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Friday, August 26, 2022

Alaska Alaska's far north fisheries make a comeback National Fisherman by Charlie Ess - August 24, 2022 Alaska’s far northwest fishing region made a comeback in salmon and crab fisheries this year. As of Aug. 18, the preliminary numbers for the Kotzebue area had hit 354,000 chums, and if the two shoreside processors continued operating until the end of the month, the area could see a near-record harvest. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/alaska-s-far-north-fisheries-make-a-comeback Alaska Fisheries Report August 25, 2022 KMXT - August 25, 2022 On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: KMXT’s Kirsten Dobroth reporting on NOAA’s new strategic plan for Alaska mariculture, Katherine Moncure of KDLG with a story on the Alaska Salmon Program, and Anna Rose MacArthur of KYUK on closed coho in the Kuskokwim. https://kmxt.org/2022/08/alaska-fisheries-report-august-25-2022/ West Coast Salmon, Steelhead Still Face Threats in Interior Columbia Basin Fishermen's News - August 24, 2022 NOAA Fisheries researchers have determined that salmon and steelhead species in the Interior Columbia Basin protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) still need such protection, due to the impact of climate change and the need for further recovery actions. https://fishermensnews.com/salmon-steelhead-still-face-threats-in-interior-columbia-basin/ International Russia Ramping Up Production of Premium Seafood SeafoodNews.com by Eugene Gerden - August 26, 2022 Russia is ramping up production of seafood, paying a particular attention to high-end species, (which could be in high demand both in the domestic and foreign markets), despite the ongoing military conflict in Ukraine and continuing sanctions’ pressure on the country by West. The progress in this field has been recently confirmed by the official statistics of the Russian Federal Agency of Fisheries (Rosrybolovstvo), according to which in the first half of the current year seafood output in Russia grew by 8.5% year-on-year basis. Currently the growth is observed in the case of the majority of valuable seafood species, including mussels, oysters, crayfish etc. Of these, the biggest growth of production was registered in sea urchins - by 34%, up to 3.240 tons and crayfish - by 50%. According to Rosrybolovstvo, since 2016 Russia has increased the production of valuable hydrobionts by 7.5 times. Thus, in 2021, the total volume of production of valuable seafood in the country amounted to 58.700 tonnes, compared to 7,700 tonnes in 2016. The ongoing growth of production creates conditions for a further increase of exports, with Asia-Pacific nations being the most promising export destinations. https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1233578/Russia-Ramping-Up-Production-of-Premium-Seafood Environment/Science Report Recommends That Fisheries Service Share Climate Resilience Information Fishermen's News - August 24, 2022 A report prepared for Congress by the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommends that National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) work with regional fishery management councils to identify and prioritize opportunities to enhance climate resilience of federal fisheries. https://fishermensnews.com/report-recommends-that-fisheries-service-share-climate-resilience-information/ Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/26/2022 NMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI). This action is necessary to fully use the 2022 total allowable catch of Pacific cod allocated to catcher vessels less than 60 feet LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear in the BSAI. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/08/26/2022-18457/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-in-the-bering-sea-and-aleutian North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/26/2022 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Partial Coverage Fishery Monitoring Advisory Committee (PCFMAC) will meet September 12, 2022. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/08/26/2022-18450/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/26/2022 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Crab Plan Team will meet September 12, 2022, through September 15, 2022. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/08/26/2022-18451/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting FYI’s Seafood industry putting greater focus on gender equity initiatives Seafood Source by Ned Daly - August 26, 2022 Gender equity and gender equality have moved to the forefront of work in corporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts in the seafood industry, according to Seafood and Gender Equality (SAGE) Founder Julie Kuchepatov. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/seafood-industry-putting-greater-focus-on-gender-equity-initiatives 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. 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