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Alaska Salmon runs shatter records as peak season shows no sign of slowing Yakima Herald by Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times - July 18, 2022 NAKNEK, Alaska — Record-breaking numbers of sockeye salmon have returned to southwest Alaska's Bristol Bay, and the tally is expected to climb higher in the days ahead. https://www.yakimaherald.com/news/northwest/salmon-runs-shatter-records-as-peak-season-shows-no-sign-of-slowing/article_4c3ab3d8-3492-536b-88fa-cad116d05ac7.html Bristol Bay’s sockeye run is already the biggest on record KDLG by Izzy Ross - July 15, 2022 Bristol Bay’s 2022 sockeye run is now the biggest on record: 69.7 million fish have returned this summer. That surpasses the previous record of 67.7 million fish, which was set last year. https://www.ktoo.org/2022/07/15/bristol-bays-sockeye-run-is-already-the-biggest-on-record/ Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 16, 2022 KDLG by Izzy Ross - July 16, 2022 Across the bay, fleets hauled in 1.5 million sockeye on Friday, for a total harvest of 54.8 million — far past the second-highest catch of 44 million fish recorded in 1995. The third-highest harvest on record was 43 million fish in 2019. https://www.kdlg.org/show/bristol-bay-fisheries-report/2022-07-16/bristol-bay-fisheries-report-july-16-2022 Prices drop for Alaskan crab with demand expected to surge, a boon for diners, restaurants KOMO by Suzanne Phan - July 15, 2022 SEATTLE — The retail cost of crab from Alaska is dropping substantially after it skyrocketed last summer, in what could end up being a big win for Seattle area seafood restaurants and crab lovers. https://komonews.com/news/business/prices-drop-supply-surges-for-some-types-of-alaskan-crab-a-big-win-for-restaurants West Coast Biden Administration announces funding targeting salmon recovery and restoration in the West Saving Seafood by NOAA Fisheries - July 15, 2022 The following was released by NOAA Fisheries: Today, NOAA Fisheries announced funding to boost the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF) program and target salmon recovery efforts across the West Coast and Alaska. NOAA recommends $95 million in funding, including $34 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds, for 19 new and continuing salmon recovery activities. https://www.savingseafood.org/news/management-regulation/biden-administration-announces-funding-targeting-salmon-recovery-and-restoration-in-the-west/ Environment/Science Marine sanctuary proposal aims to protect rich but vulnerable Pribilof Island ecosystem The Alaĝum Kanuux̂ sanctuary would be the nation’s first with tribal management, but not everyone likes the idea Alaska Beacon by Yereth Rosen - July 15, 2022 The Pribilof Islands, a set of four volcanic outcroppings, rise out of the eastern Bering Sea hundreds of miles from the mainland. They are at the center of a teeming marine ecosystem – with waters that hold the world’s biggest concentrations of northern fur seals, a population that has struggled alarmingly in the past decades. The islands are also used by sea lions and millions of seabirds that feed on huge schools of fish that support some of the world’s biggest commercial seafood harvests. https://alaskabeacon.com/2022/07/15/marine-sanctuary-proposal-aims-to-protect-rich-but-vulnerable-pribilof-island-ecosystem/ Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 07/18/2022 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2022 total allowable catch of Pacific ocean perch in the West Yakutat District of the GOA. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/07/18/2022-15286/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-ocean-perch-in-the-west-yakutat-district 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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