International America's $550 million in whitefish imports from China giving unfair back door to Russia, groups argue While the US has banned direct imports of Russian seafood in the wake of the Vladimir Putin-ordered invasion of Ukraine last year, it has not placed sanctions on Russian fish reprocessed in China. Intrafish by John Evans and Drew Cherry - January 26, 2023 Two leading trade groups have issued stinging criticism of trade rules that allow Russian pollock and other whitefish species processed in Chinaunfettered access to the US market, despite the Biden administration's sanctions on Russian imports in the wake of its invasion of Ukraine last year. https://www.intrafish.com/whitefish/americas-550-million-in-whitefish-imports-from-china-giving-unfair-back-door-to-russia-groups-argue/2-1-1392856 *Requires Subscription Environment/Science UCSB team offers 7 recommendations for fisheries managers to respond to climate change Seafood Source by Emma Desrochers - January 27, 2023 A team of researchers at the University of California-Santa Barbara has issued seven recommendations to aid fisheries management organizations adapt to the impacts of climate change. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/ucsb-research-recommendations-for-more-resilience-in-fisheries-to-climate-change Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska; Central Gulf of Alaska Rockfish Program A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 01/27/2023 NMFS publishes the standard ex-vessel prices and fee percentage for cost recovery under the Central Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Rockfish Program (Rockfish Program). This action is intended to provide participants in a rockfish cooperative with the standard prices and fee percentage for the 2022 fishing year, which was authorized from May 1 through November 15. The fee percentage is 2.53 percent. The fee payments are due from each rockfish cooperative on or before February 15, 2023. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/01/27/2023-01703/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-groundfish-of-the-gulf-of-alaska-central-gulf-of Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2023-2024 Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Inseason Adjustments A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 01/26/2023 This final rule announces routine inseason adjustments to management measures in commercial and recreational groundfish fisheries. This action is intended to allow fishing vessels to access more abundant groundfish stocks while protecting rebuilding stocks. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/01/26/2023-01571/magnuson-stevens-act-provisions-fisheries-off-west-coast-states-pacific-coast-groundfish-fishery FYI’s Feds award $285M for Alaska ferries. But to get it, the state needs to put up money, too. Alaska Public Media by Liz Ruskin - January 26, 2023 The U.S. Transportation Department announced this week that it is awarding $285 million to upgrade and modernize Alaska’s ferry system. The money comes mostly from programs Sen. Lisa Murkowski added to last year’s bipartisan infrastructure bill, but the award to Alaska is larger than even she expected. https://alaskapublic.org/2023/01/26/feds-award-285m-for-alaska-ferries-but-to-get-it-the-state-needs-to-put-up-money-too/ Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail: email@example.com; 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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