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Alaska Wild pink salmon came in stronger than expected Scannell: We made pink salmon escapement in all districts Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - December 31, 2021 Prince William Sound’s 2021 commercial salmon fishery proved challenging in the midst of a second year of the global novel coronavirus pandemic and increasing climate change, with harvesters delivering nearly 70 million salmon valued at an estimated $121.49 million. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/12/31/wild-pink-salmon-came-in-stronger-than-expected/ Bids sought for Pollock test fishery Cordova Times - December 27, 2021 Bids are being accepted through Jan. 7 by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for a vessel to conduct a test fishery using pelagic trawl to harvest up to 900,000 pounds of walleye Pollock in registration Area E of Prince William Sound. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/12/27/bids-sought-for-pollock-test-fishery/ Parallel P-cod seasons: one ends, another begins Cordova Times - December 27, 2021 The Prince William Sound area parallel Pacific cod season for pot, jig and longline vessels (less than 50 feet in length) gear closes at midnight on Friday, Dec. 31, and the 2022 parallel Pacific cod season then immediately opens to vessels using pot, jig and longline gear at 12:01 a.m. Jan 1. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/12/27/parallel-p-cod-seasons-one-ends-another-begins/ Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska; Inseason Adjustment to the 2022 Gulf of Alaska Pollock and Pacific Cod Total Allowable Catch Amounts A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 12/30/2021 NMFS is adjusting the 2022 total allowable catch (TAC) amounts for the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) pollock and Pacific cod fishery. This action is necessary because NMFS has determined these TACs are incorrectly specified, and will ensure the GOA pollock and Pacific cod TACs are the appropriate amount based on the best available scientific information for pollock and Pacific cod in the GOA. This action is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/12/30/2021-28361/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-inseason-adjustment-to-the-2022-gulf-of-alaska Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Inseason Adjustment to the 2022 Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Pollock, Atka Mackerel, and Pacific Cod Total Allowable Catch Amounts A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 12/30/2021 NMFS is adjusting the 2022 total allowable catch (TAC) amounts for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) pollock, Atka mackerel, and Pacific cod fisheries. This action is necessary because NMFS has determined these TACs are incorrectly specified, and will ensure the BSAI pollock, Atka mackerel, and Pacific cod TACs are the appropriate amounts based on the best available scientific information. This action is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/12/30/2021-28371/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-inseason-adjustment-to-the-2022-bering-sea-and Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska; North Pacific Halibut and Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota Cost Recovery Program A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 12/29/2021 NMFS publishes the individual fishing quota (IFQ) standard prices and fee percentage for cost recovery for the IFQ Program for the halibut and sablefish fisheries of the North Pacific (IFQ Program). The fee percentage for 2021 is 2.3 percent. This action is intended to provide holders of halibut and sablefish IFQ permits with the 2021 standard prices and fee percentage to calculate the required payment for IFQ cost recovery fees due by January 31, 2022. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/12/29/2021-28292/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-north-pacific-halibut-and-sablefish-individual North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 12/27/2021 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) Ecosystem Committee will meet January 25, 2022 through January 26, 2022. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/12/27/2021-28012/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting FYI’s Walton resigns, leaving BOF seat open Cordova Times - January 2, 2022 Veteran commercial harvester Indy Walton, who was appointed to the Alaska Board of Fisheries in September by Gov. Mike Dunleavy, has resigned from the board, leaving his seat on the seven-member board open for nominations. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2022/01/02/walton-resigns-leaving-bof-seat-open/ 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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