Alaska State will close middle and upper Kuskokwim River to gillnets beginning June 9 to conserve salmon KYUK by Anna Rose MacArthur - May 17, 2022 The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is forecasting that the Kuskokwim River will see similar salmon runs as last year and has released its initial fishing regulations for the upcoming salmon season. https://www.kyuk.org/hunting-fishing/2022-05-17/state-will-close-middle-and-upper-kuskokwim-river-to-gillnets-beginning-june-9-to-conserve-salmon Second opener for Copper River District set by ADF&G Cordova Times - May 19, 2022 Daughter-father duo Rita and Joe Spann deliver fresh Copper River king salmon from her gillnetter F/V Naiad to local fishing tender F/V Blue C’s on the opening day of the Copper River commercial salmon harvest, Monday, May 16. Photo by Molly McGraw of the F/V Blue C’s https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2022/05/19/second-opener-for-copper-river-district-set-by-adfg/ Alaska Fisheries Report May 19, 2022 KMXT - May 19, 2022 On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: Izzy Ross reports on permanent protections for Bristol Bay, Anna Rose MacArthur on the Donlin Mine water quality certificate, and Miriam Trujillo on robotic sea gliders! https://kmxt.org/2022/05/alaska-fisheries-report-may-19-2022/ Politics In D.C., Pebble opponents push for permanent protections of Bristol Bay ahead of EPA determination KDLG by Isabelle Ross - May 16, 2022 The Pebble deposit is a vast store of copper, gold and molybdenum that sits at the headwaters of Bristol Bay. https://www.kdlg.org/pebble-mine/2022-05-16/pebble-opponents-in-d-c-push-for-permanent-protections-in-bristol-bay-ahead-of-epa-determination National NOAA says status report shows U.S. fisheries 'on track' with rebuilding National Fisherman by Kirk Moore - May 18, 2022 The 2020 Fisheries of the United States report shows an industry worth $4.8 billion - even with a 10 to 15 percent decline from covid-19. Doug Stewart photo. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/noaa-says-status-report-shows-u-s-fisheries-on-track-with-rebuilding Certification Standards First fleets complete FISH Standard for Crew audits Seafood Source by Emma Desrochers - May 19, 2022 A new, accredited third-party certification program, Fairness, Integrity, Safety, and Health (FISH) Standard for Crew, has announced three fishing fleets have become the first organizations to complete the FISH standard audits. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/three-fishing-fleets-complete-fish-standard-audits Federal Register Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 05/20/2022 The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) and its advisory entities will hold online and in-person public meetings. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/05/20/2022-10890/pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meetings FYI’s Pacific Marine Expo 2022 dates announced National Fisherman - May 20, 2022 SEATTLE, WA – Pacific Marine Expo, the West Coast’s largest and longest-running commercial marine and fishing industry trade show, returns to Seattle from Thursday, Nov. 17, through Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Lumen Field Event Center. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/pacific-marine-expo-2022-dates-announced Silver Bay Seafoods Providing Humanitarian Relief to Ukraine Fishermen's News - May 18, 2022 A fisherman-owned seafood processing company in Sitka, Alaska with deep ties to Ukraine has reached out in a humanitarian effort with the donation of a 20-foot container filled with wild Alaska canned salmon and $130,000 USD to World Food Kitchen’s hunger relief program. https://fishermensnews.com/silver-bay-seafoods-providing-humanitarian-relief-to-ukraine/ Tacoma students help raise, release salmon in restoration project The hope is by getting the youth involved now, they can foster a feeling of stewardship over the Puget Sound that will carry into the next generation. KING by Lionel Donovan - May 12, 2022 TACOMA, Wash. — Northwest Salmon Research kicked off its annual project to help grow the Chinook salmon population in Puget Sound. https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/tacoma/chinook-salmon-restoration-project-tacoma-washington/281-68cbb0a2-ec7a-4ddc-9623-e3190db6da6e Jerry McCune retires as board chairman of Cordova District Fishermen United Jess Rude named as new executive director of fisheries organization Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - May 20, 2022 Jerry McCune has retired as chairman of the board of Cordova District Fishermen United after 32 years with the historic fishermen’s advocacy group, and members will vote on Tuesday, May 24, on future leadership of CDFU. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2022/05/20/jerry-mccune-retires-as-board-chairman-of-cordova-district-fishermen-united/ Cordova’s Tom Carpenter joins Alaska Board of Fisheries Carpenter: The resource is the most important thing Cordova Times - May 20, 2022 In Alaska Board of Fisheries meetings beginning this fall and for the next three years, Cordova’s own Tom Carpenter, a veteran commercial harvester, will be on board to give the board a fresh perspective on an area that the board hasn’t had in decades. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2022/05/20/cordovas-tom-carpenter-joins-alaska-board-of-fisheries/ 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. 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