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Monday, August 7, 2023

Alaska PWS humpy catch nears 25M as statewide commercial salmon harvest tops 100M Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - August 5, 2023 Those humpies just kept coming, and the harvest of cohos rose as well. As of Tuesday, the commercial salmon catch for Prince William Sound topped 31 million fish, while statewide preliminary data compiled by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) showed over 100 million fish delivered to processors. National NOAA administrator confident agency is back on track with stock surveys Seafood Source by Nathan Strout - August 7, 2023 The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said he is confident the agency is back on track in conducting fisheries stock surveys following criticism from some U.S. lawmakers. Environment/Science Indigenous knowledge holders share thousands of observations on the changing Arctic in a new study Anchorage Daily News by Alena Naiden - August 6, 2023 For Bobby Schaeffer, observing the weather in Kotzebue is a crucial daily task. In the continuously changing Arctic, the ocean freezes later in recent years, exposing coastal communities to storms. And the warming waters affect seals and birds that locals rely on for subsistence. *Requires Subscription Alaska geologists dig into Bering Sea’s past storms to understand future ones KUCB by Theo Greenly - August 3, 2023 Coastal Alaska is on the front lines of climate change. Extreme weather events like Typhoon Merbok that pummeled western Alaska last fall are becoming more common. And many communities along Alaska’s shores are wondering if the future will bring more of the same. Labeling and Marketing 3MMI - 2023 Summer Salmon Update: PINK SALMON TradexFoods - August 7, 2023 --- 2023 could see record-breaking Pink Salmon globally thanks to Russia's latest data uncovering high abundance & biomass in the Sea of Okhotsk. Pink Salmon harvest out of Russia could now reach up to almost 50 percent higher than the preseason forecast. However, the enormous amount of Pinks now anticipated out of Russia could lead to quality concerns with less male labor and too much volume to process. Watch to Find Out More. Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Vessels Using Jig Gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/07/2023 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by vessels using jig gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2023 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod by vessels using jig gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA. Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2023-2024 Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Inseason Adjustments A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/07/2023 This final rule announces routine inseason adjustments to management measures in commercial groundfish fisheries. This action is intended to allow fishing vessels to access more abundant groundfish stocks while protecting rebuilding stocks. 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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