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Friday, May 19, 2023

Alaska U.S. Department of Commerce allocates $220M in fishery disaster funding to AK and WA NOAA Fisheries - May 18, 2023 Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the allocation of over $220 million in fishery disaster funding, appropriated by Congress in the 2022 and 2023 Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Acts. The funding will address fishery disasters that occurred in multiple Alaska and Washington fisheries between 2019 and 2023. https://www.noaa.gov/news-release/us-department-of-commerce-allocates-220m-in-fishery-disaster-funding-to-ak-and-wa Labeling and Marketing 3MMI - 2023 Sockeye Market Update TradexFoods - May 15, 2023 The 2023 Alaska Salmon Season kicked-off May 15th with the annual “First of the Season” Copper River Sockeye & Kings. In-shore harvest of 50 Million Sockeye could translate to 195 Million Lbs from mostly large fish. $67.5 Million USDA Sockeye Purchase will provide some “inventory relief” but more inventory still remains. Watch to Find Out More. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_72r3XHjiIA Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Prohibited Species Donation Program A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 05/18/2023 NMFS announces the renewal of two prohibited species donation (PSD) permits to SeaShare, a non-profit and tax exempt organization, authorizing this organization to distribute Pacific salmon and Pacific halibut to hunger relief agencies, food bank networks, or food bank distributors under the PSD program. Salmon and halibut are caught incidentally during directed fishing for groundfish with trawl gear off Alaska. This action is necessary to comply with provisions of the PSD program and is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/05/18/2023-10570/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-prohibited-species-donation-program FYI’s Don't Miss Out: Pacific Marine Expo 2023 Returns to Seattle's Lumen Field Event Center National Fisherman - May 17, 2023 SEATTLE, WA – Pacific Marine Expo, the West Coast’s largest and longest-running commercial marine and fishing industry trade show, returns to Seattle from Wednesday, November 8, through Friday, November 10, 2023, at the Lumen Field Event Center. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/pacific-marine-expo-2023-announcement-dates Commentary 3 Alaska trollers contemplate a summer without chinook KCAW by Robert Woolsey - May 18, 2023 Barring a stay, or a successful appeal, or other 11th-hour legal action, there will be no troll fishery for king salmon in Southeast Alaska either this summer or winter. https://alaskapublic.org/2023/05/18/three-alaska-trollers-contemplate-a-summer-without-chinook/ 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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