Environment/Science Are Alaska Fishing Communities and Fishermen Prepared for Climate Change? Scientists found that more planning is needed to help fishing communities in the Gulf of Alaska adapt and mitigate the potential economic impacts of climate change. NOAA Fisheries - August 25, 2023 In 2019, commercial fisheries off Alaska produced 5.7 billion pounds of seafood worth $2.0 billion—more than the rest of the United States. It’s the largest private sector employer in Alaska, and employs more than over 31,000 fishermen. Commercial fishing provides critical employment opportunities for isolated coastal communities throughout the state. It also provides food security, cultural transmission, and social connectivity. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/are-alaska-fishing-communities-and-fishermen-prepared-climate-change Federal Register Fisheries Off West Coast States; Modification of the West Coast Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Action #18 A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/28/2023 NMFS announces one inseason action for the 2023–2024 ocean salmon fishing season. This inseason action modifies the commercial salmon fisheries in the area from the U.S./Canada border to Cape Falcon, Oregon. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/08/28/2023-18512/fisheries-off-west-coast-states-modification-of-the-west-coast-salmon-fisheries-inseason-action-18 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod Trawl Cooperative Program; Public Workshop A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/28/2023 NMFS will present a public workshop on the implementation of the Pacific cod Trawl Cooperative Program (PCTC Program or Program) for potentially eligible participants and other interested parties. The PCTC Program allocates Pacific cod harvest quota to qualifying groundfish License Limitation Program (LLP) license holders and qualifying processors and requires participants to form cooperatives to harvest the quota. At the workshop, NMFS will provide an overview of the PCTC Program, discuss the key PCTC Program elements, describe the process for participating in the Program, and answer questions. NMFS is conducting this public workshop to provide assistance to fishery participants in understanding and reviewing this Program. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/08/28/2023-18530/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-trawl-cooperative-program-public FYI’s Anti-Alzheimer’s meal delivery service touts seafood for brain health Seafood Source by Christine Blank - August 25, 2023 A U.S. meal delivery service is touting seafood’s benefits to brain health in advertising its keto diet plans. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/food-safety-health/anti-alzheimer-s-meal-delivery-service-touts-seafood-for-brain-health 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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