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Monday, August 21, 2023

Alaska PWS commercial salmon harvest tops 47M fish Statewide wild salmon catch climbs to nearly 160M Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - August 19, 2023 Prince William Sound’s preliminary commercial salmon harvest rose to an estimated 47.6 million fish this past week, buoyed mainly by increased catches of pink and chum salmon. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2023/08/19/pws-commercial-salmon-harvest-tops-47m-fish/ New quota system to start for trawl harvests of cod in Bering Sea and Aleutians Alaska Beacon by Yereth Rosen - August 19, 2023 Commercial fishermen netting Pacific cod from the Bering Sea and Aleutians region will be working under new individual limits starting next year designed to ease pressure on harvests that regulators concluded were too rushed, too dangerous and too prone to accidentally catch untargeted fish species. https://alaskabeacon.com/briefs/new-quota-system-to-start-for-trawl-harvests-of-cod-in-bering-sea-and-aleutians/ Environment/Science NOAA Fisheries offers new funds for habitat restoration Cordova Times - August 19, 2023 Up to $240 million in funds for habitat restoration and coastal resilience is now available to coastal communities and tribes through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2023/08/19/noaa-fisheries-offers-new-funds-for-habitat-restoration/ Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/21/2023 NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from vessels using jig gear, trawl catcher vessels, and catcher vessels greater than or equal to 60 feet (18.3 meters (m)) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line gear to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 m) LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to allow the 2023 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod to be harvested. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/08/21/2023-17910/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-reallocation-of-pacific-cod-in-the-bering-sea In Memoriam Obituary: Alvin Richard Burch Kodiak Daily Mirror - August 21, 2023 Kodiak lost a pioneering fisheries icon last week with the passing of Al Burch. Alvin Richard Burch passed on August 8, at home surrounded by family and friends. Al was born in Deer Lodge, Montana, September 25, 1936, to Alfred and Dorothy Burch, née Ranney. He grew up a country boy far from the sea, enjoying the outdoors, hunting and fishing. In high school he was involved in Future Farmers of America and raised chickens and pigs. https://www.kodiakdailymirror.com/community/obituaries/article_17b26538-3d61-11ee-b061-2704c489067d.html 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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