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Friday, October 6, 2023

Alaska Bristol Bay red king crab fishery could return after two years on ice KUCB by Maggie Nelson - October 5, 2023 If opened, Bristol Bay red king crab is set to start Oct. 15. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is set to decide Friday whether or not to reopen the Bristol Bay red king crab fishery, which has been closed since 2021. National Seafood Nutrition Partnership Launches New ‘Fall in Love with Seafood’ National Seafood Promotion Campaign Perishable News - Seafood Nutrition Partnership Seafood - October 5, 2023 The Seafood Nutrition Partnership is excited to unveil its new public health promotion campaign to help Americans live healthier, happier, and smarter by increasing their consumption of seafood. The ‘Fall in Love with Seafood’ campaign launches in October during National Seafood Month and continues throughout 2024 reminding consumers how delicious, nutritious, and versatile seafood is to enjoy at home and away from home. National Seafood Month 2023: Celebrating Past Successes, Preparing for Future Challenges NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator Janet Coit reflects on the importance of supporting a resilient seafood sector in the United States. NOAA Fisheries - October 2, 2023 In many parts of the country, October is the real onset of autumn. Some regions see temperatures begin to drop and leaves start to turn vibrant shades of red, yellow, and orange, while others experience a change in the patterns of wind and rain. In each case, the natural world is preparing for the winter ahead. My love of seafood is a year-round passion, but this year it seems fitting that we celebrate National Seafood Month during this season of transition. On a much broader time scale, our fisheries and the communities that rely on them—for food, cultural heritage, and economic security—are also in a season of transition, driven by the impacts of a changing climate. Those changes require us to work together to build resilience in our fisheries and communities. One simple way to support our commercial fishing sector is to eat more seafood! Environment/Science Salmon are spawning in Arctic rivers, researchers confirm by University of Alaska Fairbanks - October 5, 2023 Researchers have confirmed that salmon are spawning in an Arctic Ocean watershed, suggesting that at least some salmon species could be expanding to new territory as climate change reshapes their habitat. FYI’s PWSRAC seeks project applications Cordova Times - October 5, 2023 Applications for projects to enhance forest ecosystems or restore and improve land health and water quality within Chugach National Forest are being sought through Dec. 31 by the Prince William Sound Resource Advisory Committee (PWSRAC). Kenai Peninsula Elementary School Students attend “Salmon in the Classroom” Salmon Egg Takes Scheduled for October 10-11 Alaska Native News by ADF&G - October 4, 2023 (Soldotna) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Division of Sport Fish, Aquatic Education Program is kicking off the school year with its annual “Salmon in the Classroom” educational event with two days of coho salmon egg takes for elementary aged students attending schools within the Kenai Peninsula Borough. An egg take is the process of artificially spawning salmon to produce fertilized eggs. The first day of egg takes is scheduled for Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at Bear Creek near Seward and the second day of egg takes is scheduled for Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at the Anchor River in Anchor Point. 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. 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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