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Monday, March 28, 2022

Alaska ADF&G predicts king salmon run will be 13% below 10-year average Cordova Times - March 25, 2022 The 2022 run of Copper River king salmon is forecast to be between 23,000-58,000 fish, or 13% below the recent 10-year average (2012-2021) total run of 46,000 fish. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2022/03/25/adfg-predicts-king-salmon-run-will-be-13-below-10-year-average/ Grant program will aid seafood processing sector Cordova Times - March 27, 2022 A grant program of the state Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development will distribute $30.6 million to Alaska’s seafood processing sector, including those who are processors of shellfish. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2022/03/27/grant-program-will-aid-seafood-processing-sector/ Alaska Fisheries Report March 24, 2022 KMXT - March 26, 2022 This week on the Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines, its all Board ‘O Fish, with Angela Denning reporting on the nixing of the proposed red crab fishery, and Joe Viechnicki’s story on the thumbs up for the King Compromise. https://kmxt.org/2022/03/37387/ Board votes to continue conservation measures for weak Southeast Alaska king salmon stocks KFSK by Joe Viechnicki - March 25, 2022 Alaska’s Board of Fisheries this week voted to continue with conservation measures for chronically low returns of king salmon in Southeast Alaska. Some stocks are forecast to be at their lowest levels on record this year and others have rebounded a little under fishery closures. https://www.ktoo.org/2022/03/25/board-of-fisheries-conservation-for-southeast-alaska-king-salmon-stocks/ Environment/Science Bering Sea is focus of NOAA effort to accelerate science delivery to fisheries managers Cordova Times by Siobhan Mereno - March 25, 2022 The Bering Sea is home to some of the nation’s largest and most profitable commercial fisheries, including Alaskan pollock and Pacific cod. It’s also one of the fastest warming parts of the world, with fish stocks becoming increasingly vulnerable to marine heat waves, the loss of sea ice, low-oxygen waters, harmful algal blooms, and other conditions that stress species, ecosystems, and economies. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2022/03/25/bering-sea-is-focus-of-noaa-effort-to-accelerate-science-delivery-to-fisheries-managers/ NFWF will invest $140 million in grants for coastal resilience Cordova Times - March 27, 2022 Requests for pre-proposals for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s National Coastal Resilience Fund are due by April 21, at the start of an annual coastal funding project that will invest $140 million in grants to protect valuable coastal ecosystems. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2022/03/27/nfwf-will-invest-140-million-in-grants-for-coastal-resilience/ Labeling and Marketing Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute: Monthly Update Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute - March 2022 Stronger Together, Market uncertainty, from supply chain and staffing challenges to geopolitical unrest and economic pressures, create difficult waters to navigate for any industry. https://mailchi.mp/alaskaseafood/march-marketing-update?e=fd023624e1 Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher/Processors Using Hook-and-Line Gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 03/28/2022 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher/processors using hook-and-line (HAL) gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2022 Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) apportioned to catcher/processors using HAL gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/03/28/2022-06459/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-catcherprocessors-using 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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