Thursday, August 6, 2020

August 6, 2020


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Please Help Hungry Families eat more seafood:
PSPA and APA have a joint venture underway to help feed hungry families, children, and communities more seafood in 2020.  We realize that in this age of COVID-19 all of us in the seafood industry are navigating challenging times.  Even so, there are friends and neighbors in our nation that have it even worse than we do.  Food banks are struggling to keep up with demands to feed hungry people protein and seafood is largely absent from their menus.  SeaShare is a nonprofit organization that was established 25 years ago to help us maximize the results of our collective donations and we’ve once again partnered with them to get food to people in need.  PSPA and APA have worked with others to donate over one million pounds of high protein seafood over the last 3 months, but the need remains.

We know there is more seafood available for hungry families if we can raise the funds needed to process and distribute to food banks.  PSPA and APA are asking our friends, colleagues, and associates to consider giving during this time of incredible need.  

We have set up a live donation page at https://www.seashare.org/donate/pspa-apa-donate.  Please make a donation to help.  Thank you.

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Alaska
ADFG releases draft disaster funds plan for Chignik salmon, P-cod
Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl - August 5, 2020
In the middle of two ongoing disasters — the coronavirus pandemic and extremely poor salmon runs in many regions of the state — some fishermen may finally see some money to help with disasters from 2018.
https://www.alaskajournal.com/2020-08-05/adfg-releases-draft-disaster-funds-plan-chignik-salmon-p-cod

Kodiak ESC announces new COVID-19 case: nonresident, seafood industry worker
KMXT by Jared Griffin - August 5, 2020
This morning, the Kodiak Emergency Services Organization announced a new positive COVID-19 case. As with the recent uptick in cases in Kodiak, this new case is also a nonresident in the seafood industry.
https://kmxt.org/2020/08/kodiak-esc-announces-new-case-nonresident-seafood-industry-worker/


National
GAA develops COVID-19 guidelines for seafood processors
Seafood Source by Sam Hill - August 5, 2020
In July, the Global Aquaculture Alliance released a guidance document for aquaculture facilities  to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, under its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program.
https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/processing-equipment/gaa-develops-covid-19-guidelines-for-seafood-processors

Interagency U.S. Seafood Trade Task Force
NOAA - August 2020
The Interagency U.S. Seafood Trade Task Force is seeking input from industry and the public through August 1, 2020. Comments received are posted below as received.
https://www.noaa.gov/interagency-us-seafood-trade-task-force


Environment/Science
Why biologists fear Pebble could risk Bristol Bay salmon’s resilience
Alaska Public Media by Isabelle Ross - July 31, 2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ final environmental review of Pebble says that under normal operations, it does not expect the mine to have a significant effect on fish populations in Bristol Bay. But the Corps does say the mine would harm fish around the mine site. Some scientists say the project could also put a specific salmon population in the Koktuli River at risk and remove genetic diversity from the region.
https://www.alaskapublic.org/2020/07/31/why-biologists-fear-pebble-could-risk-bristol-bays-salmons-resilience/

President’s son Donald Jr. on Twitter calls for blocking Alaska mine in sensitive fishing area
Former senior staffer for Vice President Pence also tweeted at the president to stop the Pebble gold and copper mine
Washington Post by Steven Mufson, Brady Dennis and Ashley Parker - August 4, 2020
The president’s namesake and the vice president’s former top staffer both tweeted Tuesday asking President Trump to block a giant gold and copper mine from being built at the headwaters of the world’s greatest sockeye salmon fishery in Alaska.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2020/08/04/presidents-son-donald-jr-twitter-calls-blocking-alaska-mine-sensitive-fishing-area/


Labeling and Marketing
ASMI Japan Hosts Alaska Seafood Fair at Major Supermarket Chains
SeafoodNews.com by Tom Asakawa - August 6, 2020
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is organizing the “Alaska Seafood Fair” in cooperation with Sogo & Seibu Co., Ltd., and Ito-Yokado Co., Ltd. at Sogo, Seibu, and Ito-Yokado supermarkets.

You can purchase Alaskan sockeye salmon, black cod, Atka Mackerel, Pacific Ocean Perch, Fish roe (Ikura salmon caviar, Sujiko salted salmon roe, Alaska Pollock roe, and Herring roe), among others at the select stores. ASMI Japan will also carry out a present campaign to win a year-end gift (worth 5000 yen) to 30 people who purchased the campaign's target product.

The participating stores are Seibu in Ikebukuro, Shibuya, and Tokorozawa and Sogo in Yokohama, Chiba, Hiroshima, Omiya, and Kawaguchi. Seibu supermarkets will hold the fair until August 7, except for the Tokorozawa store, which carries the event from August 6-12 and August 27-31. Ito-Yokado will keep it at 130 stores on August 22-31.

For the present campaign, access the website from the two-dimensional QR code of the campaign sticker attached to the purchased product, answer the questionnaire on Alaska Seafood, and apply.
https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1177675/ASMI-Japan-Hosts-Alaska-Seafood-Fair-at-Major-Supermarket-Chains
 

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