first summer opening might be a little longer this year with a boost in the catch allowed under the Pacific Salmon Treaty with Canada. The new month also signals the end of spring trolling that targets hatchery kings.
https://www.kfsk.org/2020/06/30/se-ak-summer-troll-season-opens-wednesday/


Politics
Senate votes to extend PPP program hours before it expires
Seafood Source by Steve Bittenbender - July 1, 2020
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday, 30 June, passed a bill that would extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through 8 August, just hours before the application period for the small business COVID-19 loan program ended.
https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/senate-votes-to-extend-ppp-program-hours-before-it-expired


Environment/Science
Ocean-Going Robots Poised to Enter Bering Sea to Start Unconventional Fisheries Survey
Scientists implement a contingency plan to collect valuable abundance data to support sustainable management of the largest commercial fishery in the United States.
NOAA Fisheries - July 1, 2020
Three saildrones left Alameda, California in May and have arrived at Unimak Pass in Alaska’s remote Aleutian Islands. The ocean drones have sailed nearly 2,700 miles at a walking pace, about 2.5 miles per hour (2 knots), which is just about the distance from Seattle to Miami. Once they navigate through the pass, the drones will enter the Bering Sea. This is where they will conduct a two month-long acoustic survey of walleye pollock. They are expected to reach their first survey station in about a week.
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/ocean-going-robots-poised-enter-bering-sea-start-unconventional-fisheries-survey

 

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

In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, any copyrighted work in this message is distributed under fair use without profit or payment to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving this information for non-profit research and educational purposes only. *Inclusion of a news article, report, or other document in this email does not imply PSPA support or endorsement of the information or opinion expressed in the document

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Archive
Please reload