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Friday, December 1, 2023

International NOAA extends marine mammal exemptions for seafood imports Seafood Source by Nathan Strout - November 30, 2023 NOAA Fisheries has delayed implementing rules designed to bring seafood imports into compliance with U.S. marine mammal bycatch once again, extending the exemption for another two years. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/noaa-extends-marine-mammal-exemptions-for-seafood-imports Environment/Science New Evidence of Marine Heatwave Impacts on Western Alaska Chum SalmonAlaska ecosystem changes may pose challenge for juvenile chum salmon under warming ocean temperatures NOAA Fisheries - November 30, 2023 After looking at nearly two decades of survey data, scientists found evidence to suggest that recent marine heatwave events in the eastern Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska may have played a key role in juvenile chum salmon survival. Scientists also suspect this impacted subsequent adult returns to western Alaska rivers. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/new-evidence-marine-heatwave-impacts-western-alaska-chum-salmon Alaska lawmaker pushes bill to beef up algal bloom research The Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act has been reauthorized three times since it was first passed in 1998 Undercurrent News - November 29, 2023 US senator Dan Sullivan is calling on Congress to reauthorize a bill that would combat toxic algal blooms in the ocean by boosting monitoring, forecasting, prevention work and push for more coordination between different agencies, including local org... https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2023/11/29/alaska-lawmaker-pushes-bill-to-beef-up-algal-bloom-research/ *Requires Subscription  Glacier melt opens up new territory for salmon — and mining The melt creates potential salmon habitat while attracting attention from mining companies CBC by Caitrin Pilkington - November 29, 2023  A glacier in northern B.C. Glacier retreat is opening up new streams and lakes that represent future habitats for species such as salmon. (Jonathan Moore) https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/glacier-salmon-mining-study-1.7042872 Federal Register Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings; Correction A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 12/01/2023 The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its Executive and Budget Standing Committee and its 197th Council meeting to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. A portion of the 197th Council meeting will be closed to the public. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/12/01/2023-26484/western-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meetings-correction Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan; Amendment 32; Modifications to Non-Trawl Sector Area Management Measures A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 12/01/2023 This final rule implements regulations for Amendment 32 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan. The regulations include a suite of changes to non-trawl sector area management measures seaward of California and Oregon. The purpose of Amendment 32 is to provide fishing access to healthy groundfish stocks for non-trawl groundfish fisheries and the directed commercial Pacific halibut fishery while still meeting the conservation objectives of the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan. In addition, this final rule implements minor administrative revisions to the regulations to correct the name of the Cordell Bank Groundfish Conservation Area, amend the description of the Cordell Bank Groundfish Conservation Area, add new regulatory definitions for different types https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/12/01/2023-25905/magnuson-stevens-act-provisions-fisheries-off-west-coast-states-pacific-coast-groundfish-fishery FYI’s Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit Begins Dec. 5 in Anchorage Fishermen's News - November 29, 2023 The Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit (AYFS) gets underway at the Marriott Hotel in Anchorage on Dec. 5, with three days of intensive training and networking opportunities to train the next generation of commercial fisheries harvesters. https://fishermensnews.com/alaska-young-fishermens-summit-begins-in-anchorage-dec-5/ Walmart boosts seafood purchasing efficiency via updated enterprise sourcing platform Seafood Source by Christine Blank - November 30, 2023 Walmart will implement a new enterprise sourcing platform (ESP) at its Walmart and Sam’s Club stores across the U.S., which it said will improve its efficiency and reduce waste in its fresh seafood purchasing. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/foodservice-retail/walmart-boosts-seafood-purchasing-efficiency-via-new-tech Promoter of innovative Alaska seafood products hires new CEOThe executive comes to the role with experience leading an Alaska Native corporation. Intrafish by Rachel Sapin - November 29, 2023 The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF), which operates the Alaska Symphony of Seafood annual competition to find the best new Alaska seafood products, has named Kristy Clement its new CEO. https://www.intrafish.com/people/promoter-of-innovative-alaska-seafood-products-hires-new-ceo/2-1-1562613

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