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Friday, April 22, 2022

Alaska Alaska Fisheries Report April 21, 2022 KMXT - April 21, 2022 On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: Angela Denning’s wide awake story about sleep research for fishermen, and Maggie Nelson’s catch of the day, regarding Unalaska fishermen taking local youths out on the water. https://kmxt.org/2022/04/alaska-fisheries-report-april-21-2022/ National research on commercial fishermen’s sleep schedules to include Alaska gillnetters KFSK by Angela Denning - April 18, 2022 Researchers from New York state were in Petersburg, Sitka, Juneau, and Cordova last week gathering information on salmon gillnetters as part of their study on sleep deprivation. https://www.kfsk.org/2022/04/18/national-research-on-commercial-fishermens-sleep-schedules-to-include-alaska-gillnetters/ National Survey identifies top tech needs of US seafood harvesters Seafood Source by Chris Chase - April 20, 2022 A survey performed by the Seafood Harvesters of America, along with NOAA Fisheries scientists, Conservation X Labs, Schmidt Marine Technology Partners, and the Alaska Ocean Cluster has identified the most-pressing needs of U.S. fishermen. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/processing-equipment/survey-identifies-top-tech-needs-of-us-seafood-harvesters International MSC: Sustainable fishing and ocean conservation receives close to $1 million funding boost from sustainable seafood ecolabel Saving Seafood - Marine Stewardship Council - April 20, 2022 The following was released by the Marine Stewardship Council: Satellite tagging stingrays, translocating sea urchins and developing deep-sea cameras are among the 22 projects and fisheries to have been awarded funding by the internationally recognised sustainable seafood certification and ecolabelling program, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) announced today. https://www.savingseafood.org/news/conservation-environment/msc-sustainable-fishing-and-ocean-conservation-receives-close-to-1-million-funding-boost-from-sustainable-seafood-ecolabel/ Seafood industry raises bar on transparency and sustainability Supermarket Perimeter by Christine Blank - April 21, 2022 Transparency and sustainable sourcing — particularly in the fresh seafood arena — have become paramount to shoppers. https://www.supermarketperimeter.com/articles/8049-seafood-industry-raises-bar-on-transparency-and-sustainability Environment/Science New Global Forecasts of Marine Heatwaves Foretell Ecological and Economic Impacts The forecasts could help fishing fleets, ocean managers, and coastal communities anticipate the effects of marine heatwaves. NOAA Fisheries - April 20, 2022 The latest global marine heatwave forecast showing the predicted probability of marine heatwaves for September 2022. Forecasts are experimental guidance, providing insight from the latest climate models. To see the latest marine heatwave maps and forecasts, visit NOAA's Physical Sciences Laboratory's Marine Heatwaves page. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/new-global-forecasts-marine-heatwaves-foretell-ecological-and-economic-impacts Labeling and Marketing FOR RELEASE: ASMI Launches New Alaska Seafood Online Marketplace Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute - April 21, 2022 Juneau, Alaska (April 21, 2022) Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) officially launched the Alaska Seafood Online Marketplace, a new web-based directory designed to connect buyers and suppliers of Alaska seafood around the globe. As the number of seafood purchases taking place online continues to grow, the new Marketplace provides opportunities for all Alaska seafood businesses to showcase their products to seafood purchasers of all types. https://www.alaskaseafood.org/news/for-release-asmi-launches-new-alaska-seafood-online-marketplace/ Federal Register North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/22/2022 The Center of Independent Experts (CIE) review of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI Pacific ocean perch stock assessment will be held May 9, 2022 through May 13, 2022. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/04/22/2022-08608/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the NMFS Saltonstall-Kennedy Research and Development Program A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/22/2022 NOAA announces the availability of its Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) which analyzes the potential environmental impacts of the implementation of projects that foster the promotion, marketing, research, and development of U.S. Fisheries and their associated fishing sectors, as consistent with NOAA's Saltonstall-Kennedy Research and Development Program (S-K Program). The focus of this action is on activities and projects under the S-K Program, which interfaces with numerous programs within NOAA, and it is NOAA's intention that this PEIS may also cover those activities and projects implemented by other NOAA programs and offices that are consistent with the scope of the S-K Program. This notice of availability (NOA) of the Draft PEIS invites interested parties to provide comments on the proposed project, its potential to affect the human environment, and means for avoiding, minimizing, or mitigating those effects. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/04/22/2022-08629/programmatic-environmental-impact-statement-for-the-nmfs-saltonstall-kennedy-research-and NOAA Fisheries Draft Climate Science Regional Action Plans (2022-2024) A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/22/2022 We, NMFS, announce the availability of Draft Climate Science Regional Action Plans designed to increase the production, delivery and use of climate-related information to fulfill our stewardship mission for the Nation's valuable living marine resources. We are soliciting review and comment from the public and all interested parties, and will consider all substantive comments received during the review period before publishing final Plans. Comments are invited on: (a) The clarity of the goals and activities in the draft Plans, (b) how to strengthen the draft Plans and activities; (c) what additional goals and activities need to be addressed. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be provided to the Regional Action Plan Teams for consideration in development of the final Plans. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/04/22/2022-08483/noaa-fisheries-draft-climate-science-regional-action-plans-2022-2024 FYI’s Ravn Alaska announces passengers can now book flights with Alaska miles KUCB by Maggie Nelson, Theo Greenly - April 21, 2022 Travelers can now purchase Ravn Alaska flights using Alaska Airlines miles. That’s according to a Thursday statement from the regional airline. https://www.kucb.org/regional/2022-04-21/ravn-alaska-announces-passengers-can-now-book-flights-with-alaska-miles Global Seafood Alliance’s 2022 GOAL Conference moved from Tokyo to Seattle Seafood Source by Cliff White - April 21, 2022 The Global Seafood Alliance’s GOAL Conference, scheduled for 3 to 5 October, 2022, has been moved from Tokyo, Japan, to Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/global-seafood-alliance-s-2022-goal-conference-moved-from-tokyo-to-seattle The Maritime Festival Returns to Juneau KINY by Jasz Garrett - April 17, 2022 Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Maritime Festival is moving full steam ahead with events scheduled for May 7th at the Peratrovitch Plaza. The festival provides a unique opportunity to learn and interact with Juneau’s maritime culture, history, and commerce. https://www.kinyradio.com/news/news-of-the-north/the-maritime-festival-returns-to-juneau/ Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail: admin@pspafish.net; 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.

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