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Friday, February 18, 2022

Please note: PSPA will be closed Monday in observance of President's Day, daily updates will resume on Tuesday.

Alaska State park land swap bill would keep Tutka Bay hatchery open Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl - February 16, 2022 A bill moving through the Legislature would provide a chunk of land cut out of a state park to an embattled hatchery just south of Homer to settle debate about its legality, but locals feelings about the proposal are mixed. https://www.alaskajournal.com/2022-02-16/state-park-land-swap-bill-would-keep-tutka-bay-hatchery-open Environment/Science Researchers Project New Salmon Habitat Due to Melting Glaciers Fishermen's News - February 16, 2022 A study of potential new Pacific salmon habitat in western North America as a result of glacial retreat through the year 2100 poses benefits to salmon, but also warns of the need for forward-looking management decision making and conservation planning. https://fishermensnews.com/researchers-project-new-salmon-habitat-due-to-melting-glaciers/ Labeling and Marketing #3MMI - Buyer’s Update: Cod, Pollock, Haddock, Halibut, Snow Crab, Lent TradexFoods - February 14, 2022 Lent runs from March 2nd to April 14th and buyers have been taking positions on popular value-added whitefish options from Atlantic Cod to Pollock and Haddock. Although current inventories of Cod, Halibut, Pollock, and Haddock are all short, we should start seeing more supply flow through as harvest from Alaska's A Season start to work their way through the supply chain - and lookout for the Pacific Halibut and Snow Crab fisheries starting up in March. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB4GkxGdGqs&t=6s Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Vessels Using Pot Gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 02/18/2022 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by vessels using pot gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2022 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod by vessels using pot gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/02/18/2022-03637/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-vessels-using-pot-gear-in-the FYI’s OBI Seafoods Plans Full-Scale Exhibit at Seafood Expo North America Fishermen's News - February 16, 2022 OBI Seafoods’ Chief Executive Officer Mark Palmer said the company plans a full force showing at Seafood Expo North America in Boston March 13-15, to introduce the company to new customers. https://fishermensnews.com/obi-seafoods-plans-full-scale-exhibit-at-seafood-expo-north-america/ As Arctic ice melts, the Coast Guard prepares a new generation of icebreakers KMXT by Dylan Simard - February 17, 2022 Listen to this story; Captain Kenneth Boda does not have a typical job in the armed forces. He is the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy- the U.S. Coast Guard’s largest vessel, as well as the U.S. armed forces’ only medium icebreaker. He addressed the Alaska Marine Science Symposium in late January. https://kmxt.org/2022/02/as-arctic-ice-melts-the-coast-guard-prepares-a-new-generation-of-icebreakers/ First Aid at Sea Workshop in Bellingham March 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Learn to effectively treat hypothermia, near drowning and other incidents while on the water. Washington Sea Grant and the Port of Bellingham are cosponsoring a Coast Guard Approved First Aid at Sea Course. https://wsg.washington.edu/event/first-aid-at-sea-workshop-in-bellingham-3-24-22/ 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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