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Monday, June 26, 2023

Alaska Crab pots ‘absolutely stuffed’ as Dungeness fishery breaks records KUCB by Sofia Stuart-Rasi - June 23, 2023 While many Bering Sea crab populations find themselves in freefall, Dungeness crab is breaking records in regions that used to hardly see them. https://www.kucb.org/industry/2023-06-23/crab-pots-absolutely-stuffed-as-dungeness-fishery-breaks-records Environment/Science BLM plans fish habitat restoration to upper Yukon River Cordova Times - June 23, 2023 Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) officials say plans are now underway and continuing through July to help restore mining-impacted streams along the upper Yukon River watershed. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2023/06/23/blm-plans-fish-habitat-restoration-to-upper-yukon-river/ Labeling and Marketing Alaska lawmakers introduce bill to add new 'wild seafood' label to US-harvested products As part of the measure, the Alaska lawmakers say any firm using the label for an 'unfair or deceptive' practice could be fined $10,000. Intrafish by Rachel Sapin - June 23, 2023 On Thursday, Alaska Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan introduced the "Wild USA Seafood Act of 2023" to establish a Wild USA Seafood label to promote wild-harvested seafood caught in US waters. https://www.intrafish.com/fisheries/alaska-lawmakers-introduce-bill-to-add-new-wild-seafood-label-to-us-harvested-products/2-1-1473968 Federal Register Pacific Halibut Fisheries of the West Coast; Management Measures for the 2023 Area 2A Pacific Halibut Directed Commercial Fishery A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 06/26/2023 NMFS is implementing harvest specifications and management measures for the 2023 non-tribal directed commercial Pacific halibut fishery that operates south of Point Chehalis, WA (46°53.30′ N lat.) in the International Pacific Halibut Commission's regulatory Area 2A off Washington, Oregon, and California. Specifically, this final rule establishes directed commercial fishing periods and fishing period catch limits by vessel size class for the 2023 fishing season. These actions are intended to conserve Pacific halibut and provide fishing opportunity where available. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/06/26/2023-13516/pacific-halibut-fisheries-of-the-west-coast-management-measures-for-the-2023-area-2a-pacific-halibut 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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