Politics

Walker: Legislature in stalemate
Governor prepares to come off sidelines in attempt to avoid state government shutdown
Juneau Empire by James Brooks – June 4, 2017
Calling the Alaska Legislature’s current situation a “stalemate,” Gov. Bill Walker has announced that he will make a bid to avert a pending shutdown of the Alaska government.
http://juneauempire.com/state/2017-06-02/walker-legislature-stalemate

National

Trump calls out US seafood trade imbalance
Seafood Source by Christine Blank – June 2, 2017
U.S.  President Donald Trump’s declaration that June is National Ocean Month – and his stated desire to grow the country’s seafood exports – was praised by seafood industry groups.
https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/trump-calls-out-us-seafood-trade-imbalance

Environment/Science

New Scientific Organization Launches to Share Successful Fisheries Management Across Globe
Saving Seafood – June 5, 2017
SEATTLE — Fisheries in the U.S. and other parts of the developed world have provided a blueprint for successful fisheries management globally, according to a newly formed scientific advisory group that plans to take the lessons learned from these successes and apply them to developing fisheries in the rest of the world.
http://www.savingseafood.org/science/new-scientific-organization-launches-share-successful-fisheries-management-across-globe/

NL research shows LED lights draw crab to the pot
Marine Institute researchers say lights could improve the fishery
The Telegram by Ashley Fitzpatrick –  May 27, 2017
While they stopped short of trying a tiny disco ball, a local team of researchers has proven the addition of certain light emitting diode (LED) lights will draw snow crab to offshore traps.
http://www.thetelegram.com/news/local/2017/5/27/nl-research-shows-led-lights-draw-crab-to-the-pot.html

FYI’s

Dillingham holds 29th annual Blessing of the Fleet
Dillingham turned out on Sunday to remember those who have lost their lives fishing and to pray for the coming season.
KDLG by Avery Lill – June 5, 2017
Blessing of the Fleet is a centuries-old tradition. Around the world, communities gather before the fishing season to remember those who have died in the fishing industry and to pray for the coming season.  The sun shone bright on the harbor and on all gathered to pray for those who fish in Bristol Bay during Dillingham’s 29th annual memorial. KDLG’s Avery Lill was in attendance and has this report.
http://kdlg.org/post/dillingham-holds-29th-annual-blessing-fleet

 

 

Training/Notices

Alaska Sea Grant announces the 6th Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute
starting November 13, 2017.
https://seagrant.uaf.edu/map/aspli/2017

(attached is letter with more information)

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

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June 6, 2017