Salmon Update: PWS harvest capped at nearly 56M fish ADF&G calls the commercial fishery a wrap effective Oct. 2 Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - October 16, 2019 Commercial harvesters in Prince William Sound caught nearly 56 million salmon in 2019, including 47.4 million humpies, despite climate changes that promoted NOAA Fisheries to note waters were warm or warmer than The Blob years. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/10/16/salmon-update-pws-harvest-capped-at-nearly-56m-fish/ North Pacific council votes to hike observer fees in 2021 Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl - October 16, 2019 The costs for on-board fisheries observers will be increasing, and no one in the industry is particularly happy about it. https://www.alaskajournal.com/2019-10-16/north-pacific-council-votes-hike-observer-fees-2021 Salmon sprinters National Fisherman by Michael Crowley - October 15, 2019 If you fish Bristol Bay and favor fast gillnetters able to get on step with a lot of weight — we’re talking 15,000 pounds — your chances of getting such a boat have increased. Tom Aliotti, a Bristol Bay gillnetter and boatbuilder, has moved his Bellingham, Wash., boatshop from a 2,000-square-foot building to a space 15 times the size. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/alaska/salmon-sprinters/ 31 Alaska Native Nations Sue EPA to Block Pebble Mine Intercontinental Cry by Josh Tucker - October 11, 2019 A coalition of 31 Bristol Bay, Alaska Native nations as well as regional fishing and conservation organizations who are also resisting the proposed Pebble Mine, sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the proposed mine on Tuesday. https://intercontinentalcry.org/31-alaska-native-nations-sue-epa-to-block-pebble-mine/ FISH FACTOR: Board of Fisheries work session kicks off annual meeting cycle Alaska Journal of Commerce by Laine Welch - October 16, 2019 Hundreds of fishery stakeholders and scientists will gather in Anchorage next week as the state Board of Fisheries begins its annual meeting cycle with a two-day work session. https://www.alaskajournal.com/2019-10-16/fish-factor-board-fisheries-work-session-kicks-annual-meeting-cycle Labeling and Marketing Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute: Marketing Update Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute - October 2019 All Hands on Deck, Symphony of Seafood Call for Products, ASMI News and Updates Facebook Page, Alaska Business Forum at Seattle Chamber, Alaska Business Forum at Seattle Chamber, New White Paper: Plant Based Diets and Alaska Seafood, New Fact Sheet: Pink Salmon, Alaska Seafood Featured at Flavor, Quality and American Menus https://mailchi.mp/alaskaseafood/industry-newsletter-august-2974401?e=eb00f7076f Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Vessels Using Pot Gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/17/2019 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by vessels using pot gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2019 Pacific cod total allowable catch apportioned to vessels using pot gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/17/2019-22634/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-vessels-using-pot-gear-in-the Ann Owens Pacific Seafood Processors Association Office Manager 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail: email@example.com; Website: www.pspafish.net Our office days/hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, any copyrighted work in this message is distributed under fair use without profit or payment to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving this information for non-profit research and educational purposes only. *Inclusion of a news article, report, or other document in this email does not imply PSPA support or endorsement of the information or opinion expressed in the document.