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Friday, August 4, 2023

Alaska Pink salmon harvest exploding in Southeast Alaska; catch could be triple pre-season forecast of 19 million fish If the harvest reaches the latest predictions from ADF&G, it could rank in the top 10 harvests since statehood, but prices are low. Intrafish by Rachel Sapin - August 2, 2023 Southeast Alaska's pink salmon harvest could hit 59 million fish, more than triple what was forecasted before the season began. https://www.intrafish.com/salmon/pink-salmon-harvest-exploding-in-southeast-alaska-catch-could-be-triple-pre-season-forecast-of-19-million-fish/2-1-1495187 *Requires Subscription International Russia’s wild salmon catch rockets close to 400,000t Although Rosrybolovstvo did not give a weekly catch or a year-on-year increase, the previous week's level had been 246,000t, indicating a catch of 154,000t in the latest week Under Currents by Sergei Blagov - August 3, 2023 Russia's salmon fishing campaign in the Far East is moving fast in the Kamchatka region, which accounts for 92% of the total, the Russian fishery agency Rosrybolovstvo said on Wednesday ... https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2023/08/03/russias-wild-salmon-catch-rockets-close-to-400000t/ *Requires Subscription Environment/Science NOAA Fisheries preparing to issue USD 75 million contract for habitat conservation and oil spill support Seafood Source by Nathan Strout - August 3, 2023 NOAA Fisheries is preparing to issue a contract worth up to USD 74.5 million (EUR 68.1 million) for support for its Office of Habitat Conservation, which oversees NOAA’s efforts to conserve habitat for managed fisheries and restore fisheries impacted by oil spills. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/noaa-fisheries-preparing-to-issue-usd-75-million-contract-for-habitat-conservation-and-oil-spill-support Federal Register Fisheries Off West Coast States; Modification of the West Coast Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Actions #11-#16 A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/03/2023 NMFS announces six inseason actions for the 2023–2024 ocean salmon fishing season. These inseason actions modify the commercial and recreational salmon fisheries in the area from the U.S./Canada border to the U.S./Mexico border. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/08/03/2023-16516/fisheries-off-west-coast-states-modification-of-the-west-coast-salmon-fisheries-inseason-actions Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Cost Recovery Program A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/03/2023 NMFS publishes notification of a 3 percent fee for cost recovery under the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program. This action is intended to provide holders of crab allocations with the 2023/2024 crab fishing year fee percentage so they can calculate the required cost recovery fee payment, which must be submitted to NMFS by July 31, 2024. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/08/03/2023-16524/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-bering-sea-and-aleutian-islands-crab FYI’s With Alaska’s maritime heritage at risk of being lost, program seeks to preserve it Alaska Maritime Heritage Preservation Program is open to funding projects by museums, others Alaska Beacon by Teigan Akagi - August 1, 2023 With more coastline than all of the other states combined, Alaska has quite the maritime history. And for historians and museum leaders, it’s a challenge to preserve that history. A new federally funded grant program may make their jobs easier, by funding efforts to both preserve artifacts and educate the public. https://alaskabeacon.com/2023/08/01/with-alaskas-maritime-heritage-at-risk-of-being-lost-program-seeks-to-preserve-it/ 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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