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Monday, February 13, 2023

Alaska IPHC reduces halibut catch limit Commercial fishing in Central Gulf of Alaska cut by 17% Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - February 10, 2023 International managers of Pacific halibut have lowered the overall catch limit for 2023 to 36,970,000 pounds, down 4,250,000 pounds from last year’s coastwide limit of 41,220,000 pounds, due to concerns over the declining number of fish. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2023/02/10/iphc-reduces-halibut-catch-limit/ Environment/Science Zooplankton Research Reveals a Glimpse of the Potential Future Northern Bering Sea Ecosystem Climate change may mean less nutritious food available to Arctic fish, seabirds, and marine mammals, new research suggests. NOAA Fisheries - February 9, 2023 From fish to whales, nearly every predator in the sea eats zooplankton, or eats something that does. Understanding how climate impacts zooplankton can help us predict ecosystem changes to build resilient, climate-ready fisheries and communities. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/zooplankton-research-reveals-glimpse-potential-future-northern-bering-sea-ecosystem Labeling and Marketing ASMI talks international markets with House Fisheries Special Committee KMXT by Brian Venua - February 11, 2023 Members of the House Fisheries Special Committee heard from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, an organization that promotes the state’s seafood. ASMI’s executive director, Jeremy Woodrow, told legislators on Thursday the latest trend is showing off Alaska’s sustainability so they launched a new marketing campaign called, “Make the Wild Choice.” https://kmxt.org/2023/02/asmi-talks-international-markets-with-house-fisheries-special-committee/ 3MMI - "A Season" Pacific Cod & Pollock Update: Catches Ramping Up TradexFoods - February 13, 2023 --- Alaska's "A Season" got underway in January and Pacific Cod and Pollock catches are starting to ramp up. While the market may be slightly higher, current Pollock & Pacific Cod offers on the TradexLIVE Seafood Offers Portal can be seen hovering slightly under. For comparison, the 2023 Russian Pollock Total Allowable Catch is 2,059,700 metric tonnes. Watch to Find Out More. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udkrUfooWG8&t=4s FYI’s Two from Cordova join PWSRCAC board Cordova Times - February 10, 2023 Robert Beedle and David Janka have been appointed to two-year terms to represent two Cordova member entities on the board of the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2023/02/10/two-from-cordova-join-pwsrcac-board/ 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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