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Friday, May 5, 2023

**************************************** Pacific Seafood Processors Association (PSPA) is a nonprofit trade association representing Alaska seafood processing companies in the policy, regulatory, and legislative arenas and is dedicated to supporting and advocating for the Alaska seafood industry and the sustainable use of fishery resources. PSPA has a position opening for President. Please see the position description here. ****************************************

Alaska Seafood industry offers many career path options Cordova Times by Guest Commentary, Cathy Muñoz - May 5, 2023 A cornerstone for the future of Alaska rests in the opportunities that Alaskans have as they enter the workforce. As the Acting Commissioner of Alaska’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development, it is my priority to ensure that there are diverse career pathways for young Alaskans. For many job seekers, Alaska’s commercial seafood industry offers exactly that. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2023/05/05/seafood-industry-offers-many-career-path-options/ Federal judge rules in favor of shutting down SE Alaska troll salmon fishery SE commercial trollers vow to fight the order to save the multi-million-dollar harvest Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - May 5, 2023 A federal district judge in Washington state has ruled in favor of closing a major commercial king salmon troll fishery which contributes millions of dollars to the Southeast Alaska economy, in order to provide more food for endangered Southern Resident killer whales in Puget Sound. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2023/05/05/federal-judge-rules-in-favor-of-shutting-down-se-alaska-troll-salmon-fishery/ NOAA’s 2022 Status of Stocks Report Show Slight Improvement Over 2021 Fishermen's News by May 3, 2023 NOAA Fisheries has released its 2022 Status of Stocks report, showing a slight improvement over the previous year in terms of overfishing. https://fishermensnews.com/noaas-2022-status-of-stocks-report-show-slight-improvement-over-2021/ FYI’s Reminiscing on Cordova’s historical canneries Cordova Times by Cathy Sherman - May 5, 2023 As we approach the best time of year, we thought a little reminiscing about some former fishing glories might be in order. In the past, before the time of saltwater refrigeration, bleeding fish on board and air transport; canneries were built where the fish were. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2023/05/05/reminiscing-on-cordovas-historical-canneries/ 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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