Friday, July 3, 2020

July 3, 2020

Alaska

King crab rebuilding plan approved
Cordova Times - June 30, 2020
Federal fisheries officials have approved a plan to rebuild stocks of St Matthew Island blue king crab over approximately the next 25 years.
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2020/06/30/king-crab-rebuilding-plan-approved/

Fish biz: Paycheck Protection Program extended again, allowing more 1099 claims
National Fisherman by Jessica Hathaway - July 2, 2020
As the deadline for the Paycheck Protection Program's small business extension drew to a close this week, Congress scrambled to approve an extension of the program to Aug. 8. Meanwhile, fishing businesses hurried to submit applications under the original deadline as new guidelines opened a door to the industry.
https://www.nationalfisherman.com/national-international/fish-biz-paycheck-protection-program-extended-again-allowing-more-1099-claims


International
US bought $700m of competing Russian seafood in 2019/Russia has bought zero US seafood since 2014
Fis.com - July 3, 2020
U.S. fishermen and seafood companies are getting clobbered by COVID-19 hits to markets, but that hasn’t stopped the federal government from spending billions of dollars on millions of pounds of seafood from Russia.
https://fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?monthyear=&day=3&id=108446&l=e&country=0&special=&ndb=1&df=0


Environment/Science
Warming temperatures threaten hundreds of fish species the world relies on, study finds
CNN by Drew Kann - July 2, 2020
As the planet's oceans and rivers warm, increased heat could pose a grave threat to the fish populations the world depends on by the end of this century.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/02/weather/fish-vulnerable-ocean-warming-climate-change-scn/index.html


Labeling and Marketing
ASMI transfers Responsible Fisheries Management scheme to nonprofit CSC
Seafood Source by Ben Fisher - July 2, 2020
The Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) certification program has changed hands, with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute transferring ownership of the scheme to the Certified Seafood Collaborative (CSC).
https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/asmi-transfers-responsible-fisheries-management-scheme-to-nonprofit-csc

 

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