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Friday, December 22, 2023


**************************************** PSPA wishes you and yours a safe and happy New Year! Updates will resume Wednesday, January 3, 2024. **************************************** Alaska NOAA report highlights changes in fish distribution, abundance off Alaska coast The annual report from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provides foundational environmental data that guides fishery management Undercurrent News by Kirsten Dobroth - December 21, 2023 Fish distribution and the prominence of certain species in the waters off the US state of Alaska is shifting as climate change alters the marine ecosystem from the Gulf of Alaska to the Bering Sea... https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2023/12/21/noaa-report-highlights-changes-in-fish-distribution-abundance-off-alaska-coast/ *Requires Subscription National USDA to purchase USD 36 million worth of domestic shrimp, awards USD 1.2 million in pollock contracts Seafood Source by Christine Blank - December 21, 2023 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is purchasing up to USD 36 million (EUR 33 million) of wild shrimp from the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic, U.S. Representative Garret Graves (R-Louisiana) announced in a press release. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/us-government-to-purchase-up-to-usd-million-worth-of-wild-shrimp International Biden to expand ban on Russian seafood to include product processed in other countriesUS president Joe Biden announced Friday that he intends to sign another executive order Undercurrent News by Jason Huffman - December 22, 2023 US president Joe Biden announced Friday (Dec. 22) that he intends to sign another executive order (EO) that expands the ban on Russian seafood to include products processed in other countries.... https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2023/12/22/biden-to-expand-ban-on-russian-seafood-to-include-product-processed-in-china-other-countries/ *Requires Subscription Labeling and Marketing Sitka Seafood Market continuing to evolve its direct-to-consumer sales post-pandemic Seafood Source by Chris Chase - December 21, 2023 The Covid-19 pandemic was a massively disruptive force impacting businesses across the entire seafood industry. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/premium/foodservice-retail/sitka-seafood-market-continuing-to-evolve-post-pandemic Federal Register North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 12/22/2023 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Bering Sea Fishery Ecosystem Plan (BS FEP) Team will be held on January 9, 2024. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/12/22/2023-28216/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting

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