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Friday, March 17, 2023

Alaska Aerial surveys kick off ahead of Sitka's spring herring fishery National Fisherman - March 16, 2023 Seiners are arriving to Sitka, and that means the start of the Sitka Sound Sac Roe herring fishery is around the corner. At ComFish kickoff, Alaska’s congressional delegation says more needs to be done about ‘crisis’ levels of species decline KMXT by Kirsten Dobroth - March 16, 2023 Alaska’s congressional delegation says species collapse in Alaska’s fisheries is nearing crisis levels. Senator Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Mary Peltola discussed the monumental challenges faced by Alaska’s fishermen and coastal communities during their legislative update on the opening day, Thursday, of Kodiak’s annual commercial fishing trade show, ComFish. A salmon tsunami is coming, and prices will drown Alaska's processors were riding the wave of a huge Bristol Bay salmon catch. But now they're headed for an ugly price wipeout. Intrafish by John Fiorillo - March 16, 2023 Last year's record harvest of just over 60 million sockeye salmon in Alaska's Bristol Bay was a cause for celebration. The 2022 harvest was 104 percent higher than the recent 20-year average of 29.4 million and brought in more than $350 million (€330 million) in ex-vessel value to fishermen. *Requires Subscription Federal Register North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 03/16/2023 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will meet April 4, 2023, through April 11, 2023. FYI’s Sen. Murkowski announces new D.C. fisheries aide Matt Robinson National Fisherman - March 15, 2023 U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) announced new staff members in her Washington, DC, and Juneau, Alaska offices. Request for Comments: NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement Priorities NOAA Fisheries seeks public comment on enforcement priorities for 2023–2027. The comment period is open through April 17, 2023. NOAA Fisheries - March 15, 2023 NOAA Fisheries released the Office of Law Enforcement’s Draft Enforcement Priorities for 2023–2027. These priorities were developed through an extensive stakeholder engagement process. They will help our enforcement team accomplish its mission, guide its strategic planning, and focus the use of law enforcement assets where they are most needed. 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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