Alaska Projected increase in SE Alaska king harvest a welcome relief for trollers KCAW by Robert Woolsey - February 4, 2022 The state is expecting a better year for king salmon in Southeast Alaska, which in all likelihood means a better year for all harvesters, the commercial troll fleet in particular. https://www.kcaw.org/2022/02/04/projected-increase-in-se-alaska-king-harvest-a-welcome-relief-for-trollers/ Bering Sea snow crab: Still on hold National Fisherman by Jessica Hathaway - February 4, 2022 What’s the plan for Alaska’s Bering Sea snow crab fishery? As it turns out, we may not know until June. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/alaska/bering-sea-snow-crab-still-on-hold More foreign workers now welcomed for seasonal jobs in Alaska Cordova Times - February 6, 2022 An additional 20,000 H-2B nonagricultural worker visas are to be issued for the first half of fiscal year 2022 by the Departments of Homeland Security and Labor, making a potentially much larger workforce available for Alaska’s commercial fishing and tourism businesses. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2022/02/06/more-foreign-workers-now-welcomed-for-seasonal-jobs-in-alaska/ FYI’s Legislature considers restoring, raising sportfishing guide, operator fees Bill would raise an estimated $420,000 annually for fisheries data management Cordova Times by Larry Persily - February 5, 2022 A bill that would restore the state licensing fee on sportfishing guides and operators — which expired in 2018 — is slowly working its way through the Legislature. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2022/02/05/legislature-considers-restoring-raising-sportfishing-guide-operator-fees/ Southeast finfish/shellfish meeting set for Anchorage Cordova Times - February 4, 2022 Alaska Board of Fisheries members, citing pandemic concerns, have voted to stick by an earlier decision to hold the Southeast and Yakutat finfish and shellfish meeting at the Egan Center in Anchorage from March 10-22, rather than Ketchikan. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2022/02/04/southeast-finfish-shellfish-meeting-set-for-anchorage/ 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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