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Friday, November 4, 2022

Alaska Canceled crab season could devastate Unalaska Alaska News Source by Georgina Fernandez - November 2, 2022 UNALASKA, Alaska (KTUU) - As the top fishing port by volume in the nation, fishing runs in the veins of Unalaska. Bristol Bay’s 2023 sockeye harvest set to be significantly lower than 2022’s The Alaska Department of Fish and Game said that it was expecting a 2023 Bristol Bay run size of 51.07m sockeye, within the estimated range of 36.58m to 65.56m Undercurrent News by Jason Smith - November 3, 2022 The forecast is in, and the sockeye salmon harvest in the US state of Alaska's Bristol Bay is projected to amount to a total maximum catch of 37.8 million sockeye, which compares to the 60.1m sockeye caught in 2022, an all-time record. *Requires Subscription Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Several Groundfish Species in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 11/04/2022 NMFS apportions amounts of the non-specified reserve to the initial total allowable catch (ITAC) of Bering Sea (BS) “other rockfish,” BS Pacific ocean perch, BS sablefish, and Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) skates. This action is necessary to allow the fisheries to continue operating. It is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the fishery management plan for the BSAI management area. Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch Western Aleutian District in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 11/04/2022 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the Western Aleutian district (WAI) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) by vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access sector fishery. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2022 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific ocean perch in the WAI allocated to vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access sector fishery. FYI’s Pacific Marine Expo Trade Show Set for Seattle in Less Than Two Weeks Urner Barry by Ryan Doyle - November 4, 2022 Pacific Marine Expo expects to host one of the best shows in its history as 5,000 maritime professionals and the entire student body from the Maritime High School head to the Lumen Field Event Center in Seattle, Washington from November 17 through November 19. The Expo is the largest and longest-running commercial fishing and marine trade show on the West Coast, serving all aspects of the maritime industry. It targets commercial vessel owner and operators, commercial fishermen, boat builders, suppliers, and seafood processors. Last year's Expo attracted more than 5,000 visitors from 40 states and 24 countries. "For more than 50 years, the commercial marine and fishing industry has counted on Pacific Marine Expo to deliver the latest trends in equipment, discuss the latest issues, and do business," said Bob Callahan, Group Vice President, Diversified Communications, which produces the show. 2022 Highlights: - A tour of the Expo by all students from the Maritime High School from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17. - The 10th Annual Maritime Economic Forecast Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Friday, November 18, will be a great chance to learn about the opportunities and challenges facing the region's maritime and fishing industries. Nearly 250 industry leaders are expected to attend. This year's speakers include U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral Paul Thomas, Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, Washington, DC; Andy Wink, Executive Director, Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association; John Wolfe, NW Seaport Alliance, Dustin Stoker, President, Husky Terminal and Stevedoring, and Dana Brand, General Manager, SSA Marine; Port of Seattle Commissioner Ryan Calkins; and, Ann Avary, Director, Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology discussing the new Washington State Maritime Workforce Development Plan. Expo Education Sessions on the latest issues and report, including: - What is Going on in the North Pacific? Closures, Climate Change or Catastrophe?, 3-3:45 p.m. Nov 17 - No Seat at the Table : U.S. Commercial Fishing and Offshore Wind, 12:45 - 1:45 p.m., Nov. 17 - Alaska Seafood Market Updates and Opportunities, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m., Nov. 17 - 'America the Beautiful' Conservation Initiative and the Commercial Fishing Industry, 2- 2:45 p.m., Nov. 18 Full programs, speakers, and details at To register, visit 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. 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