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Friday, July 21, 2023

Alaska Preliminary Alaska Commercial Salmon Harvest Count Jumps to Over 60M Fish Fishermen's News - July 19, 2023 Commercial salmon harvest in Alaska has reached an estimated total of over 60 million fish, up more than 24 million fish through Monday, July 17 from a week earlier, with increased harvests from Southwest to Southeast to the Central region, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game data. Alaska salmon fishermen fume over low prices, but processors say they’re hurting too Anchorage Daily News by Nathaniel Herz, Northern Journal - July 20, 2023 A few times this summer, Jared Danielson, who fishes for salmon on the Alaska Peninsula, found himself fighting back tears in his bunk. Politics $206M for Pacific Salmon Recovery Included in Draft Federal Funding Bill Fishermen's News - July 19, 2023 More than $206 million for salmon recovery and marine habitat restoration are included in the draft Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies funding bill for fiscal year 2024 that was passed by the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on July 13. Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska; Pacific Cod By Catcher/Processors Using Trawl Gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 07/21/2023 NMFS is prohibiting retention of Pacific cod by catcher/processors using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the 2023 total allowable catch of Pacific cod allocated to catcher/processors using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA has been reached. FYI’s Proposed Legislation Would Clarify If Ports Can Apply for Commercial Fishing Support Grants Fishermen's News - July 19, 2023 Legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Val Hoyle in mid-July aims to clarify whether ports can apply for infrastructure grants to support commercial fishing, and in turn boost coastal communities’ jobs and economies. Public Comment Sought on Research Priorities for Alaska’s Exclusive Economic Zone Fishermen's News - July 19, 2023 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is seeking public comment regarding research priorities for fisheries in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off of Alaska for a triennial review. Holland America offering cruisegoers a bigger taste of Alaska Seafood Source by Christine Blank - July 20, 2023 Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.-based cruise ship corporation Holland America Line has recently unveiled new Alaskan seafood-themed dishes as part of its expanded Alaska Up Close program. Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail:; Website: 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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