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Friday, September 23, 2022

Alaska National Guard troops land in Bethel to join storm relief effort KYUK by Nina Kravinsky - September 22, 2022 An Alaska Air National Guard military transport plane touched down in Bethel on Wednesday. It was the second of the day bringing National Guard troops in, after last weekend’s massive Western Alaska storm. https://alaskapublic.org/2022/09/22/national-guard-troops-land-in-bethel-to-join-storm-relief-effort/ Homer looks to expand harbor to build its marine economy Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl - September 21, 2022 Homer is looking to expand its harbor space for large vessels, which would create more opportunity for economic development for the Kenai Peninsula town by keeping more boat business local. https://www.alaskajournal.com/2022-09-21/homer-looks-expand-harbor-build-its-marine-economy National Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization steams on amid partisan shoals National Fisherman by Kirk Moore - September 22, 2022 It has been 16 years since the last comprehensive update of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the overarching federal fisheries law, in 2006. The new effort, called the Sustaining America’s Fisheries for the Future Act, took a major step forward this week. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/national-international/magnuson-stevens-reauthorization-steams-on-amid-partisan-shoals Environment/Science Coalition of Native groups, fishermen and NGOs launch six-figure ad campaign opposing Bristol Bay's Pebble Mine The US Environmental Protection Agency is currently deciding on a plan to block the project, which has massive opposition from Alaska workers and residents. Intrafish by Rachel Sapin - September 21, 2022 The Bristol Bay Defense Fund, a coalition of largely Alaska-based businesses, tribal consortiums, nonprofit groups and community organizations, launched a new six-figure television, print, digital and mobile billboard campaign urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to veto the Pebble Mine project. https://www.intrafish.com/sustainability/coalition-of-native-groups-fishermen-and-ngos-launch-six-figure-ad-campaign-opposing-bristol-bays-pebble-mine/2-1-1304605 Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Sablefish in the Bering Sea Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/23/2022 NMFS is prohibiting retention of non-Community Development Quota (CDQ) sablefish by vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary because the 2022 non-CDQ sablefish initial total allowable catch (ITAC) in the Bering Sea subarea of the BSAI will be reached. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/09/23/2022-20793/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-sablefish-in-the-bering-sea-subarea-of-the Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/23/2022 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2022 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock for Statistical Area 630 in the GOA. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/09/23/2022-20775/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pollock-in-statistical-area-630-in-the-gulf-of North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/23/2022 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (NPFMC) Joint Protocol Committee will meet October 13, 2022. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/09/23/2022-20675/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting FYI’s Press Release: State of Alaska Opens Public Comment Period for 2020/2021 Statewide Salmon Disaster Initial Draft Spend Plan ADF&G - September 22, 2022 On January 22, 2022, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce made a disaster determination for the Alaska Norton Sound, Yukon River, Chignik, Kuskokwim River and Southeast Alaska Salmon Fisheries, 2020 and 2021 Yukon River Salmon Fisheries under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act in response to March 8, 2021 and September 14, 2021 requests from Governor Dunleavy. On May 6, 2022, NOAA Fisheries allocated $55,928,849 million to address losses to the affected management areas. The State of Alaska, in consultation with stakeholders and NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service, has drafted an initial spend plan and is now requesting public comments from affected stakeholders. Comments should be received by Thursday, October 6, 2022, to be considered for the second draft of the spend plan. https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=pressreleases.pr&release=2022_09_22_1 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. 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