Alaska Management changes coming for portion of Alaska’s giant Pacific cod fishery Starting in January, processors and catcher vessels that trawl for Pacific cod in the Bering Sea will be required to form cooperatives to harvest quota Undercurrents News by Kirsten Dobroth - September 8, 2023 Management for a sector of the US state of Alaska’s second largest groundfish fishery is changing. https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2023/09/08/management-changes-coming-for-portion-of-alaskas-giant-pacific-cod-fishery/ *Subscription Required Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association sees returns double hatchery expectations in some areas KMXT by Brian Venua - September 6, 2023 Some areas in Alaska have entirely wild salmon runs. But there’s also 28 hatcheries around the state. Two of those facilities are based in Kodiak, including one near the mouth of Pillar Creek, just outside of town. https://kmxt.org/2023/09/kodiak-regional-aquaculture-association-sees-returns-double-hatchery-expectations-in-some-areas/ International Alaska watches, nervously, as Ukraine war pushes more Russian oil through Bering Strait Alaska Public Media by Nathaniel Herz, Northern Journal - September 5, 2023 The war in Ukraine appears to be driving a sharp increase in shipments of Russian oil to China through the Bering Strait, prompting new warnings that the traffic threatens the isolated villages and residents’ fish and wildlife harvests on the American side of the border. https://alaskapublic.org/2023/09/05/alaska-watches-nervously-as-ukraine-war-pushes-more-russian-oil-through-bering-strait/ Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Snow Crab Rebuilding Plan in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/07/2023 The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the approval of Amendment 53 to the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs (Crab FMP). Amendment 53 adds a new rebuilding plan for snow crab ( Chionoecetes opilio) to the Crab FMP. The objective of this amendment is to rebuild the snow crab stock. In order to comply with provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), this action is necessary to implement a rebuilding plan prior to the start of the 2023/2024 fishing season. Amendment 53 is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the Crab FMP, and other applicable laws. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/09/07/2023-19300/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-snow-crab-rebuilding-plan-in-the-bering-sea-and FYI’s Salmon research task force will meet Nov. 14-15 Cordova Times - September 6, 2023 An update on the work of NOAA Fisheries’ Alaska Salmon Research Task Force is to be provided during an in-person meeting in Anchorage Nov. 14 and Nov. 15, as well as virtually. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2023/09/06/salmon-research-task-force-will-meet-nov-14-15/ Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail: email@example.com; 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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