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Friday, March 31, 2023

Alaska Alaska officials prepare for possible commercial fishing expansion into Arctic waters Alaska Beacon by Yereth Rosen - March 29, 2023 Bans on commercial fishing in U.S. and international Arctic waters have been lauded as admirable preemptive actions that protect vulnerable resources before they are damaged by exploitation. https://alaskabeacon.com/briefs/alaska-officials-preparing-for-possible-commercial-fishing-expansion-into-arctic-waters/ Fishery expert says he is optimistic about long-term prospects for Bristol Bay sockeye salmon Alaska Beacon by Yereth Rosen - March 29, 2023 The long-term outlook is bright for Bristol Bay sockeye runs, source of a thriving commercial fishery that has enjoyed record-breaking returns and harvests in recent years, a salmon expert told a conference last week. https://alaskabeacon.com/briefs/fishery-expert-says-he-is-optimistic-about-long-term-prospects-for-bristol-bay-sockeye-salmon/ Alaska Department of Fish and Game releases Kuskokwim Bay salmon fishery announcement KYUK by Francisco Martínezcuello - March 30, 2023 The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) released an announcement on March 29, 2023. The advisory announcement notes that ADF&G does not expect to open any commercial gillnet fishing in Districts 4 and 5 of Kuskokwim Bay. https://www.kyuk.org/hunting-fishing/2023-03-30/alaska-department-of-fish-and-game-releases-kuskokwim-bay-salmon-fishery-announcement Environment/Science As oceans warm, the smallest organisms in the Bering Sea are losing fat and putting larger predators at risk KUCB by Sofia Stuart-Rasi - March 30, 2023 A new study shows zooplankton are getting skinny with lack of sea ice. Zooplankton are small organisms like sea snails, jellyfish, and krill — and they are crucial to the Bering Sea’s ecosystem. New data from NOAA Fisheries indicate that one of the most common zooplankton isn't as fatty or abundant as it used to be. https://www.kucb.org/science-environment/2023-03-30/as-oceans-warm-the-smallest-organisms-in-the-bering-sea-are-losing-fat-and-putting-larger-predators-at-risk Labeling and Marketing Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute looks to grow markets in Asia, Latin America Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl - March 30, 2023 After several years of lower international exports for Alaska’s seafood, market experts are again looking to open more trade relationships overseas. https://www.alaskajournal.com/2023-03-30/alaska-seafood-marketing-institute-looks-grow-markets-asia-latin-america Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 03/31/2023 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2023 total allowable catch of pollock in the West Yakutat District of the GOA. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/03/31/2023-06685/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pollock-in-the-west-yakutat-district-of-the-gulf FYI’s AFDF’s Julie Decker, ASMI’s Hannah Lindoff Join GSA’s Board of Directors Global Seafood Alliance - March 29, 2023 The Global Seafood Alliance is pleased to announce that Julie Decker, executive director of the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF), and Hannah Lindoff, senior director of global marketing and strategy for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI), have joined its board of directors, effectively immediately. https://www.globalseafood.org/blog/julie-decker-hannah-lindoff-gsa-board/ 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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