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Friday, August 20, 2021

Alaska BBRSDA Waypoints Newsletter - August 2021 Welcome back from another Bristol Bay season! Call for Proposals, Harvest & Value Information, Pebble Update, Marketing News, Photo Contest, Oregon CARES update, Symphony of Seafood, News & Notes https://mailchi.mp/bbrsda/waypoints-newsletter-august-2021?fbclid=IwAR0_FXmhArjmlaO0UXAEtx7qhminIeUQAQ3wT7pujMvjcAdiKiM2kqwkimY Pebble Mine owners discuss delay in appeals process National Fisherman by Jessica Hathaway - August 17, 2021 Northern Dynasty Minerals announced this week that its appeal of the Pebble Mine decision is receiving new oversight and is likely to take a year or longer. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/alaska/pebble-mine-owners-discuss-delay-in-appeals-process USACE assigns a new review officer for Pebble appeal Mining.com by Staff Writer - August 17, 2021 The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has assigned a new review officer to handle Northern Dynasty Minerals’ (TSX: NDM) appeal of a negative record of decision for the massive Pebble copper-gold project in Alaska. https://www.mining.com/usace-assigns-a-new-review-officer-for-pebble-appeal/ Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Chinook Salmon Prohibited Species Catch Limits in the Gulf of Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/20/2021 NMFS is reapportioning the projected unused amount, 1,350 Chinook salmon prohibited species catch limit, from the vessels participating in directed fishing for pollock in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) to non-Rockfish Program catcher vessel sector participating in directed fishing for groundfish, other than pollock, in the Western and Central Regulatory Areas of the GOA. This action is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the GOA. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/08/20/2021-17867/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-chinook-salmon-prohibited-species-catch-limits FYI’s Vital Choice receives MSC Ocean Champion award Seafood Source by Chris Chase - August 19, 2021 Ferndale, Washington, U.S.A.-based Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics has been awarded a U.S. Ocean Champion Award by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/vital-choice-receives-msc-ocean-champion-award

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