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Friday, October 20, 2023

International Time to cut Russia out of pollock trade, say Alaska senators National Fisherman - October 18, 2023 Russian-caught North Pacific pollock – often laundered through reprocessors in China – continues to flood the world market and needs to be cut off, Alaska’s U.S. senators said in opening the fifth annual summit of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers. Environment/Science Climate Readiness: the Future of U.S. Fisheries NOAA Fisheries - October 19, 2023 Supporting healthy, sustainable seafood and a robust seafood industry is a major priority for NOAA Fisheries. Hear from NOAA Fisheries leadership and members of the seafood community about climate readiness and plans for responding to a changing climate. Labeling and Marketing Extraordinary Circumstances National Fisherman by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Board of Directors - October 19, 2023 The Alaska seafood industry is facing extraordinary market challenges. A convergence of domestic and international circumstances has created hardship for everyone in our industry. Federal Register North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/20/2023 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Social Science Planning Team (SSPT) will meet in Anchorage, AK. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION . Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/19/2023 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the annual 2023 total allowable catch of pollock for Statistical Area 610 in the GOA. Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Cook Inlet Salmon; Amendment 16 A Proposed Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/19/2023 NMFS proposes Amendment 16 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Salmon Fisheries in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Off Alaska (Salmon FMP) and associated implementing regulations. If approved, Amendment 16 and this proposed rule would establish Federal fishery management for all salmon fishing that occurs in the Cook Inlet EEZ, which includes commercial drift gillnet and recreational salmon fishery sectors. This action is necessary to comply with rulings from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska, and to ensure the Salmon FMP is consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the Salmon FMP, and other applicable laws. Identifying Aquaculture Opportunity Areas in Alaska A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/19/2023 NOAA is beginning the process to identify Aquaculture Opportunity Areas (AOAs) in Alaska state waters to help sustainably advance invertebrate ( e.g., shellfish, sea cucumber) and seaweed ( e.g., macroalgae, kelp) aquaculture, in partnership with the State of Alaska. NOAA requests data, comments, views, information, analysis, or suggestions from the public to support the identification of AOAs in Alaska state waters, including siting parameters that can be used to select potential study areas for further analysis. Please respond to the questions listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section, as appropriate. FYI’s Registration opens for 2023 Young Fisherman’s Summit Cordova Times - October 18, 2023 Registration is now open for the 10th Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit, set for Dec. 5-7 at the Anchorage Marriot Downtown in Anchorage, and will include three days of intensive training and networking opportunities. Alaskan seafood nabs higher profile at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena Seafood Source by Christine Blank - October 18, 2023 The Bristol Bay Native Corporation and the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association are getting a higher profile for Alaskan seafood at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. New seafood refrigeration class trains next generation of specialists KMXT by Brian Venua - October 19, 2023 Chadwick Watters works for Leader Creek Fisheries in Naknek – near Bristol Bay – and is at the end of an in-person ammonia refrigeration training. NPFMC solicits nominations for tribal seat Cordova Times - October 19, 2023 Nominations are being accepted through Nov. 17 by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council for nominations from Alaska Native Tribes and/or tribal consortia for an Alaska Native individual to serve on the council’s Advisory Panel. NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comment on Proposed Federal Management of Salmon Fishing in Cook Inlet Alaska Native News by Alaska Regional Office - October 19, 2023 NOAA Fisheries is seeking public comment on a proposed rule that would implement federal management of commercial and recreational salmon fishing in the Cook Inlet Exclusive Economic Zone. Previously, salmon management in these federal waters was deferred to the State of Alaska and fishing occurred without respect to the EEZ boundary. 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. 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