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Friday, January 6, 2023

Alaska Alaska pollock RFM certification reassessment underway Seafood Source by Emma Desrochers - January 4, 2023 The Reponsible Fisheries Management (RFM) certification reassessment process is underway for the Alaska pollock and cod fisheries. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/public-comment-open-for-the-rfm-re-assessment-certification-of-alaska-pollock-and-cod-fisheries New halibut catch-sharing plan included in federal bill KDLL by Sabine Poux - January 5, 2023 Charter operators in the Gulf of Alaska will soon be able to buy halibut quota from willing commercial fishermen. That’s after funding was included for a new catch-sharing program in the federal omnibus budget bill, passed at the end of last month. https://www.kdll.org/local-news/2023-01-05/new-halibut-catch-sharing-plan-included-in-federal-bill Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Inseason Adjustment to the 2023 Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Pollock, Atka Mackerel, and Pacific Cod Total Allowable Catch Amounts A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 01/05/2023 In rule document 2022-28343 appearing on pages 80090-80094 in the issue of December 29, 2022, make the following corrections: 1. On page 80093, in Table 9, in the first column, in the 13th and 14th lines down, “Hook-and-line catcher vessel ≤60 ft LOA” should read, “Hook-and-line catcher vessel ≥60 ft LOA”. 2. On the same page, in the same table, in the same column, in the 16th line down, “Pot catcher vessel ≤60 ft LOA” should read, “Pot catcher vessel ≥60 ft LOA”. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/01/05/C1-2022-28343/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-inseason-adjustment-to-the-2023-bering-sea-and North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 01/06/2023 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) Trawl Electronic Monitoring (EM) Committee will meet January 20, 2023. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/01/06/2023-00084/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Using Hook-and-Line Gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 01/05/2023 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using hook-and-line (HAL) gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2023 total allowable catch of Pacific cod by catcher vessels using HAL gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/01/05/2022-28629/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-catcher-vessels-using FYI’s Fishing Coalition Hails Funding for Young Fishermen’s Development Act Fishermen's News - January 4, 2023 A national coalition of community-based, small-boat commercial fishermen is hailing a congressional decision to include $1 million to fund the Young Fishermen’s Development Act (YFDA) in the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending package for fiscal year 2023. https://fishermensnews.com/fishing-coalition-hails-funding-for-young-fishermens-development-act/ REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR COMFISH ALASKA 2023! MARCH 16-18, 2023 KODIAK, ALASKA ComFish Alaska is Alaska’s premier commercial Fisheries Expo and is the largest and longest-running in Alaska. Over three days, ComFish Alaska brings together every aspect of commercial fishing, from equipment, technology, and gear exhibitors to government agencies and nonprofits. Forums on relevant topics are organized annually to share ideas and fishing information with the public and the fishing industry. Everyone in the Alaska Fishing Industry belongs HERE! https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Registration-is-Now-OPEN-.html?soid=1113611784554&aid=b-aj5iH2s9o Webinar series examines climate change and fisheries National Fisherman - January 4, 2023 The group Fishery Friendly Climate Action begins a winter series of webinars on climate change and fisheries with an online session Thursday, Jan. 5, looking at two pressing issues: the closing of Alaska crab seasons, and the potential impact of offshore wind power development off the lower 48 states. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/national-international/webinar-series-examines-climate-change-and-fisheries 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. 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