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Monday, February 27, 2023

Alaska Alaska Symphony of Seafood awards National Fisherman by Guest Author: Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation - February 26, Peter Pan Seafoods’ Wild Caught Alaska Salmon with Ribbon Kelp Chimichurri took top honors when the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation announced winners of the Alaska Symphony of Seafood Feb. 24 in Juneau. Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation absorbs ocean startup accelerator Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl - February 24, 2023 After five years of helping small businesses get off the ground, the Alaska Ocean Cluster is moving from the Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association to the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation. Press Release: State Completes Decennial Review of Western Alaska Community Development Quota Groups State of Alaska · Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development - February 23, 2023 The State of Alaska has completed its decennial review of the Community Development Quota (CDQ) groups and determined that all six have maintained or improved performance with respect to criteria outlined in the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 2006. National Pollock, shrimp prominent in US restaurants’ Lent specials Seafood Source by Christine Blank - February 24, 2023 More U.S. restaurant chains and retailers are utilizing shrimp and other fish in their seafood specials during Lent, and Alaska pollock is gaining popularity. Labeling and Marketing NFI applauds draft guidance on plant-based product labeling Seafood Source by Chris Chase - February 24, 2023 The National Fisheries Institute has called the latest draft guidance issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on plant-based beverages and milk alternatives a “step in the right direction.” Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Amendment 124 to the BSAI FMP for Groundfish and Amendment 112 to the GOA FMP for Groundfish To Revise IFQ Program Regulations A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 02/27/2023 NMFS issues a final rule to implement Amendment 124 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI FMP) and Amendment 112 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA FMP). First, this final rule amends regulations for the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) and Community Development Quota (CDQ) Programs for pot gear configurations, pot gear tending and retrieval requirements, pot limits, and associated recordkeeping and reporting requirements. These changes increase operational efficiency and flexibility for IFQ holders and CDQ groups. Second, this final rule authorizes jig gear as a legal gear type for harvesting sablefish IFQ and CDQ, increasing opportunities for entry-level participants. Third, this final rule temporarily removes the Adak community quota entity (CQE) residency requirement for a period of five years. These actions are intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982 (Halibut Act), the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), the BSAI FMP, GOA FMP, and other applicable laws. 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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