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GAPP looks to expand pollock markets in Malaysia

Taking a lead from research showing very favorable opportunities for growth, the marketing arm of the wild Alaska pollock fishery was in Malaysia this...

GAPP annual meeting focused on new markets, recipes, endeavors

The Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) annual meeting was held in Seattle last Thursday, bringing together fishery leaders, industry experts, marketers and fans to...

GAPP salutes tireless efforts of Don Young

Among the dozens of tributes pouring in this past week for Rep. Don Young, who passed away a tireless advocate for a flight home to Alaska, was one from the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers, calling him tireless advocate for all Alaska seafood.

Bering Sea is focus of NOAA effort to accelerate science delivery...

The Bering Sea is home to some of the nation’s largest and most profitable commercial fisheries, including Alaskan pollock and Pacific cod. It's also one of the fastest warming parts of the world, with fish stocks becoming increasingly vulnerable to marine heat waves, the loss of sea ice, low-oxygen waters, harmful algal blooms, and other conditions that stress species, ecosystems, and economies.

Tribal request to halt salmon bycatch denied

NOAA Fisheries has denied a request from six tribal entities for emergency action to eliminate Chinook salmon bycatch in the Bering Sea Pollock fishery and implement a hard cap on chum salmon bycatch, saying the petition did not meet necessary criteria.

Fish Factor: There’s a whole lot of fishing going on

Wow, there is a lot of fishing going on across Alaska! Salmon is the heart of Alaska’s seafood industry, but winter is when the fishing action really begins. Hundreds of boats are out on the water on the first day of each new year, beginning a predictable rhythm for the seafood industry as millions of pounds of fish begin to cross the docks around the clock at Alaska’s working waterfronts.

Pollock pelagic trawl fishery opens Jan. 20

A directed commercial fisheries opener for walleye Pollock using pelagic trawl gear opens in Prince William Sound Area E at noon Jan. 20 with a guideline harvest level of 6.44 million pounds.

Bids sought for Pollock test fishery

Bids are being accepted through Jan. 7 by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for a vessel to conduct a test fishery using pelagic trawl to harvest up to 900,000 pounds of walleye Pollock in registration Area E of Prince William Sound.

Trident Seafoods purchases 300-foot at-sea processor

Trident Seafoods has reached agreement with Aleutian Spray Fisheries Inc. to acquire the 300-foot at-sea processor C/P Starbound for use in its wild Alaska Pollock and Pacific whiting fisheries, the company announced.

As salmon abundance declines, the catch remains near all-time high

Salmon abundance in the North Pacific has declined slightly over the past decade, but salmon catches remain near all-time highs.
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