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Monday, April 3, 2023

Alaska State waters P-cod fishery closes to longline gear Cordova Times - March 31, 2023 The state waters Pacific cod season in Prince William Sound closed on March 23 for vessels using longline gear, but remains open for pot gear and the parallel season for jig gear as well. Cook Inlet plan back on the table next week KDLL by Sabine Poux - March 31, 2023 Homer has the highest average ex-vessel value from the federal waters of Upper Cook Inlet — the area that will be impacted by the council's decision. Governor Dunleavy Names Three New Members to Alaska’s Board of Fisheries by Peggy Parker - April 3, 2023 On Friday, Alaska’s Governor Mike Dunleavy announced three new members to the state’s Board of Fisheries: Gerad Godfrey of Eagle River, Greg Svendsen of Anchorage, and Mike Wood of Talkeetna. If approved by the legislature, they will replace outgoing members John Jensen from Petersburg, who has served on the BOFries since 2003, McKenzie Mitchell of Fairbanks, and Mike Heimbuch of Homer. Their terms end June 30, 2023. Of the three nominees, only Mike Wood is an active commercial fisherman while Greg Svendsen is an active recreational angler and has advocated for a shift of allocation from commercial to recreational in Cook Inlet. Svendsen has a masters degree in education from Alaska Pacific University. Wood is also the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Fish and Wildlife Commission chair and the vice chair of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Upper Susitna Advisory Committee. He is also the co-founder of the Susitna Salmon Company. Gerad Godfrey, the third nominee, is Chairman of the FirstNet Tribal Working Group, on the board of Kizhuyak Oil Sales, an officer of native Public Media, and director for the Connecting Alaska Consortium. Board of Fisheries members are confirmed by the Legislature following hearings in the Fisheries Committee. Chair Sarah Vance of Homer has not yet announced when those hearings will take place. Dunleavy also reappointed Jacob Fletcher from Talkeetna and Stanley Hoffman from Bethel to the Alaska State Board of Game, and nominated David Lorring from Fairbanks to to replace Lynn Keogh, whose term ends June 30, 2023 on the BOG. Lorring is a licensed falconer and president of the North American Falconers Association as well as a commercial pilot with Wright Air Service in Fairbanks. Labeling and Marketing Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute: Monthly Update Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute - March 2023 Here, there and everywhere From the trade show floor in Boston to industry meetings in Vietnam, from TV screens during Lent to social media feeds around the world, ASMI is showcasing how wild Alaska seafood plays a vital role in supplying delicious, nutritious and responsible meals all throughout the year. 2023 Wild Alaska Seafood Month updates Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute - March 29, 2023 The second installment of the pan-European campaign Wild Alaska Seafood Month (WASM), a set of coordinated multi-channel marketing efforts in all five regions where ASMI is present (Northern, Southern, Central, Western and Eastern Europe) took place in January 2023. From subway ads in the UK to Spanish television programs, consumers across Europe connected with the benefits of wild and sustainable Alaska seafood in new and impactful ways. Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail:; Website: 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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