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Friday, September 17, 2021

Alaska Alaska Fisheries Report Sept 16, 2021 KMXT - September 16, 2021 On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report: Terry takes a walk down the Kodiak dock. https://kmxt.org/2021/09/alaska-fisheries-report-sept-16-2021/ NMFS approves plan to restrict salmon fishing, protect orcas National Fisherman by Kirk Moore - September 16, 2021 NMFS has approved a plan by the Pacific Fishery Management Council to reduce salmon fishing if declining chinook numbers appear to endanger orcas. NMFS photo. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/west-coast-pacific/nmfs-approves-plan-to-restrict-chinook-fishing-protect-orcas Environment/Science Alaska Marine Science Symposium 2022 accepting abstracts Cordova Times - September 15, 2021 A call for abstracts for the Alaska Marine Science Symposium, set for Jan. 25-27, has been issued by the North Pacific Research Board in Anchorage with a deadline of Oct. 15. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/09/15/alaska-marine-science-symposium-2022-accepting-abstracts/ NMFS funding $2.2 million for bycatch reduction projects NF Staff - September 16, 2021 NMFS funding $2.2 million for bycatch reduction projects. Federal officials announced $2.2 million in funding is being awarded to partners around the U.S. to support innovative research through the NMFS Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/nmfs-funding-2-2-million-for-bycatch-reduction-projects Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology Amendments to the Fishery Management Plans for the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs, Scallops, and Salmon A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/17/2021 NMFS announces the approval of Amendment 51 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BSAI) King and Tanner Crabs (Crab FMP), Amendment 17 to the FMP for the Scallop Fishery Off Alaska (Scallop FMP), and Amendment 15 to the FMP for the Salmon Fisheries in the EEZ Off Alaska (Salmon FMP) (collectively Amendments). These Amendments add to or modify language in the Crab, Scallop, and Salmon FMPs to more transparently reflect and align the FMPs with the way bycatch is currently reported in the fisheries managed by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council). These Amendments are intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act); the Crab, Scallop, and Salmon FMPs; and other applicable laws. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/09/17/2021-20089/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-standardized-bycatch-reporting-methodology FYI’s Seattle Kraken home game menu has Alaska twist Cordova Times - September 11, 2021 A new partnership between the Seattle Kraken and Bristol Bay fishermen will offer fans of the National Hockey League team wild Alaska salmon and Pacific cod options for snacking during home games at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/09/11/seattle-kraken-home-game-menu-has-alaska-twist/ 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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