Alaska Understanding the Bering Sea snow crab collapse | Alaska Insight Alaska Public Media by Valerie Kern - April 21, 2023 The Bering Sea snow crab season was canceled this year after billions of crabs disappeared – devastating a commercial fishing industry worth $200 million dollars and the livelihoods of those who depend on it. Now, fishermen and researchers are working to figure out what happened. https://alaskapublic.org/2023/04/21/understanding-the-bering-sea-snow-crab-collapse-alaska-insight/ National With Alaska Copper River salmon coming soon, buyers eager for a brighter season Pre-orders for the coveted fish are already ramping up, with customers eager to get their hands on the first fish. Intrafish by Rachel Sapin - April 24, 2023 Even with inflation continuing to hammer US consumers and mixed global data emerging on whether there will be a recession, sellers of the iconic Alaska Copper River salmon say they already have buyers chomping at the bit for the fish. https://www.intrafish.com/fisheries/with-alaska-copper-river-salmon-coming-soon-buyers-eager-for-a-brighter-season/2-1-1437589 *Requires Subscription International Ron Rogness wants to take GAPP Partnership Program international Seafood Source by Cliff White - April 21, 2023 Seafood industry veteran Ronald Rogness joined the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) as its director of industry relations, partnerships, and fishery analysis in February 2023. In this position, Rogness oversees the GAPP Partnership Program and membership services including the production of GAPP’s fishery and trade reports. Rogness previously served as a consultant to the organization on economic and fishery matters, and prior to that, worked as vice president of sustainability and corporate relations at American Seafoods. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/premium/supply-trade/ron-rogness-wants-to-take-gapp-partnership-program-international *Requires Subscription Environment/Science New federal program targets abandoned crab, lobster traps AP News by Ben Finley - April 21, 2023 NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. government is launching a new program to combat the scourge of abandoned crab and lobster traps, which can dilute harvests and kill other fish in coastal waters from Maine to Alaska. https://apnews.com/article/abandoned-fishing-gear-program-a0c5d76fdbef0eb54b3b784cc100a253 Federal Register North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/20/2023 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Crab Plan Team will meet May 16, 2023 through May 18, 2023. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/04/20/2023-08377/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/20/2023 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Fishery Monitoring Advisory Committee (FMAC) will meet May 10, 2023 and May 11, 2023. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/04/20/2023-08378/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/20/2023 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (NPFMC) Ecosystem Committee will meet May 8, 2023. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/04/20/2023-08376/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting FYI’s Largest-ever Seafood Expo Global opens Tuesday, 25 April Seafood Source by Chris Chase - April 24, 2023 The largest-ever Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global opens tomorrow, 25 April at the Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Vía exhibition grounds. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/largest-ever-seafood-expo-global-opens-tuesday-25-april Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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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