Alaska Copper River sockeye harvest still high in demand Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - June 16, 2023 With the run slowing and deliveries dropping, consumer demand is still high for those famed Copper River wild red salmon. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2023/06/16/copper-river-sockeye-harvest-still-high-in-demand/ Public voices input on federal fishery disaster spending plans ADF&G hosted a public comment meeting for those affected by fishery disasters in recent seasons to help determine how relief funds will be distributed. KTUU by Joe Kinneen - June 14, 2023 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game hosted a listening session on Wednesday for members of the public to share how they think relief funds for closed fisheries should be distributed. https://www.alaskasnewssource.com/2023/06/15/public-voices-input-federal-fishery-disaster-spending-plans/ Transboundary Indigenous group declares salmon emergency KTOO by Angela Denning, CoastAlaska - June 15, 2023 Tribes in Southeast Alaska and across the border in Canada have declared an emergency for salmon facing environmental risks. Leaders with the Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission made the announcement at the 4th Annual Indigenous Leaders Summit in Washington last week. The transboundary commission represents 15 Tsimshian, Lingít, and Haida Nations. https://www.ktoo.org/2023/06/15/transboundary-indigenous-group-declares-salmon-emergency/ Cook Inlet salmon management plan mired in courts, meetings National Fisherman by Charlie Ess - June 14, 2023 With less than a week before the commercial salmon season gets underway in Upper Cook inlet, state and federal fisheries managers and the courts remain in a three-way stalemate about which government entity should govern the season and how the sockeye gillnet fishery should be managed. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/alaska/cook-inlet-salmon-management-plan-mired-in-courts-meetings IPHC Seeks Vessels for Fall Gear Comparison Study Fishermen's News - June 14, 2023 The International Pacific Halibut Commission is looking to charter fixed gear and snap gear longline vessels for a gear comparison study to be conducted this fall, to collect standardized data for use in the Pacific halibut stock assessment. https://fishermensnews.com/iphc-seeks-vessels-for-fall-gear-comparison-study/ National USDA seeks to buy seven kinds of seafood, including lots of Alaska salmon USDA's massive, 100-page request for proposals includes solicitations for 753,200 cases of 'red salmon' cans and nearly 3.7 million pounds of frozen wild-caught salmon fillets Undercurrent News by Jason Huffman - June 15, 2023 The US Department of Agriculture further stepped up its latest seafood-buying spree, announcing on Thursday (June 15) that it was soliciting offers to buy as many as seven different kinds of products to make available in school lunches and other fede... https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2023/06/15/usda-seeks-to-buy-seven-kinds-of-seafood-including-lots-of-alaska-salmon/ *Requires Subscription International Tons of fish caught in Russia is sold in America, despite import ban Alaska Public Media by Liz Ruskin - June 15, 2023 President Joe Biden signed an import ban on Russian seafood last year, but fish valued at several hundred millions of dollars are able to evade the ban by diverting to another another country before arriving on American shores. https://alaskapublic.org/2023/06/15/tons-of-fish-caught-in-russia-is-sold-in-america-despite-import-ban/ Labeling and Marketing BBRSDA Offers Updated 2023 Retail Plan for Summer of Sockeye Fishermen's News - June 14, 2023 The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association laid out its 2023 marketing tool kit in late May in advance of another robust harvest of millions of wild Alaska sockeye salmon. https://fishermensnews.com/bbrsda-offers-updated-2023-retail-plan-for-summer-of-sockeye/ Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Rock Sole, Flathead Sole, Alaska Plaice, and Other Flatfish in the Herring Savings Areas of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 06/15/2023 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for rock sole, flathead sole, Alaska plaice, and other flatfish by vessels using trawl gear in the Herring Savings Areas of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2023 herring bycatch allowance specified for the rock sole, flathead sole, Alaska plaice, and other flatfish fisheries in the BSAI. This action includes prohibiting directed fishing for rock sole, flathead sole, other flatfish by vessels participating in the Community Development Quota Program. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/06/15/2023-12836/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-rock-sole-flathead-sole-alaska-plaice-and-other Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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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