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Alaska Alaska’s salmon hatcheries are good for business Alaska Journal of Commerce by Michelle O’Brien - October 6, 2022 Across Southeast Alaska, our economy is driven by a variety of sectors, built on tourism and cruise ships, seafood and processing, mining and timber. Over the past several decades, we’ve built a thriving business community across the region, trends that are echoed across the state. As we continue to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, our economy emerges too, building back from the losses we experienced over the past two years. However, one bedrock of our economy has helped support and ensure the survival of a significant portion of our business activity, both in Southeast and statewide: our state’s salmon hatcheries. https://www.alaskajournal.com/2022-10-06/alaskas-salmon-hatcheries-are-good-business Press Release: Murkowski Unveils Working Waterfronts Framework Murkowski.senate.gov - October 3, 2022 Solicits Feedback from Alaskans on Draft Legislative Proposal U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today publicized a legislative framework to address working waterfront project needs brought forward by Alaskans. According to the NOAA Office of Coastal Management, 83 percent of Alaskans live in coastal areas. https://www.murkowski.senate.gov/press/release/murkowski-unveils-working-waterfronts-framework International Coast Guard captain describes encounter with Chinese, Russian warships off Alaska KUCB by Maggie Nelson - October 6, 2022 Capt. D’Arcy didn’t comment on the strategic implications of the foreign warships the Kimball encountered last month. But he said the cutter is staged for just about anything and will continue monitoring the area for foreign military activity. https://www.kucb.org/regional/2022-10-06/coast-guard-captain-describes-encounter-with-chinese-russian-warships-off-alaska Seafood industry to play critical role in feeding growing population as climate change hits harder Seafood Source by Bhavana Scalia-Bruce - October 6, 2022 The world's human population is expected to surpass 10 billion by 2050. How to feed that many people, especially as the effects of global warming continue to worsen, was the subject of a 5 October panel at the Global Seafood Alliance’s 2022 GOAL conference in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/predictions-about-increased-populations-sparks-industry-concern-about-climate-change FYI’s Deadline Extended for Habitat Restoration, Resilience Grants Fishermen's News - October 5, 2022 NOAA Fisheries has extended the deadline for underserved communities in fiscal year 2022 to apply for $10 million in funds for habitat restoration and resilience awards made available under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. https://fishermensnews.com/deadline-extended-for-habitat-restoration-resilience-grants/ 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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