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Monday, April 17, 2023

Alaska Record-low quota caught as Bering Sea Tanner crab season wraps up KUCB by Sofia Stuart-Rasi, Laura Kraegel - April 14, 2023 The fishing season has ended for Bering Sea Tanner crab. Crabbers caught the record-low quota of two million pounds just before the end of March. https://www.kucb.org/industry/2023-04-14/record-low-quota-caught-as-bering-sea-tanner-crab-season-wraps-up Commercial herring fishery wraps up for 2023 season KCAW by Katherine Rose - April 14, 2023 The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has officially closed the 2023 Sitka Sound Sac Roe Herring Fishery. The department published its final fishery update for the 2023 season on April 12. https://www.kcaw.org/2023/04/14/commercial-herring-fishery-wraps-up-for-2023-season/ Environment/Science Earth Week: Climate and Fisheries To celebrate Earth Day, see how our scientists are studying and tracking changes in our environment to better understand and respond to climate change. NOAA Fisheries - April 17, 2023 Earth Day is April 22, a time to celebrate our incredible planet. It is also a time to recognize the serious challenges ahead, especially in the face of a changing climate. We know climate change is already impacting our ocean and coastal resources. This week, we are showcasing the ways NOAA Fisheries scientists are using the best available science to prepare for and respond to changing climate and ocean conditions. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/earth-week-climate-and-fisheries Labeling and Marketing 3MMI - Pacific Cod, Pollock, and Halibut Update TradexFoods - April 17, 2023 --- Another 20,000MT’s of Pacific Cod should trickle-in by June as the Alaska Cod “A” Season takes a breather. About 100,000MT’s MORE Pollock has been harvested in Alaska than the same period last year. Between 5-8% of the Pacific Halibut fishery limits have been landed since the March 10th start - prices were high again out of the gates with retail pricing seen between $30-$37/lb USD. Watch to Find Out More. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mi6zzdRlNlI FYI’s Prohibited species bycatch feeds hungry families SeaShare donors range from harvesters and processors to freight and logistics companies Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - April 14, 2023 No one asks for bycatch, but when it happens those unwanted fish donated to SeaShare may become a blessing in the form of seafood portions feeding hungry families. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2023/04/14/prohibited-species-bycatch-feeds-hungry-families/ 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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