Thu. Jun 17 2021

U.S., UK Reach Agreement Regarding Large Civil Aircraft; Will Not Impose Tariffs Related to Dispute

OSHA Updates Guidance For Protecting Workers From Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace

Alaska Scallop Fishery Opens July 1  

White Shrimp Are Seeing Price Decline and Uncertain Future in Chinese Market  

Wildfish Cannery and Barnacle Foods Launch Limited Release Octopus in Bullwhip Kelp Hot Sauce  

FFAW, ASP Submit Summer Shrimp Prices to Standing Fish Price Setting Panel  

Top Chilean Soccer Player to Star in Campaign Showcasing Country’s Salmon, Other Top Exports  

Pebble to Conduct Field Program During Bristol Bay Salmon Harvest

Samherji, HS Orka Agree to Develop Land-based Salmon Farm with 40,000 MT of Capacity  

DFO Provides Update Following Lobster Science Partnership Roundtable  

Senator Chuck Schumer Introduces Fluke Fairness Act of 2021 Summary Thursday, June 17

Wed. Jun 16 2021

Some Relief For Seafood Industry Thanks to Airbus-Boeing Deal

USDA Announces Additional $700 Million in PPE Grants to Small Businesses, Seafood Processors

Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Draws Ire of Nations, Industry, and NGOs on Yellowfin Tuna

H-2B Returning Worker Exception Act of 2021 Introduced To Ease Issues Related to Visa Cap

Commercial Fishermen Push CDC to Continue Mask Guideline Updates

Arthur Treacher Ready to Expand With New Franklin Junction Partnership

Salmon Fishing Season Gaining Momentum in Russia  

ASC Introduces New Feed Standard Aiming to Solve Aquaculture Supply Chain Issues

Nova Scotia Approves Hatchery License for First Nation, Cooke Aquaculture’s Salmon Division  

Alaska Mariculture Alliance Invites Founding Members Summary Wednesday, June 16

Tue. Jun 15 2021

China's Customs Agency Temporarily Suspends Imports of Certain Seafood Items After COVID Detection

Southeast Alaska Dungeness Crab Fishery Opens Today

JAPAN: May Sales Of Imported Fresh Tuna Down 26.5% to 725; Lowest Record At Toyosu Market  

A Higher Quality Requirement is a Way Out for China’s Tilapia Industry

BOEM and USACE Collaborate in Atlantic to Meet Offshore Wind Goals

Three U.S. Military Branches Partner in Bristol Bay to Support Salmon Fleet for a Safe Season Ahead

Stop & Shop Follows Local Seafood Program With Consumer Survey on Seafood Preferences, Sourcing

GAA 2020 Annual Report Notes Work with Members and Certifications During Pandemic

Maine’s A.C. Inc. Acquires a Pair of Shellfish Businesses

US Foods Unveils ‘Summer Scoop’ Lineup to Help Restaurants Battling Labor Shortage

New Organization SEA-NL Forms to Serve Newfoundland and Labrador Inshore Fish Harvesters

North Carolina Workers Can Now Get Groceries Delivered To Their Office Thanks to New Partnership Summary Tuesday, June 15

Mon. Jun 14 2021

Copper River Opens For First Time in Three Weeks  

CDC Updates Guidelines as Mask Mandate Now Lifted for Commercial Fishermen

PODCAST: April 2021 Shrimp Imports; Haddock Market Update; Former NOAA Head's New Job  

Seafood Worker, Fully Vaccinated, Tests Positive for Virus in Dillingham

Pacific Council Executive Director Announces Retirement This Year

First Study Aims to Assess Economics of All Pacific Halibut Users  

City Pier Seafood Introduces New Program To Encourage Kids to Eat More Seafood

StarKist Teams Up With Feed the Children to Serve 400 Families in Indiana

Feed Producer BioMar Sets 2030 Sustainability Ambitions

Pokeworks to Enter 14 New Markets in U.S. as Expansion Continues Summary Monday, June 14

Fri. Jun 11 2021

ANALYSIS: Crab Meat Market Still Climbing; Imports Down 8.5 Percent Through April  

Administration Pushes Offshore Wind Lease Sale in New York Bight

VIDEO: Crab Meat Market Climbing; GE Salmon Labeling Act; 2019 Marine Economy; Plant Based Trends  

ASPANS Voluntarily Withdraws MSC Snow Crab Certification in Gulf of St. Lawrence

Salmon Catches in N. Pacific at Lowest Levels in 40 years  

Businesses, Investors, and Foundations Join the Call for Permanent Protection of Bristol Bay

Eastern Oregon Couple on the Hook for $1,400 After Selling Dungeness Crab on Social Media

JAPAN: April Imports By Air Improve Notably, Volume Recovered The Level Two Years Ago  

Seafood Scotland Shares Success Story as Foodservice Eyes Salmon After U.S. Beef Supply Disruptions  

OmniFoods Launches Plant-based Seafood Line After Alternative Pork Success Summary Friday, June 11

Harry & David Launches Fine Meats Line Just in Time for Grilling Season

Gathered Foods Joins Mission Blue Nonprofit Aimed at Ocean Conservation

GSA Submits Application to SSCI for Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard

DFO Announces Second Call for Proposals Under Ghost Gear Fund

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Pink Salmon Payouts for 2016 Run Failure Back on Track

This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Pink salmon payouts for the 2016 run failure are getting back on track.

It’s been a long time coming but payments could soon be in hand for fishermen, processors and communities hurt by the 2016 pink salmon failure Kodiak, Prince William Sound, Chignik, Lower Cook Inlet, South Alaska Peninsula, Southeast Alaska, and Yakutat. 

Congress ok’d over $56 million in federal relief funds the following year, but the authorization sat on NOAA desks in DC for over two years...

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