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Monday, March 7, 2022

Alaska Alaska Halibut Season Opens March 6 NOAA announces 2022 charter and commercial halibut management measures NOAA Fisheries - March 4, 2022 Pacific halibut season opens Sunday, March 6 statewide in Alaska, according to a final rule just posted in the Federal Register by NOAA Fisheries. The regulations, adopted at the annual meeting of the International Pacific Halibut Commission in January, go into effect immediately. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/media-release/alaska-halibut-season-opens-march-6 Labeling and Marketing 3MMI - The Lent Briefing (as Lent has Begun) TradexFoods - March 7, 2022 --- Sales during Lent have been reported to increase up to 20 percent over the 40 days before Lent, and that consumers typically purchase more seafood for the week instead of just on Fish Fridays. Two whitefish categories that are considered hot items right now are Wild Caught Alaska Pacific Cod and Alaska Pollock which are currently being harvested in Alaska's "A" season fishery. As the 3rd month of fishing is underway, over 45,000 metric tonnes of Pacific Cod, and over 247,000 metric tonnes of Pollock have been harvested in Alaska since the start of this season. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LR3iE_qSeI Federal Register Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing Plan; 2022 Annual Management Measures A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 03/07/2022 The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, on behalf of the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC), publishes as regulations the 2022 annual management measures governing the Pacific halibut fishery that have been recommended by the IPHC and accepted by the Secretary of State. These measures are intended to enhance the conservation of Pacific halibut and further the goals and objectives of the Pacific Fishery Management Council and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/03/07/2022-04639/pacific-halibut-fisheries-catch-sharing-plan-2022-annual-management-measures FYI’s Board of Fish meeting scheduled for end of month Peninsula Clarion by Camille Botello - March 3, 2022 9:53pm The Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting addressing issues affecting Cook Inlet will take placed March 26 through April 2, according to a press release from the agency. https://www.peninsulaclarion.com/news/board-of-fish-meeting-scheduled-for-end-of-month/ 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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