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Monday, April 11, 2022

Alaska An epic forecast for Bristol Bay salmon has industry leaders worried it will be too much to handle Anchorage Daily News by Alex DeMarban - April 8, 2022 Alaska biologists are forecasting another massive run of sockeye salmon in Bristol Bay this summer, raising questions in commercial fishing circles about whether the industry in the Southwest Alaska region will be able to keep up. https://www.ktoo.org/2022/04/08/epic-forecast-bristol-bay-salmon/ $34 million left for businesses in second round of Alaska’s pandemic relief program KUCB by Maggie Nelson - April 8, 2022 Alaska businesses hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic have until April 15 to apply for tens of millions of dollars from a second round of federal pandemic relief funding. https://www.kucb.org/regional/2022-04-08/34-million-left-for-businesses-in-second-round-of-alaskas-pandemic-relief-program Petersburg area projects among those funded by USDA KFSK by Joe Viechnicki - April 7, 2022 A Petersburg seafood business and some stream restoration work on Kuiu Island were among the nearly nine million dollars in project funding announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in March. That money will help move salmon and other seafood to buyers and pay for salmon habitat repair.. https://www.kfsk.org/2022/04/07/petersburg-area-projects-among-those-funded-by-usda/ Into the ice: Snow crab decline hits Bering Sea island community of St. Paul This season’s quotas of snow crab catch were slashed by nearly 90%, a body blow to the small island government on St. Paul, where the crab are processed — and taxed. Seattle Times by Hal Bernton - April 10, 2022 Last in a series. These stories were reported in partnership with the Seattle Times and the Pulitzer Center’s Connected Coastlines reporting initiative. Additional support from KUCB public media in Unalaska. ST. PAUL — The Trident Seafoods plant tucked inside this island’s small port is the largest snow crab processor in the nation. https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2022/04/10/into-the-ice-snow-crab-decline-hits-bering-sea-island-community-of-st-paul/ International Fifth vessel joins 2022 Pan-Pacific winter high seas expedition Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - April 8, 2022 A fifth vessel has joined the fleet for the 2022 Pan-Pacific Winter High Seas Expedition, the latest major research effort of the International Year of the Salmon, to learn more about the lives of salmon during the marine phase of their life history during winter in the North Pacific Ocean. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2022/04/08/fifth-vessel-joins-2022-pan-pacific-winter-high-seas-expedition/ Arctic leaders unsure what Russian aggression means for the region’s future Cordova Times by Zachariah Hughes - April 10, 2022 Russia’s invasion and military campaign against Ukraine has destabilized the Arctic order, leaving many who focus on the region to wonder what comes next. https://www.adn.com/arctic/2022/04/09/arctic-leaders-unsure-what-russian-aggression-means-for-the-regions-future/ Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/11/2022 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2022 total allowable catch of Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/04/11/2022-07698/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-catcher-vessels-using-trawl-gear 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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