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Monday, July 17, 2023

Alaska BBRSDA launches another season of research to improve salmon quality Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - July 15, 2023 Bristol Bay sockeye salmon marketers, harvesters and processors are collaborating again in the summer of 2023 on a collaborative research project with a Texas firm to monitor and improve the quality and value of Bristol Bay sockeye salmon in the global marketplace. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2023/07/15/bbrsda-launches-another-season-of-research-to-improve-salmon-quality/ PWS harvest nears 4.5M salmon Statewide commercial harvest jumps from 14M to nearly 36M fish Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - July 15, 2023 Commercial salmon harvests in Prince William Sound rose to nearly 4.5 million fish through Tuesday, up 1.7 million fish over a week earlier, while for the same week the statewide catch reached nearly 36 million salmon, an increase of 21.7 million fish. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2023/07/15/pws-harvest-nears-4-5m-salmon/ Yukon River fisheries managers announce summer chum salmon closure, coho opener KYUK by Evan Erickson - July 15, 2023 In a July 14 press release, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced upcoming closures for summer chum salmon fishing on the lower Yukon River as they transition to fall season management. According to the release, the preseason projection for fall chum salmon is 387,000 fish, while the drainage-wide escapement goal is 300,000 to 600,000 fish. https://www.kyuk.org/hunting-fishing/2023-07-15/yukon-river-fisheries-managers-announce-summer-chum-salmon-closure-coho-opener Big back-to-back years renew talks of Kodiak Tanner crab protections KMXT by Kirsten Dobroth - July 14, 2023 The last two years have been big for Kodiak Tanner crab fishermen. Processors offered a record of more than $8 per pound back in 2022. And this year’s harvest levels were the highest they’ve been since 1986, making it the largest crab fishery in the state. But all that attention has also renewed discussions about how to best manage – and protect – the fishery going forward. https://kmxt.org/2023/07/back-to-back-big-years-renew-talks-of-kodiak-tanner-crab-protections/ Environment/Science What climate change and extreme temperatures could mean for Bristol Bay salmon KDLG by Jack Darrell - July 16, 2023 Bristol Bay sockeye populations are booming, but what is the tipping point? This summer is a colder, rainier, and buggier season in Bristol Bay, and across Alaska. Meanwhile, last week the world faced four straight days of the hottest temperatures on record, marking Earth’s extreme warming. https://www.kdlg.org/fisheries/2023-07-16/what-climate-change-and-extreme-temperatures-could-mean-for-bristol-bay-salmon Sampling technicians gather data for managing Bristol Bay salmon stock KDLG by Jack Darrell - July 16, 2023 Alex Ting and Casey Chandler stand over a large blue fish tote, dressed in bright orange Grundens and gloves with a row of big silver sockeye salmon in front of them, scales gleaming in the rare late evening sun. https://www.kdlg.org/fisheries/2023-07-16/sampling-technicians-gather-data-for-managing-bristol-bay-salmon-stock 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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