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Monday, July 3, 2023

Alaska Copper River wild salmon harvest tops half million mark Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - June 30, 2023 Copper River wild salmon catches are still climbing, in the wake of two closures, and the harvest from Monday’s 36-hour opener still to be counted. Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 2, 2023 KDLG by Jessie Sheldon - July 2, 2023 Saturday was a big day on the water, with both the Nushagak and Egegik fleets hauling in over 1 million fish each. The daily catch was nearly 2.5 million, bringing the bay-wide run total to almost 12 million fish. Alaska Bristol Bay sockeye fishing slow in some districts, picking up in the Nushagak Winds have impacted fishing in several districts, but the Nushagak is ramping up and larger fish are being caught. Intrafish by Rachel Sapin - June 30, 2023 Fishing in some major Alaska Bristol Bay districts is starting slower than expected. Districts such as the Egegik, for example, are not seeing the sockeye they should be seeing, according to Tim Sands, a longtime area biologist for Alaska's Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), who monitors Bristol Bay. Portraits of a fishery: Sitka trollers gear up for an unexpected season KCAW by Berett Wilber and Robert Woolsey - June 29, 2023 The commercial season for king salmon – or chinook – in Southeast Alaska opens on Saturday, July 1. For trollers across the region, it’s the equivalent of New Year’s Day – the beginning of the annual salmon harvest that lasts through next March. Environment/Science NOAA Fisheries Releases Updated Climate Science Regional Action Plans NOAA Fisheries is building upon its ongoing efforts to address climate change with new Climate Science Regional Action Plans focused on actions through 2024. NOAA Fisheries - June 29, 2023 Climate change is putting our Nation’s marine life—and the people who depend on it—at great risk. We are committed to working with partners to better understand, prepare for, and respond to these impacts. Our second round of Climate Science Regional Action Plans will help decision-makers effectively prepare for and respond to rapidly changing ocean conditions. Climate change prompts questions on future of Pacific cod Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - June 30, 2023 New research compiled by NOAA Fisheries shows that adult Pacific cod are moving into the northern Bering Sea in summer months due to warming ocean waters, prompting questions about how changes in spawning habitat might impact productivity of these fish in the future. 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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