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Friday, July 28, 2023

Environment/Science Alaska leaders petition the U.S. Supreme Court for reversal of EPA ban on Pebble Mine The Dunleavy administration is bypassing lower courts in its attempt to overturn a decision barring permitting of the controversial copper and gold mine Alaska Beacon by Yereth Rosen - July 26, 2023 The Dunleavy administration on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to block the controversial Pebble copper and gold mine. https://alaskabeacon.com/2023/07/26/alaska-leaders-petition-the-u-s-supreme-court-for-reversal-of-epa-ban-on-pebble-mine/ Federal Register Pacific Halibut Fisheries of the West Coast; Inseason Action for the 2023 Area 2A Pacific Halibut Directed Commercial Fishery A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 07/27/2023 NMFS announces an inseason action for the 2023 non-tribal directed commercial Pacific halibut fishery that operates south of Point Chehalis, Washington (lat. 46°53.30′ N) in the International Pacific Halibut Commission's regulatory Area 2A off Washington, Oregon, and California. Specifically, this action adds an additional fishing period beginning on August 1, 2023 at 8 a.m. and closing on August 3, 2023 at 6 p.m. and implements a fishing period catch limit of 1,000 pounds (lb) (0.45 mt) dressed weight for all vessel size classes. This action is intended to conserve Pacific halibut and provide commercial fishing opportunity where available. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/07/27/2023-15915/pacific-halibut-fisheries-of-the-west-coast-inseason-action-for-the-2023-area-2a-pacific-halibut FYI’s Recycle fishing nets with CRWP Aug. 2-4 The Cordova Times - July 28, 2023 Net Your Problem, an environmental entity that collaborates with others to promote recycling of worn-out commercial fishing gear, is working with Copper River Watershed Project (CRWP) to collect gillnet and seine net in Cordova from Aug. 2-4. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2023/07/28/recycle-fishing-nets-with-crwp-aug-2-4/ Muralist Apay’uq Moore portrays salmon and way of life in Bristol Bay KDLG by Jessie Sheldon - July 25, 2023 Apay’uq Moore is an acrylic painter and muralist based in Aleknagik. Her art portrays themes of salmon and community, and the people and landscapes of Bristol Bay. In her dynamic paintings, these realms often mingle, with salmon blending seamlessly into the sky, or people becoming visually intertwined with the land. Her latest piece is a mural, located on a wall on Kanakanak Road headed into Dillingham. In the mural, vibrant salmon strips hang drying along the water, with the silhouettes of drift and settnetters harvesting salmon in the background. KDLG’s Jessie Sheldon sat down with Apay’uq to talk about her work in Bristol Bay, and the role fish plays in her art. https://www.kdlg.org/fisheries/2023-07-25/muralist-apayuq-moore-portrays-salmon-and-way-of-life-in-bristol-bay Celebrity Chef Antonia Lofaso Slated to Headline Will Alaska Pollock Annual Meeting Fishermen's News - July 26, 2023 Los Angeles television personality and celebrity chef Antonia Lofaso is on tap to headline the fifth annual Wild Alaska Pollock meeting on Sept. 28 at the Four Seasons Seattle hotel. https://fishermensnews.com/celebrity-chef-antonia-lofaso-slated-to-headline-will-alaska-pollock-annual-meeting/ 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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