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Alaska NOAA bottom trawl survey introduces new projects KNOM by Miriam Trujillo - August 11, 2022 NOAA is halfway through its annual bottom trawl survey of the Bering Sea. While it has no official data to report yet, the lead research biologist for the NOAA Fisheries Bottom Trawl survey said this year features new innovations. During a Strait Science presentation, Duane Stevenson of NOAA shared about the trawl survey’s increased focus on collecting environmental data. https://www.knom.org/wp/blog/2022/08/11/noaa-bottom-trawl-survey-begins-new-projects/ Alaska Fisheries Report August 11, 2022 KMXT- August 11, 2022 On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: Fishtival! by KDLG’s Corinne Smith. A story about electrified mudbugs by KMXT’s Dylan Simard. And the comment period is open on the expanded critical habitat for North Pacific right whales. https://kmxt.org/2022/08/alaska-fisheries-report-august-11-2022/ West Coast NOAA, Partners Working on Recovery of Oregon Coast Coho Salmon Fishermen's News - August 10, 2022 Federal fisheries officials, working with collaborators in the private-public Oregon Coast Coho Partnership, are expressing optimism on restoring healthy coho salmon runs to the Oregon coast through science driven restoration and sound watershed management. https://fishermensnews.com/noaa-partners-working-on-recovery-of-oregon-coast-coho-salmon/ International Alaska Canned Pink Salmon Heading to Ukraine Fishermen's News - August 10, 2022 More aid to help feed people with insufficient access to food in the war-torn Ukraine is on its way, thanks to a $300,000 donation by the Alaska Legislature, led by Sen. Gary Stevens, R- Kodiak. https://fishermensnews.com/alaska-canned-pink-salmon-heading-to-ukraine/ Environment/Science Despite setbacks, Pebble receives new investment of $9.4 million KDLG by Katherine Moncure - August 10, 2022 In late July, Northern Dynasty Minerals received $9.4 million from a new, unnamed investor. This would seem to be an unusual time for a big investment, since the proposed Pebble Mine has faced significant setbacks recently. https://www.kdlg.org/news/2022-08-10/despite-setbacks-pebble-receives-new-investment-of-9-4-million Labeling and Marketing National seafood marketing effort in US takes step closer to government funding Seafood Source by Chris Chase - August 10, 2022 The effort to create a national seafood marketing board in the United States has gained traction with a funding nod by the U.S. government. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/national-seafood-marketing-effort-in-us-takes-step-closer-to-government-funding Federal Register Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the U.S. Navy Training Activities in the Gulf of Alaska Study Area A Proposed Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/11/2022 NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) to take marine mammals incidental to training activities conducted in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Study Area (hereafter referred to as the GOA Study Area). Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue regulations and a subsequent Letter of Authorization (LOA) to the Navy to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS will consider public comments prior to issuing any final rule and making final decisions on the issuance of the requested LOA. Agency responses to public comments will be provided in the notice of the final decision. The Navy's activities qualify as military readiness activities pursuant to the MMPA, as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 (2004 NDAA). https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/08/11/2022-16509/taking-and-importing-marine-mammals-taking-marine-mammals-incidental-to-the-us-navy-training FYI’s Humpback Whale: From Photo to Postage Stamp NOAA Fisheries - August 5, 2022 Young researcher captured image that will send envelopes across the nation. The U.S. Postal Service selected a photograph by NOAA Fisheries Research Scientist Elliott Hazen of the Southwest Fisheries Science Center for a new sheet of postage stamps celebrating our national marine sanctuaries. His photo became the stamp featuring a breaching humpback whale. This is the story behind the stamp as told by Elliot Hazen. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/humpback-whale-photo-postage-stamp 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. 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